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Welcome to this issue’s Stellar Applications….


In this issue of PaganPagesOrg we are celebrating the Autumnal Equinox (aka. Mabon), the Second Harvest of the Fall.


The Autumnal Equinox heralds the start of new beginnings that take the form of returns to school, planning for the upcoming holiday seasons, cooler weather and the bounty of beauty that surrounds in nature with the kaleidoscopic falling of leaves.

This year’s date of the Equinox is Sat., Sept. 23rd @ 2:50am (EDT). If we look to the astronomical energies that are occurring we celebrate the space of balance between the waning light of the year and the waxing of the dark. The energy of Virgo readies itself as bridge and gateway to the opening of Libra as the transition is made from one solar month to the other. This is the action of the Mutable (Virgo) flexibility reaching out towards the Cardinal newly formed growth that is the balance of Libra. And for those moments in time when the midpoint of transfer of these energies is achieved we stand at the center of the Autumnal equinox; each being in balance with the other; equal day and equal night.

Additional astrological energy of note occurs on:



September 4: Jupiter stations retrograde in astrological and earthy Taurus

September 15: (already) Retrograde (Aug 23) Mercury stations direct in astrological and earthy Virgo


Equinox and Post:

Mid-point between New Moon of September 15th in astrological and earthy Virgo

Full Moon of September 29th in astrological and fiery Aries


What’s the Application For You?


Mercury: Communication – Agility – Intellect

Jupiter: Expansion – Ebb and Flow – Growth


The Autumnal Equinox provides us with a moment in time to stop-reflect and decide where we will place the bulk of our wishes towards manifesting a goal that will be of benefit to our manifest aspirations. The equinox falls within the power of Virgo, mutable earth that creates and re-forms. Retrograde Jupiter expands upon this energy so that we may reach further in our seeking.

Activities that will be in support of this Equinox and its astrological gifts are those reflective of earthy and manifest endeavors. Ritual that honors the earth, wildlife, physical health and endurance, bringing balance between work and family, environmental healing, etc.

Perhaps consider offering time to a community kitchen for homeless individuals, helping at a pet shelter walking dogs or clean-up, volunteering to hold newborns suffering from drug mother transmitted withdrawal, park clean-ups, neighborhood clean-ups, etc.

Make use of the Mercurial power of communication and spread the word about your experiences in volunteering, strengthening your body or wildlife assistance and see if others may be interested in joining in. Work to expand – Jupiter – the reach of your community’s work towards harmonious change, no matter how small or large the efforts-it all matters.

The reminder of this 2023 Autumnal Equinox is one of reflecting on what will establish a harmonious balance for you and the community of individuals who share your space. And, more importantly the impact that every individual has on what the potentiality of a future aligned with all life and our home planet of Earth could provide as support to humanity’s evolution.


Blessings of the Equinox



About the Author:

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.  

Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.

Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following a practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Elder) degrees within the Assembly Tradition and has served as High Priestess of two ASW covens since Samhain of 2001 and the Winter Solstice of 2015.

As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she uses Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.

Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally.  She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented.  She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival. Her most recent projects include a channel on youtube: A Journey to the Inner Chamber. She also shares audio pathworkings and ritual on her bandcamp site: Teachings on the Path with Robin.

Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings.  She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 40+- year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education.


Coven of the Mystic Path,

Her books can be found on Amazon or purchased directly through her website:

For more info

Coming in the Fall 2023: It’s Written in the Stars Workbook and Self-Guided Course of Study

Previously Published Titles:

Acorns of Wisdom From the Hermetic Tree of Life

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 1 It’s Written in the Stars-Astrology

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 2 Poetry of the Spheres-Qabalah

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 3 Awakening the Paths-Qabalah

The Light of SELF: Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Learning to Breathe

Magickal Verse: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

A Year of Gaia: The Eternal Cord

The Elemental Year: Aligning the Elements of SELF

Temple of the Sun and Moon: Luminous Devotions

Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion

A Weekly Reflection: Musings for the Year

The Magickal Pen: A Collection of Esoteric Writings

The Enchanted Gate: Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

The Temple of the Sun: An Astrological Solar Year

Writings in the Shadow: An Exploration of the Shadow Nature