Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Happy Mabon/Autumn Equinox
in Agrarian times, the solar event know as Mabon was regared as a harvest festival to prepare the second round of crops for the looming winter months--a time to complete the harvest that began at Lammas. In terns of the cycle of day and night, Mabon represents sunset, as the Sun retreats and night begins to dominate. Accordingly, contemporary Witches decorate their altars with autumn leaves, pine cones, and acorns along with nuts and dried fruits as offerings to the goddess. As a time of balance, make time for introspection. Reflect on your deeds and celebrate your achievements as the proverbial "fruits of your labor". Think about initiating closure on issues or tasks that are taking a long time to complete, or removing things that no longer serve a purpose.
Traditionally, Mabon is a time to ease the transition from warmth and abundance to harshness of winter. Whilst the weather is still mild, wash and air your warmer bedding to prepare for ultimate comfort in the weeks ahead. Do the same for your favorite coats and sweaters. You will feel totally organized and ready for the cooler, yet cozy, part of the year!
Have a Blessed Day!
BB & MM,