On the 21st – 23rd of September is the festival of Mabon, also known as Gwyl canol Hydref, Harvest Home, Harvest Tide, Fall Equinox, Autumn Equinox. Due to the fact that this celebration is an equinox, the date does vary from year to year but most people celebrate on the 21st. Mabon is the middle of the harvest festivals, it is the time of equal day and night, to reap what you have sown and give thanks to the harvest and all that the earth has provided us. It is a time for ending old projects and plans, and thinking about the future or a change in lifestyle. Mabon is a time of celebration and balance. This is a time of reflect not only of the past year but life in general. It is a time of rest after bring in the hardest of the harvests. Those blissfully warm autumnal days that creep into cool evenings as the God returns to the Goddess. Mabon is an inevitable and we must mourn the demise of the Sun God, we know that all things must end. So while we are saddened by the Sun God journey is those cold winter months into his Goddess’ arms, we know that endings are a good time to celebrate the successes, thank yourselves and those who helped us and the balance that is life.
August 2, 2013