September Esbat Information

The days are still warm with the remnants of summer, but at night there’s a chill in the air. September is a time to give thanks to the Goddess for her bounty and blessings. This is a time to pause and enjoy the magic and beauty of the earth. Now is peaceful, but change is in the wind.

Moon of the Harvest
Most of September lies within the Celtic month of Vine. It is at this time of year when fruits and vegetables that grow on vines are harvested. The vine symbolizes the twists and turns our paths may follow. It also symbolizes the (pro)active energy we need in order to make or ride out the changes in our lives.
Other names for this moon: Grain Moon, Fruit Moon, Green Corn Moon.

In the Celtic Tree Calendar
September 1: Hazel
Associated with creativity, the ability to find truth.

September 2 – 29: Vine
Associated with unstoppable energy, learning, making changes in life.

September 30: Ivy
Associated with transformation, healing; it is also a symbol of love.

Other information
September is the time for organizing and straightening up physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter. The energy flow is resting and Light and Dark are in balance.

Herbs: Echinacea,Geranium, Fennel, Rye, Wheat, Valerian & Skullcap.
Colours: Brown, Yellow-Green & Yellow.
Flowers: Cornflower, Poppy, Dahlia & Lily.
Perfumes: Storax, Mastic, Gardenia & Bergamot.
Crystals: Peridot, Olivine, Chrysolite & Citrine.
Trees: Larch.
Animals: Snake.
Birds: Sparrow.
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Frejya & Thoth.

September

1 – Hazel, Pine
Weather prophecy day – “Fair on September first; fair for the month.” (England)

2 – Pine, Vine/Bramble
Celtic tree month of Vine begins
Mindfulness Day (Buddhist)

3 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Nutting Day – it was a tradition for children to gather hazelnuts in the woods (England)

4 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Honor Woden

5 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Gathering of the Highland Clans at Grampiank
to the 14th Greater Eleusinian Mysteries

6 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
This is the time for frequent morning fogs

7 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Honor Danu

8 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Polish feast of Greenery – herbs and flowers are gathered for medicines
Animal Day – honor all creatures

9 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Best time for apples, beets, fennel, plums and watercress

10 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Honor Cernunnos

11 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
Dark Moon

12 – Vine/Bramble, Willow
The paintings in Lascaux Cave were discovered were discovered in 1940

13 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Runic half month of Ken begins

14 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Egyptian Feast of Lights honoring the gods of the dead

15 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Red berries on the hawthorn and rosehips on bushes are abundant

16 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Full Moon – Moon of the Harvest
Best time for arugula, grapes, peppers and shallots

17 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Feast day of Hildegarde von Bingen, 12th Century Christian mystic

18 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Give thought to what you will reap in your garden and in your heart

19 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Fast of Thoth

20 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Sit under a tree

21 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Harvest and prepare a feast

22 – Vine/Bramble, Linden, Aspen, Hackberry, Hickory, Locust, Magnolia, Maple, Olive
Alban Elfed/Mabon/Autumn Equinox – a day of balance

23 – Vine/Bramble, Linden
Place a vase or basket of lavender in the fireplace grate for decoration. In winter, burn the sprigs to scent the air.

24 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Isis sheds tears of mourning for Osiris

25 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Days grow noticeably shorter

26 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Theseia – Greek festival honoring Theseus who killed the Minotaur

27 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Frost sneaks over the countryside at night and leaves a white carpet for morning

28 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Runic half month of Gyfu begins

29 – Vine/Bramble, Maple
Welsh god Gwynn ap Nudd celebrated

30 – Maple, Ivy
Celtic tree month of Ivy begins
Feast of Hagia Sophia – Holy Wisdom, Soul of the Universe
Birth of Rumi (1207)


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