Tara Sutphen’s Spirit Guide Meditation

Happy Fall Equinox


Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, September 20/21/22 September 22, 2016 (Almanac)

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 Harvest Moon

Full Harvest Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Harvest Moon (Native American) at 24* Pisces will culminate Sept 16, 2016 2:16PM PdT/5:16pm EdT (Farmers Almanac with an Annular Lunar Eclipse.
The current phase of the moon is a Waxing Gibbous (97.1% illuminated), 13.1 days old and at a distance of 375841 Km (233537 Miles).

This Full Moon is in Pisces, which brings a fragile ideality to our psyche. Where the deepest thoughts, imagination, fears and our hiddenness resides. Who are we, where do we come from and why…this is all Piscean in nature. When we think highly of ourselves we skate into ‘the good life’ but if we struggle, usually it’s the darkness of our mistakes or our past lives. There are hidden parts in everyone. While some people it’s clearly seen over others. We always long for better conditions, and if we can’t get to a feeling place, we at least have options to do something about our troubles. This is such a time where the moon is giving you a boost by letting you release some or many of your troubles. If you have fears, phobias, sickness, money issues, relationship issues, it’s time to make a concerted effort to change the course of your mind, the direction of your heart and the bearing of your will. Aiming your intention is the first step to wellness, money, love and happiness. There is no other way but to just do it. Write anything down that’s a problem, take the paper or write out the journal answers and burn safely in your fireplace or in a sauce pan with a lid. Write letters who are on the earth or on the other side, if you need to forgive or if your angry. You can burn those too. It’s time to recognize, release and move your body into action. You are at the end of the cycle. Cast what you will, to the wind.

Journal Questions:

What are you aiming for now?

What has held you back…

  • People problems
  • Money problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Health problems
  • Personal issues
  • Bad habits
  • Phobias
  • Career problems
  • Past choices
  • Stress
  • Overwhelmed

Who do you need to release in connection with:

  • relationships
  • career
  • job
  • homelife
  • friendships
  • marriage
  • children
  • beauty
  • exercise
  • eating
  • inside maintenance
  • outside maintenance
  • person maintenance
  • place maintenance
  • thing maintenance

When you feel insecure, do you have

  • Compassionate acceptance of yourself 
  • Compassionate acceptance of others
  • Spending too much time on others and not yourself
  • Spending too much time on yourself and not on others
  • Forward movement toward positive activities
  • Forward movement toward negative activities

Who has betrayed you:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Career
  • Money
  • Beauty
  • Health
  • Harmony
  • Things
  • Strangers

Who stabilizes you:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Career
  • Money
  • Beauty
  • Health
  • Harmony
  • Things
  • Strangers

Regain your health! Practice for the following month and all your life if you want:

  • Breathing deeply a few times a day
  • Drinking more water
  • Taking a walk
  • Meditating
  • Praying
  • Writing in a Journal
  • Creating a solution
  • Creating plans

You must release something…with a Lunar eclipse it’s better to make the choice then allowing the universe to make your decisions. Do you wait in your room for friends or love? Do you want to have money but don’t go out and get the job you want? Do you say no when you mean yes? Do you drink too much, smoke or eat a lot of sugar? Do you exercise? Do you lie or steal? It’s time to give those things up. It’s time to stop saying you want something when you have no intention of trying. Confidence begins by faking it until you make it. That’s how everyone you admire did it. And it’s not all about possessions, it’s about feelings and true understanding. When we make effort, it comes, if not immediately, you will notice your life changing for the better. It’s all about trying.

  • “You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. it is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in youself and your own personal evolution.” ~Jean Shinoda Bolen MD

To view the eclipse it will be available on www.Slooh.com.

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Harvest Moon Magic



Harvest Moon Magic

By Cheyenne Van Zutphen


Say after me: Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat (moon light invocation empowers me)


September 16th 2016 – Full Harvest Moon 24* Pisces  
Culmination: 12:07pm pacific / 3:07pm eastern


Instead of darkness, this night greets us with the light of the full moon. Again we can bathe in the silver rays that the nocturnal want veiled. This moon is 24* Pisces and yearns to reveal your life’s secrets. The karma entangled with others, whose ties seem sneered, may now be cut. For clarity hidden by confusion surfaces within. The choice bestowed upon your path allows you to reflect and project. To see deeper into the pools of your inner being; where fear and doubt may dwell. This may expose your blocks and tonight you grant yourself the power to see through yourself as though you are water. Allow this transformation, trust it without control like a stream would guide a fish. Flow with the currents of change and embrace your form as an unbound essence. Bask in the movement of the moon and feel the pull of her power ripping your truest self to the surface. Cry, feel, mourn, smile as you allow yourself to emerge. Life makes us wear so many masks, we become confused, smaller versions of ourselves. Tonight is the night you rip yourself from the reaches of oblivion and honor all that you are; every aspect of your nature, every emotion you have experienced. All of your shame, all of your pride, embraced and then released. Invoke the power of the Pisces moon to know yourself and with that, all shall become clear. This is the trial of truths and the severance of all that does not serve you.

Monthly Divination Recommendation: Water Scrying

Moonlit Water Scrying

Two White Candles
One Bowl of medium size
One pitcher of water

*It’s not traditional but I like to add a small crystal as a point of focus

-Sit somewhere where you can see the moon
-Place the candles above the bowl on both sides
-Light the candles and put your hands on both sides of the bowl below the candles
-Before you begin do a short meditation or simple circle cast for protection and clarity

-Now, pour the water in the bowl and put your hands back at its sides, open and ready to receive

Say out loud while staring into the water:

The moon sees all from the dark sky.

I seek to steal a moment from her eyes.

Hush the waters, still the tides,

Reflect to me a moment in time.

–Be very willful on what you want to see. If it has happened or will happen the moon will reveal it.


I ask it, I beseech it and so it is.


**scrying takes patience and practice. You can do this!!!

Monthly Moon Charging



One white candle

One quartz Crystal

One Bowl

One Pitcher water

-Go somewhere in the moons light

-Place the candle and the bowl in front of you

-Place the quartz in the bowl

-light the candle and pick up the pitcher of water, DON’T POUR YET

Say out-loud:

Goddess, I cleanse myself. Mind, body, spirit

Renewed by the sight of the moon.

I offer now your sacred water to light up and move.

Empower this crystal with your magic,

So that I may honor you.

Repeat as you pour:

Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat

Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat
Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat

Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat
Lunae Lumen Invocatio Me Confortat


Pour enough water to cover the crystal
Then put the pitcher down and put both hands open on the sides of the bowl

Become comfortable like this and then close your eyes.

Feel the moon charging you, filling you with light.

Silver White light pouring into you like the water from the pitcher to the bowl.

After you feel charged from your crown chakra to your toes, dip your empowered hands into the bowl of water which was also charging with the light of the moon.

Scoop up a small amount of the water and put out the candle with it. Allow your bowl of water and crystal to remain in the light of the moon until dawn. This will have charged your crystal. Keep the crystal on you for added power and then repeat on the next full moon.

-For The Aspiring Full Moon Gardner-
Don’t forget it’s almost Harvest! A great way to get in touch with the earth is to honor your roots. Gather your seasonal goods by the light of the full moon so that come the Autumn Equinox you have a feast that is empowered by the goddess.


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