Autumnal Equinox Doodle And Magic You Can Do For The Changing Season

Ven Lanyon

From today's autumnal equinox until late December, the darkness is closing in as the night takes over from the day. The International Business Times writes that the autumnal equinox happened officially at 10:21 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (2:20 p.m. UTC) September 22, and fall is now upon us. That means winter is on its way with cold, dark, lengthening nights for many parts of the world, but don't worry. There's plenty you can do to fill your long nights with magic.

"Exactly at sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, sunlight hits the building's steep staircase at just the right angle to create an eerie snake-like shape that appears to slither along its length."

The spring and autumnal equinoxes and summer and winter solstices are considered so holy by most practicing pagans that eventually the British government agreed to open the site so that the ancient rituals could be enacted where the magic is strongest.

"Anyone can turn up on the day to get close to the stones, but people are asked not to touch or climb on them."

Elsewhere in the universe, things are a "nightmare," especially if you happen to suffer from seasonal affective disorder. Uranus orbits around the sun every 84 years, and that means the planet has truly dreadful, "mind-numbing winters that last a whopping 42 years."

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