Tumble Into Autumn

Fall Into The Autumnal Equinox

The equinox of autumn arrives. It’s a time when most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. For a brief moment, light and dark hang in equal balance.

But, nature never stands still, and in the next breath, we begin the shift to shorter days and longer nights. The dark night reigns supreme until the winter solstice occurs when the light of day will assert its dominance once again.

We stand witness to a perpetual dance between light and dark, ceaselessly turning in a slow-motion tango, never letting go of one another.

When Is The Fall Equinox

The fall equinox marks the symmetry between light and darkness. It’s a recognition of the day the sun crosses the celestial equator, signifying the transition from summer to fall.

Because it takes the Earth about 365.25 days to orbit the Sun – (it’s why we have a leap year every 4 years) – the precise time of the equinoxes varies from year to year, usually happening around six hours later on successive years. On leap years, the date jumps back an entire day.
— Melissa Breyer, Tree Hugger

In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall equinox occurs each year between September 21 to 23. Occasionally, it can fall on September 24. In 2019, we will mark the equinox on September 23.

It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
— Sarah Morgan Bryan Platt

Falling Bits Of Color

Right on cue, with cooler temperatures and shortening days, the leaves begin to turn colors. They tumble to the earth and we tumble with them into our sweaters, boots and steaming mugs of coffee.

Just as the trees can’t hold on to their leaves, we, too, can’t hold on to summer. The brilliant colors of orange, red and gold carpet the earth and serve as a reminder to celebrate the changes.

Buried deep within the sap of the trees, the life flame remains. It curls up, sleeping, waiting until it is called forth by lengthening days and the warmth of spring.


Fall Meditations

Fall is a time to meet up with your inner self, a time for self-dialogue. As we shift into autumn, we set our intentions and open ourselves to receive the darkening days and falling leaves. Cooler weather encourages moments of contemplation.

Students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®), can apply TRT® hands-on in the heart center for extra time to get in touch with the changing season. Or extra time in head position #2 for increased awareness of the balance of dark and light of the equinox.

What light habits will nurture you throughout the darkening days? We remember to direct our meditations to the light that remains inside even in the darkest of times.