As the Mabon Turns


Happy warm sweaters, pumpkin spice and cute boots season!

I'm so excited to share the Mabon reading. Prior to doing the reading I set out on a lil harvesting walk. If you follow any of my other SM, you'll know that I'm trying to get in 10,000 steps a day, so I thought it the perfect opportunity to venture out and see what was available to me in my "backyard".

I found some gorgeous stuff out there, right? Take a moment, close your eyes, and take enough deep breathes to feel connected. When you feel calm and collected, have a look at the cards and the elements that I choose for each and choose the one you're most connected too.

I found some gorgeous stuff out there, right? Take a moment, close your eyes, and take enough deep breathes to feel connected. When you feel calm and collected, have a look at the cards and the elements that I choose for each and choose the one you're most connected too.

I decided to work with my Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan. This is not yet a go to deck for me, but She is gorgeous and really speaks well to Mabon, the Autumn Equinox pagan celebration.

I took the time to look into the properties of each of the elements of the and came up with a very common them: protection. Looks like some of you are letting in some bad energy... time to sage, salt and cast.

Did you connect with your element?

Okay, so my first observation is extreme distress. Understandable. This is a chaotic time for most of us. The magic of the long days of summer are quickly coming to and end... and we're kinda coming to the end of the year, and we're looking over our shoulders trying to figure out if we've accomplished anything. The Autumn Equinox is actually part of the Wheel of Year (which was actually a card I pulled in the reading... #bigmagic). At this point in the rotation of her journey, we should consider our past behaviours and look to our future ones.

To get an overall message I grouped the cards. With five Cup cards making up more then half, there is a shit show of emotions going around. Big emotion. The energies presented are very loud and clear and I place an emphasis for those of you who struggle with addictive personalities... now is the time to make changes.

I have three Majors, the key to their message being change is going to happen, and it would be well advised to stay steady and set some very strong boundaries. Death is at the end of it, so make sure you choose wisely. Unfortunately with the 10 of Swords hanging out on the sidelines, I see a "death by stress" kind of energy. Meaning, and all is not lost, you will finally find the energy/emotional drive to move forward, but not until after you've really hit that point in your life where moving forward is the only option you have.

You've been warned. The beauty of working with Her is balance. With every warning, She provides Advice:

Card 1. Pine Cones - The Seven of Cups: You've been given the gift of playtime and choices. Are you feeling overwhelmed with indecisiveness? Feel like you have a lot of options and can't decide what you want to do? Like it's a bit of a jungle gym out there? Write all your ideas down and separate pieces of paper, fold them up and drop them in the jar. Let the energy of the Universe do her thing, and pick one. You must commit to picking just one and forgetting the rest. If you have a space, burn the notes you didn't choose and let the smoke roll, taking with it any attachments you have. Just remember, smoke can burn, it can turn in the wind and fill your eyes and lungs, clouding your judgement and decisions. It can make you question, and have you digging through the ashes to salvage thoughts and ideas you're not yet able to let go of. And at this point sweet friend, will you find yourself deep in the addictive nature of materialism and procrastination. They are both a friendship you should avoid. The 7 of Cups is opportunity, many gorgeous choices, but you must decide and move on. Keep the smoke of seduction behind you, and invest your everything until you can, with conviction, decide to move forward or move on. It is easier to balance one cup in a time of turbulence, then trying to manage seven.