The Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall, is a date of celebration for various cultures. This is the day when both day and night are the same length—a symbol of the world in balance. As the autumnal equinox moves forward and passes, the air cools and the nights begin to get longer.
There’s a magical beauty in autumn: it’s a time of dual purpose, to gather the main harvests and determine what is needed for the upcoming winter. As the time is also about balance, fall is considered the time one can restore balance to one’s own life.
Embrace this day and welcome in fall by staying up during the night. To honor the equal length of day and night, follow these simple steps and create an autumn ritual:
1. Create a list of your inner harvest.
Think of all your positive experiences and achievements cultivated over the last several seasons. It’s important to bring light to your personal achievements as a way to restore gratitude into your life, especially when considering any hurdles you overcame to accomplish your goals.
• Consolidate your energy and to hone in on your successes since spring.
• Begin focusing on what goals you want to ‘plant’ and cultivate during the fall season.
• Be grateful for what you have.
The summer comes to a close and the buzzing and frenzied fun and outdoor activities begin to relax—we’re entering into a more evenly paced and predictable rhythm of the fall season. Contemplate what part of yourself and areas of life were neglected during the previous seasons, and consider how they can be remedied.
• Meditate, perform tai-chi, or another calming activity to find your balance, in the same way that the world finds its balance on the autumnal equinox.
3. Enter the garden.
With the passing of the summer and after the bountiful harvests, provide some TLC to your garden and prepare it for winter. Use the autumnal equinox as a good day to consider plans for the following weeks of garden care ahead. Stay organized by creating a list, and use it to keep you enthused about preparing it for the colder months. The autumnal equinox is also an ideal time to plant crops that will produce during fall or even into winter, such as cauliflower, lettuce, red beet, radishes and shallots. Plan for when spring bulbs should be planted too, as many must be dug into the ground during fall.
4. Make your home a haven.
As the weather cools, people begin to shift from their pursuits outdoors to the comfort of the indoors. Consider the fall equinox a perfect time to begin restoring balance inside your home. Place some decorations around your home calling out the beauty of the fall and upcoming holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving and bring on the festive spirit of the fall.
• Bring more light into your home. As the days will start to shorten from the autumnal equinox, think about how you can bring more light into your home. Make some homemade candles and check out ways to hold back window dressings so that more light can stream inside. Good lighting will keep your spirits buoyed.
• Don’t neglect the energies in your workplace either. The autumnal equinox is a good time to clear out any clutter around your desk, move furniture, or even trade places with another person if possible.
Embrace this special occasion with the following rituals, or consider speaking with a KEEN Advisor to help you achieve even more balance in your life. Call today and get 3-free minutes toward your first psychic or intuitive reading.