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The Autumnal Equinox
Like a tree, our leaves start to drop, and we start preparing for winter.
In Chinese medicine, fall is the season of “letting go.” The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only two days of the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator. As we all know, the earth is basically a rotating giant ball of dirt and water. The earth’s axis of rotation is not perfectly pointed at the sun; it is tilted. This causes the seasons to change; without such a tilt the planet’s climate would be mostly dominated by latitude. During the fall, temperatures begin to drop and days start to get shorter. This change affects argriculture (available fresh foods), our moods, and our general health.