September – Autumnal Equinox – Festival of Thanks – Wild Asters – Sapphires
The Autumnal Equinox mid-September is the halfway point between the longest day of light in June and the shortest in December. Halfway between Harvesting Time and Falling Leaves Time. It’s a chance to feel the shift from south winds to west winds and prepare for winter’s cold north winds.
The colors shift from rosy red and golden yellow to the brown, blues, and purples of fallen leaves and bare bushes. The pale purples of the wild Aster along the roads remind us of the changes coming. And the fall Pow-Wow provides an opportunity with the Festival of Thanks to rejoice in our bounty.
A maiden born when September leaves
are rustling in Septembers breeze –
A sapphire on her brow should bind
‘Twill cure diseases of the mind.
Sapphire is such an elegant word. The stone of clear thinking and properity. The blue is the color of the sky on a crystal clear fall day. Sapphires are rare and expensive. Lapis Lazuli is a wonderful substitue and its natural blue color radiates peace, protection and calmness.
Get a Sapphire Blue Necklace with either pearl or gold mixed in to signify the white calcite or golden pyrite inclusions usually found in the stone.