A combination is
Of Crickets -- Crows -- and Retrospects
And a dissembling Breeze
That hints without assuming --
An Innuendo sear
That makes the Heart put up its Fun
And turn Philosopher.
- Emily Dickinson
This Month’s Goals
Establish a spiritual routine - I’ve got this pretty well worked out on paper, I just need to work on actually sticking to it.
Celebrate Mabon - I’m awful at this. Sabbats tend to sneak up on me, and I find myself the day before going, “Ahhh, it’s too late! I don’t have time to prepare anything! Woeeee.” So I’m going to try and come up with a nice, simple ritual this month that won’t require a great deal of preparation, so I’ll be ready when it sneaks up on me.
Set up a shrine for Manannan. I think he’s sort of quietly established himself as my patron. He’s the first deity I’ve felt any real connection with, and I’ve actually been thinking about setting up a shrine for a while now. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. But, uh… I feel like I should probably get on that.
Things I’m Looking Forward To
Visiting apple orchards
Watching the squirrels
Leaves changing colors
Crisp autumn breezes
Pumpkin spice lattes
I’d love to know what other people are looking forward to or hoping to accomplish, so feel free to reblog and add your own or send me an ask if you wish to share anonymously!
"Temperance is to temper, to forge or create, like a blacksmith, alchemist or even artist. Through Temperance, we explore through creation, unifying extremes and bringing new ideas into material form."