Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox, is the counterpart to the Spring Equinox. Only on these two days of the year are the day and night exactly equal, in balance. As we celebrate the second of our three harvest festivals, we rejoice in the harvest of apples, corn, squash, and the many other fruits and vegetables that are adundant at this time of year. More than that, we rejoice in our own personal harvests – both mundane and magickal.
Back when the light was returning, many of us established goals for the the year. Mabon is the perfect time to check in on your progress. Have you harvested everything you’d hoped to during the months in between? If not, what stands in your way, and how can you achieve the balance we all strive for? The Autumnal equinox is a good time for doing magick for clarity and balance before we head into winter. Now the light is fading, and we are moving into the darker, colder days of the year. In some traditions, the god sacrifices himself at Mabon for the good of the land (symbolized by the fruits and vegetables that have been sustained by the sun being harvested) – what will you sacrifice for the good of your own spiritual growth?
While you ponder, don’t forget to feast on the bounty of the season!