Celebrating the Fall Equinox, is a wonderful way to welcome the changing seasons and embrace the autumnal energy to align with the Balance Energy that the Season Brings.
Here are seven ways to celebrate Mabon:
Create an Altar: Set up a seasonal altar with symbols of the harvest, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and autumn leaves. You can also include candles, crystals, and other items that hold personal significance.
Harvest Feast: Host a potluck or cook a special meal using seasonal ingredients like apples, pumpkins, squash, and corn. Share the feast with friends and family to celebrate abundance and togetherness.
Nature Walk: Take a nature walk or hike to connect with the changing landscape. Collect fallen leaves, acorns, or pinecones to use in your rituals or decorations.
Rituals and Offerings: Perform rituals to express gratitude for the harvest and to honor the balance of light and dark. Offerings of food, libations, or handmade crafts can be presented to the Earth or deities.
Apple Traditions: Apples are often associated with Mabon. You can bob for apples, make apple pies, or even engage in divination activities like apple peeling to reveal the initials of your future partner.
Craft and DIY: Get creative with autumn-themed crafts. Make wreaths, candles, or homemade decorations to infuse your space with the spirit of the season.
Reflect and Set Intentions: Take some quiet time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming months. What do you want to release, and what do you want to manifest in your life? Write your thoughts in a journal or on pieces of paper, and then release them to the wind or bury them in the Earth as a symbolic gesture.
Light an outdoor bonfire or fire pit to appreciate and align with the warming energy of the fire. Fire purifies and prepares one for the next Season only bring in what is for your Highest Good.
Remember that Mabon is a time for balance, reflection, and giving thanks for the harvest. Feel free to adapt these ideas to suit your personal beliefs and preferences, and most importantly, enjoy the beauty of the fall season.