Celebrational Wheel of the Year.

Tarot Healing and Spiritual Development at Angel Paths Homepage.

Card of the Day

Free Ezine


Big Shop


Tarot Resources

Wheel Celebrations

Celebration of Love


About Us

Link to Us


Image: Jan ShepherdAutumnal Equinox/Mabon

The colours and symbols we use at Autumnal are in some ways similar to Lammas. Corn is important, so corn yellow is one colour. But to differentiate it from the earlier festival we also use dark russet browns, reds and greens – the really classic Autumnal colours. And, together with corn arrangements, more berries and leaves come into our flowers at this time of year. Another important symbol is the cornucopia. There are many ways this can be represented, from an actual horn of plenty , to a picture or even an edible one. I've seen a recipe using bread dough in strips to make a cornucopia that you fill with fruit as an edible table centre-piece.

One of our favourite dishes to cook on this day is named Free Crumble. We are lucky enough to get apples from friends with trees. (Most people with apple trees have more fruit than they know what to do with at this time of year.) We cook this into a crumble with blackberries and elderberries, both of which are widely available by foraging in the UK.(Elderberries can give you a tummy upset if you eat a lot without cooking them, but in a crumble they’re fine). Another idea, to provide an echo back to the Vernal, is to cook lamb on this day. Spring born animals will be properly grown and matured and won't have to be flown in from New Zealand.

So, this is a festival of balance combined with movement. It marks the time when nights are longer than the days, and ushers in autumn. A time to gather in your resources and give thanks for the bounty of the Goddess.    

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 

Back to Wheel Celebrations Main

Jan sends out a free Card of the Day Newsletter. Sign up today and learn about the Power of Positions.

What is the Card of the Day all about? Every weekday Jan picks a card out of a fully shuffled Thoth deck, to act as your spiritual guide for the next 24 hours. This card is changed every morning at about 11am UK time.

Excited and inspired by Jan's writing?  There's a growing group of  Jan's writings here in downloadable E-Book format..

If you have any questions about the Card of the Day or any other aspect of Angel Paths, please mail us.

Reading tarot with Jan.
Click here for real tarot readings by a real person - Jan!

Tarot readings include:

Looking for Love Spread

Relationship Mirror

What should I do?

3-card past present future

General Elipse

Spiritual Mandala

Where Do I Go

The Blockbuster

"The Works" Spread

Wheel of the Year

©1997-to date Angel Paths Tarot and Healing. All material contained within this website is written by and is the copyright of Jan Shepherd (unless otherwise stated) and may not be reproduced in any manner without the express written permission of the author. Any problems, corrections, or suggestions, contact us. All Thoth tarot cards displayed are copyright US Games Inc.