Let’s ponder the fall leaves as a symbol for a retrograde…
Fall is when the trees bring their energy inward.
As they do, the emit a stunning array of beautiful colors, perhaps a reflection of the awakening wisdom we also find during these phases.
The leaf debris settles on the ground below, protecting the tree’s roots and the earthen creatures from the cold winter ice.
Then the leaves act as a compost, returning nutrients to the soil for the spring.