Today we celebrate Mabon. This is a Sabbat that celebrates the autumn equinox. It is believed that the name came from a welsh hero Mabon. This holiday also celebrates mid harvest or the second harvest. This is the time of year that farmers are in their fields gathering food for their families for the long hard winter ahead. It is believed that this holiday was the holiday to give thanks for the healthy harvest of crops and animals. This is also a day where there is equal light and dark. So it is also a good idea to focus on balance for on this day their is a near perfect balance of the two.
A very good way to celebrate Mabon is with a feast with friends and family. Picking apples or making alcohol are also great ways to honor this holiday. I will be celebrating by helping my awesome husband work on some muscadine wine. It won’t be ready to drink. Their will be tasting though, which will give us an idea of what to expect when done.
With everything going on in the world this year, this would be a great day for rituals that are to bring balance, equality, and harmony, Focus on what you are thankful for. I know this year has been tough, but I have found that on our toughest years, that what we end up being grateful for things we never fully appreciated before. Take time to meditate and maybe do some chakra work. Are your chakras balanced and aligned like they need to be. Go for a hike and meditate on those chakras to find some inner balance. Maybe if we worked to balance and align our chakras we may find a way to bring some balance, equality and harmony into the world. Hope you enjoy Mabon, and as always, Blessed Be!