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Mabon Ritual

Mabon Ritual

(circa September 21)

Decorate the altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress cones, ears of
corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Also place there a small rustic
basket filled with dried leaves of various colors and kinds.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle of Stones.
Recite the Blessing Chant.
Invoke the Goddess and God.
Stand before the altar, holding aloft the basket of leaves, and slowly scatter
them so that they cascade to the ground within the circle. Say such words as

Leaves fall,
the days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls Her mantle of the Earth around Her as You,
O Great Sun God,
sail toward the West to the lands of
Eternal Enchantment.,
wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
seeds drop,
the hours of day and night are balanced.
Chill winds blow in from the North wailing laments.
In this seeming extinction of nature’s power,
O Blessed Goddess,
I know that life continues.
For spring is impossible without the second harvest,
as surely as life is impossible without death.
Blessings upon You,
O Fallen God,
as You journey into the lands of winter
and into the Goddess’ loving arms.
Place the basket down and say:

O Gracious Goddess of all fertility,
I have sown and reaped the fruits of my actions, good and bane.
Grant me the courage to plant seeds of joy and love in the coming year,
banishing misery and hate.
Teach me the secrets of wise existence upon this planet,
O Luminous One of the Night!

Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

Mabon Thoughts


This is the Harvest Home and falls in a busy season. Agricultural work all
through the harvest season, from Lughnassadh to Samhain, should be done
communally and with simple rites, keeping the presence of the Gods in mind, and accompanied by games and amusements where they can be fitted in. The Harvest Queen with her chosen Lord preside at all these occasions, leading the work, the dances and the feasting. Wagons coming in from the fields at Mabon form a parade. There are garlands around the necks of the draft animals, and the
Harvest Queen rides in rustic splendor on the last wagon.


Many fruits and nuts full-ripe. Leaves turning. Harvest in full swing. Bird
migrations begin. Chill of winter anticipated. Farewell to Summer. Friendship
and family ties remembered.

Thesmophoria, the Eleusianian Mysteries and the Cerelia, all in honor of Demeter or the Roman Ceres. Feast of Cernunnos and of Bacchus.

The myth of Dionysos: the young god is sacrificed or abducted as Winter begins.
Hy is restored to his mother in the spring. Dionysos (vegetable life) if the
offspring of Persephone (the seed corn) and Hades (the underworld, beneath the
surface of the earth).


Thanksgiving to the gods for the harvest. Magic for good weather and protection
of the winter food supply. Blessing the harvest fruits.


Gala processions to bring home the harvest. One or two fruits left on each tree,
no doubt originally meant as an offering to the spirit of the trees. Harvest
customs are too numerous to list here. Refer to The Golden Bough. They include
relics of purification rites and sacrifice of the God-King.


Colors: gold and sky-blue
Autumn leaves and berries
Fruits of harvest
Pine cones
Autumn flowers


Husing bees
Harvest parade
Barn dances
Harvest ball
Country fair
Canning and preserving parties


Takes place late afternoon of Mabon Day, in a field or garden, not in wild
woods. The Circle may be marked out with autumn braches. Altar in the west. A
sky-blue altar cloth makes a beautiful background for harvest-gold candles and
decorations of autumn foliage.

Make an image of the Goddess from a sheaf of grain, so that the ripe ears form a
crown. Place this image, decorated with seasonal flowers (chrysanthemums are
sacred to Her, being really marigolds) above the altar. It is a barbaric-looking
figure – no Praxiteles goddess. Have a jug of cider and a supply of cups or
glasses near the altar.

Build the central fire in the cauldron and wreathe the cauldron with autumn

Coveners may wear work clothes or white robes, or dress in ordinary clothing in
autumn colors. HPS and HP should wear crowns of autumn leaves and berries.
Everyone walks in a procession to the Circle, each carrying a sheaf of grain or
a basket or tray of apples, squashes, melons, nuts, etc. as they continue to walk deosil within the Circle, HP and HPS take their burdens from them and stack them around the altar.

Banish the Circle with sat water. In the prayer of intention, refer to absent
friends and relatives who are present in spirit and to the harvest offering. Bid
Summer farewell.

HP kindles the fire. HPS invokes the Goddess and charges the fire. Communion
materials are cider and Sabbat cakes.

The Ritual of Harvesting:

Have a fruit-bearing potted plant at the North. Reap the fruit and carry it
slowly, elevated at about eye-level on the Pentacle, on a tour of the Circle.
The fruit represents the benefits and results of our efforts during the year.
The elevation, with all eyes fixed on the fruit, represents our assessment and
evaluation of our results. The coveners’ individual messages, burned in the
fire, briefly detail these. The fruit itself is divided with the knife and eaten
by the coveners as a token that they accept the consequences of their actions.

Have a platter prepared for the Goddess, bearing some of each kind of food
provided for the feast. Using the knife, HPS buries this food before the altar,
inviting the Goddess to share in and bless the feast. HP pours a libation. Then
he pours cider all around and proposes a toast to the harvest.

HPS gives thanks to all the gods for the harvest. HPS asks the blessing. The
usual divinations and similar business follow, then feasting, dancing and games
and the rite ends as usual.

Esbats and Sabbats – The Holy Days of Witchcraft

Esbats and Sabbats – The Holy Days of Witchcraft


Every religion has its own days of power, reverence and  celebration. Wicca is no different in this regard. The holidays that Wiccans  celebrate are referred to as Sabbats, or the Eight High Holy days. They occur  approximately every six weeks, and denote the changing of the seasons. The sun,  as a representation of the God, is revered during a sabbat, and the ceremony for  a particular holiday is often performed at high noon. The other type of holy day  that is more familiar to most people is the Esbat. The Esbat is a monthly  occurrence that generally coincides with the moon being full. It is the night  when witches gather to perform ritual and magickal workings for the coming  month.

This article will detail all of these holy days and  hopefully shed a little light on what witches do throughout the year to honor  their Deities.

The Esbat
As stated  above, the Esbat is a ceremony that coincides with the cycles of the moon.  Generally, the day that it is done occurs when the moon is full, though this is  not necessary. The full moon is significant because witches firmly believe that  the power of magickal workings wax and wane with the phases of the moon. When  the moon is waxing, or becoming fuller, it is good to perform rites that are  drawing things to you or increasing positive influences in general. When the  moon is waning, or diminishing, it is good for banishing influences that are no  longer wanted, or getting rid of negativity. Yet when the moon is full, the  magickal workings are at their peak, and it is good for nearly any rite that a  witch may wish to perform. The new moon, or dark moon, occurs when the moon is  not visible at all. During this time, the rites that are performed are either  for extreme protection rites or negative magicks.

On whatever day the esbat is performed, it is done in the  evening or at night. The reason behind this is that these rites are meant to be  working with the Goddess, who represented by the moon.

The actual process of performing the esbat can be summed  up very concisely. The witch or coven will gather at a designated ritual space.  There, they will cast a circle, and perform rites that will raise their magickal  and psychic power, and then direct that power at their desired goal. Since there  are so many variables as to what a witch or group of witches may wish to direct  their energy, it is difficult to offer up an example of what these rites may  entail.

However, one of the things that is a common theme among  esbats is that it is a time for connecting and communing with Deity. This is  often done by the reciting of The Wiccan Rede and The Charge of the Goddess  while in circle. Afterwards, time may be spent in either meditation or  performing acts of divination with tarot cards, runes or other means. This is  followed by a communion of cakes and wine, where the gathered witches will  celebrate their coming together and catch up on the previous month and make  plans for the coming one. Then the ritual circle is opened, the leftover cakes  and wine are offered up to Nature, and the witches will go their separate  ways.

The Eight High Holy Days
There are eight major holidays that Wiccans celebrate:
Samhain (pronounce saw-vin or sow-en)  – Yule – Candlemas – Ostara – Beltane – Midsummer –  Lammas – and Mabon

Each of the Holy Days represents a different turning of  the seasons, and a different phase of life. The common representation of these  phases is the God, though many practitioners incorporate an aspect of the  Goddess in some fashion as well. They are primarily Sun festivals, and, unlike  esbats, the rituals are often performed when the sun is at its highest in the  sky.

Sabbats are usually large gatherings where entire families  will come together and celebrate with food and drink in addition to the  religious rites.

Samhain is  probably the most recognizable of all of the Wiccan Sabbats. It falls on October  31st and signifies the ending of one cycle of the year. While many view it as  the beginning of the next yearly cycle, that does not actually occur until Yule  in December.

The main symbolism behind this holiday is death and  honoring loved ones that have passed on. It is commonly thought that on this  night, the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, and witches take  advantage of this opportunity to communicate with their family and friends who  have passed on.

Samhain is also the last harvest festival of the year, and  the last opportunity for the coven and their families to come together to share  their resources before digging in for the winter. The period of time between  Samhain and Yule is spent contemplating plans for the coming year and  remembering the year that has passed.

Yule is  generally thought to coincide with the Christian holiday of Christmas. This is  not precisely so. Yule actually falls on the day of the winter solstice, which  generally falls on or around December 21st.

The significance of this holiday is that of rebirth. This  is the day where the days begin to grow longer, and the sun is making a  comeback. The general representation of this is of Holly King, a Dark God,  passing and being replaced by the Oak King, or Sun God. Though the sabbat that  signifies the beginning of the year may vary from tradition to tradition, this  is the one that is most popular in signifying the beginning of the year.

All of the sabbats represent a phase of life, and Yule  falls into the fertility category. This is a time of conception, where the  beginnings of life begin to stir. When covens and families come together on this  holiday, plans begin to be made for the coming year, as well as preparations for  the coming spring.

Candlemas  is also known by the name of Imbolc. It is well and truly the first fertility  festival of springtime. The specific date that this day falls on varies from  tradition to tradition, but it can be anywhere from January 31st to February  2nd. At this time, we are beginning to see the very first signs of spring, and  the renewal of life.

The festivities for Candlemas all center on clearing out  the old and making way for the new. The Maiden aspect of the Goddess is honored  at this time, as are any Gods and Goddesses that relate to love and fertility.  This holiday is considered an especially auspicious time for a new marriage or  relationship.

One of the traditional symbols of Candlemas is the plough.  They are often decorated and incorporated into the festivities. Another  tradition for the holiday is to create a besom, a simple broom constructed of  twigs or straw, and use it to ritually cleanse the home. It is then placed near  the front, symbolizing sweeping out the old and welcoming the new.

Also called  Eostar, this High Holy Day falls on the spring equinox, on or near March 21st.  This is the second of the three fertility festivals. Springtime is coming on  full force at this time, and planting for the year’s crops is well underway. New  spring growth can be seen everywhere, and the Gods are petitioned for luck with  the crops and the home.

Two of the traditional symbols for this holiday are the  egg and the rabbit. The egg is an emblem of new life and new growth, and it is  incorporated into many ritual workings and festivities at this time. The rabbit,  known for its prolific mating habits, is also a symbol of growth and abundance.  Both also symbolize change. The Christian faith has fully adopted both of these  symbols into their celebrations that occur at near the same time.

Also know as  May Day, this Holy Day falls on May first. It is the last of the fertility  festivals for the year, and with it comes unabashed sexuality for many  traditions. The May Pole is one symbol of this holiday that is found throughout  many traditions. It is a tall pole set in the ground, symbolizing the Sun God  uniting with Earth. It is decorated with long ribbons and fresh flowers, and, of  course, maidens traditionally dance around the pole.

One of the traditional May Day activities for this holiday  is to secretly leave baskets of flowers and goodies at the doors of your  neighbors.

Generally, this is a holiday that celebrates and revels in  the return of the sun.

This Holy  Day celebrates the God, represented by the sun in all of his glory. It is  celebrated on the summer solstice, when the longest day of the year takes place.  Midsummer is neither a fertility festival nor a harvest festival. In this way,  it is similar to Yule. On this day, rites often center on protection for the  home and family for the coming year, rites of divination, and celebrating the  abundance of The Oak King in his prime of life.

For those who work with faerie energy in their rites,  Midsummer is an ideal time to commune with them. It is a common tradition for  witches to go out in the twilight and look for faerie folk in stands of oak, ash  and thorn trees.

Another name  for this holiday is Lughnassadh. It occurs on August 1st, and it is the first of  the three harvest sabbats celebrated by witches. Attention turns now to harvest  the crops and gardens, and preparations begin for the coming winter. The days  are beginning to grow shorter, and the Sun God begins to lose his strength as  the days grow shorter.

As this is the time of year when we first begin to reap  the bounties of harvest, it is often a holiday accompanied with feasting and  celebration. Decorations and dollies are often made from dried ears of corn, and  used in rites and to decorate the home.

Mabon is the  primary harvest festival, counterpoint to Ostara, and it occurs on the Autumnal  Equinox. On this day, witches pay homage to retreating daylight, and prepare for  the coming winter. This holiday symbolizes the God in old age and readying for  his impending death and rebirth.

Though this holiday is a little more somber than the rest  of them, it is also one where Wiccans are sure to give thanks for what they have  received throughout the past year. It is a popular time of year for witches and  pagans to give back to their communities, and generally share their bountiful  harvests.

With so many holidays to celebrate, Wiccans always have  something to look forward to in their faith. As the seasons come and go, witches  around the world celebrate the wheel of the year. Though traditions and names  may be a little different from place to place, they are all basically the same  at heart.  Thanks for reading, and, as  always: Blessed Be!!

What is Mabon?

What is Mabon?


Between September 19-22, Wiccans and other pagan religions celebrate the lesser sabbat of Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox. Other names for Mabon are the Autumnal Equinox, Foghar, Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, Fruit Harvest and Wine Harvest. The celebration of Mabon highlights the point where both day and night hold equal power across the land. Mabon is a period during the year. To honor those who have crossed the veil to spirit, to remember lost friends and family members with love and acceptance in the full knowledge that you will meet once again when your time comes.

There are numerous ways to celebrate Mabon, but essentially the controlling focus points either to the Second Harvest, or the equal balance between light and dark during mid September. Spend some time contemplating all of the positive aspects of your existence, both spiritual and material. Allow a feeling of gratitude to overtake you as you examine all of the good around you, light a candle and stare into the flickering flame and thank the gods for your continuing good fortune.

This is also a time to pay homage to the Ancient Deities that have frequented the world since the dawning of creation and continue to do so as the eternal seasons wax and wane in synchrony with the Moon. Some of the Gods originally linked with the Autumnal Equinox are Thor, Thoth, Hermes, The Green Man, Demeter and Persephone. During Harvest Home, the Corn Moon is celebrated in the month of September, the following Harvest Moon is celebrated in October, and Blood Moon on November thereafter.

The first full moon closest to the Mabon celebration is generally known as an Harvest Moon. The term Harvest Moon was taken from the fact that farmers would reap their crops during the night using the illumination of the full moon giving them greater visibility whilst working. European Wiccan/pagan groups do not believe that Mabon is an authentic sabbat therefore give it little credence, though it is widely celebrated in the United States.

Mabon highlights the end of the second of three Harvest Festivals, and is a time when the majority of crops have been gathered and the crop fields become bare in preparation for the upcoming Winter. Mabon sets the marker to the end of the Harvesting Season as the Pagan calendar rotates towards the darkening winter.

Paul Fitzpatrick

Writer of all things Wiccan and Magical.

Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 20 – 'National Punch Day'

It’s ‘National Punch Day’ and since almost every punch recipe uses ginger ale as a main ingredient, today let’s look at how invaluable ginger can be when added to your daily diet. From a physical perspective, ginger is said to quell nausea and motion sickness while aiding digestion. It is also considered a most potent all natural anti-inflammatory medicine, especially useful when treating arthritis or rheumatic complaints. From a metaphysical perspective, ginger is considered a money attractant as well as an effective conduit for communicating with the invisible realms. So whether it’s dispelling debt or creating better digestion, ginger delivers a knockout, one-two punch, even when using just a pinch.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Animal Spirit for Sept. 20th is The Butterfly

Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 20, 2013


Beautiful butterfly has fluttered into your reading to remind you of the powerful transformational energies at work in your life. If something important seems to be stagnating, know that transformation is at work just below the surface—and just like the caterpillar, the “cocooned” situation you’re fretting about is about to be freed.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Sept. 20th is Mars

Your Ancient Symbol Card  for Today


Mars represents those qualities we commonly associate with the male/yang persona. Mars traits include raw energy, ambition, aggression, confidence, passion, and a sense of adventure. The occurrence of Mars denotes the dominating presence or need of the qualities listed above. Martian influence may have a negative impact unless it is balanced with an influence that can blunt the brashness and impulsiveness of Mars.

As a daily card, Mars suggests you would be well served by allowing your more aggressive side take control for at least for a short while. Now is a time for you to act with confidence and decisiveness. However, keep in mind that the qualities associated with Mars can do more damage than good if allowed to run free for too long.

Your Rune For September 20th is Naudhiz


bw-naudhizYour Rune For Today 


Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.

Today's Tarot Card for Sept. 20th is The High Priestess

The High Priestess

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Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.

For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.

In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.


Full Moon in Pisces Horoscopes

Full Moon in Pisces Horoscopes

Sensitivity and service are highlighted by September’s Full Moon

Jeff Jawer  Jeff Jawer on the topics of pisces, moon, horoscopes, full moon, astrology

It’s time to embrace compassion! The Full Moon in Pisces on September 19, 2013, operates on faith, while the opposing Virgo Sun prefers facts. Yet what these signs have in common is a sense of service.

This Full Moon reminds us that we don’t have to be precise to be helpful and that sometimes making an error with a loving attitude is more beneficial than perfect behavior done with a scowl.

When Pisces compassion combines with Virgo skills, we have the best of both worlds.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Spiritual awakening and creative inspiration are potential gifts of this Pisces Full Moon. But it lands in your 12th House of Escapes, which means that you could benefit from taking more breaks from your daily duties and concerns. Seek quiet places in the world to find tranquility in yourself. But this is not peace that puts you to sleep; it’s an ocean of imagination that can take you to more exciting places.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The compassionate Pisces Full Moon occurs in your 11th House of Friends and Groups, making you a more sensitive and caring ally. Allowing yourself to be supported by others doesn’t make you weak if it helps you do your job and assist your community. But if you’re already sacrificing personal interests to benefit others, make sure that you save some of that love, time and energy for yourself.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your sharp mind and quick wit are major professional assets, but this sensitive Pisces Full Moon in your 10th House of Vocation shows that how you feel about your work is as important as what you think. Finding inspiration in your job is possible if you unclutter your head with facts and tune in to emotions — that will help you tap into imagination and faith that take you further in your career.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Dreams of faraway places are awakened by this magical Pisces Full Moon in your 9th House of Travel and Higher Mind. Studying a subject that touches your soul will take your further than mere academic exercises. Broaden your horizons by planning a trip, connecting with people in distant locations or reading about exotic locales that bring more imagination and beauty into your life.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

The forgiving Pisces Full Moon lights up your 8th House of Deep Sharing, providing insights into your relationships. Personal and professional partnerships flourish when you are caring, compassionate and working with people who also have these qualities. Use your intuition, because reason alone will not supply the answers you seek to questions about love, intimacy and business alliances.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

The imaginative Pisces Full Moon opposes the Sun in your precise sign, challenging you to overlook details to feel a bigger picture than cannot be seen by intellect alone. It occurs in your 7th House of Partners, where it can trigger crises in existing alliances but also open doors to people and possibilities with others. Compassion and big dreams are key to making connections that will satisfy your soul.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Work can be exhausting if you can’t find meaning in what you do. That’s because this revelatory Pisces Full Moon is in your 6th House of Employment, where it stirs up strong feelings about your job. Getting more rest is one way to keep your competence and confidence high. Yet getting inspiration from a hobby or taking on tasks where you can use your imagination will recharge your batteries.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You could be flooded with romantic feelings with this dreamy Pisces Full Moon in your 5th House of Love. Expressing yourself in poetic, imaginative and creative ways are other means for riding these inspirational waves of energy. You’re ready to show more tenderness and expose some of your vulnerability because these are effective ways to appear more attractive and bring others into your life.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This tender Pisces Full Moon lands in your domestic 4th House of Home and Family, where it signals a need to pay more attention to your personal life. Spending more time at home and relaxing in peaceful places will bring insights into your past that will make you more excited about the future. But there’s less need to push yourself ahead now because quiet times and contemplation reveal fresh sources of inspiration.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Looking at the world around you with less critical eyes will reveal much more than logic now. This intuitive Pisces Full Moon occupies your 3rd House of Perception and Communication, making you more sensitive to what you see, say and hear. Tender conversations and the freedom to fantasize are not distractions but are sources of inspiration and faith that give your life more meaning.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Insights into income opportunities come with this sensitive Pisces Full Moon in your 2nd House of Money. This lunation could awaken old dreams about work that touch your heart. The path to a better cash flow comes from creativity and imagination now, so make sure you don’t set aside fantasies that might not appear to be practical but which can lead you to greater prosperity.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

The Pisces Full Moon touches your 1st House of Outward Appearance. It could inspire you to be more creative in your look and in the ways to you connect with people. But it can also increase uncertainty about where you stand with others. Be gentle with yourself, nourish your dreams and forgive any mistakes you’ve made. Others’ criticism counts less than attending your own needs now.

Weekend Love Horoscopes for Sept. 20 – 22nd: Comfy Love

Weekend Love Horoscopes

September 20-22: Comfy Love

Maria DeSimone  Maria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

The weekend starts out with plenty of sparks in the romance department, thanks to Friday’s feisty Moon in Aries. The Moon will connect beautifully with Mars, adding to your ability to chase the object of your affection with little trepidation. In fact, there’s bound to be plenty of loud, theatrical activity in the bedroom Friday night, thanks to this alignment.

Emotional drama? Yes, but thankfully a happy ending for all.

Saturday and Sunday, love turns cozy thanks to a tasty Taurus Moon. The simple pleasures are to be enjoyed with your lover now. A long walk along the beach, candlelit dinner or attending a concert together are all ways to arouse the spirit, the heart and the body.

The Sun’s entry into relationship-oriented Libra on Sunday will only add to your ability to relate.

* Your Weekend Love Horoscope is now written by counseling Astrologer Maria DeSimone, who knows love, dating and relationships better than anyone. Maria tracks the planets so you can make the right romantic moves every weekend!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for September 20th

Stop, look and listen! Yesterday’s Full Moon and Mercury-Jupiter square-off may be behind you, but they still carry a psychic punch today. The 48 hours after a Full Moon are a time-period for distribution of the illuminating solar-lunar vibrations just received.  What may put you into a temporary blissful state of mind and heart is a comforting, 60-degree rapport from Venus to Ceres (1:03AM). However, excitement and intensity reign supreme due to the monthly Moon-Uranus union in Aries (5:21AM), Venus forming a flowing trine to Chiron in water signs (5:58AM), and — above all — Pluto leaving retrograde motion behind at 9 degrees of Capricorn as it stations to turn forward (8:30AM). [Pluto will remain in direct motion until April 14, 2014 when it will once again reverse itself in the zodiac at 14 degrees of Capricorn.]  Throughout this entire 24-hour time-period, stay alert to the following Pluto themes — death-and-rebirth; mysteries and secrets; regeneration; metamorphosis; spiritual willpower and mental concentration; catharsis; hypnosis; reincarnation; repressed emotions; extremes of any kind; the underworld; corruption; manipulation and controlling behavior patterns; hidden agendas; phobias.  Adding to the strange twists and turns of fate are Ceres in opposition to synchronicity-ruling Chiron (12:46PM), Venus forming an off-kilter, 150-degree link to shock-master Uranus (1:54PM), and Mercury making an abrasive, 135-degree tie with hazy Neptune (5:08PM). If that isn’t enough cosmic tomfoolery for you, make space for a long void lunar cycle starting at 6:26PM and lasting until 3:34PM tomorrow as well as a 60-degree and yet weighty liaison from Saturn in Scorpio to Pluto in Capricorn (10:46PM).  If you are not careful, this could become one of those days when the unknown is completely running the show and you are a mere pawn on the chessboard of life.  Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.

Current Moon Phase for September 20th – Full Moon

Full Moon

(waning/90% illumination)

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

The Witches Spell for Sept. 20th – The Drink of Love


The Drink of Love


The Lovers card from a tarot deck

A glass of spring water

A silver (or silver-plate) spoon

A drop of melted honey or a pinch of sugar

When: On a Friday night during the waxing moon

Place the tarot card face up on a windowsill where the moon will shine on it. Set the glass of water on top of the card and leave it overnight. The image of the card will be imprinted into the water. In the morning, use a silver spoon to stir the honey or sugar into the glass to sweeten the water and, symbolically, your relationship. Drink the water with your partner to strengthen the love between you.

Mabon Cooking (Yum!) – Flaming Apples

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Flaming Apples

Prepare one apple for each person. Use McIntosh or Winesap apples. Wash, core, and peel the skin down about ½ inches from the top. Fill the center with brown sugar and butter. Top with cinnamon. Place the apples in a baking dish with about 1 inch of water. Bake the apples for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove the apples to a warmed serving dish; pour heated cognac over each apple, ignite and serve flaming.