Mabon - The Autumn Equinox- 20th-23rd September
Mabon marks a time when nights start to grow longer - dark starts to defeat the light. Sun God dies with the cutting of the last grain, but with a promise of return in the Spring.
Mabon is a time of the Autumn Equinox, the days and nights are once again equal in lenght and in equilibrium - perfect balance of dark and light. It is a time of changing seasons, greens of summer turning to the colours of autumn. It is also known as a great Second Harvest, harvest of fruits and vegetables. Fields are emply of corps, which has been stored throughout Lammas for coming winter. It is time for apple picking, jam and wine making. Apples are a great symbol of Mabon, carry a lots of symbolism within. Cutting them in half shows a seed pentagram representing all 5 elements, the cyrcle shape represent completition. They represent fertility, immortality, wholeness, healing and regeneration. Mabon marks a time of plenty, giving thanks for all the abundance and blessings of the Year. It is also a time of rest after the harvest season. It symbolized time of reaping and reflecting on what you have sown at the beginning of Imbolc and Ostara, and how it has manifested in your life. Therefore it is a great time to complete project, letting go of what no longer serves you, and a preparation for the time of rest and peace. It is also a great time to plan new project and start to plant the first seeds for the next year's spring.
Your altar should have colours of dark green, red, gold, yellow and brown. Add some apples, berries like cranberries or herbs like rose hips or hawthorn.