Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

Mabon/ Autumn Equinox/ Harvest Home

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

Mabon Activities: This is such a beautiful season to go outside! Take some nature walks and collect pinecones, acorns, colored leaves and interesting seeds and pods for decorating your home and altar. Other activities include making gourd rattles, harvesting from your garden, share your gardens abundance with others, fill your bird feeders with treats for your avian friends. Most of all, count your blessings. Have everyone in your family make a list of all the things they are thankful for and then read them aloud. I will also include my favorite activity…”feeding the trees”. We share a drink of apple cider or wine with our trees. This honors not only the tree spirit but The Greenman as well.

Mabon (pronounced May-bon, May-bone, May-bun, May-bawn) is celebrated at the time of the Autumn Equinox on or around September 21. This festival marks the completion of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. It is named after the celtic god Mabon. Other names for this Lesser Sabbat include Harvest Home, Festival of Dionysus, The Feast of Avalon, Mea’n Fo’mhair (druid), Winter Finding (norse), Equinozio di Autunnio (strega).

On this day, day and night are again equal and time holds it’s breath as the Dying God gets ready to leave his physical body and begin the great journey to the Summerland. He sees this as the last great adventure of renewal and rebirth. The Goddess who is drowsing in the waning warmth of summer feels her love getting ready to depart as well as the new life growing in her womb.

The threefold theme for this Sabbat is Balance- Gratitude- Reflection. This is also a time of balance not only within nature but within ourselves and our lives. On the great wheel Mabon is balanced by Ostara. It is traditional to clean the unnecessary clutter from your home and life as well as blessing the thresholds of your house. Look back on everything you have done in the past year and with your life. Congratulate yourself on your accomplishments and make note of the areas you need to improve upon. Give thanks to the Lady and Lord, yourself and to everyone who has helped to get where your on this day! This is a wonderful time to do spells of balancing in preparation of the time of relfection that will be coming up at Samahain.

A Mabon Thought…. by Cat

On this day I am Thankful.

I am thankful for being able to rise and greet the day when there are those who cannot……..

I am thankful for my health and the health of my family, when so many others are sick……

I am thankful for having a home when so many are homeless……….

I am thankful for my family, friends, and pets when so many spend their lives alone………

I am thankful for having a loving spouse when many live with =buse……….

I am thankful for the food on my table when others are starving………

I am thankful for my job when so many are out of work……….

I am thankful for just being here and being able to participate in the adventure called life………

On this day I remember how important it is to give thanks everyday even when it seems like I have nothing to be thankful for

On this day I give thanks for all that I have no matter how small it seems.

On this day I acknowledge how blessed I really am and I give thanks to the people and events in my life that have helped me to be the person I am today……….

I am thankful………………….

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Everyday Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for June 24, 2021

Everyday Blessings: Cat’s Angel Message for June 24, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Embrace what brings you inner peace. They are found in the tiny miracles that make up our lives. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: Everyday Blessings

624: Every day we are blessed with wonderful things that I like to call “Tiny Miracles”. It doesn’t have to be grand or over the top to be a miracle and often it’s the small, everyday ones that mean the most. It’s part of our human nature to want more, however in reality we have what we need. Our vision of true “wealth” lies in our perception of self. If we feel sorry for ourselves our energy takes a nosedive. However, if we hold onto our optimism and look for that “One Good Thing” then the tiny miracles are brought into crystal clear focus. Today, the Universe is reminding us that everyday life is our greatest blessing. Hold these tiny miracles close to your heart so that you draw upon them when the need arises.

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Uriel can help us to overcome obstacles by showing us where the solutions are that will lead to our success. He provides us with additional information that we need to make the most informed decisions we can. No problem is too great or too small for him to assist with. Uriel also helps us to gain spiritual understanding and creative insight. Today is a good day to simply touch base with him, ask for help if needed, or simply express gratitude for the blessings taking place in your life.

The Ascended Master Babaji teaches us that by detaching ourselves from the lure of material things we are able to draw strength from life’s simple pleasures. He also helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. Letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important.

The Hindu Goddess Kali who shows us how to get out of our own way so that we can appreciate life’s true blessings. She tells us “Do not allow yourself to become bogged down in what you perceive as lack. You are far wealthier than you realize and by getting out of your own way you will see the truth in this.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

Citrine. This happy and sunny crystal draws abundance and brings our self confidence forward. It promotes the optimistic mindset necessary to activate the manifestation process and nudges us into action. We can also use Citrine to help us sift through information and analyze situations so that we can move forward with positive intent. Citrine also helps us go with the flow and encourages us to explore all options so that we can make the best decisions for our journey.

Nebula Stone. This energetically unique stone resembles the night sky. It allows you to see the value of the things around you and helps you to appreciate what you have while promoting gratitude toward yourself and others.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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An Abundance of Good Things: Cat’s Angel Message for June 10, 2021

An Abundance of Good Things: Cat’s Angel Message for June 10, 2021

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.

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Blessings surround us all the time and it is up to us to see their worth. ~Cat

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Today’s Message: An Abundance of Good Things

610: Starting today and carrying over into tomorrow we move into the realms of positive expectations. This includes affirmations, gratitude and focusing on the blessings in your life. Today is a reminder that we are all wealthy in many ways and on many levels. By acknowledging our blessings and embracing grace and gratitude we are opening the doors to creating our own infinite supply. The key is to focus on what you HAVE and not on what you DON’T. Remember that true wealth is not about how many “cool new things” you have, I know people with this mentality and they are some of the most miserable people ever. Make a list today of all the good things and blessings in your life and you will see that you really are wealthier than you realized!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Roman Goddess Abundantia teaches us to appreciate abundance and wealth in it’s many forms as well as how to attract them. She tells us, ” Your faith in the bounty of the universe serves you well. Cast aside your worry and embrace the richness of your life because you have so much to grateful for.”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aventurine teaches us how to give and receive gracefully. Both are necessary for healthy relationships with self and others and it allows the Universe to care for you. Aventurine also helps to dispel the anger and irritation that sometimes arise when we are stuck in the “what I lack” mind loop.

Jade aids problem solving and shows us the path to reaching our goals and actualizing our dreams. It also promotes emotional balance and self-confidence as it gently dissipates negativity and brings peace on all levels. Jade which attracts both prosperity and good luck. It soothes the mind and escorts negative thoughts to the doo

Zincite helps to remove energy blocks which gets our life force flowing, which aids our manifestation process. It also restores our energy when it becomes depleted by giving away too much of ourselves to others.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: April 27, 2021 “Sharing The Blessings”

Happy Tuesday,

By sharing kindness and compassion with others we find that it comes back to us in many unexpected ways. Sometimes we think that we are not worthy of receiving these blessings and we shut the door on them. But the truth is that we are worthy of these things! Blessings move in a circle, what you send out comes back. Embrace the gifts that are sent your way and continue sharing them with others!

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Thought For The Day: March 24, 2021 “Tiny Blessings”

Happy Wednesday,

A reminder today about the importance of gratitude. Take some time to acknowledge what you are grateful for. Remember that blessings come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes the most meaningful ones are the tiny ones we take for granted. Let’s count our blessings!

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Thought For The Day: March 22, 2021 “Nothing To Fear”

Happy Monday,

Change is a thing of perspective. How we see it determines our reaction to it. If we see change as an adventure we find that we are more open to receiving the blessings that the universe sends our way. While we may not be able to use these blessings to the fullest extent right now, we WILL find a place for them as our adventure propels us forward. Don’t be afraid, go with the flow and adventure on!

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Thought For The Day: Feb. 22, 2021 “Realization”

Happy Monday,

A simple reminder about gratitude today. We are truly blessed and our lives contain so many things to be grateful for. However, sometimes we forget this. Find pleasure in the simple things today. Look for inspiring moments and find beauty in the smallest of things!

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The Spiral of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for January 19, 2021

The Spiral of Life: Cat’s Angel Message for January 19, 2021

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.

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The spiral of life is made up of endings and beginnings and we must learn to flow with the sacred pattern. ~Cat

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119: Our lives are made up of endings and beginnings. At the start of the new year we are offered the chance at both. End what doesn’t work or feel right and replace these things by beginning something new. There is an old saying that goes “When one door closes another one opens.” and the Universe is asking us to take that phrase and our “January Theme” to heart today. By holding optimistic light for ourselves and meeting each day with a sense of adventure we can navigate these revolving cycles with ease. Each new cycle brings opportunities and blessings that help us to lead better and more fulfilling lives. Allow new doors to open and don’t let small setbacks or obstacles to stop your momentum, simply look for creative ways to navigate them. Start with baby steps and acknowledge the tiny miracles with a grateful heart and don’t forget to shed goodwill on those around you. These things will make everyday a victory!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Chamuel helps us in creating and maintaining strong and loving relationships. While this includes the one we have with ourselves and our own spiritual nature, it helps our relationships with others as well. Ask him to help you create an atmosphere of peace, love, and togetherness. His goal is to help us to build a strong foundation from which we can create our personal evolution.

The Ascended Master Vywamus encourages us to continuously and consciously seek inspiration through the discovery and rediscovery of our own natural abilities and talents. He teaches us that healing can be found in change. If something is holding you back he can teach you how to let it go or let it be so you can continue moving forward.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest to long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious'”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the changes that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life. This stone also shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change as it helps to sharpen the mind and enhance our self confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings, reminds us that all things are a part of the cycle of change. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Faith- Perspective- Focus: Cat’s Angel Message for January 16, 2021

Faith- Perspective- Focus: Cat’s Angel Message for January 16, 2021

 January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.

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We are all creatures of magick with the ability to create miraculous things! ~Cat

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116: Our thoughts and actions shape and create our reality and the Universe is reminding us that we have the power within us to manifest anything and everything that we need. Faith- Perspective- Focus are today’s keywords. Have faith in what you want to create (dreams and goals). Use your powers of perception and look for that “one good thing” and use it to create that first step. Stay focused on what you want and on your desired outcome and give them nudges and tweaks to keep things moving in the right direction and by keeping your expectations high you generate a mindset that embodies gratitude as it creates a positive flow of blessings. The biggest key to the creation process lies in finding and maintaining a balance between our material and spiritual sides. Learning to appreciate and be grateful for what we have allows us to clearly see new blessings when they arrive. You are worthy of receiving the blessings the universe has to offer, add your magick to that and watch paths and doors open up!

Today’s Spirit Helpers include:

Archangel Raziel can assist us in both embracing our unique divine magic and in the overall manifestation process. He tells us that growth and freedom can be found when we let go of what we have outgrown as well as our limiting self beliefs and fears all of which hold us back from achieving and creating the life we want.

The Ascended Master Solomon helps us to take what we are given and make the most of it. He teaches us how to do things more efficiently as he guides us through difficult situations. Focus and efficiency help us in our quest for personal evolution and help create the necessary stepping stones we need to move ahead.

The Mayan goddess Ixchel helps to get our creative juices flowing by breaking through the barriers we have erected that are blocking our progress. Call on her if you are starting something new. “ Clear your mind and allow the creative source to fill you. New things are waiting for you to embrace them!”

Today’s Sacred Stones include:

Dioptase helps us to create a more balanced life while we work toward achieving our personal goals. It also teaches us to see things in joy and the best in every action.

Iolite, also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst” it is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion by staying true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others. It helps us to live in the moment making it easier to snag the blessings given to us. It is also a soothing stone that calms the emotions during times of change.

Okenite can be used to help clear away obstacles and teaches us that the universe is filled with unlimited possibilities when allow ourselves to face and adapt to change. It helps us to find our inner strength so that we can finish what we start and helps replace bad habits with good ones.

Blessings for a magickal day! Cat

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Thought For The Day: Jan. 14, 2021 “Blessed Patience”

Happy Thursday,

Today is a reminder about patience. As we move through life we help to create the things we want and need. Sometime things happen quickly and sometimes we have to wait. Waiting is hard particularly when its something we really want. The longer it takes the more impatient we become. Learn to go with the flow. Take the blessings that each day offers and add them to where they belong and don’t forget to practice patience. It really will pay off!

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