In the Northern Hemisphere we are entering the final weeks of the Harvest Season and so begins our descent into darkness, transformation and introspection. At two points in the year, the Sun illuminates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres equally. These are known as the Equinoxes - when day and night are equal in length. This year the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon, is on Wednesday September 22nd and marks a day of celebration of harvest, gratitude and balance. From then on, the nights become longer, the days become shorter and colder and Earth prepares for a time of hibernation and ultimate renewal. Here we enter the time of magik making - purification, transformation and deep healing. On the Fall Equinox and Mabon we give thanks by celebrating our accomplishments, making altars and sharing harvest foods with friends as we begin our preparation for the darker seasons to come.
Mabon marks the second harvest festival of the year and is named for the Welsh god Mabon, son of Modron. Mabon is known as the “The Divine Son” and the “The Son of Light” as he is the Welsh sun god and symbolizes power, energy, sex, love and magic. Legend tells us that many believe Mabon was a real human. He was a renown hunter and marksman and was said to be part of King Arthur’s crew, riding alongside Arthur in the Battle of Badon.
Colors: Autumn and Fall colors of orange, red, yellow, brown, copper, and dark green.
Plants: Decorate your house and sacred space with autumnal flora and fauna like sunflowers, marigolds, leaves, pinecones, acorns, yarrow, rosemary, sage, mugwort, cinnamon, rosehips, and thistle.
Foods: Eat and prepare seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples, grapes, pears, pomegranates, chilis, corn, corn bread, beans, squash, pumpkins, root vegetables, wine, apple pie, apple cider.
Altar: Fill a cornucopia with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Add crystals and gemstones like amber, citrine, jasper, carnelian, tiger’s eye, agate to your alter with statues and figurines of deities like Mabon, Green Man, Demeter, Persephone, Morgan, Pomona, and Inanna. Burn incense and herbs like myrrh, sage, rosemary and mugwort. Adorn your alter with gourds, fall foliage, oak leaves, pine sprigs, wheat stalks and anything that conveys Autumn!
Here are some fun and meaningful activities to do for Mabon; either with loved ones or just yourself!
We've curated a collection of products for an Autumn Equinox ritual which can be done at home, out in nature or in any sacred, ceremonial place of your choosing. You can follow along with the simple instructional card which we've composed and included in the tin, or you can create your own special ritual. Each Autumn Equinox Ritual Tin will include 1 Rain of Prosperity Aura Mist, 1 Fearlessness & Confidence Anointing Oil, 1 Cedar Bundle and 1 Tiger's Eye gemstone.
Pan is the therianthropic Greek goat God of all nature. His unharnessed joy and pure embodiment of the natural, wild world is profoundly needed in our modern times. Since the ancient past, his mirthful yet wise ways have intrigued the hearts of both mystics and wood nymphs. Pan links us to our own animal nature and awakens our connection to the wild and untamed. He lives in dells and grottoes, woods and water, and represents the uncivilized divine masculine - primal, vital and often lustful. Pan dances to his own tune!The archetype of Pan connects us to the wilderness within and without, ignites our primal instinct and helps fine-tune our relationship with mother nature, where we can find the deeper healing we all long for.Pan Perfume expresses the alluring musky scent of flora and fauna. Exotic, mind-altering Agarwood is folded in with balsamic Amber and soulful, foresty Black Spruce. Sultry Bulgarian Rose and harmonizing Honeycomb complete this majestic creation worthy of this wise master of the forest. Pan Perfume is one of Kate's most sophisticated and spellbinding creations!
The mythological muses are inspirational goddesses of music, art, poetry, dance and science that can emerge in the form of a vision, an image, a dream or a shadow. My muse is an alluring shapeshifter, a trickster and a seductress. She can appear unexpectedly like a monsoon rain – raw, bold and electrifying – or nudge me softly like a purring feline swaying its tail around my limbs. Once I awaken to her presence, a burning desire consumes my whole being, and I chase and dance with her until a new creation - such as a song or an inspiration for a perfume - has been captured. Hypnotic Muse Bastet Perfume helps manifest creations while fostering inspiration, passion, and desire. The centerpiece for Muse is the alluring Tuberose, known as “The Mistress of the Night." This precious, mystical flower is rich, seductive and elevates the senses to new heights of sophistication. Soulful Buddhawood cradles this perfume in the sacred realm, while Pink Pepper ignites a creative fire.
For the past few summers, Kate has been making a pilgrimage to the West Country of England to visit Glastonbury, a place steeped in mystery and legend, trusted to have been the location of the ancient Isle of Avalon. As a young woman Kate read Marion Zimmer-Bradley's, The Mists of Avalon, in which she relates the Arthurian legend from the perspective of a priestess. This magikal tale stirred up an ancient memory that sat dormant in Kate until her visit to the Isle of Avalon. To many, Avalon provides a portal from the earthly to the otherworldly and a place where we can cross from the profane to the sacred.Avalon perfume features trance-inducing Jasmine melded with herbaceous Blue Tansy to evoke the immortal, sacred feminine energy of the Isle of Avalon. Enigmatic Clary Sage, known as the woman's herb, brings spiritual growth, clairvoyance, and aligns us with the High Priestess within.
The Wood Nymph is an earth-loving butterfly that dips through the sagebrush, juniper-pinyon woodland, dry chaparral and open pine forests. Wood Nymph Body Perfume Oil helps you feel grounded and compassionate while revealing your inner beauty. It stimulates internal knowledge, brings peace, trust and awareness. With both feet on the ground you can sway like a tree, be rooted, yet flexible and free. Lavish yourself and apply from head to toe to perfume your whole body in the fashion of the Ancient Egyptians. A great way to start the day after a bath or shower. Also can be mixed with your favorite unscented lotion. Wood Nymph Body Perfume Oil is a blend of earthy, sweet Cedarwood with protective, woodsy Juniper which envelops regal Rose and sensual Jasmine. A touch of spice makes this balanced blend an intoxicating and grounding experience.
Lakshmi Sacred Perfume evokes beauty and prosperity. Hindu Goddess Lakshmi is the embodiment of beauty, wealth and prosperity. This sacred perfume evokes both material and spiritual success while revealing authentic beauty with notes of Turmeric, Jasmine, and Honey.
Water Aromatherapy Body Lotion is purifying, rejuvenating, and transformational. Visualize your emotional pallet being cleansed as Lavender tames your nerves and night-blooming Jasmine intoxicates your senses. Allow the energy of water to flow through you, leaving you cleansed, feeling safe and nurtured.
Fearlessness & Confidence Anointing Oil helps fight fear, insecurity and instills power.Fearlessness & Confidence Anointing Oil provides the motivation and courage needed to conquer challenges in all realms of life. This blend is great for interviews, speeches and performances. Fearlessness & Confidence Anointing Oil is a blend of luscious, warm Madagascan Vanilla with a kick of courageous spicy Ginger. Apply to your Solar Plexus for added benefits relating to your truth, self and center of will and to your Root Chakra for grounding.
Prosperity Anointing Oil attracts the energy of abundance and wealth and helps remove money blocks and manifest prosperous energy. Basil has been a symbol of wealth and attraction since ancient times and encourages the flow of abundance. It is a great oil to use in your place of business to attract customers. Prosperity Anointing Oil is a blend of Earthy, herbaceous Basil and uplifting Citrus with a touch of spice. Apply to your Solar Plexus for added benefits related to your truth, self and center of will.
Rain of Prosperity Aura Mist is an abundance attracting mist created to bring forth prosperity and create a plentiful environment. Rain of Prosperity Aura Mist features herbaceous Basil and bright Bergamot. Rain of Prosperity Aura Mist helps to create a prosperous atmosphere and serves as a tool to set and maintain your outlook. Basil and Bergamot have been used since ancient times as symbols of prosperity and as a means to direct the flow of abundance. With generosity in your heart and clear intention in your mind, mist in a circular motion above your head. Take a moment to breathe deeply and feel the gentle droplets as the scent and energy of prosperity rain down around you. Use in your place of business for vibrant money attraction. Mist generously around the space and visualize the thriving atmosphere of success.
True Abundance Diffuser Oil is a prosperous blend to attract abundance and success. It is a great oil to help remove financial obstacles and create a bountiful atmosphere. True Abundance Diffuser Oil is a blend of Bergamot, Basil and Cinnamon.
Cedarwood Single Note Essential Oil is believed to instill harmony and compassion. It is grounding, stabilizing and encourages strength and balance. The aroma is warm, woodsy, slightly smoky and balsamic with a very subtle with a hint of spice. The ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood essential oil in death rituals as well as for cosmetics and perfumery. They say it arose from the god Osiris as the symbol of eternal return and when used with the proper formula contained magical powers. Native Americans used Cedar extensively for purification rituals.
Juniper Single Note Essential Oil Juniper Essential oil is a powerful tool to purify, cleanse and detoxify the body, mind, spirit and environment and supports us during times of stress. It also facilitates connection with spirit and the communication between the heart and mind. The aroma is fresh and woodsy with a touch of balsamic warmth. Juniper has been used since ancient times by the Greeks to purify the air, by the Egyptians to help with passage into the afterlife, in ancient Europe to repel evil spirits and protect the home. Native Americans have used it in ceremonies as well as medicinally as a tea for colds and stomach issues.
Cypress Single Note Essential Oil comes from Spain. It is a deeply grounding, supportive and protective oil.
From Canada, Fir Needle Single Note Essential Oil is fresh, grounding, supportive and protective.
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