Greetings and Witchy Blessings to you all!
At this time when day equals night, we mark the another turn on the Wheel of the Year to the second harvest festival of Mabon. Realising that nights are growing longer and that colder times are around the corner. For those of us who have been enjoying a pleasant Indian Summer the reducing day light hours remind us that winter is indeed just around the corner.
Mabon Greetings The first day of Autumn, the Autumn Equinox, is known as Mabon. - 21st March Southern Hemisphere
Mabon marks the second harvest of the season, and is a time of rest after hard work. Once again day and night are equal. Nature declines, readying itself for the cold winter dark as the Sun God sacrifices himself to ensure life for his children. This Sabbat is also known as "Harvest Home" and the "Festival of the Harvest Moon." We recognise that soon the Wheel of the Year will turn once again to Samhain, as we ready ourselves for the depth of winter and the start of a new turning of the Wheel. Ever it was, and ever thus shall it be.
We recognise that soon the Wheel of the Year will turn once again to Samhain, as we ready ourselves for the depth of winter and the start of a new turning of the Wheel. Ever it was, and ever thus shall it be.
This is also a time of thanksgiving not only for all that has been provided in the harvest but for all that we have, all that we are and all that the future holds. Because of this Sabbats ties with the underworld, it is a great time to remember those who have gone before us. To thank them for the gifts that they have given us, that allow us to be the special individuals that we are.
Decorate Altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress cones, ears of corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Basket with dried leaves of various colours and kinds.
Ways to Celebrate:
* Rise early on Mabon morning and listen to the birds in the trees.
Bid a fond farewell to those creatures that are now beginning to ready themselves for winter hibernation.
* Honour those who have past before us with a feast, recall times past and how each family member who has past has contributed to who you are now.
* Remember that giving thanks is not just about saying thank you. It also involves giving something back for what you have received. It is not necessarily about the giving of gifts or monetary items, but also includes the gifts of service. They may include volunteering at a support centre, working at a shelter or spending time visiting the elderly. These gifts will not only touch those to whom you give but also yourself.
Crystals come in many different guises, from the polished crystal set in a ring or article of jewellery, to the tumbled and polished stones, or carved paperweights, wind chimes or the uncut-unpolished crystal in its roughest form. It becomes a personal choice as to which form you prefer to use, your own instincts and what is most practical for you to use can best guide you.
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Until next Sabbat
Merry Part Igrewl and Asrteia
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