Hello October. May this be a magical month for you.
Hello October. May this be a magical month for you.
"As above, So Below, As Within, So Without" is a saying in Wicca. This phrase comes from the beginning of The Emerald Tablet and embraces the entire system of traditional and modern magic which was inscribed upon the tablet in cryptic wording by Hermes Trismegistus.
The significance of this phrase is that it is believed to hold the key to all mysteries. All systems of magic are claimed to function by this formula. “‘That which is above is the same as that which is below.” Microcosmos is the same as microcosmos. The universe is the same as the God and Goddess, the God and Goddess is the same as man, man is the same as the cell, the cell is the same as the atom, the atom is the same as…and so on, ad infinitum. It basically means that everything is connected to everything else. That which is above me is also below me, That which is inside me is also outside of me.
This is how we do our magic, we use the connectedness with the universe, with the Gods and Goddesses, with the earth, with each other. we will a change with our energy. All energy has power every action, even thoughts and words have energy therefore have power.
Start your week with a positive frame of mind.
Always trust your intuition.
This is what happens to me when I try to take a photo of the Moon.
A date to mark in your calendar. There will be a total lunar eclipse of the Full Moon on October 8th. Sometimes known as a Blood Moon because the moon will turn blood red during the eclipse.
What’s yours sign?
Tonight is a New Moon in the constellation of Libra. As with all New Moons, it is a new Moon phase and a fresh start. During this time the Moon is empty and receptive and full of potential. This is an optimum time to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life.
In this planetary moment of transition, as we move from one season into the next, let’s take the time to pause and release all our energy that has been tied into the past. It’s time to step into our future, and use all the realizations and lessons we have learned this far to propel us into a new place and a new experience of being!
This New Moon brings fresh and creative energy into our lives, and more specifically, into our relationships. This is a cycle in which balancing our close personal relationships becomes an urgent desire. Negotiations may be especially effective, as we are inclined to assert our needs in ways that don’t offend others.
Over the next 4 weeks, the New Moon in Libra introduces us to a time of new inspiration through transfiguration, with Venus bringing gentle beauty and appreciation to all we attempt. This will be a productive New Moon, with a promise that the scales of justice will be balanced and we will get what we deserve, what ever work we put in we will get out.
New Moons are a time to move forward, to start new projects. It is a time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. A wind of change is coming, don’t fight it, whether we want it or not change is happening all the time all around us, it is what you do now that counts. Every positive step you take now is a step in the right direction.
There’s a lightness to this New Moon it is a delight. This is a lunation of tranquility and peace. After the recent emotional highs from past lunations, we all need a bit of a rest. The cosmos is being kind. Take advantage of it whist you can. Re-charge, re-set, re-balance, because next month lunation is a whole other story
Have blessed New Moon. May the Goddess watch over you.
Wishing you a blessed Mabon today.
Autumn Equinox also known as Mabon is celebrated when day and night are of equal duration before the descent into increasing darkness and is the final festival of the season of harvest. After this day darkness takes over light, cold takes over warmth and death takes over life, earths energy is pulled inwards as leaves from trees fall to the ground, flowers wilt and die, the ground will become hard and baron.
In nature, the activity of the summer months slows down to the hibernation for the winter. For Pagans, now is a time to reflect on the past seasons. The Sun God is now descending into the underworld and will make his final decent on Samhain. The Triple Goddess after giving birth to the harvest has left her Mother phase and is now entering her Crone Phase.
Mabon is also a time to recoginse that the balance of the year has changed, the wheel has turned and summer is now over, we must prepare for a long winter ahead of us and ask the Lord of the Dark Sun to be kind to us through the winter months.
Autumns Equinox is a time of balance, it is a time to look within ourselves and balance our thoughts and emotions, to find balance in our lives.
Astrologers will recognise this as the date the Sun enters the sign of Libra - the Scales of Balance.
Mabon is considered a time of the mysteries.The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the Horned God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines and herbs. It is a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World. Considered a time of balance, it is when we stop and relax and enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, whether they be from toiling in our gardens, working at our jobs, raising our families, or just coping with the hussle and bussle of everyday life. May your Mabon be memorable, and your hearts and spirits be filled to overflowing.
Mabon in 2 days, September 23rd.