Autumn Equinox the meaning behind it

When is the Autumn Equinox ?

The autumn equinox marks the point in the year when the sun is directly above the equator. This occurs on September 22nd or 23rd each year and signals the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The word "equinox" comes from Latin and means "equal night." During an equinox, the day and night are nearly equal in length.

What is the Autumn Equinox ?

While the autumn equinox signals a change in season, it's also a time to reflect on balance and equality. In many cultures, the fall equinox is seen as a time of harvest when crops are gathered and thanks is given for a bountiful harvest. It's also a time to think about the balance between light and dark, day and night. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, we're reminded that there is always light amid darkness and hope in the midst of challenges. Today, it is still a time to celebrate the changing of the seasons and to reflect on the year that has passed. For many people, it is a time to connect with nature and to appreciate the beauty of the autumn leaves.

So whatever you do to celebrate the autumn equinox this year, take a moment to reflect on the things in your life that are in balance and those that may be out of balance. Use this time of year to set intentions for creating more harmony and balance in your life. And enjoy the changing of the seasons!

What are your plans for Autumn Equinox 2022? Will you be spending time outdoors enjoying the changing leaves? Or will you be reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the future?

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Check out our Autumn Equinox Unit Study to help your kids learn more about this change of seasons!



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