Autumnal Equinox: 5 ways to celebrate fall equinox

by Lindsay on September 22, 2010

in Attitude, Kindness

Today marks the Fall Equinox. Summer is officially over. Weather patterns have begun to shift.

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons – the sound of crispy leaves under your feet, the scent of those leaves in the air, carving pumpkins (my favorite!), breaking your beloved sweaters out of storage and winding the clocks forward.

The word equinox means “equal night”: the duration of the day being equal to that of the night – an event which occurs but twice a year. One marking the astrological beginning of spring and the other the ending of summer.

Pagans call the Autumn Equinox Mabon – a time to honor the changing seasons and celebrate the harvest. In Pagan tradition, it is a time of giving thanks for what we have and what we have been blessed with. Although I am not Pagan myself, I thought it was a beautiful way to honor the changing seasons and welcome Fall. We can also use this time for balance and reflection.

5 ways to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

Count your blessings: Sit down and make a gratitude list.  An attitude of gratefulness helps bring more abundance our way. Like the law of attraction states, the more we focus on the positive and what we DO have, the more positive our lives become and more abundance comes our way. Make a list of all the things in your life for which you’re grateful. Be sure to include the things you normally take for granted. For example, you have a warm home to shelter you; people in your life who love you; the things you do have. Use your idle time to practice the art of gratitude.

Find balance: At the equinox, there are an equal number of hours of darkness and light. This natural balance reminds us of the importance of balance in our every day lives. Take the time to really think about the areas in which your life is out of balance: are you spending too much time at work? Not spending enough time with your family? Partying too much? Whatever it is, take note of it. Acknowledge the imbalance and promise yourself you’ll do more to live a healthy, balanced life.

Honor the darkness: The long nights of winter are encroaching upon as. Days become shorter now. It’s hard to remember but we must: without darkness, there is no light. Now would be a good time to meditate on the darker elements of yourself. Things you’d really like to focus on and improve in yourself. Light a candle in the darkness, meditate for a few moments and set a couple of new Fall & Winter self improvement goals for yourself.

Get out in nature: Gone are the days of unbearable summer heat. And too soon are the days of the snow falling. Now is the time to get out and enjoy Nature one last time before Winter falls upon us and drives us indoors (unless you’re the snow-loving, hockey-playing type!). The nights are now crisp and cool – perfect for a long, introspective walk. The leaves are changing color – get out and enjoy the sights and scents while they last. Go to the pumpkin patch and find that perfect one to carve. Watch the squirrels and chipmunks gather nuts and acorns for their hibernation. Better yet, while you’re out there – pick up any litter you see and truly honor Mother Nature by thanking her for her gifts.

Be charitable: As the colder weather becomes a reality, so does the harsh reality that some people do not have the means to buy winter coats and clothing. Why not raid your closets and donate your lightly used winter clothing and jackets you no longer use? While you’re at it – donate some foods to a local food drive. Not only will you be lending a hand to those who need it, but you’ll be cleaning your closets and feel good yourself.

Now get out there and enjoy the Fall!

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