Equinox comes from the Latin words aequi, which means “equal,” and nox, which means “night.” All in all, on the day of an equinox, daytime and nighttime are approximately equal duration all over the planet – about 12 hours each.
For me, the two equinoxes are some pretty deep and thought provoking times. Balance and acknowledgement of the light and dark in our lives is so incredibly important. Whether you choose to work with these energies or not, they are in your life and it’s important for me personally to have the two energies represented on my altar for these holidays.
These stones are handmade from clay and painted with a spiral, symbolic of the journey of life. White background with dark spiral represents the day, our conscious self, and the lighter aspects of our personality. The dark spiral reminds that even in the light our shadow is present.
Black background with white spiral represents the night, our unconscious self, and the shadow aspects of our personality. The white spiral reminds us that even in the darkness the light can be found if you choose to look for it.
Having both on our altar reminds us to balance the two, just as the day and night are equal on these magical holidays.