Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2021
Good Morning & Blessed Autumn Equinox Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
“Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields,
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth
And you walk under the red light of fall
The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain
The sharp, gentle chill of fall.
Here as we move into the shadows of autumn
The night that brings the morning of spring
Come to us, Lord of Harvest
Teach us to be thankful for the gifts you bring us …”
- Autumn Equinox Ritual
September Events 2021
Sept. 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins (Sept 2- 29)
Sept. 6 Labor Day/ New Moon at 5:51 pm PST/ 6:51 pm MST/ 8:51 pm EST
Sept. 20 Full Harvest Moon at 4:54 pm PST/ 5:54 pm MST/ 7:54 pm EST
Sept. 22 Mabon/ Fall Equinox/ Sun enters Libra
Sept 27 Mercury Retrograde 9Sept. 72- Oct. 18)
Sept. 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins (Sept. 30- Oct
LearnReligions: The Magical Energy of Apples
Apples are found in the mythology and legends of many cultures around the world. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since apples have been around for a very long time—petrified apple fragments dating back as far as five thousand years ago have been discovered! According to pomologists
Mabon 🍁 The Autumn Equinox | How to celebrate | Simple ideas, DIYs & Rituals
“The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees.
Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time…. Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is
a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World….”
- Mabon by Akasha
ThoughtCo: Grapevine Legends and Lore
Much like the apple, the grape is one of those fruits that has a significant amount of magic associated with it. First and foremost, the grape harvest—and the wine that it produces—has been associated with fertility deities like Egypt’s Hathor, the lusty Roman Bacchus, and his Greek counterpart, Dionysus.
“The tale of Mabon of Modron, the Welsh God, (the “great son of the great mother”), also known as the Son of Light, the Young Son, or Divine Youth, is celebrated. The Equinox is also the birth of Mabon, from his mother Modron, the Guardian of the Outerworld, the Healer, the Protector, the Earth. Mabon was taken after he is a mere three nights old (some variations of the legend say he is taken after three years). Through the wisdom of the living animals — the Stag, Blackbird, Owl, Eagle and Salmon — Mabon is freed from his mysterious captivity. All the while Mabon had rested within his mother’s womb; a place of nurturing and challenge. With strength and lessons gained within the magickal Outerworld (Modron’s womb), Mabon is soon reborn as his mother’s Champion, the Son of Light, wielding the strength and wisdom acquired during his captivity.”
- Joyous Mabon
DIY Decor for Mabon! Witchcraft-Wicca-Magic-Pagan-Witch-Sigils-Fall Equinox- Autumn Equinox
Elephant Journal: Learn to Let Go Through the Power of the Fall Equinox.
Autumn is a time to harvest the fruits of your work and your life.
It’s also a powerful period of transformation and letting go.
Autumn offers a special gift from the trees: the splendor of transforming foliage. A light show of blazing red, orange, and golden leaves enchants many locations, a feast for an empath’s senses.
Exemplore; 7 Crystals to Use for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables. This is a time of plenty, gratitude, celebrating the stability of home and hearth, and sharing our bounty with those who are less fortunate.
EarthSky News: Equinox Sun Is Over Earth’s Equator
The 2020 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) happens on Tuesday, September 22, at 19:21 UTC. At this special moment – the instant of the September equinox – the sun is at zenith, or straight overhead, as seen from Earth’s equator.
Patheos-Pagan: Between Two Worlds: Blessed by the Goddess
BRIANNE RAVEN WOLF
Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
Inner Journey: Are You Aware
“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron
How aware are you of:
- your senses?
- your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
- your fears?
- your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
- your self talk?
- your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
- your passions?
- your purpose?
Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!
“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson
A Note from the Universe
Has anyone ever told you, that you have a knack for making people feel special?
Important? Like they really matter?
I should know.
A million thanks, “dude”
Today’s Recipe: Vegetable-Fruit Purees for Fall
As summer fades into fall, apples and squash are not only healthful but plentiful. Cooked together, their rich flavors and compatible textures blend well for a vegetable purée side dish.
Magical Correspondences for Mabon
September 22, 2021
Colors: All shades of red, gold, brown, rust
Deities: All harvest deities, Earth Mother/Sky Father, Persephone, Epona, Greenman, Mabon
Symbols: acorns, dried flowers, pine cones, chrysanthemums, ferns, ivy. cornucopia, Indian corn, grapes and grains.
Food & Drink: Wine, ground veggies (potatoes, onions etc), beans, squash and multi-grain breads
Herbs: marigold, sage, myrrh, honeysuckle, rose, sweetgrass
Sacred Stones: All yellow stones, Lapis, multi colored agates
Daily Tarot: Mabon/Autumn Equinox Tarot Spread
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