Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alban Elfed

The Wheel turns on - 'tis Mabon-tide.
Dawn and dusk abreast now ride
darkness, brightness, calm and storms.
The hand that holds the scythe transforms.
I vow this wisdom shall be my own:
poise will let my power be known.
From balance the Wheel now turns toward the deep.
Through Winter, by vow and faith, I'll keep.

The Equinox is the time of equality between the God and Goddess, the God represented by the Sun, the Goddess by the Moon, each half of one whole fulfilled by their joining. The bounty of the harvest will be brought in and stored against winter and the dark times.

It is a time when Persephone returns to the Underworld to live with her husband, Hades. Mabon disappears, safe in his mother Moldron's womb even as she cries not knowing where he is. Jarilo betrays Goddess Morana and he returns to the realm of the dead as Morana's anger and sadness causes the world to grow cold and dark. In Russia, People drink mead in honor of Svarog.

For us mere mortals, it's time to take in the harvest and get ready for father winter. This means bringing in the firewood, making sure your vehicle is in good shape and that you're stocked up with meats, canned goods and breaking out the preserve jars for canning. It's also a good time to stock up on ammo. And don't forget, it's time to get the guns out and make sure they are in good order for the hunting season.

This economy is not going to get any better so be thrifty and watch your spending. it looks like it's going to be a rough winter, and we want everyone to get through. There's going to be a lot to do come the spring.

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