Thursday, September 22, 2011


Mabon (May-bone or Mah-boon) takes place anywhere between September 21st-23rd depending on the year.

Tomorrow is Mabon!!!
        Also known as the Autumn Equinox, The Witches Thanksgiving, Harvest Home, Mea'n Fo'mhair
Mabon is the second of the three Harvest Festivals/Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.
        This is a day of balance between light and dark, and it marks the beginning of my favorite season... Autumn (or as I usually call it Fall).
Songs: 'Come, Ye Thankful People, Come', 'We Gather Together to ask the Lord's Blessing', 'All Good Gifts', 'Now Thank we all our God', 'Thanks be to God'...
        As you can probably tell from the songs... this is a time for giving thanks to the goddess and the god for all the wonderful things from the past year. And don't forget to be thankful for the harvest bounty as well. Whether or not you have a garden, you should be thankful for the wonderful foods that become available to you this season.

Activities: Grain Threshing, Dancing, Cider Pressing, Feasting, Crowning of the Harvest King and Queen, Hayrides, Wine Tasting with Cheese, Adopt a Pet, Gather Reading Materials for the coming winter, Making Wine, Gathering Herbs, Walking in the Woods. 
Foods: Nuts, Apples, Grapes, Berries made into Jams and Wines, Apple Butter, Neuweisswein (New White Wine), Heather Wine, Blackberry Wine, Hops, Inshore Fish, Oysters, Game Birds and Meats, Turnips, Marrow (Large Zucchini), Cauliflower, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Fungi, Rowan, Root Vegetables, Goose, Cranberries, Raspberry Sauces, Fruit Cobbler, Fruit Liqueur, Ciders and Ales.
Crafts: Make Wreaths out of Grapevines, Quilting Bees, Plan and Gather Craft Materials for the coming winter.
Colors: Red, Orange, Russet, Brown, Gold, Maroon.
Symbols: Horn of Plenty, Indian Corn, Gourds/Pumpkins, Pine Cones, Acorns, Corn/Grains, Apples, Pomegranates, Ivy and other Vines, Dried Seeds.
Stones: Sapphire, Yellow Agates, Lapis Lazuli.
Herbs: Acorn, Benzoin, Ferns, Grains, Honeysuckle, Marigold, Milkweed, Myrrh, Passion Flower, Rose, Sage, Soloman's Seal, Tobacco, Thistle, and Vegetables.
Incense: Sage, Myrrh.
Gods: The Green Man, Hermes, Thor.
Goddesses: Persephone, Demeter, Modron, Epona, Morgan, Pamona and The Muses.

        This is also time for you to offer part of your meal in sacrifice... Put something out for wild animals, volunteer/give your time. As well as honoring your dead ancestors and visiting their graves if you can. Set aside old disputes, grudges, and quarrels. Discard unwanted habits and traits. Make sure you enter the new year with positivity, so this is the time to get rid of all the negativity you carry around with you.


  1. Love it! X-D Prepared to pounce the new season directly! <3

  2. That was beautiful and very informative! Happy Mabon, sweetheart. ^_^

  3. YAY!!! FALL!!!!!
    Thank you my love! I hope you have a Happy Mabon as well!