A simple, solo Autumn equinox ritual.
The change of seasons is an opportunity to pause and reflect on your life, your Self, and any growth & changes you’ve gone through over the year so far.
Light a candle, get comfortable, and journal on these seasonal questions.
5 Journal Prompts for the Fall Equinox.
These prompts invite reflection and growth in five essential areas, all harmonizing with the changing season of fall.
The Autumn Equinox marks the culmination of the harvest season. In times when people had a stronger connection to the land and cultivated their own sustenance, this period was a joyful celebration of the bountiful summer yields. Reflect on the abundance in your life, be it small or large and honour the gifts it has brought you.
What abundance did you experience this summer?
What aspects of nature or the changing seasons are you grateful for?
What or who are you grateful for, and how can you nurture these aspects of your life?
Just as nature begins its preparation for the colder months ahead, we too can appreciate the fruits of our labor and the progress made on our personal journeys. The fall equinox encourages us to acknowledge that like the falling leaves, our past accomplishments can serve as a foundation for the new goals and aspirations that await us in the latter part of the year.
What important goals have you brought to fruition?
What changes have you made within yourself?
How have you grown since the beginning of the year?
What metaphorical "harvest" have you reaped in your life this year that was created from your own labour and dedication?
The Autumn Equinox is one of the two rare occasions each year when the Earth achieves a state of perfect equilibrium. This presents the opportunity for us to contemplate the concept of balance within our own lives.
How would you define balance in your life?
What does a balanced life look and feel like to you?
In what areas of your life do you feel really well balanced?
Are there areas where you feel an imbalance that needs attention? Why do you think that is? Give yourself one action item to bring things back into alignment.
4. LETTING GO
During the autumn season, our attention is naturally drawn to the delicate balance between life and death. It's a time when the world around us embraces the cycle of endings and beginnings. Just as trees and flowers shed their old leaves with the approach of winter, we too must let go of things that no longer serve us.
What are you ready to let go of?
How will letting go of this allow for new life to grow?
What habits, beliefs, or patterns have you outgrown and wish to release as you enter the fall season?
Just as nature prepares for a season of transformation, we too can take stock of our own growth and aspirations. It's a moment to assess the progress we've made and recalibrate our goals for the last few. months of the year.
What intentions do you want to set for the next half of the year and what steps or actions can you take to move closer to your desired outcome?
Consider any obstacles or challenges you might encounter along the way. How can you proactively address or overcome them?
What practices or routines will help you stay balanced and grounded to work toward your goals during this season?
Wishing you a happy Fall Equinox from June!