In the Northern Hemisphere, it is the autumn equinox this weekend (22nd/23rd September). For centuries, humans have gathered and celebrated this small moment in time where the earth balances and pauses before it begins to tilt on its axis and lead us towards the winter.
Dancing and feasting twice during the year is considered a sacred time to honour our connection with the earth and to recognise the ultimate balance of night and day, darkness and light, yin and yang.
Take a breath with the pause; give yourself a moment to reflect the passing of the summer and to thank the energy of our sun.
Light a fire, reflect on yearly intentions and consider all you hold close. Wander outside and let the elements remind you of your beautiful, unique fragility and that we too, change and adapt with the seasons of our earth.
To read more about Autumn in Chinese Medicine and how you can encourage balance and connection with this seasons read this post.