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Celtic Tree Calendar - Vine Moon - by Heather

Vine Moon - September 2nd - September 29th

In the Celtic Tree Calendar, Vine symbolises the 10th month, the time when the grapes are beginning to ripen. The Celts called this month Muin.

As Vine has never been native in the British Isles, Bramble is the substitute. Its habit is somewhat similar, and the fruit look like tiny bunches of grapes, which can be fermented into a deep red wine.

Vine symbolises the harvest season, the riches of Mother Earth and the sacred rites of intoxication and divine ecstasy.

The Vine month is a time of great harvest, from the grapes of the Mediterranean to the fruits of the northern regions, the Vine produces fruits we can use to make not only wine, but jams and jellies. The Vine is a symbol of both happiness and anger, passionate emotions.

Magical workings this month are connected to the Autumn Equinox, and celebrate garden magic, joy and exhilaration, wrath and rage, and the darker aspect of the Mother Goddess.

Use the leaves of the Vines to boost your own ambition and goals.

The month of Vine is also a good time to get balanced, as there are equal hours of darkness and light.

Magical correspondences for Vine –

Transformation, prosperity, protection, fertility, fairy magic, spirituality, happiness, love, moon magic, offerings.

Sources –

The Woodland Trust

A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food by Rachel Patterson

Image from Unsplash

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