Autumn Equinox Ritual

Posted: March 20, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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autumn-equinox-listson the Autumn Equinox Old Man Crow and I make lists of what we want to let go and encourage
Autumn-Equinox-old-and-new-sticksthen tie them onto sticks
old-and-new-sticks-2014the Old Stick on the left will be burnt and the New Stick on the right will be planted in the garden
next to the Guard Dragon later when Old Man Crow gets his lists & sticks together
it’s an honouring of our journey together

Comments
  1. Bronwyn says:

    Absolutely love it Mo. Ritual and magic makes life so meaningful. You walk the talk.

  2. deanna7trees says:

    just love your rituals.

  3. jstockler says:

    This is awesome, Mo, in the old sense of the word! And have you ever looked back, to see if the letting go gets gone or what wants to be encouraged has actually taken root? And the forms of them, they are breathtaking in and of themselves.

    • Mo Crow says:

      We have been doing this every autumn equinox for the last 10 years, it’s a good way to recognise patterns and honour direction, it helped “An illuminated Book of Cats” become a real book that is out in the world and now “The illustrated Lyrics of Old Man Crow” is moving along towards a launch in 2016, this may be about playing out our last hands but we’re doing it with intent.

  4. Robyn says:

    I’m scrolling back and forth looking at your spirit sticks in the last post and the talismans in this post. Love!

  5. deedeemallon says:

    I try to remember that you are “opposite” but it still somehow surprises me. As with many great ideas, I’d like to try this. Spring would be good for this too.

  6. Lovely ritual, it sounds like; a perfect time for letting go of what’s not needed and planting roots for the new. The sticks are lovely in form, too…

  7. margaret johnson says:

    Beautiful ritual Mo. Mine is harvesting,pickling, bottling etc, and planting seeds. ox

  8. Dear Mo, we have been inspired to do this along with you and the man… a day late or so but we are flexible – such a beautiful ritual… thanks – see you soon!

  9. jude says:

    nice that you can share this. The man here would just look at me funny. ha!

    • Mo Crow says:

      funny when you look at us from the outside I’m the floaty old hippie & Old Man Crow is the street wise muso but I have my Piscean feet planted in the sand on the shore whilst he’s dancing with the wind, the ritual helps us hold this life together with all those knots tied into the bits of string.

  10. handstories says:

    I love the balance in this ritual- beautiful!

  11. karen says:

    love the right hand side of the top image Mo, the text, the script….

  12. Fiona Dempster says:

    Now this I love…what a beautiful way to stop and reflect. We are more literal with reviewing life and what we want and what we’ve done. I like the burning and the planting- perfect.

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