5 Ways To Refresh Your Life With The Autumnal Equinox
Autumn is a time to slow down, regenerate and prepare. Fall breezes give a refreshing stir to the hot summer air. What a perfect time to harvest the rhythm of nature to make a new start!
For all of nature, the Autumnal (September) Equinox signals change. Animals and humans adapt their living conditions based on their habitats as a change in temperature affects vegetation and the variety and quantity of foods available. Animals choose to take in more food, migrate or hibernate. Fauna, flora and fungi absorb nutrients and shed what is no longer needed.
Wise women feel these shifts of the season too. Welcome the change and be open to new beginnings. Take pause, listen to your intuition as you plan for future growth, and release what no longer serves you.
Harvest health and give yourself what you crave as temperatures change. Maybe a sauna, foot soak, herbal bath or cozy socks and a weighted blanket. Eating warm nourishing foods will bring the body nutrients and comfort. Foods transition from raw fruits and salads to cooked root vegetable soups and stews. Eat from the fall harvests and add in warming spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, horseradish, and nutmeg. These also help protect against colds and flus, especially helpful for the coming seasons.
Here are five ways you can refresh your life with the autumnal equinox:
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn signals a time to detox and clean out the body and environment. Focus on protecting and preparing the lungs and large intestines (clear out build up and constipation). The lungs are the rhythm maker, setting the pace for the body’s movements. Let go of toxic thinking, and relinquish past hurt. Declutter your surroundings and make home comfortable.
In Astrology we learn the Autumnal Equinox signals balance. Sun creates day and moon creates night in equal balance. Sun moves into Libra, the sign of the balanced scales. Find your balance by tuning into self and turning to nature for added support. Recall your intentions from earlier in the year, acknowledge your efforts. The change in seasons is almost palpable as the energy once flowing outward now turns inward. As you go inward, remain optimistic and maintain peace of mind for your future. Remember, you are your own healer and there is a radiant voice within that guides us. Gently reclaim your wisdom and move into harvesting the cozy energy of you!
For thousands of years, women have trusted their intuition, turning to nature for support as seasons change. Wise Woman Herbals offers traditional herbal products that support energy, vitality, rest, and rebirth. Work with your trusted healthcare provider, who understands your health history, to avoid adverse effects or interactions with medications.
This blog was written by Meg Ramirez, please click here to learn more about the author.