This month's full moon altar honours a First Nations representation of the Divine Feminine, Corn Mother. She is one of the Three Sisters -- corn, beans and squash -- which were the historical staples of indigenous agriculture in all the Americas. Corn Mother embodies the Earth which nourishes, feeds and sustains us all.
Now is the time for Fall Harvest Festivals, including the pagan sabbat of Mabon on the Autumn Equinox in a couple of days and Canadian Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks. Therefore, Corn Mother stands among seasonal harvest riches laid out on a Sacred Spiral of Life altar cloth.
I bought this reproduction of a sculpture by Mohawk artist and musician, Thomas B. Maracle, nearly 20 years ago in the Royal Alberta Museum gift shop here in Edmonton. I fell in love with her immediately! I can't remember now where I got the little beaded feather bracelet but I think the perfect place for it is to adorn Corn Mother!
[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, September 2021]