Fall Equinox

September 22, 2021

When the position of the sun passes directly over the equator it’s called Equinox. Solstice is when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.

Spring Equinox is when the days begin to get longer, leading up to Summer Solstice which is the longest day of the year.

Then the daylight hours begin to wane until we reach the Autumnal Equinox.

Days will gradually become shorter until we come to the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice.

Equinoxes and Solstices correlate to the cycles of life. Birth is representative of the Winter Solstice, then life blossoms at the Spring Equinox, and the best of life is achieved at the Summer Solstice.
The Autumnal Equinox marks the descent into old age, and, finally, the moment of the Winter Solstice coincides with death and rebirth, starting a renewed cycle of life.

Autumn uniquely symbolizes that every journey must find its end, yet there is always futuristic hope for rebirth.

Things to do to Harvest a Memorable FallĀ 

  • Make a gratitude list
  • Go hiking with friends and family
  • Volunteer at your local food bank
  • Add Fall decorations to your home
  • Enjoy activities at a local harvest festival
  • Donate blankets and jackets to organizations that provide for people in need
  • Make a Fall floral arrangement for a neighbor or friend
  • Donate needed supplies to animal shelters

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