The Autumnal Equinox or Mabon is one of the eight sabbats on the Wheel of the Year. On this day, we celebrate the balance of light and dark over the world--literally and metaphorically.
A favorite myth representative of this time is of Persephone's descent into the Underworld. This is a time for gratitude of all that Mother Earth has given us to prepare us for the winter months. It is from here that we will see the descent of the sun until Yule, and the cycle starts again.
Ways to celebrate:
- Gratitude dinner with friends. Consider a potluck! (Think Thanksgiving vibes).
- Refresh your altar with fruits, plants, colors, and stones of the season. A ritual involving a white candle being first lit and then used to light a black candle is a metaphor for the longer days giving way to the shorter, the descent into Darkness, and in exhalation to the Dark aspects of the Goddess, such as Persephone, Hekate, or Inanna.
- Make mini apple pies! (Recipe posted soon.)
- Have a meditation based on balance.
- More cool ideas!