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.
The ongoing global pandemic, US election, and challenging astrology are adding pressures to our Autumn season this year. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is devastating and we need to fight through chaos-fatigue just to figure out what day it is sometimes. There has never been a stronger need for us to remember our spiritual practices.
Take refuge in the slowing down of the season. Seek guidance from your Ancestors. Explore the depths of your soul connection to Goddess and treasure it as sustenance through the coming dark to the inevitable rise of light. And, for the love of Goddess, PLEASE VOTE!
May you and your Beloveds be safe and well. MotherHouse and Mystery School of the Goddess are here to support you. Make sure you check in with us online to participate in the monthly MotherHouse Goddess Temple meditations and healing circles. The Mourning of Demeter discussion with Renee Starr is available as an archive with a special gift pdf from Renee!
May the Shadow and Light of Goddess illuminate your soul and season!
Join me for the October Goddess Oracle Circle on 10/17 – Messages from the Dark Goddesses & Ancestors
The Beloved Dead: 30 Days of Ancestor Magick is open to support your Samhain celebrations!
Divine your Goddesses of Autumn and create meditations and practices around them. Or treat yourself to a Goddess Card Reading with me to see what Goddesses are surrounding you right now!
Some Goddesses of Fall: Akibimi, Cerridwen, Changing Woman, Circe, Crow Woman, Demeter, Durga, Epona, Erishkegal, Hekate, Horae, Inanna, Isis, Kali, Macha, Maman Brigitte, Morrighan, Nepthys, Persephone, Rhiannon, The Fates
Get a ritual and recipe for Autumn Equinox in this article by Michelle Boxley
Read about Mabon and the Goddess Modron in this article from Karen Frasca
Goddess Planner for Autumn 2020 is available – almanac, calendar, and journal.
Forest Bathing (shinrin yoku) is a marvelous practice for this time of year. Wander in the woods and forest and take an offering for Goddess to leave.
Self Care for Healing – Sweet Grass with CBD Oil Roll-on from Murphy’s Essentials (I use it daily!)
Immerse yourself in Goddess – Kuan Yin Bathing Ceremony with Gwynne Warner.
Brew a cuppa Hex the Patriarchy Tea from Blackthorn’s Botanicals – cheers!
Walk a labyrinth to embrace the cyclical nature of Goddess and the Seasonal Soul – contemplate the lessons and experiences of the year to date and how you are being called to harvest that wisdom in Autumn. Labyrinth Locator
Begin a Yoga Nidra or Restorative Yoga practice for Fall and Winter to honor a slower pace.
Some recipes for your Gatherings!
- Cooking for Fall Equinox – Orange and Purple Curry Roasted Sweet Potato Soup by The Hungry Goddess
- Fall Quinoa and Black Rice Salad with Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seeds by The Hungry Goddess
- Chopped Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate Seeds by The Hungry Goddess
Weave a gratitude garland for your Fall celebrations.
Roll with all the Retrogrades with Retrograde Remedy Mist & Crystal Set from Red Priestess.
Autumn reading and podcast – The Illustrated Crystallary by Maia Toll.
Divine Alignment with Her Wild Grace Perfume for The Black Madonnas from The Sacred Well
Sacred adornment – choose your talisman from the Desert Zen Collection by Gail Jessen Designs Jewelry
See all the new and seasonal classes on Mystery School of the Goddess!
Pumpkins, gourds, apples, and other bits of Autumn can be added to your seasonal altar!
How do you adorn your altar?
SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF AUTUMN
Archetypes: Queen, Harvest Woman, Wild Woman, Priestess, Sorceress
Autumn Themes: Descent of Godddess, Inner Realms, Journeywork, Dreams, Harvest, Reflection, Gatherings, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Slow Down, Magic, Service, Ancestors, Psychic Abilities
Time of Day: Twilight
Astrological Signs: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Colors: deeper colors, yellow, orange, red, garnet, purple, amber, brown, deep green
Flowers: Aster, Black-eyed Susan, Camellia, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Echinacea, Freesia, Gerbera, Gladiolus, Hibiscus, Iris, Junipers, Lily, Lavender, Marigold, Poppies, Some forms of Sage, Sweet Pea, Salvias, Tibouchina, Tuberose
Crystals & Gemstones: Amber, Copper, Garnet, Jasper, Blue Calcite, Orange Calcite, Record Keeper Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Rainbow Hematite, Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, Amethyst, River Stones (Window Quartz)
Animal Guides: Fox, Owl, Snake, Raven, Cats, Crow, Spider, Vulture, Lynx, Sea Turtle, Manatee
Practices: Psychic work and development, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Channeling and Mediumship, Divination, Meditation, Journeywork, Community Service, Mantra, Dreamwork
Adorning Altars: Autumn Flowers, Organic Mandalas, wheat, gourds, pumpkins, acorns, sprigs of cypress and pine, leaves, candles, grains, Autumn fruits and vegetables, spirals