Depression Series – Empaths and the seasons or ‘Tis the season to be jolly… I wish.

Seasonal depression

Each season has an energy to it. For instance, Spring is the energy of renewal, and Winter is the energy of withdrawal and rest.

For the empath, Autumn / Fall, can be a terribly depressing time. It’s the time when things are dying. Leafs are falling off the trees, the days are getting shorter and the weather is growing colder.

For me, there were two weeks in May, our Autumn, where I would fall into a deep, deep depression. It was debilitating and I could barely function.  After a couple of week, things would settle, and I would still feel depressed, but could function again.

It wasn’t till Spring came that things would seem to shift, and there was hope again. My depression even lifted for a few months.

But the cycle would repeat every year. And while I made the connections as to what was happening, I was powerless to do anything about it.

It’s been a long time now since I’ve suffered that, and I believe that clearing my past shock and trauma had a lot to do with that.

The energy of the season, especially for the empath, can magnify how you are feeling.

Apart from clearing the causes of your depression, it also is a good idea to work with the energy of the season.  While you may not be able to do this on a professional or work level, it’s possible to do this on a personal level.

Fall is the time to withdraw and rest, but Spring will come, and make hay while the sun shines, as the saying goes.

It is said that light therapy, and burning orange essential oils helps with seasonal depression.






4 responses to “Depression Series – Empaths and the seasons or ‘Tis the season to be jolly… I wish.”

  1. Rebecca Avatar

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I agree with the comment that vitamin D is very important. If you live in Michigan like I do, you don’t see the sun much from October through March!


  2. night owl Avatar
    night owl


    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    I am intrigued by your journey. You mention no longer being quite so plagued by seasonal depression. I offer that Vitamin D plays a big role in mood and mental health. Since our only source of it is the sun or fortified dairy products, it can be worthwhile taking a supplement year round.

    Thanks for letting me stick my know-it-all nose into your business. 🙂

    Night Owl


    1. Gary Leigh Avatar

      Yes, I no longer suffer from depression on the scale I once did.

      The key to healing it were the Bach Flower Remedies. They are very potent healers.


  3. erinlovesall Avatar

    This happens almost every October for me, I have been hospitalized five times and every time was in Autumn. The short hospital stay I had to take this past October, my mother realized from looking at my records, I had been admitted on the very same date, but over 10 years ago. I appreciate your article very much. I wonder what makes this happen?


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