Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is, is change. – Edwin Teale
Leaves have been falling in my garden for a while now, and you can feel the changes in the air. The asters are blooming, the wind is crisp and sunset is coming earlier as we move towards the Autumnal Equinox.
In ancient times, our ancestors celebrated the Autumnal Equinox (or Mabon) as the second harvest festival; it was a time of prosperity; the fruition of months of hard work. The celebration would be similar to our Thanksgiving.
I like to honor the equinoxes. I find that these quieter moments are more meaningful as I reflect on the changes that are happening in my life. My way of honoring these moments usually involves essential oils. Either using them in my diffuser while I meditate or by creating a new blend.
The process of creating a blend is different every single time. Sometimes it’s more intuitive, and sometimes it’s more research-based depending on what the diffuser blend is to be used for. The oils that I chose to use for my Autumn Equinox diffuser blend were definitely a combination of research as well as some inspiration. There are oils for balance, that honored the harvest and the ending of a cycle. But my first choice for this blend was always Cypress. Read More