Your QSR - Quarterly Spiritual Review
Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, and the Wheel of Fortune
What’s a QSR you ask? A Quarterly Spiritual Review!
As I learned in my many years of corporate sales, a QBR stands for Quarterly Business Review.
After the close of each quarter, each salesperson would present an overview of their deals and their projections for the rest of the year. Since most companies operate on an annual fiscal budget (Jan-Jan) the Q3 QBR would be especially important.
I’m reminded of those olden corporate days today because we're about to leave the seasonal quarter of summer this week and welcome fall. In fact, there is so much happening this week, that I’m calling this edition of The Draw our QSP — Quarterly Spiritual Review.
Thursday, September 22nd is the Autumn Equinox, which is really the centerpiece of this QSR.
Early Celts and modern pagans celebrate this time as Mabon. Mabon begins on the 21st and continues until the 29th.
Mabon recognizes the shift in the seasons, the bounty of the harvest season, and the beginning of winter preparations. I’m sharing some fun Mabon celebration ideas to help you get into the harvest spirit.
Thursday, September 22nd is the Autumn Equinox, which is really the centerpiece of Mabon and this QSR. In addition to the Mabon celebration ideas, I am offering my thoughts on the Major Arcana card number X, the Wheel of Fortune.
On Friday the 23rd Libra season begins. We’ll leave Virgo and The Hermit, and enter into Libra’s card, Justice. For all my Libras, you can read my previous post about the Justice card here.
And finally, September’s New Moon in Libra will begin on September 25th at 2:51 pm PT. Since we’ll be entering a new phase on the Wheel of the Year, this New Moon is a splendid opportunity to set your intentions for both the start of fall and the next six months when the Wheel starts over with spring.
How to Celebrate Mabon
Back in my corporate days, every QBR would mean long days in warm, fluorescent-lit conference rooms and PowerPoint presentations. It also meant at least one fancy dinner and some morale-building excursion.