Mabon 2014: Six Ways To Celebrate The Pagan Autumnal Equinox By Antonia Blumberg

The autumnal equinox falls on September 23 in 2014, marking the official first day of fall as well as the pagan holiday, Mabon, in the northern hemisphere.

Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.

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“Mabon is a time to reflect on the previous year, when we can celebrate our successes (likened to bringing in the harvest) and assess which crops, projects, or dreams didn’t come to fruition,” the Los Angeles-based pagan leader Laurie Lovekraft told HuffPost.

The pagan website The White Goddess explains:

This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year, Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.

The holiday is named after the Welsh God, Mabon, son of Earth Mother goddess Modron.

Some pagans mark the holiday by enjoying rich feasts with seasonal foods like apples, pomegranates and root vegetables. Many also observe rituals honoring the goddess’ transition from mother to crone.

Lovekraft offered six ways to celebrate that can be done in small or large groups or individually:

1. Create an altar. This can be on a dining room table, hearth, or dresser with apples, leaves, pinecones, corn, pomegranate, squash, and root vegetables. Add gardening tools (scythe, baskets, hand trowel) and objects that are the colors of gold, orange, red, bronze, and rust. Light an orange or yellow candle and give thanks for the blessings of abundance you have in your life. (Always remember fire safety when working with candles and never leave a candle burning unattended!)

2. Ask for blessings. When lighting your candle, you can call to the Goddess in her Mother aspect and/or ask the Green Man to bless your harvest.

3. Do apple magic. Apples are often harvested in the fall. Cut an apple horizontally to reveal the hidden, five-pointed star (a pentagram) inside. Look for pentagonal forms around you (ex. five fingers and five toes, five petals of certain flowers, starfish, etc.)

4. Listen to music. Music is a wonderful way to get into the mood of Mabon! Songs by Lisa Thiel, the Reclaiming Tradition, and S.J. Tucker are especially evocative.

5. Meditate on balance. This is especially helpful if you are a family caregiver, but also if you have a high-stress job, pressure-filled commute, or have a lot of personal drama. Reflect on how you handle pressure, how you manage your and other people’s emotions, and how easily your peace of mind can be disrupted. Think about ways you can reduce stress and bring more balance to your days. Consider

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Cloves- Witch Magic, Witch Spells and Magic Herbs

Cloves and Their Use in Witch Magic

Cloves have been used for centuries in witch magic to draw friendship and
money towards the intended recipient. They are considered to be an especially
powerful magic herbs.

Cloves are considered masculine, and are associated with the planet Jupiter and
the element of Fire. Used for colds and insomnia, cloves has also been used by
witches for eons, Myrrh was burned on a daily basis. In ancient Greece the
petals and leaves of roses were used to foretell the future, to protect one
against evil witches and for healing the sick.

In witch magic spells cloves are traditionally used to invoke prosperity and
protection. It is especially good as a protection for children. It is also used

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How Witchcraft Became A Brand by Corin Faife

There are many simple rituals practised in the house that Katie Karpetz shares with her husband in Edmonton, Alberta, from yoga to herbalism to candle magic. In the morning, she often waits for inspiration to strike before posting a photo or found image to her Instagram feed, and the mood captured will go on to determine her activities for the day.

Running her online store, The Witchery, from her home is a mixture of mundane, structured tasks, and more spontaneous and esoteric work. Sometimes she’s tracking, packing, and sending orders for the many hundreds of items she ships out to her customers in twice-weekly mail batches. Other times, she’s tapping into her own experiences and the

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The Silver Sage Witch

I’m on holiday/vacation. By The Silver Sage Witch

Hello hello! I hope you’re doing well and your week is going well, even though I wasn’t able to do your Angel Guidance this week.

Im on holiday in the Oswestry, England/Wales until th 20th of this month.

I will try to do the Witching Crossroads this Thursday, but please dont be disappointed if i can’t. We are almost non-stop with lots of driving and meeting with some of our English friends.

That being said, I WILL make sure to get the posts up on the Newfound-life.com website though! 😁

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