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September

Festival
In September we celebrate the Autumn Equinox, Mabon or Alban Elfed around the 22nd September, the second of three harvest festivals, The harvest is a time of thanks, and also a time of balance -- after all, there are equal hours of  daylight and darkness. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we  also accept that the soil is dying. We have  food to eat, but the crops  are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead.

Celtic Tree Calendar
2nd September - 29th September
is Vine month. Vine people are discriminating, authoritative and set high  personal standards. They appear cool and detached, but are secret  romantics and can be sensitive, vulnerable and self-critical. Keenly  perceptive, they have an eye for detail and refined aesthetic taste.  Vines must overcome a tendency to procrastinate or they can become lost  in worry and negativity.

Druidic Animal
The Swan
symbolizes grace and beauty.

Planetary Ruler
Venus

Ogham Word
Muin

Crystals
Sapphire

Activities
Do magical workings this month connected to the Autumn Equinox, or Mabon,  and celebrate garden magic, joy and exhilaration, wrath and rage, and  the darker aspect of the mother goddess. Use the leaves of the Vines to  enhance your own ambition and goals. during this month. The month of  Vine is also a good time to get balanced, as there are equal hours of  darkness and light.

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