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Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.
  –  Tom Jones, “Try To Remember” from The Fantasticks

At 9:04 GMT (4:04 AM CDST) this morning, the sun crossed the celestial equator on its way south, signaling the long-awaited arrival of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and that of astronomical spring in the Southern; I hope my readers there don’t have a miserable, oppressively hot summer as we did here in the United States.  I am certainly enjoying the shorter, cooler days which have already arrived!  One year ago today I published a column containing an essay by my witch friend, JustStarshine, explaining the spiritual significance of this day for pagans; those of you in the Southern Hemisphere may prefer to read this essay on the vernal equinox instead.  In any case, I’m taking the day off; I’ve a feast to prepare and this is also the day when we switch everything to autumn mode (reversing the ceiling fans, putting blankets on the beds, replacing the wind baffles on the doghouse, etc).

I wish all of my readers a happy Mabon, and ask that whatever your beliefs may be, you all receive success and happiness in your personal, sexual, emotional and professional lives.  Blessed Be!

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