Ireland’s Autumn Equinox and Book Giveaway

Hello Star O’Brien fans, click on over to my blog post to learn about my autumn equinox book giveaway.

If you’re like me, it’s been a year in which finding balance was and continues to be challenging. But looking to our Irish roots and the ancient Celts for guidance, I’m celebrating the autumn equinox (when there is an equal amount of day and night) by thinking about how to find more balance in my life.

So, Star O’Brien fans, let me know how you plan to find some balance in your life (by posting in the blog’s comment section at the bottom of the page) and I’ll choose one random winner (on Tuesday, September 22) to receive a free ebook format of the first two books in the Star O’Brien series. http://martha-geaney.com/books

Loughcrew, County Meath is home to a series of cairns, dated back 4000 years B.C.. It is believed that Neolithic farmers built the series of passages topped by mounds of stone. Interestingly, the cairns align with the rising sun of the autumn equinox.

Image of two people standing atop one of the cairns at Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland
Loughcrew, County Meath
Image of an apple orchard in Ireland during autumn harvest time.

For later generations of farmers, like some of my grandparents and great grandparents, the autumn equinox celebrated the nearing completion of harvest and the hope for bountiful crops in storage for the winter months.

So, here’s what I plan to do…enjoy the early sunrises and start my day with appreciation for life. Carve out a few minutes each evening to enjoy the sunset and be grateful for the people in my life. What do you plan to do? What helps you find balance these days?

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