This blogpost was originally posted by The Moonlight Shop here: Your Guide To Celebrating Mabon
Mabon is a celebration of the second harvest and the circle of life. This marks the time when harvest is almost over and the fields are almost empty and whatever that was harvested is now stored in preparation for winter or Yule.
Mabon also marks the time when daylight and nighttime are at equal lengths. But the soil is getting hard and cold and there won’t be any more planting at this time since the Earth is also preparing for winter.
Mabon was very special to our ancestors and should be special to us Wiccans. You should take time to reflect and and be grateful for the abundance in our lives and how we have always been provided with food to eat and shelter to live in by the Earth Goddess.
As a Wiccan attuned to the seasons and the turning of the year, take time to celebrate Mabon and ponder how you want your life to be from hereonout. We will give you some suggestions on how to decorate your altar for Mabon, what food to prepare, and rituals to perform.
Mabon Altar Decoration
Your Mabon altar should contain the colors of autumn–which means yellows, oranges, browns, and greens. And autumn symbols like sickles, scythes, and baskets.
You should also have herbs, leaves, and flowers on your altar that also reflect the season like sunflowers, mistletoes, chamomile, passionflower, oak, and yarrow.
Light some incense on your altar or do smudge with some sage and sweetgrass herbs.
Mabon Food Preparation
The food to prepare when you celebrate Mabon should be something along the line of harvest crops like corn muffins, wheat bread, squash soup, pomegranate drink, apple pies, apple chips, pumpkin seeds, and root vegetables.
Mabon Gemstone Correspondence
Gemstones on your person also helps you keep in tune with the meaning of the season and help you clear your path in preparation for the next season. The perfect crystals or gemstones are clear quartz, amber, peridot, diamond, and yellow topaz.
It’s time to whip out the symbols that help you gain the wisdom of your ancestors, help you banish negative energies and habits, and prepare you for new beginnings. You should wear them around your neck or have them with you at all times not only during your celebration but also for the rest of the season.
This solitary or group ritual is done to give thanks for all the blessings and to express your deepest gratitude.
You will need:
A gold or green candle
What you should do:
1. Take a cleansing bath preferably with negativity-banishing soap and think about the good and abundant things in your life. Just focus on the positive things and allow yourself to be filled with gratitude.
2. Process to your altar.
3. Cast a circle.
4. Light your gold or green candle.
5. As you focus your gaze onto the flame, meditate about abundance and gratitude.
6. Call upon your deity and say something like this:
8. Say your thanks to your Deity and bid her or him farewell.
9. Close the circle.
10. You may begin your Mabon feast.
Do not let the act of gratitude escape you after Mabon. For one important lesson of Mabon is that gratitude is something you should practice every day because the Goddess has provided everything may need and placed it all around you.
We wish you a happy and heart-warming Mabon! 🙂 Blessed be!