Friday, November 21, 2014

Autumn Magick – By Firewolf

The crisp air and fallen leaves, sparks the mind of the Witch with magick and mystery. The autumn season is the perfect time to celebrate the bounty and magick of Mother Earth.  Many magickal practitioners spend this time storing herbs, potions, incense blends, and oils for later use.  Mabon, or the Autumnal Equinox, falls on or around September 20th.  It marks the time of year when day and night are equal, as they are on the vernal equinox or Ostara.

During the autumnal equinox the night overtakes the day and the Sun weakens until winter solstice or Yule.   In a physical sense Mabon is the harvest of fruits and vegetables; and in a spiritual sense the harvest of the years trials, tribulations, and hard work.  We mourn the weakening of the Sun God, and rejoice in the Goddess's bounty that she has given birth to.  Our altars are decorated in the autumn colors of gold, coppers, red, and oranges and commonly accented with gourds, oak leaves, acorns, and pumpkins.     

We cast spells for prosperity, abundance, new beginnings, drawing balance, and strength and protection. Mabon is a time of dramatic change, one from the vibrancy and newness of the Summer, to the impending darkness and seeming death of Wintertime. It is for this that we cry, both in sorrow and in happiness.  The Autumn season brings balance and tranquility to our lives and homes.

Autumn Magick - Herbs and Roots
The following list of herbs and roots can be employed in spiritual rites focused on the autumn season: Acorns, Almonds, Apple and Apple Wood, Ash, Barley, Bittersweet, Calendula, Caraway, Chamomile, Clove Buds, Corn, Fern, Frankincense, Gourds, Honeysuckle, Laurel (Bay), Lemon, Marigold, Marjoram, Milkweed, Mistletoe, Motherwort, Mushrooms, Myrrh, Nectarine, Oak Bark, Orange, Passionflower, Pear, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Rose, Rose Hips, Rosemary, Rue, Saffron, Sage, Solomon's Seal Root, Squash, Sunflower, Tarragon, Wheat, Yarrow

Autumn Magick - Crystals and Stones
The following list of stones and crystals can be employed in spiritual rites focused on the autumn season: Amber, Aventurine, Brown Goldstone, Carnelian, Cat’s Eye, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Gold, Granite, Moss Agate, Opal, Peridot, Ruby, Smokey Quartz, Topaz, Tourmaline, Yellow Jasper

Autumn Abundance Incense Recipe

  • one teaspoon frankincense resin
  • one teaspoon apple wood
  • one teaspoon clove buds
  • one teaspoon lemon peel
  • two teaspoons laurel leaves
  • two teaspoons tarragon
  • two teaspoons rose hips
  • three drops nectarine oil
  • nine drops honeysuckle oil
  • thirteen drops frankincense oil

Blend and grind the herbal ingredients together and add the drops of oil.  Burn this blend on a glowing charcoal during spiritual rites focused on attracting abundance, balance, and prosperity.

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