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First of All, When is Autumn / Fall Equinox 2018?
September 22nd marks the autumn or fall equinox 2018. (In Europe, the exact moment of the equinox falls in the early hours of the 23rd September).
For many, it marks the official end of the summer season (not forgetting our friends in the Southern hemisphere who are just gearing up for spring! – you may want to check out this post about Spring Equinox).
The meaning of the word equinox is actually “equal night” because both night and day are of equal length. From this point onward, the days will become shorter and diminishing light will bring a chill to the air.
Are you ready for the descent into the darker times? You’re ready to say “bring it on!” if you’re looking forward to welcoming the following 9 things…
1. Cozy knits and woolly socks
3. Starlit skies
There’s something so deliciously romantic about gazing up into the night sky to see the familiar constellations blinking down at you. Except not when the Sun is still shining at 10 pm. Shorter days mean longer opportunities for stargazing.
4. The magic of frosty mornings
Who doesn’t love the untouched crisp whiteness when Jack Frost has been in the night? Magic made manifest.
5. Autumn flavors
Apple pie, pumpkin pie, cinnamon and spice… is there anything better than the taste of autumn? Enough said.
6. Crunchy, golden leaves
7. Guilt-free time indoors!
Don’t we all love being able to mooch around inside all day without feeling guilty for not making the most of the sunshine? As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, we get permission to retreat indoors too.
8. Unleashing your inner kitchen witch!
Autumn is THE time to get busy in the kitchen making goodies from the fruits and bounty of the summer! Whether you love making jams, gins, or herbal-infused everything, this is your sign to start prepping for those home-made Christmas gifts!
Are YOU ready for the Fall Equinox to hit, and bring us gently into Fall? What are your favorite signs of the coming seasonal shift?
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And wishing you a blessed equinox.