So I was having so much fun hanging out with druids, drinking fermented fluids and waltzing in the wooids (internet points to whomever gets that reference) that I totally didn’t even do my own equinox thing. Oddly enough, it seems to get overlooked by a lot of Heathens. Freyfaxi is sometime in late summer and there’s nothing until Winter Finding. But… I like equinox.
Because of my location, equinox is a better indicator of seasonal shift than some late August celebration. It’s the end of early harvest. The gardens are nearly spent but for winter squash. I picked dried beans yesterday. Apples are finally safe to harvest now that a few cold nights have driven the hornets away. The prices at the livestock markets have fallen to reflect the seasonal glut of goat and cattle culls.
I think… what I really want…. is for Heathens to get out of their books and accept that there is no overarching harvest festival. Around here, harvest is in full swing NOW, with a break for celebrations conveniently between the end of the summer fields and gardens and the beginning of culling herds. Harvest is now.
May yours bring you joy.