{Autumn Equinox}

Today’s post is written by our guest poster, Terri Jensen.  This is a four-part series with Terri, who lends her perspective with sweet snippets on a favorite hobby, astrology.   

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life.”

                                                                                                                        ~Hal Borland

Autumn Equinox 4 - Girls of a Feather 

The Autumnal Equinox occurs today, September 23.  In the Northern Hemisphere, the date of the autumnal equinox marks the beginning of fall, the halfway point between summer and winter when day and night are equal.  It is a time of ripening and harvest, a time to wind down and let go.  Astrologically, the fall equinox marks the Sun’s entry into the cardinal air sign of Libra, the sign of The Scales.  Libra, ruled by lovely Venus, is the sign of the relationship, beauty, balance, and harmony.  To honor the equinox and the season, take cues from Libra.

There’s no better time for harmonizing with the significant people in our lives—from business partners to friends we’ve lost touch with over the crazy-busy summer. Share your bounty with a neighbor, make a connection with a new friend or an old, familiar kindred spirit, or attend community festivities (perhaps a local football game or harvest festival). In preparation for winter, balance your mind, body, and spirit.  Rest well, eat healthy, exercise.  Take time to enjoy the beauty of the season—for those of us in the Rocky Mountain West, the shimmering gold of aspen and cottonwood leaves predominates and is breathtaking against crisp blue fall skies.

There is great joy to be found in connecting to the ancient rhythms marked by seasonal cycles.  Happy Autumn!   ~tkj


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