HAPPY MABON! Merry Meet, my friends, in all things fall! Mabon started on the equinox and is celebrated until Sept. 29th this year. Colloquially it is known as "pagan thanksgiving" and while not untrue, it's roots go a bit deeper than that. It's the 2nd of 3 neo-pagan harvest festivals, and ushers in a season of abundance and a farewell to the carefree ease of summer. Mabon, the welsh deity, is known as the child of light, and was stolen from his mother, Modron (the divine mother).
Ways that you can celebrate Mabon: -Decorate your altar with fall themes -Bake, Bake, Bake! Use fall fruits and vegetables -Perform a ritual of gratitude or thanks -Hold a feast or potluck -Go apple picking (and leave an offering of thanks to Pomona or Idun) -Make Corn Dolls
-Make simmer pots with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, and more to give your home a fall aroma Mabon Balance Prayer By: Patti Wigington Equal hours of light and darkness we celebrate balance, and ask the gods to bless us. For all that is bad, there is good. For that which is despair, there is hope. For the moments of pain, there are moments of love. For all that falls, there is the chance to rise again. May we find balance in our lives as we find it in our hearts.
originally published: Sept 19th 2022 Making Magick Newsletter