Symbolically autumn signifies a time of introspection when we can gain benefit from previous actions. We have the advantage of experience and maturity. Psychologically by recognizing the cycles of growth and decay that occur in our own lives, we learn that some of these can be brought to fruition without harm. We are being made conscious of the sense of something coming to an end. We recognize that the good in a situation can be 'brought in' and made use of, but the rest must be given up. Consult the entries for Harvest, Spring, Summer, Seasons and Winter for additional clarification.