Current mood: world-weary
Current weather: clear
Current listening: Hecate's Wheel
Hey, I'm actually (slightly) early this time. Go me.
The exact moment of the equinox, for the record, is Saturday at 14:49 UTC.
It seems that the summer is lingering here, but still I feel the fading of the light. Especially with the sun setting earlier I feel the winter approaching--with its longer nights, which suits me fine, as I'm nocturnal.
As I've said, I feel for the winter in other ways as well, as a time of rest and retreat. On the other hand I am a bit of an introvert, so there's the parallel there as well.
However you consider it, though, the summer is drawing to a close here in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, and what has risen will begin to fall. In the polar and subpolar Northern Hemisphere it has fallen or almost fallen--but I'm not that far north by a long shot.
Still, life retreats, and those of us who follow the cycles closely enough develop a feel for those cycles, and retreat with the life; it's not as though we die with the weeds or the harvest crops, or shed a layer like deciduous trees. If anything, we add layers, burrowing into retreats like hibernating animals. Okay, so maybe some of us take after the migratory critters and flee to warmer climes, but I think even then the autumnal thoughts, the awareness of the endings of things, still are there to some extent, unless, maybe, one changes hemispheres twice a year so as to be in eternal summer.
Yes, summer, or rather spring, across the equator in the southern realm, and life returning. Either way, the world is heading toward balance--a balance of the light and dark, with each side mirroring the other. The time of balance is a time of magic. Feel it.