Also known as the Witches’ Thanksgiving or just Fall/Autumn Equinox, Mabon intentions have to do with gratitude, abundance and letting go. This is a continuation of my post: Mabon! How to Celebrate the Fall Equinox Alone!🍇
When to celebrate Mabon?
Witch Rituals for the Fall Equinox can be done on or around the 21st day of the month. September in the Northern Hemisphere and March in the Southern Hemisphere.
How to Prepare for Mabon! 6 Ideas
1. Have a Mabon Feast
Mabon is also known as “the Witches’ Thanksgiving,” as it is a time to thank the Earth for all of her gifts and the gods for watching over us. Prepare a Wiccan thanksgiving feast and show gratitude.
2. Decorate a Mabon Altar
Use harvest fruits, vegetables, leaves, seeds, wine or cider, and fall colors such as brown, orange and yellow. Corn, horns of plenty or the Cornucopia, grapes and grains too.
Eat the food on your altar before it goes bad, and leave the altar up as long as you want, through October when we’ll prepare an altar for Samhain.
3. First Day of Autumn Rituals
The fall is a good time to do Magick spells that involve decrease or endings. Let go of anything that is old and useless in your home and in your life. Here’s a simple solitary ritual:
Instead of releasing them with the wind, you could light a Mabon bonfire and burn them there. I don’t want to start a fire in this season so I will stick to the wind.
4. Be Thankful
Another simple ritual for solitary witches is to write down things you are thankful for. On your journal, list all of the aspects of your life for which you are grateful. Thank the gods, ancestors, or spirits of nature for all their gifts.
You can use this chant from the book Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan:
“During the harvesttide, the autumn leaves will turn.
I offer thanks for the many lessons I’ve learned.
May I use this power in wise and wonderful ways.
With wisdom and knowledge, I face the darkening days.”
5. Make peace
Mabon marks the sun’s entrance into the zodiac sign Libra , which astrologers connect with peace, diplomacy, harmony, and balance. If you are at odds with someone, this is a good time to make peace. If something is causing you stress, use the energy of this season day to find ways to ease that stress and restore balance in your life.
6. Autumn cleaning!
As mentioned before, let go of everything that is old and useless in your home. This includes getting a haircut, doing a deep cleaning of the house, giving things away, and moving forward from any negative situation.
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No matter how you choose to celebrate, the focus of this holiday is to celebrate the last days of summer and prepare for the winter. Break old habits and eliminate from your life anything that is limiting you, before the New Year begins with Samhain!