2, Issue 8
Mabon and Celebrate The Divine
is a special time of year. The warm afternoons and chilly
evenings mark ever shortening days. The biting winds
are blowing away the hot humid air and providing an
opening for change. September's main holiday is Mabon,
or the Fall Equinox. During the Equinox, day and night
become equal. The first official day of autumn, Mabon
means "divine youth". It represents the Sun
that is waning in strength. The waning light can be
scary and depressing, as humans require the light of
the sun to survive. So, get out there and spend as much
time as you can outside. Finish harvesting your herb
gardens and stock up for the upcoming winter. The leaves
are beginning to fall and most harvests are in, except
for the grapes. Big and heavy, the wine harvest was
the most important, by our ancestors standards. They
believed that imbibing wine was a quick way to experience
the Divine. This makes wine and the wine harvest sacred.
An old tradition, that is still practiced today, involves
sharing a bottle of wine in fine glasses or goblets.
Before drinking, toast loved ones who are absent by
pouring out some wine onto the ground. The weather is
shifting, pulling, and effecting our bodies' inner clocks
and patterns. Even the mornings are beautiful! Leave
the drapes open while you sleep and let Nature be your
alarm clock. Even if you are a night person - like me
- don't deprive yourself of the moonlight while tossing
and turning all night worried that you'll only get a
few hours of sleep before the sun rises. Once Mother
Nature's light and energy adjusts your sleep patterns,
you can say goodbye to sleepy mornings and dragging
time of year, Magick is done mainly for our own sakes.
So participate in the yearly cycle! Perform a ritual
to deep clean your home and then close with an Elemental
Blessing. An easy way to do this is to light a black
candle. Then, starting upstairs (if you have one) and
working your way down, dust, vacuum, windex, and mop.
Don't forget to clean out and renew the supplies in
your cupboards, both Magick and otherwise. And while
you clean, imagine all the stale energy dissolving.
When you are done, take a shower and rinse yourself
off with some lemon juice to cleanse your personal energies.
Then, extinguish the black candle and light a white
one. Go outside - after dressing of course - and say,
"Air blows and Fire glows. The Water flows to make
the Earth grow." Because the days are getting shorter,
we often forget that there are powerful energies out
there waiting to help us rejuvenate and balance ourselves.
Help boost your health for the upcoming winter months.
Light a green candle and fill a large bowl with water.
Call your Spirit Guides, Angels, and Teachers and ask
Them to help you to become a channel for healing energy
(Yup! Reiki will do quite nicely.). Visualize white
light flowing down from the heavens over your body,
bathing you, filling you, inside and out. Feel the balance
being restored to your body. When you feel 'full', hold
your hands, palms down, over the water and let the energy
flow through you into the water. When you feel you are
done, thank your Guides, Angels, and Teachers, and place
your hands on the ground and let the excess energy go
back into the earth. Drink the water through out the
day, everyday, to stay hydrated and healthy.
Work and Family
a time of celebration for the bountiful harvest that will
make survival this coming winter possible, now is a great
time to take advantage of the perfect duality in the weather.
Have the last BBQ or a potluck! Things may be busy now that
the kids are back in school and starting scouts, dancing,
soccer, and all the other countless commitments you thought
sounded like so much fun at the time...But having a fun get
together can give your family something to look forward to
- besides homework! Just remember to keep things real simple.
Use only what you have left in your freezer and cabinets.
Pull out the Memorial Day paper goods, Fourth of July sparklers,
and those luau decorations you have laying around. Let the
kids be in charge of the decorating. And be sure all your
guests bring something to share. You can even have a contest
for the most unique dish using summertime leftovers. Be sure
to have lights, music, and outdoor games. After the kids get
drowsy, or for those adult parties, have plenty of wine flowing.
Or, provide lots of sparkling grape juice everyone can enjoy.
And don't forget, the point is to get rid of all the leftovers
and to have fun. So no stress allowed!
Hatha Yoga Classes are back!
Every Thursday at 8:00pm from October 5th till November 16th
Card Class - October 15th
>> Free Reiki Shares -
September, 24th and October 29th
>> Moonlight Meditations
- October 6th
>> And introducing New
Moon Celebrations - come explore the Magickal side of
the Moon on October 22nd 7:30pm!
are limited, so check out my Calendar
up for your class today!
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