Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox also known as Mabon is the first day of Fall.  This day is considered a time of mysteries and balance. Day and night are divided equally. It's a time to stop & relax and enjoy the fruits of our own personal harvests.

Customs & Activities:
  • preparing for the quiet time ahead
  • finishing old business
  • walking in the woods
red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, gold, violet

  • gourds, acorns, colored corn
  • pine cones, grains, vines, dried seeds
  • apples, grapes, pomegranates
  • horn of plenty
Foods:  I like to serve a stew with hearty bread and apple crisp.
  • root vegetables; potatoes, carrots, onions
  • breads
  • apples
  • nuts
  • harmony and balance
  • self confidence
  • security
  • prosperity


Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hooray for the first day of Autumn. I live for it all year long. Of course it doesn't exactly feel like Autumn here in FL...but it is none the less. Great post with lots of nice information. Happy Autumn Equinox to you! :o)

The Haven said...

Hooray! I know, it still feels like Summer, but hopefully it won't be long now. Thanks for all your wonderful comments and Happy Autumn Equinox to you as well!

T L said...

I've got some dead branches for you. Now that's a sure sign of Autumn!
Must admit I'm new to the seasonal living precept, but I look forward to learning more. Glad I found this blog!

The Haven said...

Thanks and welcome to my blog TL! I hope you find it interesting.
Dead branches are perfect for October/Halloween decorations!