21𝔰𝔱 𝔖𝔢𝔭𝔱𝔢𝔪𝔟𝔢𝔯 – 23𝔯𝔡 𝔖𝔢𝔭𝔱𝔢𝔪𝔟𝔢𝔯
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.
ℌ𝔦𝔰𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔶 𝔬𝔣 𝔐𝔞𝔟𝔬𝔫
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.
Herbs, Crystals, food, celebration
𝔄𝔩𝔱𝔞𝔯 𝔇𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 & 𝔖𝔶𝔪𝔟𝔬𝔩𝔰
Fill a cornucopia with Autumn harvest items such as apples, squash, dried corn, pumpkins & herbs. Autumn leaves, late blooming flowers, and animals images.
ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔟𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔐𝔞𝔟𝔬𝔫
Myrhh, Sage, Yarrow, Rosehips, Marigold
ℭ𝔯𝔶𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔐𝔞𝔟𝔬𝔫
Amethyst, Citrine, Cat’s Eye, Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Agates, Sapphire, Clear Quartz, Aventurine, Amber
𝔉𝔬𝔬𝔡𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔐𝔞𝔟𝔬𝔫
Applies and pomegranates, Root Vegetables, Pies, Grains, Bread/Grain, Squash, Pumpkin, Corn, Wine & Cider
𝔚𝔞𝔶𝔰 𝔱𝔬 ℭ𝔢𝔩𝔢𝔟𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔢
. 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 & ℭ𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔩𝔢𝔰
Brown, Green, Gold, Orange, Yellow, Red
ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔟𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔉𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔢𝔯𝔰
Bittersweet, Chamomile, Marigold, Oak Leaves, Rue, Sage, Thistle, Yarrow
ℑ𝔫𝔠𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔒𝔦𝔩𝔰
Cinnamon, Myrrh, Frankincense, Sage, Clove, Apple
. Home protection
. Releasing Negativity
. Bad Habits
. Shadow Work