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Summer is now officially behind us as we step confidently forward into the fall. The Autumn Equinox is a time of abundance and transition, an opportunity to release negativity and set your sights on the future.

Often associated with the harvest, the autumn equinox is the time of year where we are rewarded with great things, the fruits of our labor. Often celebrated with great feasts and gatherings, it’s a time of celebration. It is at this time that the days begin to get shorter and the nights become longer, shifting the energy that we feel. The highly emotional moon begins to take a place of importance in our lives, it’s energy provides us with a unique opportunity to get to know ourselves at a deeper level, as well as to create powerful connections with those around us.

However, like any other time of change, you will need to step back and take a look at where you are currently at in your life as well as where you want to go. With our biggest goals and dreams in mind, consider the kind of person that you will need to be in order to achieve it. Do you fit the description, or are there areas of your life I which you fall short? Good news – this is the perfect time to address our weaknesses, flaws, and quirks. By triggering personal growth and change, you are able to provide balance and direction. Don’t allow yourself to feel overwhelmed, even the smallest steps in the right direction may be the very catalyst for something great.

Personal growth requires letting go of the energies and influences that are holding you back. This may include specific people, situations or even your own personal thoughts. It’s not always easy but removing toxic influences from your life will only bring happiness and joy!

What one thing do you need to let go of this autumn equinox?

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

While your drive and determination are certainly instrumental to your success, there is a serious lack of balance in your life. You are always on the go, constantly working on the next ‘big thing’ and failing to truly enjoy the here and now. This autumn equinox you are going to find yourself slowing down a little bit. You will learn the value of rest and relaxation, a necessary ingredient in the recipe of success.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Have you ever noticed that you appear to be surrounded by drama everywhere you go in life? It’s not that you personally create it, or even that you attract it, however, you fail to push it away giving it the power to occupy your time and your life. Now it’s time to take that power back. Refuse to invest your time and energy into drama and BS. Instead, release it from your life and focus, instead, on creating a closer and more meaningful connection with those that you love.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

A highly social individual, you have been lacking the social gatherings that truly feed your spirit and energy. It’s not that you haven’t wanted to attend parties and embrace these connections, you have just been so incredibly busy that you haven’t had time. Good news! The shift in energy will free up some time and energy necessary to allow your inner social butterfly to shine. Don’t fight it.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Driven by your emotions, you spent much of the summer in complete overdrive. Your heart has led you to try new things, meet new people and discover adventure in this life, but you need to remember that there is the possibility of too much of a good thing. Rather than continuing to live life always on the go, take some time to step back and reflect upon everything that has happened. This is the true secret to personal growth.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

In this crazy, fast-paced and materially-driven society, it’s easy to find ourselves completely preoccupied with finances and our possessions. In the last few months, you have made the mistake of allowing your financial state to define who you are as a person. It’s time to break free from this obsession. Refocus your attention on your personality and your ability to bring a smile to the faces of all those around you.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

A complete perfectionist, it should come as no surprise to you that the thing you need to let go of is your worrying. Regardless of what you may take on, you approach every challenge with grit and determination. This certainly helps you to achieve great things, but don’t overlook the importance of slowing down and enjoying the moment.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Always determined to bring balance, peace, and harmony into the world, you focus 110% of your energy on the people that you encounter. While this empowers you to bring happiness to others, it overlooks your own personal desires and ambitions. Autumn equinox will call on you to refocus your energy in a way that prioritizes you, which is often easier said than done. Be patient with yourself, Rome wasn’t built in a day. You have great things ahead.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Highly passionate, when you set your sights on something you run the risk of becoming completely obsessive. This focus can empower you to accomplish great things, however, it can also create a form of tunnel vision, robbing you of truly enjoying life as it happens each and every day. It’s time to take off the blinders and open your eyes to how amazing this world really is. You may discover interests and experiences that redefine everything you once held to be true.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This year has been a difficult one for you as you have gone to great lengths to try to fit into the world and its expectations. This required you to hold back your adventurous side quite a bit, which has been difficult, to say the least. While this effort has certainly been well-meaning, you may have actually taken these efforts a little too far. It’s time to loosen up and embrace your natural instincts a little. Explore all that the world has to offer.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

While you are a highly flexible individual, able to work through any situation that life may throw your way, this doesn’t mean you do so willingly or as often as you should. You enjoy maintaining control over your life, and you’re not really a fan of change, and you often deal with this by avoiding it entirely. However, the autumn equinox is going to remind you that avoiding change isn’t going to prepare it. It’s coming whether you like it or not, so why not embrace the idea and see where it takes you.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’ve been blessed to enjoy some amazing experiences and opportunities this year, however, you’ve felt as though your life is a little disorganized. This can create anxiety and worry, or leave you feeling completely overwhelmed. The good news is that this can be easily remedied simply by taking control and reorganizing your life. Take note of everything that you have going on, identifying which areas of your life are helping to move you forward, and which may be holding your back or welcoming unnecessary negativity. Letting go of toxic influences will take a great weight off your shoulders.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You have been so hyper-focused on responsibility and the things in your life that will propel you forward that you have completely lost touch with your inner creativity. This has left you longing for a creative outlet, but it’s time to turn this around. Make time in that hectic schedule for some creative activities, such as playing a musical instrument, painting, dancing, or writing. It may not feel like it at first, but embracing this creativity can also be highly productive as it allows you to see life from a different perspective.

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