The Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall, occurs on September 22, 2014. Also known as Mabon on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, the Autumn Equinox is traditionally a time for spells and rituals pertaining to organization, future plans, self-discipline, balance and rest after labour. The hours of light and darkness are equal, just as they are at the Spring Equinox.
Not so long ago, fall was a period of hard work, harvesting the fields and preparing for the long winter ahead. Today, Wiccans use this festival to examine their year so far, and to adjust their plans for the future.
Autumn Equinox Correspondences
Colours: Orange, Brown, Yellow, Gold
Oil: Bergamot, Storax, Rosemary
Philtre: Motherwort, Blessed Thistle, Benzoin, Rosehips, Sage, Lavender
Candles: Yellow, Orange, Brown
Flowers: Hollyhock, Aster, Milkweed, Marigold, Bittersweet
Stones: Peridot, Citrine, Beryl, Chrysolite
A Preview of Your Future
If you need a ritual for Mabon, My Wheel of the Year guide has a meditation that will offer insight into your future. A portion appears below:
As you walk to the edge of the field, you notice one green stalk still unharvested, with a fresh ear of corn still attached. You snap off the corn and anxiously pull down the husk. Instead of yellow kernels, the cob is studded with jewels and precious metals.
Remember what you see and write it down. You will check below later for the meaning of the jewelled cob! You put the “corn” in your pouch, give thanks and head home for a harvest feast with friends and loved ones.
Meanings for the following stones and metals are provided: Amber, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Gold, Jade, Opal, Lapis lazuli, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Silver, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise.
Blessed be and Happy Autumn Equinox!
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