This year’s Autumn Equinox occurs at 11:09 pm tonight EDT: the sun’s arc will cross the equator, moving southward until it turns to make its slow move north again at the Winter Solstice in December.
It’s the first day of fall, when the harvest comes in and day and night are closest to being in balance with one another, each about 12 hours long.
In Feng Shui this is a time to consider the balance in your life, a time to take stock of your inner needs in relationship with your commitments to the outside world.
It’s also a great time of year to meditate about what you’ve harvested this year and the seeds you wish to plant for success in the year ahead.
One of the easiest and most pleasurable ways to do this is by getting outside: bring yourself back into balance with the beauty and bounty of nature.
As it happens, today is also the Full Moon — called the Harvest Moon because it occurs so close to the Autumn Equinox, and helps farmers work late into the night by its brilliant light.
Here’s to great Chi at this beautiful time of year!
photo by Bruce Barone
(Post written 9/22/10)