Harvest Moon


The Autumn season is once again upon us and it’s a great time to appreciate and celebrate the fruits that Mother Earth provides in such wonderful abundance.

Today is the day of the Autumnal Equinox – or Mabon as it’s known in the olde worlde.  T’is a multi-faith/secular/pagan celebration and no single religion has the monopoly over this season.

It’s the time of the year when we gather our harvests, nature prepares for hibernation and we reflect on the past season.  The length of the day matches that of the night time.  Equal light and darkness.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if other things in life could be so naturally equal.  If only humankind would let in social equality so that the wonderful Earthly harvest could be shared equally and no-one would be hungry.

I love all the seasons.  Beauty, peace, drama and wonder thrive in all of them but Autumn is particularly vibrant.  The sun is lower and some of the most amazing sunsets can be seen at this time of the year.  And the harvest moon glows enchantingly at this time.

There’s nothing more satisfying in a mind, body and spirit kind of way, than getting out and walking on a crisp and fresh Autumn day so my usual message followeth:

Whatever your spirituality or life ethos happens to be, a merry, peaceful and reflective Autumntide is wished for.  Go outside.  Walk.  Don’t let the beauty of this season pass you by.

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