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~ correspondences of the autumn equinox ~

symbolism: balance, the mysteries of the earth, the second harvest

symbols and decorations: wine, gourds, grains and corn, apples and pomegranates, grapes, dried seeds and nuts, indian corn, red fruits, hazelnuts, wheat stalks, pine and cypress acorns, horns of plenty, autumn flowers, fallen leaves, grape and ivy vines, red poppies, oak sprigs, wreaths, burial cairns, harvested crops

herbs: acorn, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passion flower, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, thistle, vegetables, oak leaf, hazel, mums, hops, aster, benzoin, pine and cedar, ivy, hazel, hops

food and drink: breads, nuts, seeds, apples, grapes, berries, pomegranates, root vegetables, corn, wheat products and grains, acorns, dried fruits, roast goose or deer, wine, ale, ciders

incense and oils: pine, sweet grass, apple blossom, myrrh, frankincense, sage, wood aloes, patchouli, oak moss, cinnamon and clove

colours: autumn colours of red, orange, deep gold, yellow, brown and green

goddesses and gods: Morgan (Celtic), Modron (Welsh), Persephone (Greek), Demeter, (Greek), Ceres (Roman), Pomona (Roman); the Green Man, Mabon ap Modron (Welsh), Thoth (Egyptian), Hermes (Greek), Thor (Norse), Dionysus (Greek), Bacchus (Roman), other harvest and wine deities

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