Posted in Magickal Living, tagged Mabon on September 21, 2012|
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On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at 9:49 CDT the sun will move into the sign of Libra. This will mark the autumnal equinox. In the old religion of Western Europe, especially among the Celts this time of year was referred to as Mabon and is the celebration of the harvest, the original Thanksgiving. It was a time of feasting and celebrating all that the good earth had provided throughout the growing season.
This Saturday on the 22nd I plan to cook a nice meal to usher in autumn. Since I had such a bumper crop of basil this year, I figure I will go with an Italian menu of lasagna and incorporate a lot of this wonderful green herb into my cooking. I’ll mix up a salad of seasonal veggies and finish things off with a dessert of an apple tart…..because apples are SO autumn! As I prepare the meal I will think about the way I was assisted throughout the growing season by the gardening angels and elementals and dedicate the feast to them.
On Sunday, the 23rd of September I will go up to the attic and pull out the fall decorations. Sunday will be the day to decorate with the autumn leaves, pumpkins and the Halloween decorations. I love this time of year and I like to decorate early so I can enjoy the season all through the fall. Sunday evening I will light a fire in my outdoor fire pit and meditate on how thankful I am for all the wonderful people, things and experiences I have had throughout the year. I will also ask Spirit and the angels to bless the months ahead and help me to follow the path that was set for me before I was born.
I hope you find some meaningful way to celebrate the return of autumn.
Angel Blessings for a Wonderful Mabon!
The Angel Witch
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Archangel Michael is traditionally the angel we call on for protection. When I call on him, I see in my intuitive mind a male figure, well muscled, and surrounded by a golden light. To be honest, I see an angel that looks a lot like Brad Pitt with his golden hair and strong physique! He generally carries a sword and often appears dressed like a gladiator ready to protect. Many times when Michael is around I will see flashes of royal blue or royal purple light. After “seeing” Michael appear I feel I have made contact with him and can feel his presence. To facilitate making contact with him it is helpful to burn frankincense or cinnamon incense and to hold a citrine, amber or carnelian gemstone.
There have been instances where people have been in distress and angels have appeared as humans to help them out of a bad situation. There are numerous accounts of these angel encounters. They are easy to explain away as “made-up”, unless one of these experiences happens to you. My daughter had one such experience when her car was hit at an angle on the freeway. Her car spun around and she found herself facing traffic in the fast lane with oncoming traffic heading her way. “Out of the blue”, a paramedic truck pulled up to stop the traffic. Two good looking paramedics jumped out of the truck and helped her get her car turned around and pulled over to the side of the road. Her two “angels” told her they had to go answer a call, but that she would be OK now. My daughter was quite shaken, as you might imagine, but as she pulled herself together to start her car, she noticed that the paramedics were nowhere in sight. They had seemed to just vanish! Well, I’m guessing that we know what my daughter’s guardian angel probably looks like! And I’ll just bet Michael, the protector angel, was right there beside him!
Call on Michael when you are in need of protection. Just say, “Archangel Michael, please help me!” Angels are never too busy to help and they are waiting for you to ask for their assistance.
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