So what about us humans? What do we do seasonally to flow with the cycles? Humans have a strange way of wanting to impose things on to cycles (sort of a 'business as usual' mentality). The show must go on. There is money to be made or . . money never sleeps. And yet, when the days are shorter, that means something to our circadian rhythms i.e. to our body. We ignore things like that at a cost. We can lose our inner sense of what is needed.
As an astrologer, much of my intent is to help people find where are they in a given cycle. What is it time to shed. What is it time to launch from a place of renewal? Over and over again, I witness people reducing stress as they remember what they know about their own rhythms but forgot because they no longer see themselves as part of the natural world. Astrology plunks you right back in the middle of the flow of time, or the Tao, as it is known in the East. To find yourself in your chart is like a homecoming. You no longer have to fear loss when you see the bigger picture and the ebb and flow and locate yourself in the stream.
I for one derive so much courage not just from knowing, during challenging times, that "this too shall pass", but finding out what a certain set of experiences is good for, and then taking advantage of that knowledge. Now my dogs don't know anything about their astrological charts but what they do know is that whatever it is time for, it is time for, and they offer no resistance. They don't need to look at their astrology chart. They are living it very successfully. To the extent that they are allowed to live "in dogness" they flow with cycles and seasons perfectly. I observe my dogs and feel admiration. I think to myself - "watch and learn."