Okay, this week I’m going to talk about the up coming sabbat: Mabon.

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is also known as the Autumn Equinox.

The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year’s crops. The Druids call this celebration, Mea’n Fo’mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.

Basically, it’s the Wiccan Thanksgiving where pagans give thanks for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the winter months. It usually takes place between September 21st to September 24th a month before Samhain (commonly known as Halloween).

A really great website is http://www.earthwitchery.com/mabon.html it has everything from altar dressings to little arts and crafts that are a blast to do.

Blessed Be )0(

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