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#ThoughtfulThursday 9.12.19

I feel like I’m going to become a broken record here with my talks and ideas about sustainability and green living, but you know what? I don’t care. I’ve learned so much about the harm that’s being done to our environment for (mostly) capitalistic exploitation and convenience. Why? I came from a generation that’s used to getting what we want fairly quickly. It is a product of our generation being raised in a time of exponential technological growth, and that contributes to it immensely.

Episode 32: The Autumn Equinox

Episode 32: The Autumn Equinox

Mabon//Autumn Equinox is the second of the three Celtic harvest festivals. It is also the second equinox, meaning that the dates will vary by year depending on the alignment of the Earth and its rotation. At this time of the year, the days and nights are equal in length, and, moving forward, we will start our descent into the dark half of the year.

Mabon or Autumn Equinox

We don’t know for sure where the name Mabon came from, and its first use was in the 1970s by Aidan Kelly, an American academic and poet who has been influential to the neo-Pagan movement. He states that he was looking to different myths from Germanic or Gaelic literature and could not find anything that rang true to this Sabbat, so he settled on Mabon, from the story Mabon ap Modron, which translates to “Son of the Mother”. Regardless of the name given, many Wiccans choose to call this Sabbat the Autumnal Equinox rather than Mabon.

Decluttering – Yarn

I crochet. And like most people that crochet, I am addicted to buying yarn. Now, instead of buying new from the store all the time, I like to buy secondhand from thrift shops and Goodwill, things like that. I always have. For one, it’s cheaper. Two? It’s better for the environment if I buy what someone else has already donated. The problem ends up being that I buy way too much and, if I don’t carefully look through the bag that they’re selling, I’ll end up with stuff that I would never use.

Tarot How-To: One Card Pull

Tarot is a very useful tool for those of us who practice the art of divination. If you’re just learning tarot, then this lesson is for you! When we’re learning something new, it takes practice, and the tarot is no different. You should practice as often as possible, get a feel for your cards, get to know their energy and attitude (yes, cards can have an attitude), and start learning the different meanings behind each one.

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