Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An offering for the trees

Since Rutherford is the Borough of Trees, it seem particularly fitting to recognize that today is Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox. It is a time of balancing, rebirth, harvest, and of honoring the forests and "The Green Man." At this point in the year in many cultures we recognize the turning of the season (the Persephone story, passage of the Goddess into Crone, New Year, etc). I'll be enjoying the outdoors, eating the fruits of my neighbor's apple harvest (they went apple picking last weekend), and raising a glass of wine to the trees.

On this day when day and night are equal, may you all find balance, abundance, and fortitude for the coming season.

Some traditional offerings: honey, apples, wine, nuts, grapes.

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