- Created: 28 September 2016
Priestess/Teacher, Kim Duckett says this of Autumn as a psychology for women: “Autumn Equinox is about the mid-life phase of a woman’s life, and also about the poignant seasonal turning toward winter and inward time. We encounter opportunity for personal assessment, asking ourselves pointed questions as we explore the psychology of harvest-time. We can name, ground and ritualize our harvests for the year: things that have come into being, that have gone well, things for which we are grateful.”
This Altar was purposefully created outside for our Mystery School Wimmin so they could each honor the sweet harvests of their year. Autumn Equinox provides us with the opportunity to make sacred by naming and grounding that which we have brought to harvest. The still point balance of the Equinox gifts us with a specific place on the Wheel for such a personal honoring ritual. Blessed Be.
The items used to create this Harvest 8 Holy Day Wheel include: black eyed peas for Imbolc, bird seed for Spring Equinox, adzuki beans for Beltane, pumpkin seeds for Summer Solstice, corn for Lammas, acorns for Autumn Equinox, opened walnut shells for Samhain and black beans for Winter Solstice. Bamboo create the rim while arrows made from sticks and bird feathers mark the spokes of the Wheel. Apple juice inside the chalice.
Barb Lutz/Tribas’s altars and shamanic creation of sacred space and ritual has garnered her praise and an honored position in the RCG-I’s Goddess community. Through her Art and her Guardian Heart, she serves Her, as she co-creates “A Year and a Day Sacred Mystery School for Women (Asheville, NC) and travels the country co-presenting “The Wheel of the Year as a Spiritual Psychology for Women,” with her Priestess, Kim Duckett.