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Mabon…an Autumn Festival

Merry Meet my friends…I hope that you are all well and happy!  I am VERY happy as my favorite time of year is here…Autumn!  You may be able to tell by my name that Autumn is my favorite time of year! 🙂  We have had a glimpse of the cooler weather here in Ohio…a few days in the low 70’s and very cool nights.  The windows are open, the critters have started gathering, the Starlings are flocking…the sun is setting earlier and rising later…ahhh…I just love it!  We have been very dry so the grass is pretty brown and the gardens need lots of water and it may affect the Fall color…leaves might not be their most brilliant this year.  I’m seeing pumpkins and mums at the garden centers and the stores are filled with colorful displays of Autumn  and All Hallow’s Eve decorations….it is magick in the making!

      Mabon is the Autumn Equinox and the 2nd of the Harvest festivals on the Wheel of the Year.  It divides the day and night equally.   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.  Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.  At this time we celebrate with bonfires, feasts, harvesting the last of our gardens and herbs,  make and drink wine, make offerings to the God/Goddess and reflect on the coming dark period of the year.  It’s about rest, relaxation, and reflection.  This year, Mabon coincides  with the Harvest moon!  Spells and rituals for Mabon should be about balance, protection, prosperity, introspection and harmony.  These spells should have extra energy for you if performed on the Full Harvest Moon.  I love this Sabbat so much!!

My altar is decorated with a leaf patterned altar cloth, candles of Red, brown, green, rust.  Gaia and the Green Man grace my altar.  I have a vase of autumn flowers, wheat grass and cat tails from my own pond.  I have acorns, apples, small gourds, cluster of grapes, a glass of wine.  I have crystals of citrine, lapis, carnelian and amethyst.  I’m using  patchouli incense and have sage on my altar as well.  I will be doing a spell for Balance this Mabon with my sisters in spirit.  I’ll also smudge my house and I’m working on my “Autumn” cleaning..preparing the house for being closed up for the Winter.  I will make an offering to Mother Earth as always.  If you haven’t already worked on your altar, this may give you some ideas! 🙂  I also make a Mabon Oil blend and anoint my altar and myself with it…I’ll share the recipe with you!

Mabon Oil…….    4 drops Rosemary

                                4 drops Frankincense

                                2 drops Apple

                                1 drop Chamomile

                                1/8 cup  Almond Oil for Base

Blend in a small capped bottle or spray bottle.  Can of course double the recipe..it smells great!

For dinner we’ll be having roast with potatoes, carrots and squash.  Homemade bread and apple crisp.  A glass of wine or two of course..I will be spending time with the Goddess, enjoying her in Her Full glorious Moon by a fire with my loved ones.  If you don’t do anything else, do this.  The energy you get from just sitting under the Full Moon, relaxing, listening to what She may have to tell you….the feeling is awe inspiring and amazing.  I’m am constantly amazed when I draw Her down. 

                                                                                                                                 

Had to post this picture  ..I just loved it!

I hope that each of you have a very Blessed Mabon.  May these days of crisp air, colorful crunching leaves, blue skies, blustery winds and need- a- sweater weather…bring you joy and Blessings.  Reflect on all that is good in your life, and also what you can do to be happier, to be more loving, to make a difference in the world and to be the best witch you can be!  LOL..even if you’re not a witch, you can do these things….:) 

Blessed Be, Autumn

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Happy Bunny day…..

Today is Easter….Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it.  In my family, we celebrate it mostly because my parents and sister are christian.  This year however, due to a family situation, we didn’t celebrate it with all the family.  My husband, daughter, family friend and I went out to breakfast and the weather is beautiful and we had a nice time.  My daughter Willow and her family spent this year with her husband’s family.  They are so busy on the holidays trying to see all the family on both sides that they have to alternate between families..this was not our year :(.   The had us over friday night though for a cookout which was fabulous.  We brought our little grandaughter Lily her Bunny basket, had grilled burgers and good company and this early in April the weather was 80!!  It was awesome. 

A few days ago was the full moon.  I made up Blessing Oil and my Blessed water under a starry clear sky.  However, even though it was like 10:30 at night, and the moon was full, it still wasn’t showing up in the sky.  Funny how it comes up so late in the night this time of year.  It was a warm, gentle night and while I was communing with my God and Goddess, I saw a shooting star!  It was amazing as I don’t see them very often.  I took it as a response to my prayer and felt at peace after.  I also like to recharge my jewelry, crystals, altar tools etc in the moonlight so I did that too.  I love that Spring and warm weather are here again and I can be outside to commune without having to bundle up! 

Here’s my recipe for Blessing Oil:      

1/4 cup almond oil

10 drops sandalwood oil

4 drops camphor oil

2 drops orange oil

2 drops patchouli oil

Put in a pretty bottle and use it to bless your altar, candles, yourself after a ritual bath, or your tools.  You can also anoint your doors to bless your home.  Many uses and it smells great!  This is a double batch, feel free to 1/2 it.

I decorated for Ostara, both Altars, and left them up for Easter as the symbols, eggs, lamb, bunny, spring flowers etc are the same.  I’ll be undoing them tomorrow and getting ready for Beltane.  I’ll talk more about Beltane in the next month as Beltane is also known as May Day and is on May 1.  My Book of Shadows is coming along slowly but surely.  I love working on it and seeing it come together!

Have a blessed day,

Autumn

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