The Portal of Mabon

Tarot Spread for the Autumn Equinox
                                                                           *Created by Nimue

It is the Autumnal Equinox or Mabon on the Celtic calendar,
a point of equilibrium.
The day and night have met in balance
but now the dark grows and the light of day shortens.
This is the final harvest.
In Celtic myth, Mabon is the son (Sun)
and Modron is the mother (Earth mother).
At this time Modron laments the loss of her son Mabon,
taken soon after he was born.
He has actually gone into her magical womb to be reborn
as her champion-The Son of Light.
There is no specific layout for this spread.

1. TURNING AXIS: Equilibrium attained.
2. RUSSET LEAF: How to greet the change.
3. FINAL SHEAF: What I have learned from the light
4. MODRON"S TEARS: What I have yet to learn from the dark.
5. STAR IN THE WEST: What is promised
6. SEEDS OF THE SUNFLOWER: To save and store
7. SPIRIT OF THE CORN: Guidance of the time

        The Harvest Moon
also called the Wine Moon
      Takes place on Friday, September 16th

           Nature Spirits: Trooping fairies
 Herbs: Copal, fennel, valerian, skullcap, wheat and rye
Colors: Brown, yellow-green, yellow
 Flowers: Narcissus, lily
 Scents: Storax, gardenia, bergamot
 Stones: Peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine
 Trees: Hazel, larch, bay
 Animals: Snake, jackal
 Birds: Ibis, sparrow
  Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Freya, Isis
Power Flow: Rest after labor; balance of Light and Dark.
           Organize. Clean and straighten up physical, mental
and spiritual clutter.
                                                    ~ Moon Magick - DJ

Astrology, Tarot &


The wheel turns once again.
It is Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
and we stand in reflection
of our fruitfulness this past year.
What do we have to be grateful for?
As the earth moves into perfect balance
with the sun and the dark shadows light,
we ask our Lord
who prepares to leave the yellowing wood
and spiral into the caves of Samhain
and our Lady who’s love is timeless
tho’ she prepares for the sleep of winter
to let us embrace this night with
our understanding of beauty, grace and love.
Allow these qualities of Libra’s equilibrium
to infuse each one of us
so that we may find our way
as we move quietly inward,
toward the twilight of Autumn’s song.

Mabon Circle Casting

I cast this circle once
In the name of Pan and Artemis
Of the wild and the wood
May they join our hands in our temple

I cast this circle twice
In the name of Hades and Persephone
Take us to our shadows
So that they may be released!

I cast this circle thrice
In the name of Mabon
Let there be thanksgiving
In your honor alone here this night!

Bless and protect our circle!


Card for the Month


Element: WATER
Astrological : SCORPIO
Number: 13 = The unlucky number
Hebrew Letter: Nun meaning Fish
Rune: Eihwaz (death)
Deity: Hades
Essence: Cypress, Valerian, Cumin
Stones of Power: Onyx,malachite
Animal: Wolf, beetle, crayfish
Affirmation: I transform and renew
elf by letting go of those things
no longer necessary to my growth
~Mary K. Greer
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