Updated: Feb 23
It is officially Autumn in the UK and the Northern Hemisphere!
Time to cosy up in fluffy blankets and dressing gowns with candles lit everywhere, drink unexplainable amounts of hot chocolate piled high with squirty cream and marshmallows, go for long, slow Sunday walks whilst the sun peeks through the ever changing glow of red, orange and yellow leaves - sounds like absolute bliss!
The equinox marks the change from Summer into the Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and with it brings the cooler months however, Autumn, Fall to some or Mabon in the Pagan community is a time of Harvest and to celebrate the growing of crops throughout the first part of the year - Physically for some or, metaphorically for others!
So, what have you ‘grown’ this year?
Autumn Equinox is a time to celebrate those wins, spend time being grateful for all that you have done, all that you have achieved and for everyone around you that lifts you up.
Doing so is such an uplifting celebration of how far you’ve come… It feels fantastic to praise yourself and look back over the amazing things from the year so far.
Although traditionally, this would have been done on the night of the equinox which, this year was slightly later than usual on Friday 23rd September, there is never a wrong time to harness the power of gratitude for your ‘harvest’.
Take some time to light a candle (extra bonus points for those autumn spiced scents to really set the scene), sit somewhere quiet, journal about the things you have achieved so far this year, what and who you are grateful for and set your intentions for the rest of the year too… it’s always good to have goals and by writing them down you actually increase their chances of being achieved by 42%!
The sun might start to appear a little less in the sky but, don’t let it dim your light!
Celebrate everything there is to be truly grateful for!