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Mabon Blessings! :)))
Merry Meet :))) Today we celebrate Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn equinox is the day that the hours of the day and night are equally divided. Today is one of the last days of harvest and we pay our thanks today for the wonderous blessings we have been given all summer. This Sabbat is also sometimes known as the Second Harves Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, and Cornucopia.
I would be amiss if I didn't mention the changes coming about in the world. Many of you have probably felt the effects of this recent ascension. I know I have and have gone from comfortably moving towards my goals and dreams to being loaded into a slingshot and propelled towards them. This is usually a good thing, and I know once I land back on the ground I will be extremely grateful for these changes that are coming. I walk hand in hand with the Divine following the signs they are so generously giving me and taking huge leaps of faith that everything is going to work out the way it's intended to. So for those of you experiencing the same thing I ask you to try not to worry. When you are spiritual we will often have to walk some tough paths, however the light on the other side of them is amazing and well worth braving those things that give you the sweaty palms and shaking knees. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. When you feel overwhelmed call upon the angels for they will help you to move forward and hold you in your arms when you are afraid.
With all this being said I can't help but bring your attention to the ginormous shifts in energy that are marching us forward. Whatever you have been working on has been harvested and received. We now walk through a bit of cold season, being winter, but you must always remember no matter how things look, the sun is coming right back with us. You are more powerful than you can imagine and you truly can make all your dreams come true, so take my hand and walk with me, and I promise we are going to reach the light of the summer sun once again. :)))))))) Some of you may find that you walk through this period of time with little in the way of challenges, the road may be smooth sailing for you as we march through this :))))) No matter how your path is, you are always loved and supported in all that you do.
In Wicca, today we celebrate our aging Goddess as she moves from the Mother aspect to her Crone aspect. Tonight it's appropriate to wear your finest clothes and celebrate with a bountiful harvest of food. Tonight is we turn the wheel of the year and get ready to head into a period of rest, relaxation and reflection. Tonight is the perfect night to gather and dry your herbs, seeds, and seed pods. Celebrate tonight by taking a wak in the woods. Scatter some offerings for the animals and elementals of the forest on your walk. My son and I filled a cauldron with beautiful fall colored leaves, pinecones, and other little trinkets from the woods. We then added some sliced apples and cinnamon to the mix to make it smell lovely.
Tonight is a night of mysteries. In ritual tonight we honor the aging deities and the spirit world. It's also a night of balance. Stop the world for a little bit of time and enjoy what life has to offer. Enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the year. Celebrate you and your accomplishments! :)))) When you are doing spellwork or rituals tonight, it is the perfect night to work with protection, prosperity, security, self-confidence, harmony and balance. :)))
Deities of Mabon:
Goddesses: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona, and the Muses
Gods: Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, the Green Man
Symbols of Mabon: Wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
Herbs of Mabon: Acorns, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon's seal, and thistle.
Foods of Mabon: Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Incense of Mabon: Autumn Blend - benzoin, myrrh, and sage
Colors of Mabon: Red, orange, maroon, brown, and gold.
Stones of Mabon: Sapphire, lapis lazuli, yellow agates.
Have a Blessed Mabon!!
Love and Blessings,