Thursday, 23 September 2010

Mabon, the Full Moon and a Medicine Wheel


Today is Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

A day of equal light and dark

A Harvest Moon

The first time in 20 years that the first day of Autumn has occurred on the same day as a full moon

Lets us not forget that this year was also guided in by a blue moon

This is a year for looking upwards
To greet the sky
Feel the wind on our cheeks
The rain kiss the lids of our eyes
The stars twinkle with joy

Embrace these precious moments



To mark this special occasion I entered into a Mabon Swap with the ethereal 'Faerwillow'



My gifts arrived, lovingly packaged with hand crafted items
Filling me with Excitement

Photographs of nature, a paper doll, tissue leaves, hand made tags
A clay leaf, and the softest woolen cowl

I feel blessed!




Look how at home they feel on my alter!

Thank you Faerwillow x



Feeling energised by the magic of the equinox, I set out to a gathering of new friends where we created a medicine wheel out of rocks and stones.

My new friends wish to heal the earth, and those that walk it. The acts of creation, ceremony, and ritualistic drumming were invigorating.

And, because life is for living, and some things should just 'be experienced' I did not stop to take pictures. All I can show you of this occasion is a picture of a tepee in which we all sat, shared food, and supped oak leaf wine.

Happy Autumn Equinox x


25 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Happy Mabon Jasmine~ Beautiful post and you don't need pictures because your words took me to your wonderful gathering..I supplied my own.

Delwyn said...

Happy Mangetsu (Full Moon)

In Japan they celebrate Jugoya – the Full Moon Festival. It’s also a celebration of the harvest.

Happy days

Titus said...

Wow Jasmine, fabulous post and thank you for reminding me of some things I have failed to notice.

Although in a sudden downpour of biblical proportions today, a ground level rainbow formed about fifteen feet in front of me and a group of four others. Its fully visible arc was lower than the surrounding trees, and we saw where it touched the ground. Surely a once in a lifetime experience.

Valerianna said...

Happy Mabon and full moon to you! May your harvest be bountiful and full of inspiration. Many blessings of the turning of the wheel.

For the first time in a decade, I didn't do a ritual here. I marked the day with gratitude after a very long day of work. Strange to let it go by without a community of kindred spirits - well, other than the forest beings and kitty Pasha....

Tammie Lee said...

I have never heard of oak leaf mead! wow.
Ah, so many lovely gifts from Faerwillow, how lovely and a wonderful way to celebrate.

Your new friends sound lovely~

Caio Fern said...

Jasmine ...a friend of mine that studys seriously astrology , medieval astrology , traditional indian astrology and numerology was , yesterday , telling me about this week and night .
Yes ... it seems that big changes are coming and many truths are going to be reveled .

By the way....
what a beautiful touching post .....

orchidlover said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Mabon.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

yvette said...

thanks for sharing so much beauty Jasmine..let's from this moment on happiness be your's
(ot not indigo)

yvette said...

ooooh yes..can I have the oak wine recepy?

ger said...

Autumn wrapped up... - thanks for the word Mabon, didn´t know that - the moon looked down on Berlin rather impressively...

Martine said...

Happy Mabon to you too Jasmine.
Your lovely post brought tears to my face as i remembered all the full moon gatherings with a circle of friends in my sisters tepee over the last ten years. There won't be any more as she is very ill now and all thats left are memories.
XXXm

Kayla coo said...

I love your Chinese proverb, beautiful.
I am fascinated by the full Autumn moon and the way it lights up the night sky.

faerwillow said...

~jasmine this was an ever so special way to celebrate with you...i thank you deeply for all that you gave...such beauty lies within each piece...i will savor them always...

i am so happy you found such friends to celebrate the day with...honoring adn walking adn embracing the moment...pure magical i am sure you felt...a gorgeous post filled with words to remind us of what was and is in our lives...thank you for being the blessed soul that you are...you bring light thta glows brightly in my day to day...always with l♥ve~

Janine said...

Wonderful post...thank you Jasmine!

Fiona said...

What a mystical time.

Assayya said...

lovely post,
this mabon was so very special powered by the full moon:))

Sparkster said...

Jsamine,

I set out to visit the different pages of those who participated in the Autumn Equinox (Mabon)Exchange, and as I read each one I find myself smiling, and filled with warmth all anew.

The items each of you shared are exquisite, and you're right.. those really do look like those belong on your alter.

I'm so thankful to have gotten to participate in a wonderful moment, with such incredible women.

Brightest blessings,
~Angelique

Deborah said...

Lovely post! I can almost imagine being there!

aleph said...

it´s such a nice post, Jasmine, happy days for you! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy Mabon to you, Jasmine! What beautiful gifts you received from Faer Willow. So full of magic and meaning. :) I enjoyed participating in the Equinox Exchange, as well. Enjoy time well spent with your new friends. Take care! Theresa

SarahA said...

I should come in here more often, I am learning from you. I am liking your pictures and 'alter'. Very gentle/healing looking.

RedPanties said...

This is so beautiful! My own Mabon was very intimate and quiet, but I love your gesture of hand-made gifts, I must remember to plan ahead for Samhain!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Fantastic!

Lickety Splitter said...

I love the moon. When its full and low and glowing, I feel its magic in my bones!

Jules said...

I am so glad your Mabon celebration was blessed Jasmine. x