There are no words to describe the felling I get in the pit of my belly after experiencing sexual harassment, no matter how many times it happens. In serious need of an epic red tent filled with women I love right now.
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
"You don’t have to choose between your sexual side, your intellectual side, your emotional side, or your spiritual side…. Just combine them all into one powerful expression and shine that brilliant light all across this world and beyond."
Autumn Equinox also known as Mabon is celebrated when day and night are of equal duration before the descent into increasing darkness and is the final festival of the season of harvest. After this day darkness takes over light, cold takes over warmth and death takes over life, earths energy is pulled inwards as leaves from trees fall to the ground, flowers wilt and die, the ground will become hard and baron.
In nature, the activity of the summer months slows down to the hibernation for the winter. For Pagans, now is a time to reflect on the past seasons. The Sun God is now descending into the underworld and will make his final decent on Samhain. The Triple Goddess after giving birth to the harvest has left her Mother phase and is now entering her Crone Phase.
Mabon is also a time to recoginse that the balance of the year has changed, the wheel has turned and summer is now over, we must prepare for a long winter ahead of us and ask the Lord of the Dark Sun to be kind to us through the winter months.
Autumns Equinox is a time of balance, it is a time to look within ourselves and balance our thoughts and emotions, to find balance in our lives.
Astrologers will recognise this as the date the Sun enters the sign of Libra - the Scales of Balance.
Mabon is considered a time of the mysteries.The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the Horned God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines and herbs. 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 and bussle of everyday life. May your Mabon be memorable, and your hearts and spirits be filled to overflowing.
"The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place."
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (via cosmofilius)