The Autumnal Equinox has nearly arrived my dear, and you know what that means:
The Season of the Witch is upon us.
Every October, I completely witch out my Mind Witch Coven offerings to celebrate the return of the darkness. There are spells and rituals and witchy Q + A’s and magickal chatter, and it’s an awesome way to reconnect with craft after a hot, busy summer.
For three years running, I’ve crafted a Samhain altar tour as part of the Season of the Witch, but this year, I’m doing something a little different: a Mabon Altar Tour! I really wanted to welcome the fall in high fashion, so I revamped my sacred space, flipped on the camera, and made you a feast for your ears and your eyes.
A few years back, I wrote an invocation for autumn that I still use to welcome my favorite season. If you’re looking for a way to connect with the Sabbat, feel free to recite it in your own glorious sacred space!
Invocation of the Autumn
I welcome receptivity.
The seen and unseen.
I open myself to the mystery beyond,
to what I can barely perceive at the edge of my senses,
but what I know in my heart exists.
I open myself to magic.
To what I can’t name or know.
To what moves within and without me and unites me to everything else that is.
I give myself permission to move in stillness.
I allow myself to wander the earth at a pace that agrees with me.
I feel no pressure from the powers that be to be anything other than what I am.
I move, and I am moved.
I feel the earth falling into stillness.
I see the leaves drifting, dying.
I watch the world turn from green to red to brown,
I listen to the growing silence, wild life turning in and I agree.
I honor the passing within me and without me.
I think on it so I will not be afraid.
I welcome the dark half of the year,
the deep reflection and wisdom.
I move with the world and it moves with me.
Much Love + Happy Mabon, Dear!
xoxo Jessi, the Mind Witch Mama