hey everyone! I really want to continue my Celebrate …! series, so even though it’s currently Mabon today I thought I’d still make a Celebrate Mabon! post. Apologies for the delay, but I just moved back to university this week and things have been hectic to say the least! These Celebrate …! posts give a basic overview of each of the Sabbats as they come along. I know quite a few people do this on tumblr, but I hope that my personal take on each of the Sabbats can be helpful and interesting to some of you.
Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox, is the second harvest festival on the wheel of the year. It is celebrated on the Autumn Equinox, around the 21st September in the Northern Hemisphere - or the 21st March in the Southern Hemisphere. The main themes of Mabon are celebrating the harvest, thanks-giving, and noticing the equal and balanced nature of light and dark during this time.
Mabon marks the first day of autumn, and after today the nights will grow longer and colder. It is the seperation point between the two halves of the year. The name Mabon refers to a figure from Welsh mythology and Arthurian legend, Mabon ap Modron. Autumn Equinox was given the name Mabon by Aiden Kelly in 1970.
Because Mabon marks the descent into autumn and colder weather, now is a brilliant time for spells with the themes of self-reflection, thanks-giving, altruism, balancing and grounding.
Simple things to do on Mabon:
Take time to pause and reflect on the year so far, write down what things have gone well, what things were disappointing, and what you can learn from each event
Perform a simple thanks-giving ritual
Think of those who are in need and have less than you, in what ways - practical and spiritual - can you help?
Perform balancing and grounding spells
Perform family focused magic
Decorate your altar or workspace with autumn leaves, conkers and acorns
Cook with warming spices such as cinnamon, as well as apples, pumpkins, squash
The use of red, brown and gold colours
Spending time with family, cooking a family meal
Use of amber, tigers eye, citrine, yellow aventurine
“When autumn gathers, the tree that the leaves sang, reddens dark slowly, then, suddenly free, turns like a key, opening air where they hang.” - Annie Finch
t h e c h a r i t i e swere three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, joy, mirth, festivity, dance, and song. they were attendants of the goddesses aphrodite and hera, conceived as the goddesses who gave festive joy and enhanced the enjoyments of life by refinement and gentleness. gracefulness and beauty in social intercourse are therefore attributed to them. they were sometimes depicted in classical art with crowns of myrtle.
Here is my baby boy Jumin to continue my little Borrow series. I don’t know why, but I instantly felt drawn to this guy when I started playing this God forsaken game and he’s remained my favourite even after playing Seven and Yoosung’s routes.
when you draw all day at work you’re kinda not really motivated to draw when you’re at home. But my friends are blessings; they take me out to artjams and so i can finally continue my 31witches series!!! After so long ;v;