Originally aired on
Saturday 2nd April, 2016
@ 7am UK time
The equinox is an astronomical bi-annual event which has been celebrated for eons of time. Simply put, the earth cycles around the sun and the equinox represents the moment when the sun crosses the equator and it is said that day and night are of equal length. The two equinoxes in the year represent a spring equinox and an autumn equinox – one in March and one in September.
The cycle of the earth around the sun, from a spiritual perspective, symbolises light, darkness, and death. The spring equinox represents new beginnings, whereas the autumn equinox represents endings and (metaphorically speaking) death. The way in which these are represented also relate to the natural cycle of nature, with spring bringing the new buds and autumn seeing the leaves change colour as the foliage goes into hibernation for winter.