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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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Mabon Blessings

ImageOn 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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