Mabon is the holiday of The Great Harvest, and it’s the Autumn Equinox.
Colours - orange, brown, ochre, all colours of the season
Altar/Home Decorations - orange candles, fallen leaves, pine cones, acorns, chestnuts, wheat, nuts, hazelnuts, apples and anything that’s in season where you live (in Italy we have figs, peaches, plums and grapes)
Something to eat - apples, apple pie, hazelnut pie, almond cookies, anything listed above that is in season, honey, milk, coffee and hot tea
Things to do - set new goals, forgive someone who did you wrong, meditate, cook something, try to be kinder and nicer (the season for anger and revenge will come, but this time of the year it’s easier to find peace)
🍒Wild Foods In Season🍒
Crab apples, cep, chaterelles, fairy ring champignon, giant puffball, gorse flower, green walnuts, rabbit, sea purslane, wild blackberries, wild mint, wild rose flower, wild strawberry, wood pigeon.
The full moon is July 9th and known as the Buck moon because this is when buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers.
Elm is the symbolic tree. Lavender, feverfew, mint, marjoram, jasmine, honeysuckle, crane’s bill, and meadow sweet are the herbs and flowers.
Colors associate are deep violet, dark blue, and green.
🔮Witchy Ways To Celebrate July🔮
Decorate your home and altar with beautiful stalks of lavender, honeysuckle, jasmine, or mint. Light beeswax candles to honor the honey bees!
Eat seasonal foods outside. Have a picnic, leave some food behind(that’s safe for animals) as an offering to the earth.
Don something new with you magic! Work with different elements, spell ingredients, or cook a new recipe. Explore your path and yourself.
Do a spell for the prosperity of other countries, send healing and blessings out to the world. Alternatively, do a spell for the LGBTQA+ and POC lives in the US to help them through this troubling time. Or curse Trump.
Spend time outside barefoot on the earth. Make a map of what’s around you and what they can be used for magically. Learn more about your town and it’s history!
The full moon is the 7th and is known as the Corn Moon or Sturgeon Moon because they’re most easily caught this month.
Lammas (Lughnasadh) is the first harvest of the month.
Hazel and elder are the symbolic tree, sunflower, cornflower, and harebell for flowers, and parsley and basil for herbs.
Colors are gold and red.
🔮Witchy Ways To Celebrate August🔮
Decorate your home and altar with symbols of the harvest- apples, berries, and corn. A simple bowl of oats works well for focus and centering. It’s a good time to use both summer and autumn colors and herbs.
Bake a loaf of bread using local honey or ingredients if you can, and share it with your loved ones. Leave out some offerings for you harvest deities or the fae.
Notice the seasonal changes that are coming by walking in the sunshine and watching out for the changes in the air that herald autumn.
Write down your regrets and thanks in your Book of Shadows or journal to record your Lammas journey!