the autumn descent

Celebrate Mabon!

hey everyone! I really want to continue my Celebrate …! series, so even though it’s currently Mabon today I thought I’d still make a Celebrate Mabon! post. Apologies for the delay, but I just moved back to university this week and things have been hectic to say the least! These Celebrate …! posts give a basic overview of each of the Sabbats as they come along. I know quite a few people do this on tumblr, but I hope that my personal take on each of the Sabbats can be helpful and interesting to some of you.

Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox, is the second harvest festival on the wheel of the year. It is celebrated on the Autumn Equinox, around the 21st September in the Northern Hemisphere - or the 21st March in the Southern Hemisphere. The main themes of Mabon are celebrating the harvest, thanks-giving, and noticing the equal and balanced nature of light and dark during this time. 

Mabon marks the first day of autumn, and after today the nights will grow longer and colder. It is the seperation point between the two halves of the year. The name Mabon refers to a figure from Welsh mythology and Arthurian legend, Mabon ap Modron. Autumn Equinox was given the name Mabon by Aiden Kelly in 1970. 

Because Mabon marks the descent into autumn and colder weather, now is a brilliant time for spells with the themes of self-reflection, thanks-giving, altruism, balancing and grounding. 

Simple things to do on Mabon:

  • Take time to pause and reflect on the year so far, write down what things have gone well, what things were disappointing, and what you can learn from each event
  • Perform a simple thanks-giving ritual 
  • Think of those who are in need and have less than you, in what ways - practical and spiritual - can you help?
  • Perform balancing and grounding spells 
  • Perform family focused magic
  • Decorate your altar or workspace with autumn leaves, conkers and acorns 
  • Cook with warming spices such as cinnamon, as well as apples, pumpkins, squash
  • The use of red, brown and gold colours
  • Spending time with family, cooking a family meal
  • Use of amber, tigers eye, citrine, yellow aventurine 

“When autumn gathers, the tree that the leaves sang, reddens dark slowly, then, suddenly free, turns like a key, opening air where they hang.” - Annie Finch

anonymous asked:

Still taking prompts? Clexa canonverse, Halloween. Some traditions persist on the ground, even after the bombs fell. Clarke discovers a rather fun one when she comes across Lexa telling ghost stories to the young nightbloods. (Bonus, they're doing it in secret because Titus is a total square and thinks it's a waste of time.)

so this is not totally what you asked for, but also kind of is? this is technically canonverse, but honestly ignores 95% of canon like…you know…things…and also it’s very hand wavey about like…presuming everyone has stopped fighting and is happy and clarke lives in polis. (lol oops this is au not really)

Clarke had heard the stories. Most of them from her Earth History class. Weather on Earth before and after the bombs fell was often a topic of study. So she knows all about the changing of the seasons. At least she thinks she does.

What she wasn’t prepared for was the colors.

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Voyageur (iOS and Android, Autumn 2016)

The Descent Device: faster-than-light travel at speeds no human should go; an alien mystery. But it only goes one way, falling from star to star towards the centre of the galaxy.

Voyageur is a literary RPG where you take the helm of a trader-vagabond vessel, looking for adventure, wealth, and answers in an infinite galaxy full of procedural cultures and civilizations.

Bruno Dias is a games writer and designer based in São Paulo, Brazil. His previous work includes a long catalogue of interactive fiction (Mere Anarchy, Cape, Lyreless) as well as critical and theory writing about games.

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