On Wednesday September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox.
On 22nd of September the day and night will once again be of completely equal length, we will be in perfect Equilibrium - Light and dark, Inner and Outer, Masculine and Feminine - Divine Balance.
From then on the days will start to be shorter than the nights.
The wheel is turning, and we are stepping into the darkness once again.
Since the first harvest of Lughnasadh on the 1st August we have been preparing for this retreat into the darker part of the year. The fun of Summertime has been coming to an end, the nights are drawing in as we prepare for the time of reflection that the Winter will bring with it.
Mabon is the end of the Harvest season, and is a moment for one last celebration of abundance, before we retreat to the introspection of Winter.
At Mabon, as at Lughnasadh, we give thanks to the life-giving Sun for delivering the abundance of the Harvest. Traditionally, Mabon was a time to rest after the labour of the harvest season, and so, energetically, it is a time to reap what you have sown in the earlier parts of the year.
What intentions did you set at Imbolc and Ostara? And have they come into fruition for you?
Are there any tasks or projects you would still like to complete as the year winds down?
Mabon is a time to reflect on what has manifested for you, and give thanks for all you have been blessed with during the Light since the Spring Equinox. Complete any remaining tasks, cleanse your space and surrender to the peace of Winter.
Celebrate with a feast of local harvest produce. Wind down for the darker months by letting go of anything which is no longer wanted or needed in your life, making space for yourself to learn, reflect and grow in the introspection of the short days.
A great time to sage your home and cleanse your crystals in the last bit of dominant Sun.