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Mabon • Special Offer • Change in Moon Bathing Energy [Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine #69]
September 23, 2019
Table of Contents
Energy Fields & Astrology -- September/October Energies
Wicca Students Speak Out
New Article - Change in Moonbathing
Sabbats & Esbats & Other Wiccan Rituals - Mabon
Quotes - on Letting Go
Merry Meet! Welcome to the Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine!
You might remember from the last 'Zine about my video series, Secrets of a Spiritual Life. Thank you to those of you who participated in the recent contest, with the opportunity to win a subscription to A Year & A Day course or a psychic reading with me or a copy of all of my current ebooks.
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I hope you enjoy this edition of the Silver Chalice. Wishing you brightest blessings at this time of Harvest Home (Mabon),
Energy Fields & Astrology:
September has had some significant astrological events thus far, such as the full moon on Friday Sept 13th and Saturn turning direct on September 18th. Saturn was moving retrograde since April, and it's now gathering energy and momentum until January 2020.
This year the Autumn Equinox is on Monday September 23rd, at 12:50 am PDT, 3:50 am EDT. This time of balance and reflection is an excellent time to ask yourself what you've accomplished; what are you harvesting and/or recycling back into the soil? (Or in the Southern Hemisphere at this time — what are you planting, intending, or beginning?).
As this month wraps up, the forward-moving energy is strong, possibly feeling like a runaway train, but can be helpful for productivity.
Pluto has been in retrograde since April 24th of this year, and this will end on October 3rd, 2019. Pluto represents the deepest possible transformation, and works on primarily an energetic or spiritual level to guide us to find our power and shed our inauthentic self. So, this retrograde has allowed Pluto to rest and allows us to stop digging and take some time to reflect. Check in with yourself about where you are in your life and who you are becoming.
Saturday September 28th brings us a third Supermoon New Moon at 11:27am PDT (2:27pm EDT).
Wicca Students Speak Out:
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New Article: Change in Moon Bathing Energy
Silver Chalice Exclusive!Have you tried Moon Bathing recently? Does it feel very different to you? One of the joys of the changing seasons into the dark of the year is the pleasure of Moon Bathing again. And something has changed with the Moon's energy that I've noticed. In the long summer days, I've done less Moon Bathing, naturally, and now that the nights are getting longer once again, I love baring my skin to the powerful, sacred moonlight and drinking it in. And lately I can notice that the moonlight feels surprisingly different this autumn. Whereas it used to flow through my body like a smooth creamy stream of cleansing energy, it now feels much more tingly and active... almost effervescent! It no longer feels — as it did even last year — as cleansing. But this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Moon Energy ActivationMatt Kahn has said recently that we are moving out of a decade of cleansing. That clearing away of old patterns is why so many of us, particularly sensitives, have been going through intense situations like illness, grieving, and general life chaos. Sound familiar? According to Matt, we are now moving into a decade of activation. We are moving into a time of Ascension, as he (among others) terms it. Our bodies as well as our minds and Energy Fields are being upgraded. As the Earth moves more into the energy of the Spiritual Golden Age, as I've talked about frequently in my video series (see video link below), we who are cooperating with this evolution are being shifted into this more refined energy state.
I found it fascinating to hear Matt describe this situation when I have, at the same time, been noticing that shift personally... in the Moon's Energy Field. That's exactly the word that came to my mind, as I was contemplating what Her energy now feels like: it's an activating energy. It seems it is activating the body to higher frequencies, and this is palpable if you are sensitive to energies. It's fun as taking a bath in seltzer water! (I imagine) It feels energising and uplifting and, in some deep subtle way, very nourishing.
Learning to Feel The Moon's EnergyI find the Moon energy in general is stronger, too. It's now much easier to feel when the moonlight is on me and when it has gone behind a cloud. Did you know you can feel — or learn to feel — moonlight, much like sunlight on your skin? You can become sensitive enough to notice when you're in or out of the moonlight.
Try it: Put your open palm in a bright moonbeam, so just the edge of your hand is in the moonlight. Then move it very slowly back and forth, sensing when it's in the moonbeam or out of it. (This works best at Full Moon.)If this is too subtle at first, start practicing this with a sunbeam. You'll soon get the feel of it. And then you can practice increasing your sensitivity to the gentler light from the Full Moon.
Drink In the Moon's Transforming PowerMatt Kahn talks about us now being in activation phase, and I can feel the truth of that in this change in the Moonlight. I'd love to hear from you about this shift. Have you noticed anything different in the Energy Fields, especially in the Moon's energy? Do you feel yourself shifting from a period of cleansing, releasing, clearing away... and into a state of increased spiritual or higher-energy activation? Even if you can't feel it for yourself, you can still enjoy the benefits of the process. Bathe in the Moonlight. Drink it in through your skin! It is working on you just as surely as it is everyone — and everything — else on the planet in this time of great transition to the coming Spiritual Golden Age! Let it prepare your body and Energy Field for the refined vibration of the coming age ... and share that energy with the Earth at those 11:11 Upgrade Moments. See you in the Moonbeams!
Sabbats, Esbats, & Other Wiccan Rituals:
At the Autumn Equinox we celebrate the Wiccan Sabbat of Harvest Home, or Mabon. This is the Second Harvest, the second Wiccan thanksgiving festival, and our attention is on the later fruits and vegetables, and especially on the harvest of creatures that feed us.
We prepare to endure the long, cold Winter, and we enjoy feelings of gratitude for all the gifts we are receiving in this bountiful season.
The two key qualities or Energies of the Western Quarter of the Wheel are. .
Mabon has been called the "Witches' Thanksgiving" and is said to be one of the oldest harvest celebrations in Western Europe. At any harvest festival there's an important aspect of celebration.
With all harvest/abundance festivals, in appreciation of the gifts we've received, we share our abundance with others: family, friends, community.
At the second Wiccan harvest celebration, the particular focus is on honouring and giving thanks to those who have sacrificed themselves for our lives to continue: particularly the Horned God, representing all the creatures whose lives are given to feed ours — directly or indirectly.
There are 6 underlying aspects to this Sabbat:
The Autumn Equinox is a time to make choices, a time to decide what must live and what must die — in terms of our goals, our dreams, our projects. Not everything we start needs to be completed; some things are best put down and left alone.
The things that we have set our Intentions on in the past may not be what we still want. Sometimes goals need to be achieved. And sometimes they need to be released, as time goes on and we discover that it was not actually the best direction for us. This is a perfect time to make those decisions.
This information about Mabon is from parts of Lesson #34, "Harvest Home / Mabon" in A Year & A Day: 53 Weeks to Becoming a Wiccan.
"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are
times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it."
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need."
"Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival."
"Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future."
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