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I can't believe it's September already! Fall is upon us and the wheel of the year is once again about to turn! Here is a sample from my soon-to-be released book, Wicca: A Beginner's Guide!
Mabon (September 23)
Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, falls on September
23rd this year. On the autumn equinox, day and night are equal in length. After this
day, the sun begins to wane and the earth readies itself for the coming of
winter, just as the God prepares for his impending death and rebirth at Samhain and Yule.
Mabon is the second harvest festival and the official start
of fall. Sometimes known as the Witches’ Thanksgiving, it is a time to give
thanks to the God and Goddess for all we have been blessed with.
Simple Mabon Thanksgiving Ritual
To celebrate Mabon this year, the following is a simple thanksgiving ritual you can perform this September:
Offering plate or bowl
Some kind of food to be offered in thanks, such
as apples, grapes, corn, grain, acorns, pine nuts, or even bird seed.
Find a comfortable place outside where you won’t be
disturbed. Sit cross-legged on the earth and find your center. Breathing
deeply, open your senses to the energies around you. Feel the sun warming your skin, the breeze ruffling through your hair, the earth, calm and steady,
cradling your body.
Concentrate on your root chakra at the base of your spine, the
part of your body touching the earth beneath you. Visualize roots sprouting
from here, burrowing into the soil, sinking deep into the earth below.
When you inhale, imagine those roots drawing energy up into
your root chakra from deep within the earth. Allow this energy to travel up along your
spine, feeling it's warmth tingle along your nerves. When you exhale, circle this energy throughout your whole body, filling your chest, your abdomen, your mind.
Continue inhaling the autumn’s energies, feel it swirling
within you, filling you with the season’s strength and spirit.
When you’ve absorbed all the energy you can, open your eyes
and lift the offering you’ve prepared. Say the following while sending the
energy from your hands into the offering:
After today, the night grows darker,
And the Earth prepares for her winter slumber.
The long days of summer come to an end
As autumn sweeps in, stripping leaves from trees,
And Earth’s bounty is harvested from Her fields.
I give thanks to the Lord of the Sun,
For His days of summer warmth and fun.
I give thanks to the Lady of the Field,
For Her life-giving and bountiful yield.
I thank you, Lord and Lady, for all that I have.
For all that I am.
For all that I will become.
Take your offering and place it outside somewhere—at
the base of a tree, the middle of a field, at a special place in your garden—anywhere wild animals
will find it and be able to feast upon your gift. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Feel free to comment on this simple ritual and I hope everyone has a fantastic Mabon!