As autumn officially begins today and tomorrow, I am headed off to my annual Wise Woman weekend. These next few days are packed full of classes that cover every topic from belly-dancing to hands-on healing techniques, to trance, poppet-making and drumming and so much more. This is my movement into a more enjoyable, introspective season than the craziness of summer.
I will be celebrating the equinox in a myriad of ways, including a quiet ritual when I get home on Sunday, but if you are looking for a way to welcome in autumn, there are always plenty of ideas floating around the interwebs.
Here is just a tiny list of wonderful bloggers and their Autumn Equinox/Mabon ideas:
Mrs. B (aka Kris Bradley) posted a link to simple candle ritual that she wrote a few years back. It's perfect if you just want to take a moment to reflect on the season.
Over at Octoberfarm (a must-stop for recipes year-round,) Joyce has been bringing out her impressive Halloween collection. There are vintage and rare decorations as well as newer acquisitions. You've got to see all her wonderful pieces!
Over at The Witch of Howling Creek, Tenae is working on her Witches' Compendium, and her Mabon issue is out. Check it out here.
Rowan Pendragon has also been working hard and has released a 78 page e-book full of Mabon lore, spells and ideas.
And as always, a great place to go is over to About.com and check out Patti's Pagan/Wiccan page for history, practices and decorating tips for this wonderful time of year.
If you are really ready for October and Halloween/Samhain, head over to some of the links on my sidebar - there are some fun blog parties coming soon - and I have a big surprise for my readers here next month. Great things are afoot for fall!
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Happiest Autumn Equinox to you! May your harvest be plentiful and your fall days be bright and beautiful.