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New Year

Yule woods

Merry meet all,

I trust you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year. Now that things are back to normal, there are new things to look forward to.

This month, we have some special lunar energy. January 1st and January 30th are New Moons and Super Moons. January 15th is the Full Moon, also known as Wolf Moon and Cold Moon. Get your crystals and candles ready!!

The next turn in the Wheel of the Year is Imbolc. Imbolc is the first of the three spring Sabbats. I love Imbolc. I don’t exactly enjoy winter and it cheers me to know spring is around the corner. 

Stay tuned for more posts here about Imbolc!

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

 

 

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Magic of the Harvest Moon

 Mabon

Merry meet all,

September heralds the change in the air. I feel the chill already. Pumpkins now sit in the baskets in the produce aisle. Crisp leaves trail to the ground. My garden is busy preparing itself for fall. Some seed heads are losing their flower petals, leaving the rich brown velvety seed heads behind. I love to feel the texture of them. There is no mistake about it. Fall is the most sensual season of the year.

Next week, the Wheel of the Year spins again. Mabon starts on September 22nd. Mabon precedes Samhain. The Harvest Moon shines on the 19th. I will be posting tips here on how you can make the most of this magickal harvest time. If you had a garden, September- October is the time to harvest what you have sown all summer. Your herbs and vegetables will be ripe to bursting. Throw a potluck and share what you have harvested. Sharing food is a custom that goes back to our ancestors. 

Try to include as much organic food as you can for your Mabon feast. Despite what you think, it is cheaper to eat organic. It is better on your body. Go to an organic Farmers Market for ciders, meat, and vegetables. I myself plan to get some rustic bread, goat cheese (mm), and fresh cider. That takes some beating. Our ancestors ate organic food. Think about it. Now there are chemicals in the food. When you eat the food, you eat the chemicals. You take that energy into you. Is that what you want? I doubt it. 

Peru has banned GMO food and Monsanto. Way to go, Peru. I hope they are an example to other countries to follow in their suit. 

For those of you who live inHalifax, another September highlight is Word on the Street. Word on the Street is an annual Book Fair and Festival. I never miss it and I always have a good time. I look forward to this year’s festival. 

May the Goddess bless you this Mabon

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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Early autumn musings

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Merry meet all,

Today the moon travels from Sagittarius to void of course to Capricorn. The moon is in Mercury and today’s corresponding colour is purple. Capricorn represents structure and Mercury represents action and wisdom. Also, Friday is Freya’s Day. Magickally speaking, today is perfect for perhaps planning a date or a romantic outing. On August 20th, the full moon rules the night sky. 

My garden looks beautiful today. The tomatoes are growing large on the vines, I began a fresh crop of shallots, radishes, and peas. The vines smell absolutely delicious. I love to run my hands over the vines because the scent is divine. The flowers and herbs are great too. Bees love to visit the bee balm. Of course. 

I see signs now that the garden is preparing for fall. The sea holly thistles are brown, and i can soon save the seed from the sea holly. The comfrey isn’t producing more flowers. The early pea vines are withering. I don’t like to think it but fall is around the corner. Lammas is the first of the three harvest Sabbats. The next turn in the Wheel of the year is Mabon, and following that is Samhain. Every Witch anticipates Samhain. 

I enjoy Mabon, not nearly as much as I do for Samhain. Mabon is magickal on its’ own. The chill is in the air and leaves turn those gorgeous colours of crimson and gold. Pumpkins ripen on the vine. We’ll be ready for the fall festivities on this blog. 

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

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