Saturday, September 21, 2013

Persephone's Feast - The Autumnal Equinox

This weekend marks the beginning of Autumn with the Fall Equinox. (I've written about it HERE before.) Most people in my neck of the woods let this date come and go, but I like to mark the occasion with a special ritual which involves eating a pomegranate. Maybe it's my earth-mama roots. Maybe its my Wiccan underbelly. Maybe it's that wonderful Greek Myth about Persephone and Demeter's 6 month separation my grandfather read to me as a child.

Yesterday, my 5-year-old son and I sat at the kitchen table and cracked open our first pomegranate of the season. He had never heard the Persephone myth, so I did a little story telling while we pried the seeds free and into a bowl. He was totally into it. So was I.

Today in Dallas, as if on cue, Demeter's mood turned gloomy. The Texas heat gave way and the morning is cool and breezy and the rain clouds have passed through leaving the earth damp and soft. Autumn is here. The pomegranates are in season. And I am happy. It's my favorite time of the year.

Don't know the story? 
Click HERE.

Photos by me via Instagram


Betsy said...

Autumn arrival must feel great. Thanks for the link to the Persephone myth. It's a between worlds kind of time now!

Wendy said...

That first pomegranate pic looks like an art print! So pretty.