by Danu Forest
The Celtic seasonal wheel is based on eight festivals – Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, Autumn Equinox and Samhain. Together, these lead us through the cycle of the year, aligning our awareness with the seasonal pattern of the earth beneath our feet.
In this, the second in a series of e-books on the solstices and equinoxes within this sacred cycle, Danu Forest reveals the secrets of the Autumn Equinox, when the sun begins to recede, and the days and nights are briefly of equal length. This is a festival of abundance; a time for taking stock as plans come to fruition; a time of gratitude, fulfilment and transformation. Throughout the text, Danu skilfully revives ancient traditions and encourages us to reconnect with nature, and ourselves, with a host of practical rituals. Decorate your home with edible apple garlands or an autumnal wall hanging. Meditate on the changing heavens with Celtic star lore. Make sloe gin, craft seedcakes to give as offerings to wildlife or gather nuts and cast an autumn spell to attract wisdom. Explore your soul’s journey in a magical guided visualization.
Based on sound extensive research, as well as many years of practical experience through both personal practice and teaching, the book will act as a guide for weaving a new, more soulful way of living into readers’ everyday existence.