Today was Mabon, the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere. I was hoping to make some bird feeders, but that plan fell through, so I think I'll do it tomorrow instead. Mabon is meant to be about letting go of things you no longer need and making sacrifices. I can't say I did the latter, but I did donate a whole trunk full of tents, coats, sleeping bags, and other winter gear to a coat drive. That felt like a festive way to celebrate. I also had a video chat with some other witch friends, and even though we didn't do much craft talk, it was nice to connect with them.
This is my third week of lifting in a row, and I am really starting to see muscle definition! My upper body especially looks absolutely strong and radical, and I've noticed a difference in things I'm doing around the house being easier in general. Maybe one day, I'll even be able to do a real live push-up and pull-up. ;)
Woke up early to do some meditation and a tarot draw before work (got King of Pentacles). Work was only “okay.” This one client is being particularly frustrating and difficult to deal with, but I think I'm almost done with that project and will be able to fully focus on the next one starting tomorrow. Context switching is incredibly difficult for me.
Finished reading Southern Cunning. Took a walk after lunch and grabbed some pine cones I plan to make into all-natural bird feeders for Mabon tomorrow. Those things are sticky! There's still some pine sap stuck to my fingers.
I spent the weekend camping near Kerr Lake with my partner and a close friend of mine. It was the first cool weekend of the year, getting as low as the high forties. I spent a lot of my down time reading Southern Cunning. I'd like to do some more reading on local folklore and urban legends and figure out how to incorporate that into my practice.
This past year has been a lot of researching and trying new things and figuring out how and where I want to take my craft. I was reading through my old journals, and it looks like I've been steadily doing that research for a little over a year. I definitely remember doing a little celebration for Mabon last year, which is in just a couple of days!
For Mabon this year, I'd like to do a small, chill ritual bath and maybe make some kind of special dinner and dessert.