This year the Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall, takes place on September 22. On the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, the Autumn Equinox is a time for spells and rituals relating to organizing, planning for the future, finding balance and rest after labour. The hours of light and darkness are equal, just as they are at the Spring Equinox.
Long ago, the fall season was a time of hard work for many people. Fields were harvested and preparations were made for the long, cold winter ahead. Today, Wiccans use this festival to examine their personal progress to date and adjust their plans for the future.
Traditional Autumn Equinox Correspondences
Colours: Orange, Brown, Yellow, Gold
Oil: Bergamot, Storax, Rosemary
Candles: Yellow, Orange, Brown
Flowers: Hollyhock, Aster, Milkweed, Marigold, Bittersweet
Stones: Peridot, Citrine, Beryl, Chrysolite
Autumn Equinox Menu
Herbed Chicken & Rice
Orange Walnut/Pecan Cookies
Spells & Rituals for Autumn Equinox
If you need a ritual for the Autumn Equinox, My Wheel of the Year Guide has one that offers insight into your future, using a harvest mediation and a mysterious jewelled cob of corn, as well as rituals and recipes for every festival on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. Or, you may just need some great recipes, like those in my Witches’ Cook Book.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, you’ll want to read about the Spring Equinox or Ostara and the Balancing Eggs ritual.
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