Mabon Autumn Equinox – 21st/22nd of September
This is the time of equal day and night, in perfect balance between the lord and the lady, the light and dark. It’s the second of the Harvest festivals, the celebration of the fruit harvest as Lughnasadh is of the grain harvest. So the fruits of the forest are often used in deserts and as centrepieces at Mabon thanksgiving feasts, Apples, Pears, Sloes, Blackberries, Damsons, Hawthorn and Elderberries.
It is the cusp of the dark half of the year, when the nights grow longer the days colder, when the trees sap retreats to the protection of the earth and settle down to dream the cold months away. It is a good time to reflect on the seeds of intention you made at Imbolc and Ostara, to reap what you had sown. Like the spring equinox it is a time for reset, to let go of the baggage, clear out the attic literally, metaphorically and spiritually.
brown/orange/earth boar, badger, fox stone, orb, crystal Earth mother Gaia, harvest queen
Sun God, the green man
Bless the departed god of light
Embrace the goddess of the night