Equinox Mabon

Day and night are of equal length as Mother Earth takes a sacred pause in Her rotation around the Sun. On The Wheel of the Year, this Holy Day is celebrated as Mabon (pronouced in many different ways May-bun, May-boon, May-bawn). Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is a time to honor the Sun Gods and Goddesses, the Harvest, and the Spirit World.

This sacred pause is a time of balance, to slow down and reflect, enjoy the bounty of our harvests (whether this be from your gardens, your friendships and family, your work or your personal achievements) and also to prepare for the next season by welcoming the gifts of the darkness to release, let go, give away, share and shed (whether physically, emotionally, mentally or all the above). At this time we give thanks and honor the Goddess as she moves from Mother to Crone, and the Green Man, giving gratitude for the fortitude of the Sun, as we now reap the gifts and abundance, prosperity and fruitful ways of being.

May we harness the power of this Holy Day in our own lives and also be the needed change that the world so desperately needs at this time. May we offer to one another the bounty of love in our hearts, and offer the gifts of respect, kindness, honor and peace to all those we come across. May we do what we can to contribute our energy in gratitude to the Earth, to the Spirit World and to all of humanity.

MABON ATTRIBUTES

Symbolism
The Second Harvest, The Mysteries, Equality and Balance.

Symbols
Wine, cornucopia, gourds, vines, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs
Acorn, ferns, grains, myrrh, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, benzoin, and thistle.

Foods
Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, squash, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Scents
Blend of benzoin, myrrh, and sage.

Colours
Red, orange, maroon, rust, brown, and gold.

Stones
Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.

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

Magic
Rituals and spells of protection, prosperity, harmony, balance, equality, gratitude, security, and self-confidence.

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

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