Labor Day: Farewell to Summer

In the United States, Labor Day (in addition to all its other associations) is traditionally seen as something of an unofficial shift to autumn and the darker time of the year, For example, historically, it has been designated as the last day of the year when wearing white, or straw hats, is stylistically acceptable. So today, say farewell to summer. In the morning, light a red candle and say:

Thank you summer, for your radiant light and carefree joy. Though we part ways at the end of the day, the fondness in my heart for your light and heat waxes strong. Many blessings to you, dear season, until we meet again.

Wear something summery and prepare a summery meal. Enjoy the holiday with one or more of your favorite seasonal pastimes (and perhaps cocktails!), making sure to enjoy all your festivities as fully as you can.

—-Tess Whitehurst

Color: White
Incense: Neroli

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