I start craving Autumn in July and by the first of September, I am planning my pumpkin adventures and dragging out whatever Autumn decor does not stay out year round. I love the lengthening shadows, the seeping notes of coolness at night, and coffee and journaling on the porch.
Autumn is a time of reflection. The transition of the season brings us into the space of our inner realms. We ponder the harvest that is occurring now from the seeds that have been planted in the past year. The Dark Goddesses whisper invitations of descent, inner journeying, and shadow work. As Gaia divests herself of all that no longer serves, we are being asked to do the same. Look closely at what is coming to fruition and what is stagnating and needs to be released.
Fall Equinox is the balance of dark and light, day and night. The drama of the descent of the Goddess throughout multiple cultures and traditions reflects the equinox: Demeter and Persephone, Inanna and Ereshkigal. We honor the need for the downward spiral to connect with our deepest knowing. We reflect the shadows and the light. We know that we will rise again, renewed and filled with the wisdom of Goddess and her cycles.
Especially this year, the need to Reflect, Release, and Renew is vital. The past year has been intense, continues to be intense, and we are all carrying residual impact whether mental, emotional, physical, or all of the above. This change of the Wheel is a perfect time to work within the seasonal cycle to let go and also to acknowledge and strengthen what will get you through the Winter. The Full Moon in Pisces on 9/2 is also a powerful time to work these energies. Explore what practices, what relationships, what energetic connections are truly nourishing you and replace what is not serving your intentions.
The Altars have been very busy here at MotherHouse. Each morning I chant and pray and send out blessings and energy for our Community and beyond. For those who are in the path of the fires, for those who have just come through Hurricane Laura, for the Social Activists who are on the front lines, for Jacob Blake and his family, for all those who are suffering and feeling alone, the Goddesses are gathered, the candles are lit, and my chants and prayers are being offered for all of you every single day.
I wish you the Blessings of September and all of the abundance that Goddess is offering. May you and your Beloveds be safe and well. MotherHouse and Mystery School of the Goddess are here to support you!
AUTUMN GODDESS PLANNER IS NOW AVAILABLE! Over 150 pages of Goddess and Seasonal Bliss – featured Goddesses, journal prompts, calendars, practices, and more!
Mary Lomando and I just recorded a new Astrology Podcast focusing on the Mars Retrograde coming 9/9/20 and some of the astrology coming into play this Fall. We are not out of the woods yet! Mary has some great tips and also has a new online course for navigating the Mars Retrograde and aspects. Check out The Mars Code which also includes a personal session with Mary!
Priestess: Ancient Myth and Modern Practice begins 9/13/20 and has early bird pricing through 9/1/20! This online course is a 9 week introduction to Practical Priestessing. Each week is a different aspect of Priestess and Goddess. We will cover rites of passage, ritual and ceremony, mystical practices, leadership for groups and temples, as well as the business of being a modern Priestess. There will be live calls each week (with recorded archives), guided meditation, and hands on practices.
The Mourning of Demeter – Free Goddess Meditation Circle for Autumn Equinox : As we move into the Autumn season, I invite you to join me for an exploration of the Goddess Demeter for our September Goddess Meditation Circle. We will be gathering on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 4pm eastern. How do we mourn? When is it time to honor sorrow and loss? And how can we walk with the Goddess Demeter in this journey? What are the blessings of the Poison Path of Earth Magick?
Dance under the September Full Moon! Walk a labyrinth in honor of Ariadne. Leave an offering of seven pennies on the beach for Yemaya. Sweeten your intentions in a honey ritual to Oshun. Honor Marie Laveau as a magckal Ancestress. Read the writings of Hildegard von Bingen as invocations to the Goddess Sophia. Explore the descent of Persephone and the grief of Demeter as the seasons change. How does Athena show up in your ability to negotiate and strategize? Use the Virgo New Moon to set some of those strategic intentions. Enter the Mist with Morgan Le Fay. Celebrate the Witch’s Thanksgiving on Autumn Equinox. Walk along the shores of the Ocean Mother for Sedna and Stella Maris. Raise a toast to Meditrina! ~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Planner
September 2, 2020 Full Moon in PIsces at 1:22am EDT. The September Full Moon is also called Full Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Harvest Moon.
September 2 – Festival of Ariadne in Cyprus
September 2 – 29 – Celtic Tree Month of Muin – Vine
September 4 – Day of Changing Woman
September 5, 2020 – Day of Marian Devotions
September 7 – Feast Day of Orisha Goddess Yemaya – Mother of Oceans
September 8 – Feast Day of Orisha Goddess Oshun – Mother of the Sweet Waters
September 8 – Nativity of Theotokos – Mother Mary
September 8 – Descent of the Holy Sophia in Gnostic Traditions
September 8 – Tara Day
September 9, 2020 Mars Stations Retrograde in Aries (Astrology Podcast)
September 10 – Marie Laveau’s Birthday
September 11 – Remembrance Day – Honoring Lady Liberty
September 12, 2020 – Jupiter Stations Direct in Capricorn
September 13 – Ancient Roman Banquet of Venus
September 13 – Runic Half Month of Kenaz (Torch)
September 15 – Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Catholic – She syncretizes to Erzulie Freda, a Vodoun loa)
September 17, 2020 – NEW MOON in Virgo at 7:00am EDT
September 17 – Birthday of Hildegard Von Bingen – Christian Mystic, Benedictine Abbess
September 17 – Feast of the Greek Goddess Demeter
September 18 – 20, 2020 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
September 18 – Feast of Ceres in Ancient Rome
September 21 – Feast of the Greek Goddess Athena
September 21 – International Day of Peace
September 22 – Feast Day of Morgan Le Fay (according to an old Breton Saint Day)
September 22, 2020 – Autumn Equinox – Sun enters Libra at 9:30am EDT
September 22, 2020 – Pagan Sabbat of Mabon (Magickal Mabon Online Course)
September 23, 2020 – Mercury Retrograde Shadow Begins (Stations Retrograde in Scorpio 10/13/20)
September 23 – Estimation of the Beginning of the Eleusinian Mysteries (Demeter and Persephone)
September 24 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy who syncretizes to the Orisha Obatala
September 25 – Celebration of the Greek Horae
September 25 – Day of the Inuit Goddess Sedna
Septermber 27, 2020 – Yom Kippur
September 27 – Feast of Stella Maris who syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Yemaya
September 27 – Feast Day of Ibeji, the Divine Twins (Santeria, Lukumi, Afro-Caribbean traditions)
September 27 – Happy Birthday to Amma, the Hugging Mother!
September 27 – Day of Willows, Mesopotamian Festival of Goddess Astarte
September 28 – Runic Half Month of Gebo (Gift)
September 28 – Feast Day of the Greek Goddess Demeter
September 29, 2020 – Saturn Stations Direct in Capricorn
September 29 – Michaelmas – Feast Day of the Archangel Michael
September 30 – Celebration of the Goddess Meditrina, Roman Goddess of Wine and Health
September 30 – October 27 – Celtic Tree Month of Gort – Ivy