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The Fall Equinox: 4 Ways To Celebrate it and Welcome Rebirth

There are two equinoxes and solstices every year. The first equinox is the coming one in September. The September equinox also happens to welcome in the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere. It typically falls between September 21 – 23.

This year, in 2021, the fall equinox will take place on Wednesday, September 22, at 19:21 UTC. In other time zones, the autumnal equinox will begin at 3:21 PM EDT, and 12:21 AM PDT in the Northern Hemisphere. Here is what it signifies and how you can celebrate it.

What Is The Fall Equinox?

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The fall equinox, also known as Mabon, marks the astronomical beginning of the autumn season. In fancy astronomical terms, the vernal equinox happens at the same moment in the Southern Hemisphere as the North and marks the astronomical beginning of the spring equinox. This is the point when that the sun crosses the celestial equator.

What's fascinating about it is that at the exact moment of the equinox, the sun shines directly on the equator. Then it continues its journey south or north, depending on the time of year.

It's A Day Of Balance

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The word equinox itself is derived from "equal night" in Latin. This is quite fitting as when the sun shines directly on the equator, it splits the length of day and night to be almost equal. It balances out the light with the darkness.

This is why the equinox is celebrated as a day of balance–both for the light and darkness of the day, as well as the light and darkness of the soul.

Time For Rebirth

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The spiritual meaning of Mabon relies on the balance aspect of the fall equinox. Just like night and day are in balance, so are darkness and light, masculine and feminine energy, and inner and outer aspects of our beings. The universe may exist outside of us but it reflects within us.

As the trees shed their leaves to give birth to new ones, the time until spring is a time of growth. We learn to appreciate what we once had to thrive for more because to find the light within us, we must first deal with the darkness. W

Make A list Of Gratitudes

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To allow for a rebirth you need to spend time reflecting. Take the time to journal or meditate and ask yourself "what can I release that no longer serves me?" and "what is causing me imbalance?"

Then balance those thoughts out by also acknowledging the blessings you have that do serve you, and at least five things you already feel grateful for. This will put you in the right mindset to receive the abundance and growth that you are destined for.

Connect With The Fruits Of The Season

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The fall season comes with its own variety of aromas, flavors, colors, and feel. Immerse yourself in nature by connecting with the fruit it gifts us during this time. You can gather your loved ones for a harvest meal. Or, you can connect with the herbs of the season by spreading them around your house and smelling their aromas.

Smells actually have the power to solidify memories so that you can remember your rebirth and refer back to it every time you feel like you're losing yourself.

Restore Balance In Your Home

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They don't call it a fall cleaning for no reason. Rebirth doesn't just have to be on the inside. The way you change your environment will reflect inwards and outwards on you. Cleaning, organizing, and tidying up will restore balance in your home and safe space to match the balance the universe is trying to create.

This is why it's also a great time to redocorate and get rid of any items that no longer serve you in order to make the space for abundance. You can readjust your space and routine to match the changing seasons and light hours.

Host Or Attend A Bonfire

A bonfire is a great way to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Not only can you create your own spiritual traditions through music, dance, and the beat of drums but you can use the fire as a metaphor for the rebirth to come too.

Bring an object, a list of what no longer serves you, or pictures of what you want to put behind and let it burn in the fire. Watching it dissolve will give you a visualization of the release that you're putting out into the universe.

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The Four Facial Traits That Make The Most Attractive People

Researchers keep on trying to unlock the million-dollar question: what makes a person the most beautiful? The media keeps on changing the women they show as most beautiful and we keep on changing our appearance and fashion in an attempt to keep up. But the question is, do we actually ever actually "feel" beautiful?"

Does it truly come down to a science, where certain traits deem a person most attractive or is beauty relative like they say? Let's find out!

The More Symmetry The Better

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​Many experimental studies have shown that men and women both prefer faces that are more symmetrical. They even came up with ratios and masks that can measure the level of symmetry in a face, and by extension its beauty. Even monkeys have been noticed gazing longer at symmetrical faces.

But why? Well, science doesn't seem to have gotten that far. It could have something to do with evolution and our brains tricking themselves into thinking that a symmetrical face must be a sign of good health. Maybe we associate good genes with the more successful development of a facial structure.

Having "Babyface" Features

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​The idea of the fountain of youth didn't come out of anywhere. There is a belief that people are at their most beautiful in the prime of their youth, where they've grown enough to have adult features, but haven't experienced enough to lose their innocence and be affected by the environment.

From this idea, came the "baby face", where large eyes, long lashes, a cute little nose, a small chin, plump lips, and rosy cheeks are desirable. These traits can either describe a baby or a supermodel but the idea is that they reflect feelings of warmth, trust and won't argue back.

The More Average, The More Relatable

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People are actually attracted to faces that appear distinctly average. Yes, the more you look like the general population, the more attractive you can come off, which just seems ironic.

The reason some studies made this conclusion, is that teh more average a face is, the more they likely are to be a blend of genes A study, published in the journal Human Nature said that average faces might be a reflection of a more diverse set of genes, which we might subconsciously consider as stronger in fighting off illnesses.

Something About Getting Older

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Maybe women seem more attractive with baby faces but forget about youth when it comes to women's attraction to men. Women might actually end up being more attracted to men who look older according to a study.

This idea is still evolving and has something to do with women finally having a place in the workforce. The more financially independent they become, the more they like older guys, according to the study. They even named this the "George Clooney Effect" which showed women that the more patient they are, the better their chances at finding a man has more status and resources due to being older.

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Familiar Faces Per Genetics

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Ask yourself how you feel when you meet someone who looks like someone else you love? You probably automatically take a liking to them just because they seem familiar, even if you've truly never met them before. You might even just trust them right away. In the same way, the more familiar a person might feel, the more we could be attracted to them.

Another study found that the faces we are attracted to are heavily influenced by our personal experiences in life, and probably nothing more. This theory says it's not because of genetics as even twins couldn't agree on who they found attractive. It just depends on who you meet and look at throughout your life and the experiences you associate with them.

Basically You Can't Win

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Well, it turns out, even when you try to with science, you really can't define beauty. Some people are attracted to babyfaces, while some can't help but be drawn to older ones. Some people's brains attach symmetry with good health while others just want an average-looking face to continue their genes. So the message is, beauty is relative after all. I am beautiful and you are beautiful and everyone will be most attractive to someone.

Rather than focus on looks, focus on the person on the inside. You're here for a reason. This is your sign to get to know yourself better and unleash your potential.

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