Why Autumn is so Awesome

6 Symbolic Meanings Of Autumn That Remind Us How Amazing This Season Really Is

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Thinking about autumn can bring about some pleasant (happy) thoughts.  There are so many ways to welcome the new season. I am personally looking forward cooler weather riding and diving into my fall craft projects. Of course, I will also be snuggling up with a cozy blanket, some good books for fall reading, and a cup of hot tea. Talk about a dream come true!

However, the symbolic meaning of autumn is more profound than you 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.

After researching the symbolic meanings of fall, I have realized that it is the best time for self-reflection, awareness, and mindfulness. To see what I mean, take some time to learn about the symbolic meanings of the autumn equinox.

1. CHANGE

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “The only constant is change.” The changing Autumn leaves remind us that our bodies, minds, and surroundings are always developing. It focuses on the impermanence of life, emphasizing how vital it is to embrace the present. By doing so, we can savor what we have before it is gone.

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2. PRESERVATION

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 fall 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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3. PROTECTION

As summer morphs into autumn, we exercise self-protection by wearing layers and thicker fabrics. We also tend to focus on our health by boosting our immunity through habits and nutrition. Ultimately, autumn doubles as practice for heightened awareness of your self and surroundings.

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4. COMFORT

In the same vein as protection, comfort is strongly symbolized by fall. This season is the prime time for seeking comfort in the midst of dropping temperatures. Creating a serene and snug space is one of the best perks of autumn, after all. It also gives you a chance to learn about what makes you feel warm and safe.

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5. BALANCE

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 symbolized by a pair of balanced scales. Autumn grants us a chance to harmonize with the Earth and tap into the balance within us.

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6. LETTING GO

As temperatures drop to the tune of leaves falling, autumn illustrates the beauty of letting go. This season demonstrates death in an alluring, fascinating way. However, it doesn’t have to be considered morbid or morose. Instead, we can apply the concept of death to our inner egos and patterns of greed and pride. The idea of letting go also stresses the temporary nature of everything around us.

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With our Horse Hippie Fall Happy Box, we aim to embrace all of these.  The FALL BOX is brimming with a carefully curated collection of socially conscious goods that reflect our love of Fall.

We have included an eco-friendly jute tote to use for gathering your harvest. A fall inspired vest and warm socks to offer protection from the changing temperature.  The handmade leaf earrings will remind you to let go.  A scented (hand-poured) candle and interesting books offer a way to create cozy comfort for the season.

Watch for future emails with featured products from the FALL HAPPY BOX, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see product reveals and get coupon codes!

This box will sell out, so if you want to be sure to get yours, order TODAY!

Peace and Good Rides,

Laura

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One thought on “Why Autumn is so Awesome

  1. This article envelopes the fall season as I’ve never heard before! It brings out my senses, makes me happy & content and really looking forward to my favorite in a new way! Thanks Horse Hippie

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