Thinking about Autumn can bring some pleasant thoughts, and the symbolic meanings are more profound that you may think. Ancient cultures, science and astrology have associated many aspects of this beautiful season to human life. These symbolic associations are powerful reminders that Mother Nature has an incredible influence on our lives. Read on to learn more...
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As Greek philospher Heraclitus once said, 'The only constant is change'
. Autumn reminds us that our bodies, minds and surroundings are always developijng. It focuses on the constant flow of life, emphasising how vital it is to embrace the present.
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Autumn represents the preservation of life and its basic necessities. During this time, animals prepare for the winter by storing food and creating cozy hibernation spaces. Farmers work on their autumn harvest by collecting a reserve of crops. We also tend to retreat indoors and focus on cultivating a safe and comforting home. In a way, the autumn season offers us a chance to reconnect with ourselves as we preserve our safe havens.
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Day and night are the same length during the autumnal equinox. As a result, ancient cultures have always associated this day with the concept of balance. The sun also enters Libra, which is symbolised by a pair of balanced scales. Autumn grants us a chance to harmonise with the Earth and tap into the balance within us.