A very blessed Mabon to all of my pagan friends, and happy fall to everyone!
Mabon is the second of the harvest sabbats, the Great Harvest. It is also the Autumn Equinox. At this time, day and night are balanced in length and we use the light of the sun to gather and store crops for the upcoming winter and the light of the Harvest Moon to pay our respects to the coming of the darkness. The colours in the trees begin to shift from green to fiery reds and oranges and the animals begin their preparations for hibernation and migration. Mabon is typically celebrated by a large feast of Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family.
At this time, we celebrate the Goddess as she passes into her Crone stage and Honor the God as he prepares to die and await rebirth in the Otherworld.
Mabon is a time to give thanks for the things you have, to count your blessings and to reflect on the balance in yourself and your life. Give thanks for the darkness along with the light.
May this season bring you many blessings!