Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2022 Mabon Edition
Good Morning 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 2022 Events:
Sept 2 Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept 9 Mercury Retrograde until Oct. 2
Sept. 10 Full Harvest Moon at 2:59 am PST/ 3:59 am MST/ 5:59 am EST
Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon/ Sun enters Libra
Sept 25 New Moon at 2:54 pm PST/ 3:54 pm MST/ 6:54 pm EST
Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins
“Autumn arrives, array’d in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster’d full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth’d profusely laden, nod,
Complaint bowing to the fertile sod.”
Farmer’s Almanac, 1818
Mabon & Autumn equinox | How to celebrate | Ritual, Kitchen witchery & Symbolism/ The witches’ cookery
Learn Religions: Mabon Incense Blend
By Patti Wigington
Published on March 11, 2019
As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn’t mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood.
MBG: 7 Rituals To Help You Find Balance For The 2022 Autumn Equinox
Once again we are entering into a time of balance as we move into the Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere (Spring Equinox in the southern hemisphere). We are also in a Mercury retrograde phase, so it is no surprise that the Universe is nudging us to reflect, rest, and simply be here now.
The canvas of the summer is made of shades of green;
Emerald, jade, and serpentine with many in between.
When the harvest time begins the Lady takes up her brush;
She starts to add new colors, vibrant, bold, and lush.
Carnelian, garnet, and amber dots the forest floor;
She lets it dry a day or so before she adds a little more.
She works with slow precision as she paints each leaf with =are;
Ash, oak, and aspen glow; with gemstone hues everywhere.
When the landscape is complete she adds a turquoise sky;
Wild geese and soft white clouds gently sail on by.
To the lady we give thanks for the beauty that she brings;
Each season is a masterpiece that helps our spirits sing.
© LBolotin/Cat 9-3-07
Exemplore: Seven Crystals to Use for Mabon
CLAIRE AUG 3, 2022
Crystals for Mabon
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the second harvest festival in the pagan wheel of the year. At this time of year, all or the majority of grain crops have been harvested and stored for winter, and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables.
EarthSky News: Great Square of Pegasus gallops into autumn sky
Great Square of Pegasus
Look east just after dark for the Great Square of Pegasus around the time of the September equinox (in 2022, it is on September 22). Throughout late September and October evenings, the Great Square will be ascending in the eastern evening sky.
Patheos-Pagan: Autumn Equinox: Is Balance Even Possible?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY LISA WAGONER
September has snuck up on me once again, and soon it is time for the Autumn Equinox! The theme I see in all my pagan, witch, witch-adjacent, mystical emails and posts is of balance. Which got me thinking:
Pagan Playlist: Mabon / Sowulo
“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.
Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.
“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg
from Moody Moons Blog; Mabon Bacon Maple Cornbread
moodymoonsSeptember 15, 2021
Bacon maple cornbread combines three rich, traditional Mabon ingredients for a hearty addition to your Fall Equinox feast.
Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Fungus Aradia With Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 BY HERON MICHELLE
I feel the autumn season approaching, and I suddenly yearn for fuzzy sweaters, chill air, and comfort foods. For me, pasta is one of those comforts, and this recipe is a favorite.
Magical Correspondences for Mabon
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 bread
Herbs: Marigold, sage, myrrh, honeysuckle, rose, sweetgrass
Sacred Stones: All yellow stones, Lapis, multi-colored agates
Exemplore: Simple Wiccan Mabon Ritual for Solitaries (Without Ritual Tools)
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTAUG 2, 2022
Simple Mabon Ritual
When the Sabbats approach, new Wiccans—or those just learning the Wiccan ways who are not quite sure of their path yet—may feel moved to observe the day.
September Equinox Angel Message For You – The Equinox Gateway is Open!
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