Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

Autumn leaves gold brown orange cream with a hint of green

The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 22 this year.

What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words can be translated into equal-night, meaning that on these days: day and night will be almost equal in all locations around the globe. After the autumn equinox, the nights will begin getting longer until the December solstice.

Many cultures around the world hold feasts to celebrate that their harvest season is completed, and to honor the balance in nature that is marked by the September equinox.

Here are some ideas on how to find balance and celebrate the autumn equinox:

  • Restore balance in the home with some fall cleaning
  • Get outside and connect with nature
  • Make fall crafts and add fall décor to your home
  • Enjoy a fall harvest meal