The Equinox is a time when the hours of daylight are equal to the hours of darkness.
In many ways, the Equinox represents that turning point in the cycle of change. Depending in which hemisphere you live, the seasons will be changing to either Spring or Fall and the energy of Mother Earth will change along with it.
We are all connected, so when changes like these happen, we feel them deeply in our soul and in our own vibration. What is interesting about this September 2016 Equinox however, is that it comes at the same time as some interesting planetary configurations.
Essentially, this energy indicates that we are getting ready to close a big cycle of energy that has been with us for some time and welcome in a new cycle of change.
We may be feeling this in our vibration or seeing it in the events around us, but this Equinox is going to really represent the tipping point and a time where we can choose to become prisoners of the past or pioneers of the future.
In ancient times, equinoxes were always celebrated with rituals. There are many different rituals that you can use to welcome in the energy, but here is a ritual I felt inspired to create–
Energy Balancing Equinox Bath/Shower Ritual
- Coconut oil
- Himalayan coarse salt (northern hemisphere) or raw sugar (southern hemisphere)
- Lavender essential oil
- Sage essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
These ingredients are going to mix together to form a shower or bath scrub. The combination of ingredients is going to help you release all that needs to be released from your energetic body and retain a positive, healthy and vibrant aura.
I felt that for those entering Spring, sugar would help to bring out the energy of sweet new beginnings and for those entering Fall, salt would help to bring out the energy of cleansing and releasing.
Combine the coconut oil, sugar or salt and a few drops of the essential oils. Mix together. When showering or bathing, rub the mixture into your skin and recite the following mantra-
“As the energies of light and dark are balanced in the universe, I balance them in my own soul. Anything that no longer serves me I ask to be revealed and cleansed away with this scrub. As I cleanse, I add a protective layer which will help to protect my energy and infuse my soul with love, positivity, joy and creativity.”
You can tailor this mantra to suit whatever you may be feeling or resonating with in your own soul.
After washing your body with the scrub, rinse it off and pat your skin dry.