Mabon is coming up at the end of this month, and we want to share some of our thoughts with you. Like all harvest festivals, Mabon is meant to remind us that life is precious and that we “reap what we have sown.” In this spirit, we hope to sow a brighter future for all life on this planet by participating in the Global Climate Strike. We won’t be able to attend the events in DC, but we will be shutting down on September 23rd in solidarity with our planet and her allies. Consider doing what you can to join us in this effort, any action is a help!
Occurring around the same time as the Autumn Equinox, Mabon is when the days wind down towards winter. For many, the longer nights can be a time of rest and of contemplation, a reminder to turn inward for a little while. If you’re looking for a Mabon ritual, we’re happy to share one of our favorites with you.
Mabon is a great time to work with all of the goldenrod that sprouting up outside. Marigolds, yarrow, hops, and mugwort, are also among the many botanicals that correspond with this sabbat. Try working with a hazel wand or carnelian to tap into the day’s energies. Since leaves and gourds are also a mark of the season, consider making a grape leaf vine or pine cone wreath. If you’re looking for a lower-key craft that's fun with kids, making pictures with leaves and acorns is always a hit. Let us know how they turn out! For more history and ideas about Mabon, pick up Llewellyn’s Sabbat guide.
Sending you the warmest wishes for a lovely harvest!