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Autumn Equinox – Reciprocity Ritual

It’s that time again and the autumnal equinox, also known as Mabon, is one of two points of the year where day and night are equal and in perfect balance of light and dark.

Many believe that for magic to manifest, you must reciprocate or give back in some way. Mabon provides a natural time to reflect on your exchange of energy. It’s also a potent day to make shifts, cuts, or rebalance what feels “off.”

For this little ritual you will need: Wine or tea. Bulbs to bury or inside herbs to plant (optional).

WHAT SHALL YOU REAP? Have an honest look at your life. Do you feel stuck? Have you outgrown parts of your life? Think about what you need to cut or change through the perspective of harvesting. When you harvest, the food gives you sustenance, then transforms into your life’s next expression. Do the same for big changes – take them in, be grateful for the lessons, and accept the transformations.

WHAT SHALL YE SOW? What are you planting to give back? You might empower others or make beautiful things. Perhaps you volunteer or grow things in your garden. This is a unique proposition between yourself and divine spirit, and it may be more mundane than you think.

THE RITUAL: Set up an altar that represents balance within yourself. Burn Yerba Santa, rue, or sandalwood to help clear your emotions. To signify what you are reaping, toast (with wine or tea) to the life and death of anything that you are letting go of. To dedicate to what you will sow, plant bulbs or herbs that represent what you’ll give back.

Excerpt from my magical planner by Amy Cesari

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

10 thoughts on “Autumn Equinox – Reciprocity Ritual

      1. It might have happened during a chocolate coma. I saw a recipe the other day that made me think of you. Well it was a quote about a recipe including chocolate. It said something about “Don’t you dare measure it (chocolate), that shot needs to come from the Hearst and be sprinkled everywhere.” 😂😂😂 I’m sure you agree 🤣

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