In 2017, the Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall, takes place on September 22 at 4:02 PM EDT. On the Wiccan Wheel of the Year this festival, (also known as Mabon), is a traditional time for spells and rituals to celebrate organization, planning for the future and rest after labour. The hours of light and darkness are equal, just as they are at the Spring Equinox, so rituals for balance are also appropriate.
In the past, the harvest season was a period of hard labour for many. After the fields were harvested, preparations were made for the long, cold winter ahead. Today, Wiccans use the Autumn Equinox 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.
Recipes can be found in the Wheel of the Year Guide and the Witches’ Cook Book.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, you will want to read about the Spring Equinox or Ostara and the Balancing Eggs ritual.
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