Fairy Tale by Laura Makabresku
There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember—
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!
—Mary Howitt (1799-1888)
Important dates in September:
September 15 New Moon in Scorpio 10:11pm EST
September 22 - Autumnal Equinox 10:49am EST This marks the first day of Fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights. It is also known as the pagan celebration "Herfest" in some circles.
September 23 - Sun moves into Libra (from Leo)
September 29th - Full Harverst Moon in Aries. The name "Harvest Moon" is given to the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. There will be both Aries and Pisces energy, as the Moon moves into Aries from Pisces at 9:15am, the Moon is Full at 11:59pm EST.
Sacred + Seasonal Living in September
Lunar Herb for September: Oatstraw. Learn about Oatstraw, one of my favorite herbs from herbalist Susun Weed.
Stone for September: Sapphire
Find out what your local farmers are growing right now with the handy guide at www.pickyourown.org - scroll all the way to the bottom of the page (it’s laid out a little funny.)
Noted astrologer Sarah Varcas gives a great overview of the astrological landscape for September on her blog.
For me, September is about transition. It is in September that summer moves into fall. The days and nights transition into their new dance, children are heading to school, and the plants are going to seed. So be kind with yourself during these ever-changing days. Let your own transitions be joyful and smooth. We don't have to have it all figured out right now. We can find our way slowly to our answers.