We are coming upon Mabon or the Autumnal Equinox. It is this time of year that I really begin to think about all that is wonderful about Autumn. The spices, the squashes, the aromas, the colors and the festivals.
The holiday of Mabon is called many things: Autumn Equinox, the Feast of the Ingathering, etc. It is ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognitions of the need the share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. In the northern hemishphere this equinox occurs anywhere from Sept. 21 to 24. In the southern hemisphere, the equinox occurs anywhere from March 19 to 22. It is preceded by Lammas and followed by Samhain.
So grab a slice of pumpkin pie and a tall mug of cider and give thanks for all that we are about to sow in our lives. Mabon is HERE!!