12 Rituals to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox & Welcome the Fall Season

September 22, 2023 3 min read

12 Rituals to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox & Welcome the Fall Season

Happy Autumnal Equinox! As we bid farewell to the warmth of summer and embrace the crisp, colorful days of fall, it's the perfect time to honor this seasonal transition with mindful and meaningful rituals. Autumn is a season of change, reflection, and gratitude, and there's no better way to welcome it than by partaking in rituals that connect us with nature, ourselves, and the changing world around us.

Here are 12 beautiful rituals to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and welcome the fall season:

  1. Burn Candles to Bring in the Light
    Light a candle and let its warm glow illuminate your space. Our Fall fragrances and other warm scented candles are perfect companions for this season.

  2. Write a Letter of Gratitude
    Take a moment to pen a heartfelt letter of gratitude to someone who has played a significant role in your life. Express your appreciation and let them know how much they mean to you.

  3. Create a Gratitude Jar
    Throughout the fall season, fill a jar with notes of gratitude for the blessings in your life. When winter arrives, read each note and either burn it as a symbol of release or keep it as a reminder of the abundance in your life.

  4. Perform a Gratitude Ritual
    Have a bonfire or create your own candle ritual in four easy steps: write what you're grateful for on a piece of paper, read it aloud, and burn the paper using a candle or bonfire.

  5. Perform a Release Ritual
    Just as trees release their leaves in the fall, we too can benefit from letting go of what no longer serves us. Explore our blog for guidance on creating your own candle ritual or use our Release candle ritual kit.

  6. Arrange an Autumn Altar
    Create a special space in your home to honor the Autumnal Equinox and coming fall season. Decorate your altar with symbols of the season, such as leaves, acorns, and pinecones.

  7. Decorate Your Home
    Bring the beauty of fall indoors by decorating your home with seasonal touches. If you have fall décor, now's the perfect time to dust it off and infuse your space with the warmth of autumn. Decorating your home for the fall season is a delightful experience, and lighting fall candles can take it to the next level by engaging all your senses.

  8. Journal
    Spend time writing in your journal. You could reminisce about your summer experiences, reflect on the shifts you feel with the changing season, contemplate what you're ready to release, or express gratitude for the blessings in your life.

  9. Spend Time in Nature
    Connect with the natural world by spending time outdoors. Visit a local park: I always find fun, outside-the-norm ideas on Atlas Obscura. Explore your favorite hiking trail or discover new ones. If you need inspiration, check out the AllTrails website and app. Take a scenic drive to witness the changing colors of autumn.

  10. Cook with Seasonal Vegetables
    Celebrate the fall harvest by preparing meals using seasonal vegetables. It's a healthy way to honor our connection with nature and savor the flavors of the season.

  11. Enjoy Your Favorite Fall Beverage
    Whether it's a spiced latte, apple cider, or pumpkin ale, indulge in your favorite fall beverage and savor the cozy flavors of the season.

  12. Host a Seasonal Celebration
    Invite friends and family for a seasonal gathering. Prepare a menu featuring fall-inspired dishes or host a Fall Harvest-themed potluck. Enjoy autumnal food and beverages, have a bonfire, and don't forget to carve or decorate pumpkins together.

Embrace the magic of the Autumnal Equinox and the fall season with these meaningful rituals. Each one allows you to connect with the changing world around you, express gratitude, and welcome the beauty of autumn into your heart and home.

We'd love to hear about your rituals and experiences. Feel free to comment below. Happy Fall! 🍂🍁