Seasons: Autumn

Animal: Antelope, Deer, Elk, Goose, Hare, Hawk (sparrowhawk), Lynx, Moose, Porcupine, Quail, Snake, Turkey

Celebrations: Mabon, Samhain

Colors: Black, Brown, Gold, Orange, Red, Yellow

Days: September 22nd – 23rd – December 20th – 22nd (depending on year)

Direction: Northwest, West

Elements: Water

Gods: Dionysus

Minerals: Sapphire, Topaz, Tourmaline, Zircon (red)

Plants: Grapes, Ivy

Tarot: Cups

Zodiac: Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpio

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Abundance, Accomplishment, Battle/War, Death, Goals, the Home, Magic (crone), Manifestation, Money, Sorrow, Transformation

– Alfrún

Seasons: Spring

Animal: Antelope, Badger, Bear, Bobcat, Chickadee, Crane, Cuckoo, Deer, Duck, Frog, Goat (kid), Grosbeak, Heron, Lion, Opossum, Oriole, Otter, Partridge, Prairie Dog, Quail, Rabbit, Raccoon, Robin, Sheep (lamb, ram), Starling, Turkey, Waxwing, Wren

Celebrations: Ostara, Beltane

Days: March 20th or 21st – June 20th – 22nd (depending on the year) 

Direction: East, Southeast

Elements: Air 

Goddesses: Flora, Ishtar, Kore, Maia, Ostara, Venus

Gods: Byelobog, Hermes, Mars

Minerals: Amethyst, Chrysoberyl, Emerald, Peridot, Spinel (red)

Tarot: Swords 

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Activate/Awaken, Beauty, Beginnings, Calm,  Fertility, Gentleness, Healing, Hope, Increase, Innocence, Life, Light, Magic (dragon), Purification, Rebirth/Renewal, Youth

– Alfrún

Celebrations: Mabon

The holiday of the autumnal equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druid traditions), is a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas / Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain. Mabon is also known as the “Witches’ Thanksgiving”. Continue reading

Celebrations: Ostara

The spring/vernal equinox, in Germanic traditions often called Ostara, inaugurates the new year on the Zodiacal calendar. From this point on, days are longer than the nights. Many mythologies regard this as the time of rebirth or return for vegetation gods (e.g. Attis) and celebrate the spring equinox as a time of great fertility. Continue reading