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Since I associate the Apple with the month of September and Mabon, I decided to stir up a little apple kitchen witchery for our Mabon ritual this evening. I made a Spiced Applesauce Cake.

You can get the recipe here: Spiced Applesauce Cake

Apples have the magickal properties of enhancing love, wisdom, divination and access to the other world .

An old charm instructed one to pare the skin from an apple in one long piece all the while (or 3 times) chanting:

I pare this apple round and again

My sweetheart’s name to flourish plain

I fling the paring o’er my head

My sweetheart’s letter on the ground be read

When your apple peel is as long as you can get it, throw it over your shoulder and see if you see the peel landing in the shape of a letter. Your love’s initial may be revealed in this manner.

The pentacle revealed in the center of an apple also indicates the protective qualities of the apple. Slice an apple around its middle and you should see the star formed by the center area that holds the seeds. People have used the seeds in divination for love and fertility. What ways can you come up with to divine answers through the seeds?

You could assign “yes” and “no” answers to even or odd numbers of seeds. I’d love to hear what you come up with for divining with apple seeds in the comments below.

Just remember to use your own creativity when doing any kind of magick, and enjoy the magickal energy of this amazingly mystical fruit!

Bright Blessings,

Sarina

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I know it seems like I was living at my last magickal cottage, Crow Hollow, for only a short time (5 years seems short), but life takes some unexpected turns sometimes and we are called to make changes.

I won’t go into the crazy year I’ve lived through in 2018. Suffice it to say, there have been some sorrows and, as always, some great joys. Moving was stressful and exciting as well.

Sycamore Hill is an amazingly magickal place that seemed to call me to come live on this spot of land. Twin sycamore trees guard the house at the front and the back, and the view from the backyard is inspiring!

There is a steep slope at the back of the property and the idea of terracing and cultivating the land seems daunting. Homesteading here would be a dream fulfilled, so wish us luck!

I know I have been called to work with the earth and to help the pollinators flourish. I have already bought some native plants and seeds to start this fall.

The decorating to bring out the magick here is coming along. That takes time. We have a new puppy and the cats are on strike so I’ve had to work around that. One thing I have adopted for creating seasonal magickal vignettes is an old armoire.

Some tension rods, fabric and curtains and we have an interesting beginning. I’ve decided September is Apple Month. Mabon always makes me think of apples, so I plan to make candy apples a family tradition in a kitchen witchy way.

I was thinking how the Apple is so representative of the goddess and the witch: very apropos to this time of year. Our coven assigns the element of water (very feminine) to the harvest quarter of Lughnassadh, Mabon and Samhain.

As the autumn equinox approaches we anticipate the time of balance. There will be an equal number of daylight and darkness hours, and hopefully we will all find ways to bring more balance into our physical, emotional and spiritual lives. Our coven will celebrate Mabon with a burning man and offer up a part of our personal harvest in whatever form it has taken. There is always a harvest, and this Witches Thanksgiving is the time to remember that.

Brightest blessings to you all, and may you have a wondrous and magickal Mabon!

Sarina Ravensmoon

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