Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Happy Mabon – September 22, 2013, the Autumn Equinox. Celebratration of the Harvest – nourishment is essential for all life. As Thanksgiving gives thanks for America and her gifts, Mabon is a time of giving thanks for the World. Exchanging a few words of thankfulness for the food presented us and offer prayers for all people. Our Mabon consists of a dinner table with family and friends. We will say what our best and happiest Summer memories were and what we wish to happen this Fall. Chef Cheyenne will lead a blessing, lighting of the candles and a toasting ritual. We will toast our appreciation for the farmers, markets, cooks and nurturers. We will express our gratitude.

The light of candles cast their glow.

Love & Blessings XOX

Tara Sutphen


Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, September 21st

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops. The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.

Various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbat are The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter’s Night, which is the Norse New Year.

At this festival it is appropriate to wear all of your finery and dine and celebrate in a lavish setting. It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare for the winding down of the year at Samhain. It is a time to finish old business as we ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection.

Symbolism of Mabon:
        – Second Harvest, the Mysteries, Equality and Balance.

Symbols of Mabon:
        – Wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs of Maybon:
        – Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.

Foods of Mabon:
        – Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon:
        – Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.

Colors of Mabon:
          – Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.

Stones of Mabon:
        – Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.

Activities of Mabon:
        – Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to   
            trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

Spellworkings of Mabon:
        – Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.

Deities of Mabon:
        – Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. 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-bussle of everyday life. May your Mabon be memorable, and your hearts and spirits be filled to overflowing!

Full Singing Moon


Full Singing Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Singing Moon (Celtic) at 26* Pisces will culminate Sept 19, 2013 4:14am PDT/ 1:14am EDT.

This Full Singing Moon is about looking deeply into your own inner looking glass. Who did you want to be when you grew up, and are you making out okay or do you need to back up and revise a little. What mistakes need to be cast adrift. What do you need to change about you. How do you go back to living genuine days that turn into authentic years. How do you reopen your mind’s eye and creativity. Your talents and skills, are you using them. This Full Moon is looking into your secret aspects and casting light on what needs to come back and enliven your life. This moon is not about love or other people, it’s about your understanding of your instincts, survival mechanisms and what makes you who you are…Coming as close as we can to the soul’s destiny and what goals you have chosen in this life.

It’s never too late to take up a musical instrument, learn to dance, or taking classes on any subject. Until we are off the planet, learning and study keeps us youthful and motivated to participate in the every day world. The way to work our spirit is to have an idea of what we want and why we want it, voicing our desires and moving towards the goal. But every little vision starts in the darkness, whether it ever see’s the light of day is for us to encourage ourselves into confidence. Of course many of our ideas that lay around in the shadows aren’t realistic, but when did practicality ever have anything to do with a dream coming true.

Journal Questions:

What do you feel the looking glass is for you

  1. Are you seeing a self-made movie
  2. Are you feeling fearful or fulfilled about your future
  3. Explain your feelings
  4. Is it a knowing and deep trust that you have a looking glass and can measure the future
  5. Or are you listening to yourself

Are you feeling mystified

  • why

How can you get unstuck

  1. Voice your opinions
  2. Time management
  3. Study skills
  4. Move your body in action


 Is there a secret wish you would like to see come to light

  • Why

Is your life meaningful in

  • Love
  • Career
  • Job
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Happiness
  • Exercise


 Within your spirit and the looking glass, how can you enhance your life – be fanciful if you like

  • Spiritually
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Materially
  • Physically

When we spark our inner light, and recognize the miracle of our creation – we can be born of many talents. Every area of our lives should be fulfilled. It is the bounty of the earth, and our birth right. We may not be able to run ourselves ragged by being perfectionists, but the few skills, talents and hobbies we know will bring joy into our well-being. There is no trying to have a good to great life, we create every day with our thoughts and actions. Sorce to be…

And a quote from the biggest dreamer of us all:

“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” ~Walt Disney (American motion-picture Produce. 1901-1966)


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Unlock your Creative Flow

Ritual of the Nine Muses

USD $ 14.99

Meditation By Tara Sutphen

“Zing”  — a Magic entering the Mind … Ideas form into thoughts and daydreams.

Muses spark the creative process and stimulate one’s endeavors into fitting ventures. Overcome your obstructions, whether lacking confidence or intangible concepts. Sometimes we can get lost in indefinable and elusive development. In Greek Mythology the Muses gave inspiration to everyone and granted wishes. They have encouraged artists since antiquity, acknowledged for their importance in resourceful innovation and formation.

In this meditation each Muse will grant you her gift, guiding you toward greater resourcefulness and motivation. The Muses inspire inception to the completion of an urge, starting projects from outset to finish. Search for variety of the inner you and your talents, bring your childhood desires into reality. Have you been struggling and need extra support? Let the Muses encourage you in the direction of a greater fate. 30 Minutes.

TS490 — $14.99 ( MP3 FILE )


Painting by Susan Seddon Boulet 1941-1997