π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”«

21𝔰𝔱 𝔖𝔒𝔭𝔱𝔒π”ͺπ”Ÿπ”’π”― – 23𝔯𝔑 𝔖𝔒𝔭𝔱𝔒π”ͺπ”Ÿπ”’π”―

Known as the pagan Thanksgiving, Mabon marks the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal, making it a time of balance, equality and harmony.  In ancient times Mabon was a celebration of the second harvest when farmers gathered hearty foods like gourds, pumpkins, grapes and apples. 

Modern Mabon celebrations are a time to give thanks for the abundance of Mother Earth – both literally and spiritually.  It’s also a good time to reflect on the Wheel of the Year, recognizing your successes and letting go of the things that did not serve you during the past twelve months. 

Modern Pagans began celebrating Mabon as the last of the eight Sabbats in the 1970s, but its roots as a harvest festival go back to ancient times.

β„Œπ”¦π”°π”±π”¬π”―π”Ά 𝔬𝔣 π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”«

Named after the ancient Welsh hero named Mabon ap Modron, which means Son of Mother, Mabon is the second of three harvest festivals that take place in the Wheel of the Year.  Similar to Apollo, the figure of Mabon was depicted as a handsome youth with a lyre. As a baby Mabon was said to have been held hostage as a baby in the underworld, similar to the story of Persephone and Demeter.  
Indeed, the Greek goddess Demeter is much more closely associated with the Autumn harvest, as it was her grief at losing her daughter that turned the earth from lush abundance to barren cold.

π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”« ℭ𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔒𝔰𝔭𝔬𝔫𝔑𝔒𝔫𝔠𝔒

Herbs, Crystals, food, celebration

π”„π”©π”±π”žπ”― π”‡π”’π” π”¬π”―π”žπ”±π”¦π”¬π”«π”° & 𝔖𝔢π”ͺπ”Ÿπ”¬π”©π”°

Fill a cornucopia with Autumn harvest items such as apples, squash, dried corn, pumpkins & herbs. Autumn leaves, late blooming flowers, and animals images.

β„Œπ”’π”―π”Ÿπ”° 𝔣𝔬𝔯 π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”«

Myrhh, Sage, Yarrow, Rosehips, Marigold

β„­π”―π”Άπ”°π”±π”žπ”©π”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔫𝔒𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”«

Amethyst, Citrine, Cat’s Eye, Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Agates, Sapphire, Clear Quartz, Aventurine, Amber

𝔉𝔬𝔬𝔑𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 π”π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”«

Applies and pomegranates, Root Vegetables, Pies, Grains, Bread/Grain, Squash, Pumpkin, Corn, Wine & Cider

π”šπ”žπ”Άπ”° 𝔱𝔬 β„­π”’π”©π”’π”Ÿπ”―π”žπ”±π”’

. Build your Mabon Altar

. Give thanks to Mother Earth

. Perform a house blessing

. Declutter – Body, soul, mind

. Write a Gratitude list

. Give offerings

. Bake Autumn treats

ℭ𝔬𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔰 & β„­π”žπ”«π”‘π”©π”’π”°

Brown, Green, Gold, Orange, Yellow, Red

β„Œπ”’π”―π”Ÿπ”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔉𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔒𝔯𝔰

Bittersweet, Chamomile, Marigold, Oak Leaves, Rue, Sage, Thistle, Yarrow

ℑ𝔫𝔠𝔒𝔫𝔰𝔒 π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔒𝔦𝔩𝔰

Cinnamon, Myrrh, Frankincense, Sage, Clove, Apple

𝔖𝔭𝔒𝔩𝔩𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔨

. Home protection

. Balance

. Releasing Negativity

. Bad Habits

. Prosperity

. Shadow Work