The Autumn Equinox occurs between 21st and 23rd of September, and this year falls on the 23rd.
Mabon is a balancing point, the day when the sun has equal hours in and out of the sky. It’s also the second harvest; at this time, food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are preserved for the coming winter.
Pagans celebrate Mabon as a Thanksgiving rite, a celebration of harvest abundance, an appreciation of hearth, home and family. It’s a time to reap what you have sown; to finish up old projects and plans. To look back on your life and plan for the future. In the cycle of the year, this is a time of rest and celebration.
Leaves fall, the days grow cold,
The Goddess pulls her mantle
of Earth around Her.
As you, O Great Sun God,
sail toward the West to the
Land of Eternal Enchantment
Wrapped in the coolness
of the Night.
Fruits ripen, seeds drip
The hours of Day and Night
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