Pagan Season - Mabon, Autumn Equinox
Autumn Equinox, 21st September
Goddess Modron, mother of Mabon.
Mabon is the old Anglo-Celtic festival of Harvest Home, a rest from the work of harvesting and a celebration of thanks. In remembrance of that time, it is often referred to as the “Witches’ Thanksgiving” and finishes off the witches’ year. It is one of the oldest harvest celebrations in Europe.
Mabon, like its polar opposite, Ostara, is a time of balance. Only now, instead of looking outward to the coming Summer, we begin looking inward, preparing ourselves for the Winter to come.
The cold weather makes us spend more time inside: physically, mentally and spiritually. We are more given to introspection, planning and sitting by the fire. Be aware of entering a new phase as Winter draws near. Give thanks to the God and Goddess for all the good things which you have reaped in your own harvest this Summer. Pledge yourself to maintain what you have gained throughout the year. Decide what it is you want to weave into your life in the upcoming year and start planning for those things.