The Autumn Equinox is a dramatic and powerful period in the cycle of the earth. It is a time of balance and harmony — for night and day are of equal length. From this night forward, the sun begins to wane and darkness becomes the dominant element. As such, it is a signal to prepare for winter. Bounteous Nature now brings orchard and field into fullness for the in-gathering of the supply by which life is maintained. That which the harvest brings must be laid in store for the months in which the earth will sleep. This is the time to go within oneself to clear away and work on any and all issues that do not serve us, so come spring every thing you have worked on during these dark times will blossom with the spring flowers.