2015年9月24日 星期四

Solar Terms: autumnal equinox (秋分)


Autumn equinox is the fourth solar term of autumn. As the saying goes 「秋分瞑日對分」meaning, the days are the same length as the nights. From this day on, the days become shorter and the nights become longer. weather also becomes cooler. 
The three main markers of the autumn equinox are 「雷聲始收、蟄蟲坯戶、水始涸」
You will no longer hear the summer thinkers, the insects from the spring will return to the soil. The weather becomes drier. 
As the ancient people say 「二八亂穿衣」"in the months of febuary and august wear whatever clothes"- people do not know what to wear, because you wear both winter and summer clothes.  Always bring an extra jacket just-in-case! 

Solar terms are a good time to practice meditation! Find a time today to give yourself some space and joy!