13 September 2012

Spring Equinox - A Time of Balance

The covenstead has been a hive of activity lately as the end of the calendar year appears on the horizon, heralding thoughts for 2013 ... all the while there is still much yet to do.

Similarly, the Wheel of the Year constantly turns and with it, we find that the Spring, or Vernal,  Equinox is fast approaching.  As such, the Temple of the Dark Moon will be holding their annual picnic on the Sunday closest to the Sabbat - that being Sunday, 23 September 2012.  The venue for this year's picnic will be the Botanic Park (around the area where the Full Moon Gatherings are held), next to Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Gardens.

Because of the tilt of the earth's axis, two equinoxes that occur each year (March and September) where the subsolar point (where its sun is perceived to be directly overhead) is on the Equator.  The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length.

We will be gathering under the Moreton Bay fig trees near the area where the Full Moon Gatherings are held (a short walk from Hackney Road). The time will be from 11.30am onwards.

This is a family friendly casual event for like minded people to gather and enjoy a relaxing afternoon together.

Bring your own picnic, rug/chair etc. A can donation for the Animal Welfare League would also be appreciated. No other charge is required.

As Adelaide's weather has been rather unpredictable at the moment, if the weather is wet on the day or it has been raining up to 24 hours prior to this event, the picnic will not be taking place.

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