Cat’s Morning Bits for September 22, 2020 Autumn Equinox/ 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.
“Equal dark, equal light
Flow in Circle, deep insight
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!
So it flows, out it goes
Three-fold back it shall be
Blessed Be, Blessed Be
The transformation of energy!”
Night An’Fey, Transformation of Energy
Sept 22 Autumn Equinox / Mabon
Sept 23 1st Qtr Moon 6:54 pm PST/ 7:54 pm MST/ 9:54 pm EST
Sept 30 Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins
Spirit Library: Equinox (a message from Kate Spreckley)
With today’s Equinox energy there is a definite increase in the intensity and the frequency of the incoming energy. Currently the incoming waves of energy are clashing with the outgoing waves of energy creating disruption and turmoil for us all. As the incoming cosmic energies get stronger and…
The Autumn Kitchen || Mabon Sangria
Beneath The Moon: The Autumn Equinox season
I don’t follow the dates on a calendar, I watch and feel what Mother Nature is doing and the energies around me. In my corner of South East England autumn is beginning to show her face, so for me the season of autumn equinox has begun.
ThoughtCo: How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual
For many Pagans, autumn is a time of giving thanks. Although this is the most obvious around the Mabon holiday, if you live in the United States, most of your friends and family will be giving thanks in November.
MBG: An Autumn Equinox Ritual That Pulls Its Power From The Elements
The wheel of the year is turning, and the autumn equinox is coming up on Tuesday, September 22. For this special time of year, thousands of people stand in awe at sacred sites around the world—from the pyramids at Chichen Itza in Yucatán to Machu Picchu in Peru. Autumnal festivals play a prominent role in Native American culture, Iranian tradition, and beyond.
The Corner Crone: Rebalancing at Mabon
Jason Mankey’s post about the Autumnal Equinox caught my attention the other day. In it he writes:
Most of us probably live our lives out of balance. We either focus too much on work, or not enough on it, and some of us prioritize doing things for ourselves instead of doing things for others
Today’s DIY: DIY-Harvest Decor -Autumn Equinox /Mabon
Elephant Journal: A Grounding Prayer for the Autumn Equinox.
It’s been a no good, very bad week.
Mercury is in retrograde and my kids have been having epic tantrums. A dear family member had a heart attack, and we got some bad news affecting our finances.
I’ve been in icy fear all week. Cortisol tears through my veins. My mind races, scavenging up ways to cut expenses and bring in more income. I feel a bit like someone has died, and I’m tumbling through the stages of grief from that chill of fear to a thick sadness to simmering anger.
Treehugger: 12 Facts About the First Day of Fall
Well hello, fall! Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere. We are suddenly swathed in sweaters and wearing boots and bombarded by shades of orange, often even before the thermometer warrants it.
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 13:31 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.
3 Pagans And A Cat: Celebrating Autumn, Mabon, Harvest: What’s In A Name?
Recently, Phoenix LeFae of The Witches Next Door shared a post titled “Mabon is Dumb.” My first reaction was “Whoa, don’t hate on Autumn!” And then I have to admit chuckling a bit as I read her article. Here’s why.
Learning Religions: Acorns and Oaks
The acorn is a symbol of strength and power. In the fall, these tiny yet hardy little nuggets drop from the oak trees to land on the ground. Most will be eaten by passing wildlife, but a few will survive to form a new tree in the spring
Pagan Playlist: Lisa Thiel – Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
Inner Journey: BRING AWARENESS TO YOUR GENEROSITY
“Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.”
— Jean De La Bruyère
While it’s important to give, it’s also essential that we not give more than we can afford. Only you can determine the appropriate amount of time or money you can give away, but it should not cause you hardship. We need to respect our own needs as well as the needs of others.
When do you give more than you can afford?
“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
— Jon Kabat Zinn
“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
Today’s Recipe: 15 Fabulous Fall Treats That Aren’t a Mouthful of Pumpkin Spice
It’s that time of year when it seems like anything flavored with pumpkin spice gets all the love and attention. But if you’re just not feeling it, you’ll be glad to have these alternative treats for your autumn enjoyment. You’ll still taste all the best fall flavors — apples, pears, caramel, maple, nuts, and dark chocolate — without that overwhelming PSL vibe.
Magical Correspondences for Autumn Equinox/ Mabon
Autumn Equinox / Mabon / Harvest Home: On or around September 21st
This year Mabon is on Tuesday, September 22
This is the second harvest festival and like the Vernal Equinox night and day are equal. It is a time to honor the changing season and to give thanks for the bounty and abundance in our lives.
Symbols and Decorations: Fall leaves, apples, gourds, vines, flowers, acorns grapes, berries, indian corn and grains.
Colors: Wine, Rust, Brown, Autumn Orange and Gold
Deities: Pomona, Demeter, Persephone, Bacchus, Dionysus, Green Man, Tezcatzontecatl, Osiris
Herbs: Marigold, Milkweed, Fern, Benzoin, Honeysuckle, Passionflower, Rose Sage, Solomon’s Seal, Thistle (A Druid’s Herbal)
Incense: Pine, Myrrh, Sage, Sweetgrass
Trees: Maple, Magnolia, Locust, Hickory, Hackberry, Aspen. (Whispers from the Woods)
Sacred Stones: Green Aventurine, Dendritic Agate, Chrysoprase for goal setting and planning /Sunstone , Moonstone for balance. (Hibiscus Moon)
September 22, 2020
“Science and art may invent splendid modes of illuminating the apartments of the opulent; but these are all poor and worthless compared with the light which the sun pours freely, impartially, over hill and valley, which kindles daily the eastern and western sky; and so the common lights of reason and conscience and love are of more worth and dignity than the rare endowments which give celebrity to a few.”
-William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
The light of day, the morning sun steaming through our window gives us a sense of newness, and optimism. We share the sun, it warms each of us without playing favorites. Songs are written about the sun, and the happiness it brings.
Autumn 🍂 Equinox Energy Reading 2020
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