The Autumn Equinox is almost upon us. If you’re looking for ways to mark the event – perhaps for the first time – look no further! White witch, Patricia Weston shares 7 secrets that’ll inspire you…
1 The Autumn Equinox reminds us of our inherent duality – that we are both light and dark
During this magical time we can ponder both our light and dark aspects in perfect harmony. Just because the dark side of our psyches have a negative connotation, doesn’t mean we should deny it – this leads to unhealthy repressions. Instead we can explore our shadow selves, reveal our dark side and bring it into the light!
Think of times when you felt angry, mean or bitchy. The secret is to remember when these dark qualities were useful. Maybe there was a time when you felt unjustly or unfairly treated by a family member or colleague. Your ensuing anger or frustration led you to approach the person and tell them their treatment was unfair and wouldn’t be tolerated. Again, thank your fiery side for she defends you and fights for you when you become threatened!
2 It’s the perfect time to restore balance in your home
Create more harmony in your home with this ritual
You’ll need a ribbon – choose white or blue for harmony and balance – a pen or marker and the witches alphabet or Theban alphabet , which is very powerful
Write ‘Harmony in my home for the highest good of All, Blessed Be’ in the Witches Alphabet along the ribbon. Tie it around a tree outside your home on the night of the Autumn Equinox. Alternatively you can tie it from a window, just allow the elements access to it for your magical wish to be granted.
3 Mabon marks a time of letting go
The sun sets and dies off as the autumn comes in. Just like the Earth, as she easily flows and surrenders to the coming winter, you too can surrender during this time of year.
Let go of anything that no longer serves you. Letting go leaves room for lots of new energy to enter your life. Visualise yourself in a garden, a garden filled with dried up old leaves. Find a rake and gather these dried up old leaves that represent old guilt, feelings of anger, frustration or old hurtful memories, place them in a big pile in the middle of your garden and set fire to them. Enjoy their deliberate destruction as you burn all these old issues out of your life.
4 The secret to a balanced life is to realise that this material world is an illusion
The real world is where we came from – the Spirit world, Heaven or Sumerland. Find your balance and the secret to harmony by meditating on the High Priestess Tarot Card. The High Priestess holds the key to the Universe – she knows the secret. She balances between worlds. She doesn’t become too enmeshed in the fear-based energies of the material world. As you mediate on this magical card, light a blue candle for balance.
5 To make the most of the event, celebrate outside
Light a fire, dance around it and give thanks to the Earth for her beautiful blessings and bounty. Offer up grains, apples and other fruits that the earth produced during the summer months. Play some music, have fun and enjoy this magical night with friends, just as our ancestors did before the winter months close in and become colder. Take advantage of an evening outside before you cover up and hibernate indoors for the winter.
6 It is a fab time to raise your energy
As with all magical times of the year, the Equinox is charged with extra magical energy – and Mabon is no exception. You can raise energy by working within a group. Gather together friends and family, play musical instruments such as drums, bells or rattles or even pots and pans! Beginning slowly, make rhythmic sounds with your instruments or clap or dance around in a circle. Raising energy within a group not only feels wonderful, it’s also a terrific way of clearing your energy, leaving you feeling revitalised.
7 It’s a great opportunity to recharge, clear and cleanse your home
Clearing out old energy in your home sets it up for the winter months where you will likely be spending more time indoors. Physically clean your home from top to bottom, clearing out dust and cobwebs, then smudge the space to clear away unwanted negative energy.
Light a sage bundle and, starting from the back of your home in a clockwise direction, waft the smoke with a feather as you chant, ‘Smoke of sage surround my home, rid it of all negative energy’. Open all the doors and windows to let out the stale energy.
Blessed Be )O(
About the author
Patricia Weston is a clairvoyant medium, white witch, tarot card reader, reiki master healer, hypnotherapist and past life therapist based in Dublin, Ireland, where she has her healing rooms. For more inspiration, check out her book White Witch Patricia Weston’s Book of Spells & Magic