Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mabon ~ Autumn Equinox

 Happy Mabon, pEEps!

Time of the Seasons ~ The Zombies

I always get excited about Mabon for the things that are ahead.

The subtle signs that a change in season is beginning.

Mabon is a good time to celebrate, and contemplate, and complete.

Nights in White Satin~ The Moody Blues

The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally. 
It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare 
for the winding down of the year at Samhain. 
It is a time to finish old business as we 
ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection. 
This is the Second Harvest, where we prepare for the Wynter months ahead.

Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries.
It is a time to honor Aging Deities 
and the Spirit World. 
Considered a time of balance,
it is when we stop and relax and 
enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, 
whether they be from toiling in our gardens, 
working at our jobs, raising our families, 
or just coping with the bizzy bizz~ness of everyday life.

Good time to contemplate unfinished projects and such, 
and to focus on cleansing them,
either by letting go or finishing them.
Second, or Final Harvest is time to give thanks
for the bounty that will sustain you through the Wynter.

and a Damn Fine! time for caramel apples!!!

I will celebrate by lighting a Yellow candle,
burning some Lavender,
placing an Apple and seeds on the altar,
with an offering of thanks.

Symbols of Mabon:
wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs of Maybon:
Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon's seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.

Foods of Mabon:
Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon:
Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.

Colors of Mabon:
Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.

Stones of Mabon:
Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.

Activities of Mabon:
Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

Spellworkings of Mabon:
Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.

Deities of Mabon:
Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

Mabon felt figure

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