The Fall Equinox, a.k.a. the first day of autumn, is this Saturday, September 22nd. With it comes the energies of Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius—and, of course, the sweet scent of PSLs. This time of year marks a freshness that, for many people, seems more like a new year than January. Fall means it’s time to harvest and reap the fruits of our labor as we give thanks for what we have, and for what’s coming around the corner.
While the days are shorter and the nights are longer (yuck), the Fall Equinox can be a powerful time for visualization and manifestation. The vitality of summer has slowed down and now we’re entering a quieter time that’s ripe for reflection, recalibration, and cozy cups of tea. Falling within Libra season, the Fall Equinox is a perfect opportunity to take stock of your life and recharge your batteries, especially with any relationship issues (since Libra is all about relationships). Mark this special time by reconnecting with your spirit and others. This might mean journaling, or catching up with a friend over PSLs.
Here’s how you should celebrate the Fall Equinox according to your zodiac sign:
You’re feeling antsy, Aries. You have a lot of pent-up energy that needs a release. Get those creative juices flowing with a fun fall project. Anything from sketching to sketch comedy, just have fun!
It’s time to get cozy with your nearest and dearest, Taurus. You’re feeling an urge to connect more deeply than ever. Grab some flannel blankets and binge-watch your fave Netflix show with those you love the most.
Communicating with people is always your favorite thing to do, Gemini, and the Fall Equinox is the perfect time to invite a friend out to coffee or call an old pal with whom you lost touch. FaceTime would make the connection even more special.
Nothing makes you feel more like yourself than creating a special meal for your friends and family. Cooking up a delicious harvest meal with local, seasonal foods and mulled wine and cider is pretty much perfection.
When are you not in the mood for celebrating and socializing, Leo? Mark this special day with a seasonally appropriate bonfire party. Dance, sing, play a guitar, beat drums, chant. Just make sure you’re following the local by-laws.
You tend to get really deep and more introspective than usual during seasonal changes, Virgo. This is a great time to investigate a new meditation practice or finally try that yin yoga class you’ve been meaning to take.
This is your time, Libra. You not only love fall and everything about it, but it’s also your birthday season, so you just want to do all the things! This is a great day to do the quintessential fall activity: picking apples. Grab your friends and go wild.
You’re in need of some empowerment, Scorpio, and, luckily, this is prime time to go deeper with your spiritual practices. Light some sage, cleanse your crystals, and get ready to do some heavy-duty journaling.
If you’re feeling some wanderlust—and when are you not?—but don’t have the funds or the time to act on it, then a great remedy is starting a gratitude list. Giving thanks for what we already have or have experienced is a great opening for new things.
You live for seasonal changes, Capricorn, because you always see them as opportunities to start something new. Think of it as the cosmic nudge you need to do what you’ve been putting off or second-guessing. Whatever that is, do that thing!
It’s time to restore balance in your life, Aquarius. One of the best ways to do this is by doing a deep fall clean of your home. Get rid of old clothing, clean out your clutter, and dust out those cobwebs. Reorganize your home, reorganize your life.
Your inner artist loves to play, Pisces, and what better way to do this than by decorating your home with whimsical autumn décor? Go on Pinterest for ideas, and go nuts with pine cones, leaves, acorns, and crazy glue.
This time of year is perfect for letting go of what no longer serves us as we both welcome the new and appreciate what we have, bbs. Enjoy the changes the Fall Equinox brings, and go easy on those PSLs. We’ve got three more months yet!