September 23rd 2022 is the official first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn equinox. Equinox comes from Latin and translates to equal night, this is the time when the sun is directly over the earths equator and both day and night last approximately 12 hours, regardless of where in the world you are in the world, from this point onwards, the nights will be longer than the days. It's a time to harvest, either in the literal sense, gathering what we have grown in the gardens, or symbolically, harvesting the efforts you have put in to direct your life path a certain way.
Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year, the stunning colours, crisp leaves underfoot, the all round cosy feeling as we indulge in pumpkin spice lattes and snuggle under blankets...I mean, whats not to love? However, as the colder weather comes in, it's important we take time to look after ourselves and sync our bodies, minds and activities to the rest of nature. To a slower pace. To prepare ourselves for the winter months round the corner.