Autumn Equinox, Mabon, Second Harvest has continued to grow in importance in my life as I get older. Go figure. But I do believe, in my own life, I have arrived at the door of Winter.
I have always been drawn to and drawn comfort from all things autumnal. Nothing makes me happier than to have pumpkins, corn and wheat at the front door, fall leaves on the dining table and the smell of apples and cinnamon brewing on the stove.
When "having your colors done" was popular, I had wished I was an Autumn so I could wear warm browns, yummy golds, dark rich red, vibrant oranges....but no, I am a Winter. But I am an Aries, a fire sign and naturally am drawn to those colors.
As I look around my home...yep those colors I see everywhere I look, terra cotta, blood red, warm taupe, rich cherry and oak. When given a chance, I'll go for warm tones everytime.
And I live with a daughter who love blues, greens and purples. So when we redid our redo of rooms....there is this turquoise color streaming out of Shelley's new bedroom. Wow, vibrant and sassy and totally her. Mrs. Brady green and off the hook purple also grace this Piscean room. Add to that the mermaid, ocean, watery vibe and you have our perpetual good natured battle of color and style.
GK will be moving into her new room this weekend. She's a funny one that...an earth sign and she chose without any input from either Mom or me, a brown bedspread with flowers in pink, hot pink, turquoise and leaf green. Oh silly people, did we think it would be any different?
It has been a long time coming to GK moving in but well worth the wait. I say that because while getting Shelley's new room ready, we needed a new wall light fixture, the electrician discovered a "hot mess" of wires that potentially could have and actually should have caused a fire. Good thing he was doing this as a favor or I might have thought the worst of the diagnosis (being the money sceptic I am).
Blessings arrive in all kinds of packages. We have to be thankful for the length of time it took for us to do the redo because this friend would not have been available in his capacity of electrician until now. We might have missed the opportunity to have found our potential fire hazard. All things happen as they should, when they should.
Which brings me back to Mabon. Whatever your favorite colors are, I hope you will take the seasonal cue and enjoy autumn because it starts tomorrow.