Interludes: From Summer to Autumn…


Those of us in the NYC area have been feeling cooler temperatures for a few weeks now, but the last few days have been quite cool, almost cold even.

As many of you have discovered, every week since the middle of March, this year, I have been using Nancy Blair’s book, Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), as Divine Inspiration for a series of posts on many different Goddesses.

In exactly five days, on Sunday, September 22, 2013 the first Day of Autumn shall take place, and the Sun shall enter the Sign of Libra, the Sign of Marriage, Partnership and Harmony.

Of course, I AM happy that Autumn is approaching.  Autumn is the “Season of the Witch,” and we are Re-Minded that the veils between the living and the dead are paper-thin during this time of year.

Even this past Saturday, September 14, 2013, while running and errand with a friend, I spied a chicken bone on the street (after someone ate all the chicken; yes, that kind of chicken bone) and I thought, “Oh, the dead want to talk again.”  At that moment, my friend’s cell phone rang, and there was no one on the other end of the call.  He looked and looked again, and no indication of who called.

In Goddesses for Every Season, as well as in other books and resources, Autumn represents the Harvest.  Indeed, in the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, the last two Harvest Festivals are connected to Autumn.  The Autumnal Equinox (which some refer to as Mabon) and Samhain (which many refer to as Halloween).

The first Harvest Festival is referred to as either Lughnasadh or Lammas and occurs in Summer.

I AM looking forward to Autumn.  There is a big part of me that comes alive during the Autumn Tides.  And it shall be lovely to see the leaves change colors and fall to the Earth.  For years, I have always felt that Autumn celebrates Earth Energy, although Winter could also represent Earth Energy, but I Intuitively feel that Winter has a deeper connection to the Element of Air.  Spring, Water; Summer, Fire.

Of course, Astrologically speaking, the first day of each Season corresponds to the date when the Sun enters a Cardinal Sign.  Since the first day of Spring is also the first day of the Sun’s Transit in Aries–the strongest of the Fire Signs–one could say that Spring is a Fire Season, but it simply does not feel that way for me.

Nonetheless, I look forward to moving towards Autumn and celebrating and honoring the Goddesses of that Season in the next few weeks.

Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.  And may the Season of the Witch, the Autumn Tides bring you a Holy Harvest of Protection, Prosperity and Peace.

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Another fantastic image, courtesy of Bing.com.
As we move from Blossom to Harvest, we are moving forward.

And may we always be Divinely Protected from the devils we know and the devils we do not, no matter how near or far they may be.

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