I’m not going to lie, this year the autumn snuck up on me like a thief in the night.
The trees are still dressed in their full green leaves, and those recent few days of scorching sun almost masked the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the all Halloween themed decorations littering the stores.
But, my trusty almanac let me know that 23 September is Equinox time and I am excited to start feeling the vibes.
Why is Autumn so dope?
Autumn is all about transformation, you see it in nature with the leaves falling, and you will also experience it within yourself in some way or another. But one of the things I particularly love about this season is the the whole harvest aspect. It’s when we reap what we’ve sown, both literally and figuratively. Autumn is a time to bask in gratitude. It’s the season to count your blessings, balance your energies, and keep a small mental note of what it is you would like to “plant” in the next natural cycle.
Rituals & Practices for Channeling Autumn Vibes
1. Altar Awesomeness: Find a somewhere in your house to set up an Autumn Equinox altar. Deck it out with fallen leaves, acorns, candles, and anything that screams fall vibes to you. This spot’s is now your sacred space for meditation, reflection, and just soaking in the season’s enchantment.
2. Harvest Feast: Gather your tribe (or go solo if you prefer) and whip up a mouthwatering meal using all the seasonal goodies you can find. Think pumpkin, apples, and all things cinnamon. While you’re at it, share stories and give thanks for the abundance in your life.
3. Nature Walk: Take a walk in the great outdoors. Collect fallen leaves, and other nature treasures. You can use these finds to spruce up your altar or give your living space that earthy, autumn charm.
4. Gratitude Journal: Grab a notebook and start scribbling down all the things you’re thankful for. Dig deep, my friend! It’s surprising how much this simple practice can uplift your spirits.
5. Release Ritual: Got some negativity you’re ready to ditch? Write it down on a piece of paper, and safely set it ablaze (outside or with a fireproof setup, of course). Watch those bad vibes go up in smoke as you visualise them leaving your life.
My Magic Rituals for Extra Autumn Magic
1. Autumn Equinox Tarot Spread: I always get my tarot cards out and lay down a spread that taps into the equinox energy. I focus my readings on what will bring me balance, transformation, and abundance. The cards always help me navigate the season ahead with ease.
2. Candle Magic: I light a candle (orange or gold works wonders) and focus on my intentions for the next few months. The candle burns as I meditate on my goals, dreams, and what I want to manifest during this magical time.
So what will you be doing to honour the change in season? Whatever you decide, may your heart be filled with warmth, gratitude, and a touch of that enchanting autumn magic.