The weather is cooling, save for those fortuitous glimpses of summer that we cherish all the more, marching toward Fall, and ultimately winter. September is the month of Mabon, inspiring us to show thanks to Gaia for her abundant seasonal yield and invoke the charity of the divine for the dark winter days. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the gifts of home and hearth that soon welcome us.
As we release the summer sun during the Autumn Equinox, we reflect on what else must be released to enable us to align with the natural flow of energy and adjust to the new balance struck between the shadows and the light. A time of rest and contemplation, cleansing, divination, and protection rituals are well suited to the season
Governed by earth and air, September Magick still produces harvest! Focus on spells that manifest desired energy and prosperity within the home. The Divine Feminine is highly receptive this month. Channel her energy into your relationships, fostering harmony, love, and commitment to each other and your innermost self.
The Full Harvest Moon on the 20th is a time to show thanks to the divine and those near and dear. Kitchen witchery, whether in preparation for winter’s chill or Mabon festivities, is very fitting this month. Share your gifts, bake breads and cakes made with moon water and freshly harvested herbs for both rituals and familial delight.
Remember, Fall is anything but the death of summer. Listen to the rustling leaves, the busied animals, the whisper of the ancestors on the wind- everything is very much alive!
Crystals: Bloodstone, Carnelian, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Obsidian, Olivine
Deities: Demeter, Freya, Green Man, Isis, Morrigan, Nephthys, Persephone, Pomona, Thoth
Herbs: Copal, Goldenrod, Lilac, Lily, Marjoram, Mugwort, Narcissus, Rye, Skullcap, Valerian, Wheat
Trees: Bay Laurel, Hazel, Larch