As we chat about the Herbs and Oils for Mabon, it is important to remember to acknowledge our personal harvests and prepare for the coming winter!
The Autumn Equinox is almost here!
Mabon is September 22 in 2023
Mabon, much like a Pagan Thanksgiving, entails of feasting, reflection, and appreciation for that which we have in our lives. As the year comes to a close, and the final fruits of our labor come into our basket, we determine how we will power through the winter and darkness, in anticipation for the sun to return once more in spring.
Many use this Autumnal Equinox time to start exploring their shadow selves, as we encounter this side more frequently as winter sets in. While prosperity may appear to be at an end, the Mabon feast shows us we have more than we may think.
The Harvest Energies of Mabon Day
Fall Equinox Spiritual Meanings
As Mother Earth begins to hibernate, we too, as her children, begin to feel the soft lull of winter. In this part of the cycle, we are taught self-reliance, reliance on community, and loved ones. She has not abandoned us, but teaches us to forge ourselves as beings that can thrive without the bounties of spring and summer, by giving us independence.
Encouragement and support can also come in the form of spiritual items, such as essential oils and harvested herbs associated with the season. We use these spiritual tools to help us to focus on the meaning of Mabon, to make ritual offerings, and to embellish our rituals with Mabon Oil and Mabon Incense.
Magical Oils associated with Mabon
Magical Herbs associated with Mabon
Corn Husk / Silk
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God & Goddess Correspondences
We may also look to deities and spiritual guides at this time of change, asking them for blessings and guidance. A few commonly associated with the final harvest are Persephone, Demeter, The Green Man, Dionysus, Bacchus, Osiris, Ishtar, Durga, Freyr, Freya, Cernunnos, Ceridwen, and St. Michael the Archangel. Many of these are figures of prosperity throughout the year, but are also associated specifically with autumn.
Celebrating the Autumn Equinox!
For more information on Autumnal Equinox traditions and customs from around the world, check out my YouTube video Celebrating the Autumn Equinox!
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