September
liminal landscapes
The Muses: Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia
-Eustache Le Sueur
Important Dates: Monday, September 7 - Labor Day

Sunday, September 13 - New Virgo moon goes v/c 10:08 pm
enters Libra at 10:41 pm
Monday, September 23 -
Mabon / Autumnal Equinox
Sun enters Libra 4:21 am
waxing moon enters Aquarius 1:51 pm
Wednesday, September 27 - Full Harvest Moon enters Aries 3:29 pm
Deities of the Month:
All of the Harvest deities including: Ceres (Roman)
,
Demeter (Greek), Danu (Irish,)
Modron (Welsh,) Inari
Ōkami (Japanese) and Kokopelli (Hopi)
-Nicolas Fouché
Diana and Pomona at The
Peninsula Hotel, NY
Mabon or the Autumnal Equinox marks the second harvest of the Pagan year.  
This is the second harvest festival, the first being Lammas or Lughnasadh, the third,
Samhain. Mabon falls on the Autumnal Equinox, the day when the hours of light and
darkness become equal. From this point forward, the days begin to shorten as nights
cool and lengthen reminding all of winters approach. Now is the time when the warmth
is behind us and cold lies ahead. To the ancients this was a time to take stock and be
grateful for the gifts of the earth, knowing they had food to eat even as the crops
withered and the fields grew dormant.

Also known as: Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Wine Harvest, the Fall Equinox, Harvest
Home, the Autumnal (or Autumn) Equinox, Festival of Dionysus, Alban Elfed (Caledonii,
Druidic), Winter Finding (Teutonic), or Equinozio di Autunno (Strega).

At Mabon we give thanks to the Harvest Deities and honor the Aging Deities as we
turn our eyes to the dying sun, acknowledging the growing nights and coming cold.
Mabon is a time of  remembrance. A time to honor our ancestors and align with the
Natural energies for protection, balance and harmony, wealth, prosperity and security.
MOON MAGICK
The Powerhouse Days
on Wednesday, September 27 - the Full Harvest Moon enters Aries at
3:29
pm. Tonight at 9:07 (EST) there will be a partial lunar eclipse. A
lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, often
turning a blood red color. It will be visible to most people in the org.
The total lunar eclipse begins at 11:11 p.m. EST.
While Solar eclipse boost the power of workings, lunar eclipse often
make magick unpredictable. So if you choose to cast during this time,
be aware that what you seek, may not be what you get.

You make wish to spend the evening in meditation or work some
divination. In which case, brew up some mugwort tea. Mugwort
(Artemisia vulgaris) has long been known as a prophetic the herb that
enhances not only the third eye but also the ability to astral projection,
lucid dream and alter states of consciousness.

Psychic Dream Tea mix:
4 teaspoons of Rose petals
2 teaspoons Mugwort
2 teaspoons Peppermint
2 teaspoons Jasmine flowers
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon.
Use only one teaspoon to each cup of boiling water. Infuse for 8-10
minutes. Then strain out the herbs and sip. Drink before doing
divination or anytime you need a boost in your inner sight. Sip before
going to bed to produce psychic dreams. Be sure to write down your
dreams as soon as you wake.

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, the god of communication and
messages. Do you have a mystery to solve? Is there something you’ve
forgotten you need to remember? Enlist the aid of Snake to uncover
hidden knowledge. Petition him before you fall asleep to recover the
truth.
Snake Dream Spell
You will need: a snake (a drawing or carved stone will work if it can
comfortably fit under your pillow)
When you are tucked into bed, look at the snake and tell him what you
need him to find for you. Place him under your pillow and go to sleep.
As you wake hold tight to any dream you had, writing them down as
soon as you rise. Repeat the ritual until Snake has returned with your
request.

Ask for a Lucrative Inspiration
When you need a fresh prospective or bright new idea enlist the power
of herbs. Stuff 2 Tablespoons dried basil, 2 Tablespoons Fenugreek,
and ¼ cup Chamomile to a sachet. Hold it to your lips and whisper
three time what you seek. Tuck the sachet into your pillow and keep
track of your dreams. Record them in as much detail as you can. Keep
your mind open as you reread your notes. Inspiration will be yours.

Mercury's fluency coupled with the warrior energy of Aries makes today
a day to ply your eloquence, to develop awareness, speed
communications, or influence others for career advancement or financial
gain.

Schedule a meeting between disputing parties to forge ahead. Mix up
some Negotiation Powder to cool hot-heads or calm feeling that have
been running high. This blends the energy of Rosemary and Sage to
make your voice heard.
Negotiation Powder
You will need: 2 Tablespoons of Rosemary
2 Tablespoons of Sage
1 Tablespoon of Sea Salt.
Measure out the ingredients and pulverize into a fine powder. Sprinkle
around the area, over the person you are negotiating with or if you
need to be discreet, tub into your hands and when you begin your
negotiations, touch the person with your powdered hands

Silver Tongue Communication Spell

Anoint a bright yellow candle with bay oil and say,

"I breathe in the energy of this moment to bless my tongue with
eloquence.
As it turns silver, I accept the bliss of easy communication.
My words fill with power.
My ideas excite and entice.
My thoughts win and create forging fondness of thought and
empowering action as bonds form and renew, bonds form and renew
and the bonds form and renew for the
good of all.
For the very best. So Mote it Be."

Career Advancement Spell

You will need: a gold candle,
3 red candles
1 orange candle
rose oil
5 Laurel leaves
1 rose thorn.
Another oil: Choose Borage to fortify your inner self
Clary Sage for healing
or Mugwort for stamina

To begin: Clean the room or space you will be working. Gather the
things you need. Then take a cleansing bath scented with rose oil and
3 Laurel leaves.

Quiet your mind with a meditation and when you have reached the
correct mental place, you are ready to ask for your heart's desire.
Simply anoint the candles with the oil of your choice. Then carve the
title you desire into both sides of it with the thorn. Set the gold candle
on 2 crossed Laurel leaves resting on a fire-safe surface and light.
Watch the flame as you concentrate on your heart's desire. With the
image fixed firmly in your mind and say,

“Goddess Luna,
mother of all love and light,
grant me this wish
I wish tonight.
A quest for synergy
to glow and shine,
infusing this spell
with your energy
most sublime.
(Now add exactly what you wish for)."

Repeat twice more
.

Meditate as you visualize yourself in whichever position you would like
to be in at present. Whether it be a new job, a promotion or for your
company to prosper. Then SEE yourself there - where you want to be.
Feel what you are doing as you talk to your boss or your staff, feel the
surroundings and address yourself with the title that you want or
whatever you want for your company. Continue to think about yourself
or your company as successful. Hold the visualization as long as
possible allowing the candle to fully burn out.
Harvest Moon
provoking power of Virgo favors psychic breakthroughs and attention to details,
making this a great day to start off this coming cycle with an introspect look at ways
Begin the day with bath magic and a nice soak.

A Positive Me Bath Spell
You will need:
A handful of Rose petals
three Bay leaves
1 Yellow candle
Sweet Orange oil

Fill the tub and float a handful of rose petals and three bay leaves in the water.
Dress the candle in Sweet Orange oil and light. Get into the tub. Relax.
Meditate a few moments before saying three times...

"I enter the flow of All That Is
I am filled with loving kindness
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
love and happiness will reign
In my house and in my name
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be."

Meditate at least ten more minutes holding the picture of what you want your life to
be like. See yourself as you want to be.

If you have been brooding over some big decision the energy today is favorable for
positive life change. Use this helpful spell when you must make a choice between
different paths.

Right Decision Spell
You will need:
1 yellow candle
oil of Basil
A piece of notebook paper for each option
(write one possible choice on the header of each page)
1 blue pen
1 black pen

Anoint the candle. Ground and center and light the candle.
"By your power and by my right,
grant me the gift of clear sight
to see the value and know the truth
so my feet find the path that's true."

On the first paper, take the blue pen and list all of the positive results the decision
most likely will bring. When you have listed them all, turn it over and with the
black pen list all of the possible negative results on the back.

Do this for each options. Fold each page twice in half and meditate on the options.
When you are ready repeat, "By your guidance let me see the path that is best for
me."
Put the papers away until the next Full Moon then read again and make your decision.

Use the power of Virgo to get unstuck. Mix up a batch of bath salts and shed all the
muck with a morning bath and this:
Bath of Renewal Spell
Essential oils add magical omph. Here are a few to try:
Lemon Balm for love, success and healing
Rosemary for protection or to enhance mental ability
Rose for love, divination or wish magic,
Neroli (sweet orange) for self-purification or to transform depression into peace or
joy. Neroli also will increases energy in magical workings.
Choose your herb and oil
In a wide-mouthed jar with a tight fitting lid add:
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup fresh herbs leaves or flowers
few drops essential oils
and shake to mix.

Place 1/4 cup of the mixture under running warm water for fragrant herbal bath. Get
in and relax. Splash some of the water over you. (If you are really feeling weighed
down duck your head under the water)
Now say,

"All that is negative, I bid you to leave my body, never to return,
for peace and calmness I do yearn.
Positive power now fills me, a radiant light, of magic pure and white…and I am filled
with peace, I am filled with peace."
When you pull the plug visualize all the negative flowing down the drain and when
you step out say, “I let my guilt and shame fall to the floor, I will not wear them
anymore. I accept the past and peace fills me. I am renewed, I am renewed.”

Get Rid of the Clutter
If it is your home or room that needs a spiritual lift, you can use this charged no-
nonsense energy to throw out the clutter and clean as you bring order to your space.
Add some herbal power by brewing up an infusion to empower your cleaning. Use 1 to
2 teaspoons of herb per cup of cold water. Bring the mixture gently to a boil and
steep for about 10 minutes. Then add the infusion to your wash water and clean.
Reference this Herbal page to instill the desired magical power.

When you are finished, dispose of the left-over wash water by tossing it out the front
door into the front yard, toward the East, if possible.

New moon energy is wonderful for working towards new beginnings and diving into
new projects.   
New Beginnings spell
You will need: 1 green candle (substitution: brown)
a handful of seeds (any flower, vegetable, fruit or herb will work just do some
research to align your desires with the seed's magical energies)
1 eggshell
1 piece of parchment or paper
1 garden trowel

Gather your ingredients, prepare your space and take a cleansing bath. Return to your
spell place and light your candle. Meditate until you have come to center. Set the
paper before the candle and place the seeds upon the paper.

Say,
"Life and death, start to end,
New beginnings, be my friend.”

Crumb the eggshell over the seed.

“As these tiny seeds grow tall and strong,
good fortune flows into my life all the day long.
For that which is, and that which shall be,
as your blessings shower upon me.
As I say, so mote it be!"

Carry the paper with the seeds, outside to a place suited for their growth. Dig a small
hole with your garden spade and place the seeds in the hole. Cover with dirt and
mind the seeds to help them grow knowing that as they prosper so shall you.

The moon enters Libra at 10:41 pm bringing us a New Moon brimming with energy
for career expansion, projects that require teamwork and multi-person circle work.  
Libra favors spells for fairness and winning through cooperative action. Add in the
Sun's energy to grant radiant success, and it makes it a night to work magick for
positive change in the week ahead.

Got a team project coming up? This
Work Together spell will clear communication
and help you stay on track.

You will need:
a small piece of fluorite for everyone involved. Fluorite is a super stone for the
workplace not only does it inspire stability, order, discernment, clear thinking and
concentration, it reduces anger as it encourages building community, communal effort
and cooperative action.
1 yellow candle
lavender oil for peace and cooperative acts
3 bay leaves
your favorite incense

Prepare your spell space. Then take a cleansing bath. Gather your supplies. Meditate
and set your circle. When you are ready, light your incense. Anoint the candle and set
on leaves. Anoint the stones. Light the candle and with the stone held in your strong
hand, visualize the project you wish to succeed at. When you are ready chant,

“Powers that be answer my call Blessing this wish, to promote us all banished be the
attitudes that kept us stalled. In their stead, our efforts infuse with your grace,
uniting our actions so they interlace Endeavors bloom blessed, manifest at a
quickened pace As our team earns the gold, and catches first place! Blessed Be, For
the good of all, this wish is release to rise with this sweet smoke up into the
Universe.”

Take your stones to work and distribute among your team if they are open minded,
keep in an ornamental dish on your desk if they are not.

Libra energy is not just for team work but relationships in general. It is all about
unions, couples, partnerships and cooperation making this a great day to work spells
for love, friendships, peace, and fairness. Do you know someone who is in need of a
little instant luck?  You can work this charm for them to increase the flow of positive
energy into their life.

Good Luck for a Friend in Need
You need:
1 green candle
a small dish of basil or nutmeg oil
a green pen
a piece of paper.

Anoint your candle and then do your circle work and get into a meditative state.
When you are in the right state, light your candle. Say aloud the person's name in a
repetitive chant. Then take the paper and write the person's name on it.
Dip your thumb in oil and press it to the page as you say,

"Goddess I ask that you lend your grace to my friend. Bless them with your
benevolence for they are in need of help in a hurry. I offer this name and ask for no
harm to come to them, instead bestow luck, money and charm.”

After chanting this a few times, fold the paper and dip your thumb in the oil and say,
“Thanks be to thee, so Mote It Be!" and press your oiled thumb again to the page.
Tuck the paper under the loadstone and keep it safe.  
Mabon Magick
Autumn is in the air. You can feel it! You can see it in the changing
seasons, smell it as the scents shifting with the rhythms or the earth, feel
it the buzz and hum of magical energy upon the air.
Mabon is a harvest festival of thanksgiving. It is associated with grain and
rebirth, gratitude and the turning of the year. It is a magical night of
balance carrying both joy and sorrow for the easy days of Summer are
fading as night once again comes into it power. Soon darkness will turn
the world cold and life will once again sleep. This is a time of transition, a
night of power. The Earth is shifting and we can sense the change. It
awakens and excites the spirit.
As day and night find balance, find harmony within your own body with this
Grounding Meditation. Grounding is the act of ridding yourself of negativity
energy by linking with the Earth and sending energy down into it. When
you ground you become centered. Being centered means remaining in your
calm center amidst the busyness of everyday life.

Mabon Meditation
To Begin: Close your eyes. Move your attention to your breath as you draw
in a slow, deep inhalation. Draw your breath in to lift your abdomen. Hold
it for the count of three and then slowly let it out again. Feel your belly
rise and fall with your breath. With your next breath send your focus lower,
down to your base Chakra, or your root. Feel the Earth below you. Imagine
your breath pushing down through your root chakra. Visualize tendrils of
energy growing out with your breath to push down through the floor and
into the soil below. With your next breath, breathe out all of the tension,
anger or fear you are holding and let it go.
Breathe deep and draw the cool nurturing earth energy up your tendrils.
Feel how it calms and revitalizes your spirit. Breath as your draw the
energy up into your chest. Let it charge you. Feel the magick stirring within
you. Enjoy the feeling for as long as you would like. When you are ready,
take a deep breath and wiggle your fingers and toes as you come back to
yourself.

This year Mabon falls on Monday September 23. The Sun enters Libra at
4:21 am. The waxing moon enters Aquarius at 1:51 pm
Add these energies together: Monday - Moony, intuitive, with Libra's flair
for cooperation and Aquarius abrupt, rebellious flair and Mabon's ritual
balance - and you get  a magical energy that will offer delight in any social
circle while granting an understanding of the mysterious, unseen and the
uncharted. Tonight is the night to gather together. Any cooperative work,
be it magickal or merely social, will be blessed with an intuitive success.
Wear or carry a piece of Amber, a Cats-eye stone or Citrine to enhance the
energy present.

If you seem to be stuck in the muck of life. Work this spell to flush out the
old energy and usher in some new.
Spell To Clear Your Home Of Bad Luck
In a large bowl mix together 1/2 cup each of dried rosemary, mint and
thyme as you chant,

"Herbs of luck with this brew, I charm this place,
Your power true.
Banish ill and in its place,
good fortune flows through this space.”

Sprinkle mixture across the floors and leave over night. When you wake
the next morning, sweep it up. Then carry it out your door and burn it if
you can. If not then bury it on the other side of your property line.