Friday, September 23, 2011
Practically Magic Party
So are You ready ?!! Yes it's time for that wonderful Practical Magic blog party again this year .
I am posting tomorrow night as well but thought I post now some of my Mabon getting ready for day photos to give you a taste .
I am planning to start the morning off with cactus shaped pancakes for our guys .I couldn't do it today as we've no butter and who can have pancakes without butter ! not us !
Around 7pm I plan to start watching the movie and sorry but I am a morning witch lol so the chances of my having midnight margaritas is very slim. I also cannot drink alcohol as I'm very allergic to some types so I'll be making mine virgin that way the kids can have some too.
So what did I do today ?
lets see .
First off I slept in ! Then as always I had a morning fire .
For Mabon I am keeping the fire lit all day and night .
I then as I usually do on spring & autumn equinox prepared to bless & cleanse the home & yard .
First I sweep out all that is old , cobwebs ,any unwanted energy etc.
I then go around house & yard with holy water , salt & oil to bless, purify and protect .
Then I took an Autumn smudge
added an ember from the fire & used ds15 eagle feather
and proceeded to smudge the house & yard I like to ask the Great Spirit to help us to be true to self and help guide us to live a healthy life .
did I mention we have a 3 storey home so by the time I was at this 3rd stage of house cleansing I was hot so changed my shirt lol
I also lay out my indoor altar
and outdoor altar
isn't it so beautiful ☺
salt is placed in little tiny cups on all the windowsills & mint hangs beside each doorway .
I think we are ready for the winter ahead .
Often on this day I would do an activit with the kids lik make corn dollies or herbal brooms but they are feeling to old to do crafts with their momma right now so I'll leave the crafting to me .
So I am thinking for tonight to have a harvest feast of ham , parsnips & sweet potato
I also did a beautiful magic prayer candle but will save that for tomorrow I don't want to give it all away in one shot .
I hope your homes will also be blessed with true abundance today as you celebrate in your own traditions on this feast of Mabon .