The Autumn Equinox Officially Heralds the Fall Season
The autumn equinox officially begins when the sun enters the astrological sign of Libra. As this date may vary from year to year,the sabbat’s actual calendar date is not set. It may vary between the twentieth of September to the twenty-fourth. However, this day does mark the time of equal daylight and nighttime hours and the true beginning of the fall season. (Contrary to what the weatherman tells you on television, fall does not begin after Labor Day. It truly begins at the autumn equinox.) At this time of balance, meditate on bringing stability into your life and prosperity and abundance to your home this autumn.
Get outside and rejoice in the beginning of the changing leaves and the glorious colors, scents,and textures of the fall. Traditional harvest themes and natural items, such as local grains, fruits, and vegetables, will work nicely in your witchery and beautifully in your home’s magickal decorations. Look around you; what do you see? Get outside and work in the yard. Fall is for planting! Plant some bulbs for next spring, and add some colorful pansies and mums now to keep the color going in your garden until late November.
Pick out a nice blooming shrub and add it to your landscape. Keep it watered so it will be established in its new home and ready to go come next spring
Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch