Dividing the day and night equally, Autumn Equinox is a moment to pay our respect to the coming dark and give thanks for this year’s harvest.
Giving thanks to Mother Earth for our bounty and reaping what we sow, this is the second holiday on the Wheel of the Year and a time of rest.
Mabon Incense Blend
Below I have an incense blend for you to put on your altar or burn during your own celebrations
- 2 pt Frankincense
- 1 pt Cypress
- 1 pt Juniper
- 1 pt Pine
- 1 pt Sandalwood
- ½ Oak Moss
- Pinch of Oak Leaf
All things in life are cyclical. The moon phases, the year and birth and death, all things are born, they grow and then they die – to be reborn again.
There are 8 points on the Wheel and they represent equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarters on the lunar calendar.
“According to modern pagan tradition, Mabon is named after a Welsh deity. Mabon was considered to be the god of light and the son of the Earth Mother named Modron. However, some historians dispute that Mabon was ever actually worshiped by Celtic countries and believe that it is merely a construction of the modern pagan movement sometime between the 1950s and 1970s.” – source: http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/mabon/
- Lapis Lazuli
- Yellow Topaz
- Oak Leaf
- Black Stones
- Horn of Plenty
- Wine/Grape Juice
- White stones
Below is a Mabon Blessing – I don’t remember where I got it (it’s in my book so it could be decades old) but I wanted to share:
I celebrate the Earth’s bounty and honor the energy of this autumn equinox. Balance between day and night, balance between cold and light, I recognize and release that which no longer serves me. I lift my spirit up and find balance in my soul as well as my heart and give thanks for these many Mabon blessings.
I’ve also found an awesome Apple Cider Mojito recipe! Because, well apple cider for celebration and liquor for even more celebration.
Original recipe here: https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1098939/apple-cider-mojitos/