Mabon – Autumn Equinox
Mabon: Autumn Equinox – September 21st-22nd
(Also known as Harvest Home, Harvest Tide, Fall Equinox, Autumn Equinox etc.), September 21-24.
Actual Date and Time of Autumnal Equinox: 22 September 2016 – 14:21
Mabon marks the middle of harvest, it is a time of equal day and equal night, and for the moment nature is in balance. Up until Mabon, the hours of daylight have been greater than the hours from dusk to dawn. But from now on, it will be the opposite.
It is a time to reap what you have sown, of giving thanks for the harvest and the bounty the Earth provides.
Mabon is a time of celebration and balance, a time for finishing up old projects and plans and planting the seeds for new enterprises or a change in lifestyle.
This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.
Goddesses – Modron.
Gods – Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.
Colours – Green, red, orange, yellow, brown and gold.
Decorate the altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress cones, ears of corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Also place there a small rustic basket filled with dried leaves of various colours and kinds.
Incense – Pine, sage, sweetgrass or myrhh.
Mabon is a good time to cast spells of balance and harmony. Protection, wealth and prosperity spells are appropriate as well.
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