Blessings at this time of balance, traditionally balance between night and day but on this the morning of the historic Scottish independence referendum I hope it is the dawning of balance for so much more. So I offer a short blog having written little having directed my energies towards the yes vote. Intentions were placed in the Spring but the summer was time for action. However I’d like to share are some of the symbolic messages received in that time.

An owl that flew across my path while searching out addresses for campaign knock ups. Two birds of prey – one in the woods and again in front of the car from left to right. These were on successive days. Another day  in a moment of doubt I looked up and there were 5 deer looking straight back at me, in their vulnerability they held my gaze until I understood, and today a young deer ran with me for a good 10 yards – unbelievable. Since the early spring when the spiritual significance of our destiny properly caught my attention there have been constant signs like these. So whatever results were I KNEW the direction was clear.

Autumn

During late summer I have also managed to participate (at last) in more conscious living and this has been largely due to having woofers with me and gathering lots of mushrooms – so more on both of those and some yummy recipes too coming very soon while you can still gather, but for now a wee reminder of what we have to offer in these coming days and more on the  Equinox.

Autumn Equinox or Harvest Home or Mabon

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 03:29 BST

For our Celtic ancestors this was time to reflect on the past season and celebrate nature’s bounty and accept that summer is now over. Harvest marks a time of rest after hard work, and a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of nature. This is the time to look back on the past year and what you have achieved and learnt, and to plan for the future.

The Latin word for Equinox means ‘time of equal days and nights’. To astrologers this is the date on which the sun enters the sign of Libra, the scales, reflecting appropriately the balanced day and night of the equinox. After this celebration the descent into winter brings hours of increasing darkness and chillier temperatures. It is the time of the year when night conquers day.

Meditation

The autumn equinox celebration was Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangel Michael.

Ageing Goddess

The triple Goddess – worshipped by the ancients, is now in her aspect of the ageing Goddess and now passes from Mother to Crone, until she is reborn as a youthful virgin as the wheel of nature turns. At the autumn equinox she offers wisdom, healing and rest.

21st/23rd September

For our Celtic ancestors this was time to reflect on the past season and celebrate nature’s bounty and accept that summer is now over. Harvest marks a time of rest after hard work, and a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of nature. This is the time to look back on the past year and what you have achieved and learnt, and to plan for the future.

The Latin word for Equinox means ‘time of equal days and nights’. To astrologers this is the date on which the sun enters the sign of Libra, the scales, reflecting appropriately the balanced day and night of the equinox. After this celebration the descent into winter brings hours of increasing darkness and chillier temperatures. It is the time of the year when night conquers day.

To Autumn

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof, there thou may’st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe;
And all the daughters of the year shall dance,
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

William Blake

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