Moonday Monday, Your Weekly Forecast 9/23-9/29

Its officially Libra Season! Happy Autumn Equinox everyone! Last year I wrote a blog for Ritual Shoppe about what this time symbolizes, rather than trying to find new words I decided to share what I wrote last year as well as a Mabon Ritual and Tarot Spread you can do this week to mark this powerful time. I hope you all enjoy!

Tarot Cards for the week:

The Chariot, Justice, Page of Wands, Ace of Swords, 2 of Swords, 3 of Swords, 5 of Swords, 10 of Swords

Sun enters Libra/Autumn Equinox

The pagan holiday that is celebrated during this time is called Mabon. Mabon was celebrated in ancient times to give thanks and celebrate the second harvest of food for the year.

This time also marks the in between period between summer and winter where we are acknowledging both the balance between the light and the dark, the inner and the outer worlds.

Libra represents harmony and balance and rules the 7th house of the zodiac. The 7th house represents relationships, whether romantic, or friendship, or business partnership. We tend to associate the 7th house primarily with romantic relationships as its planetary ruler is Venus.

Besides harmony and love, Libra also represents justice and balance. Keeping the scales even. Our balance between light and dark is a part of this balance and Libra season beginning at the Autumn Equinox helps us to focus on keeping that balance within.

We can look at “light and dark” in literal terms as we move from longer days of sunshine into longer nights with Winter approaching, but we can also look at the symbolic significance of the light and dark in a spiritual sense. Light representing our outer expression and activity in the world, and dark representing our inner expression and retreat from the world.

When we reach the Autumn Equinox, and Libra season, we are smack dab in the middle of this time, and a lot of us begin to feel seasonal depression creep in. We feel slow, and sluggish, while also feeling the need to capture the energy we had maybe at the end of Spring or the beginning of Summer. The year is coming to a close and we may feel the need to grasp onto the self we feel we are moving away from.

Some of us welcome change, and are ok logically with the idea of moving into a new self, but not all of us know how to use the Winter period in a constructive way. So although we can recognize this is a time to accept change, our ideas of wanting to maintain momentum and the same sense of self interfere with the cyclic nature of Winter, which is a time for letting go. It gets darker, colder out, and slower. We begin to want to eat comfort foods and nest in our cocoon. For some this is a time when weight gain and over sleeping is inevitable. And this alone can cause depression or like we are not keeping up with our momentum we had from Summer.

In Ayurvedic health, moving with the seasons is acknowledged as something we must do to stay healthy. Our diet should change with the seasons, as well as our habits. To put a heavy expectation on ourselves that we need to stay in the same consistent routine year round is unrealistic to the way the natural process of things in this planet takes place. Nothing stays the same forever, and acknowledging this balance as a part of the cycle is crucial to living a fulfilling life.

Autumn Equinox

Mabon Ritual


  • Black Candle - represents the inner world ( Yin)

  • White Candle - represents the outer world ( Yang )

  • Orange or Yellow spell candles - represents Autumn and the harvest, abundance and bounty.

  • Frankincense or Sandalwood Incense

  • Citrine and or Tigers eye crystals

  • Labradorite and Clear Quartz

  • Copper offering- can use pennies

  • Apples

  • Blackberries or Blackberry juice for chalice - or you can substitute wine if you prefer

  • Nuts for an offering

  • Tarot Cards

  • Journal or Paper for writing

  • Rosemary Basil and Thyme for rolling spell candles in

  • Juniper for garnish on Altar

Step 1:

Set up Altar and cut apples. You will want to have an apple showing the star on the inside so you cut the apple horizontally rather than vertically. You also will want to hollow out some apples to put your spell candles in.

Make sure to roll your spell candles in the herbs you have chosen for your ritual. You can also place herbs in your apple and candle holders.

You can put the orange or yellow candle in the apple and the black and white candles in regular candle holders. You can sage your space before beginning, and also light all of your candles and incense.

Step 2:

Open your circle and use Demeter, Ceres, Brigid, or Cerridwyn as your Goddess for the harvest if you are sticking with traditional pagan goddesses.

Step 3:

Do Tarot spread included with this ritual and record your reading, reflect on how you can achieve more balance in your life and include some of these key points in your gratitude list that you will write in the next step.

Step 4:

Write a list of everything in your life you are grateful for. When you are done read this list aloud and thank your spirit guides and the cosmos for blessing these things into your life. This is not a time to ask for more, but to be thankful and honor what you have acquired in your life thus far. Place your gratitude list under your orange or yellow spell candle.

Step 5:

You may do a meditation and drink your juice/wine and eat your food after the main part of the ritual and meditation.

Use this time to reflect on everything in your life you are grateful for.

Step 6:

When you feel full and content close your circle and thank your guides once again.

The Autumn Equinox in ancient times was a time for celebration and sharing your abundance with your neighbor.

Monday 9/23

Autumn Equinox

Moon in Cancer

Moon Void of Course 3:05 PM

With the Moon in Cancer, we could find ourselves needing to retreat and have a slower pace to our day. It may be hard to feel motivated and active self care throughout the day is advised. Take things slow and be kind to yourself. It is ok if your productivity level isn’t at its highest as you may benefit from caring and nurturing yourself in a softer way today. We could feel inclined to isolate ourselves from others but we may feel drawn to connecting with family members or those closest to us.

Because it is the Autumn Equinox with our Sun entering Libra as well, we may feel a need to establish some new energy in our space with a ritual honoring the day.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Sun enters Libra 12:51 AM

With our Sun in Libra over the next month, the emphasis on balance is enhanced over the days ahead and we may feel like we are beginning to retreat more into ourselves as we approach the winter months. This is a positive time for connecting the heart with the mind and finding ways to actively push ourselves into learning new things about how we relate to the world around us.

Moon Opposition Pluto RX in Capricorn 10:21 AM

We may feel a need for deep emotional reflection in the morning hours and we could find ourselves working through feelings from our past. It might be a time where we are letting go of certain dynamics we are having around our family.

Moon Sextile Mars in Virgo 3:05 PM

We could feel inspired to be more productive in the afternoon and there may be some things on our task list that we have a spark of energy to accomplish. Self care could come in the form of moving our bodies actively in a work out or cleaning/organizing an area of our home today.

Tuesday 9/24

Moon enters Leo

With the Moon in Leo, our need for connection and outside validation can be at an all time high. We often desire to connect with others in a romantic or exuberant way and we may find ourselves feeling insecure if we do not find the validation we are seeking. Rather than looking outside yourself for this, try looking within. Leo can fill its own heart if it is able to focus on practicing self love rather than seeking validation outside itself. Today is a great day for working self love mantras into the mix and lavishing yourself in some way.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Square Uranus Rx in Taurus 12:12 PM

Tension in the afternoon is enhanced and our plans may get disrupted in unexpected ways. We may feel insecure about our physical world and we may feel like we need everything to drastically change, or things might be drastically changing in our lives whether we want them to or not. The fixed signs, Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius will feel this transit the most as it will cause a lot of internal tension to make some serious changes in one's life.

Mercury in Libra Sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius 2:01 PM

This is a very positive transit influencing us for a couple days. We may feel like our ability to expand and grow during this time is working for us in our lives and we may benefit from applying ourselves into new spaces of learning whether it be in a class format, or in our own self study. This is also a positive time for travel or exploring other cultures.

Wednesday 9/25

Moon in Leo

Moon Void of Course 9:14 AM

We continue to seek playful connection with Moon in Leo and we may fall into comparison games if we are not careful with our own hearts. Continue to find ways to love on yourself throughout the day rather than seeking validation from another. We do benefit from connecting with those we love if we are able to. Because the Moon is Waning, we may benefit more from focusing on our relationship with ourselves primarily though.

Strong Aspects During the Day PST

Moon Trine Jupiter in Sagittarius 7:21 AM

Our need for self exploration is enhanced in the morning hours and we may feel a rush of energy in the morning to relate to ourselves and our world with a larger sense of purpose or curiousity. This transit makes me think of the Page of Wands card of the Tarot. It is in the Page of Wands that we become students of our own self exploration and expansion. We find ways to be open to learning new things about the spiritual side of life and where our ambitions and will drive us into who we are. This is a positive time for not taking things too seriously and allowing yourself to play with your world and who you are in it.

Moon Sextile Mercury in Libra 9:14 AM

This is a positive transit for communication with others today. We benefit from sharing our ideas and who we are with those we find joy in.

Venus in Libra Square Saturn in Capricorn 12:19 PM

Venus is in its home sign of Libra, and Saturn is also in its home sign of Capricorn. These two squaring of causes some tension between our hearts and how we are relating to others in our lives vs. how we strive for achievement and success around our own goals. We could have disagreements over finances with those we share our space with over the next couple days. We may also find ourselves having disagreements with business partners or anyone we share our finances with.

Thursday 9/26

Moon enters Virgo 3:37 AM

With the Moon in Virgo for the next two days, we find ourselves benefiting from putting order to things in our lives during this time. Doing some “Autumn Cleaning” and getting your space ready for winter is advised. This can also fall into categories for our financial planning and work goals.

Strong Aspects During the Day PDT

Moon Trine Uranus Rx in Taurus 12:53 PM

We may find ourselves wanting to make changes to our physical world regarding the home, health routine, and/ or work life. Things are changing in how we relate to our physical world whether we are wanting them to or not, we benefit from heeding the call and applying ourselves productively where we can. It is beneficial to go with the flow even if the flow feels chaotic.

Mercury in Libra Square Pluto Rx in Capricorn 4:49 PM

Lack of trust when it comes to dealing with business partners or financial affairs is enhanced. We also may find ourselves having disagreements in our personal relationships and there could be a lot of strain on communication. We could find ourselves being suspicious of other people's motives during this time. We could feel the death of a belief system or how we are relating to the world in some way right now. For some the Death of a relationship may be happening, or the way the relationship has been could be in a state of transformation. We are learning new ways to communicate with each other during this time and it could be through the conflict that we finally find peace.

Friday 9/27

Moon in Virgo

Moon Void of Course 8:58 PM

With some intense transits for the day we benefit from being practical and staying focused on our own goals. We need to get our own lives in order rather than focusing on the productivity level of others. Find ways to be productive today.

Strong Aspects During the Day PDT

Moon Opposition Neptune Rx in Pisces 6:22 AM

We could have a hard time feeling grounding in the morning hours and we may wake up from some powerful dreams. These dreams may shed light on the areas of our lives that we need to work through right now.

Moon Square Jupiter in Sagittarius 7:45 AM

We may feel resistant towards the things on our to-do list and we could have a deep desire to blow off responsibilities and do things that free our hearts. Try to find a balance in giving yourself the freedom to expand while also being productive today.

Moon Trine Pluto RX in Capricorn 12:20 PM

Our willpower is enhanced during the hours of this transit and we may feel empowered to transcend emotional patterns that in the past would have held us back from moving forward on something we wanted to do. Let go of any beliefs that prevent you from working towards your higher self.

Moon Conjunct Mars in Virgo 8:58 PM

We could feel motivated in the evening to work on a project or task that empowers us to feel accomplished. This is a beneficial night for doing some activities with your physical body. A night workout or yoga session to move heat through the body is advised.

Saturday 9/28

New Moon in Libra 11:26 AM

New Moon’s are a time for setting intentions and with our New Moon in Libra we may feel like we need to set intentions around how we are operating within our relationships. There has been a lot of strain in relationships over the last month or two I have witnessed with clients and maybe our hearts need a rebirth. This is a positive time to establish new energy around what you need and who you are in your relationships with others.

Strong Aspects During the Day PDT

Venus in Libra Sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius 4:40 PM

This is an extremely beneficial transit for growth within our relationship to ourselves, others,and the world. We may feel romantic and a deep need to connect with others during the days of this energy. This is a positive time for connecting to music, art and our world. You may feel inspired to get out of town with a loved one or friends this weekend.

Sunday 9/29

Moon in Libra

Moon Void of Course 7:06 PM

We continue to desire connection with others in meaningful ways. I also feel with Libra energy a lot of times that my mind enjoys connecting to literature or the more intellectual part of myself. If you are feeling more of a need to isolate during the day, connecting with a good book will fill your heart.

Strong Aspects During the Day PDT

Moon Sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius 7:27 AM

Learning something new or applying our minds in new and expansive ways is beneficial to us in the morning hours. Spiritual studies, cultural studies, or exploring our world with a loved one could be some beneficial ways of tuning into this energy.

Moon Conjunct Venus in Libra 8:38 AM

We desire connection during this transit and our hearts will sing if we are able to share ourselves with someone close to us.

Moon Square Pluto Rx in Capricorn 11:40 AM

We may need to let go of an expectation we are putting on ourselves or another during this transit and we could potentially have some issues with a power dynamic that tries to play out. Let go of needing to be right or in the driver's seat if conflict with another should arise.

Moon Conjunct Mercury in Libra 7:06 PM

Our need to communicate our thoughts and feelings is enhanced and we may find ourselves wanting to connect with others about ideas we are having during this time.