Equinox brings the transformation period where old stories can be released to create a place where new dreams can be conceived. The most important period of creation when the idea has not yet received its physical form, does not exist anywhere else just it has been drawing up in a conscious plane. It is a very important period of clearing up all the mess picked up on the way, see through them to learn the lesson. Then take those values out of that old stories and use them as building bricks to the ideas has yet to come.
That transformation to turn those messy hurtful pieces into values what gestation period means, when the alchemist turns dust into gold by evaluating, taking them into pieces, turning those pieces around, let it settle for fermentation to let the transmutation begin. It will start with steaming a lot before something new emerge from it. That steaming is the necessary action in order for something pure to be born.