Today is the equinox, when night and day come into balance and there is equal amount of light and darkness. The equinox represents balance between opposites, like yin and yang, a state that all life constantly seeks to maintain—homeostasis.
On this special day, we are reminded of a prophecy of a global return to balance told to us by our indigenous partners, the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor.
The Eagle and the Condor
The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient indigenous prophecy that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths—that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine.
The prophecy says that the 1490s would begin a 500-year period during which the Eagle people would become so powerful that they would virtually drive the Condor people out of existence. This can be seen in the conquering of the Americas and the killing and oppressing of the indigenous peoples in the subsequent 500 years up to and including today.
At the next 500-year interval—starting in 1990—the prophecy says that the two would come together and fly in one sky—dancing together to create a new level of consciousness. We have this potential, but it is up to us to make it happen.
On the heels of the equinox we are now entering into a time of balance between day and night. The composition of sunlight that we have become accustomed to in our daily lives shifts. This dance between darkness and light is much like the dance of the Eagle and Condor and an opportunity to examine where we have been, where we are now, and in which direction are we moving.
Honor the New Moon & Equinox
Not only is today the equinox, but tonight is also the New Moon, a time of renewal, and possibility for the manifestation of our dreams. For this month's New Moon Action, we invite you to download our new e-guide written by our co-founder John Perkins, The Eagle and the Condor, to learn more about this ancient prophecy and how you can play a part in manifesting a new world where humans and the Earth live in balance.