Easy Ways to Celebrate Mabon

The magickal Pagan harvest festival, Mabon, will fall on September 22nd this year. Mabon symbolizes the Autumn Equinox, where hours of day and night are equal. Following today, the evening will become longer as we move forward in the direction of winter.

Similar to most Sabbats that will be celebrated later in the year, Mabon is in connection with reflection and releasing that which does not help us any longer. It is an opportunity to cast off the old and get ready for your new beginnings.

The colors of Mabon are just as rich and warming as the colors of autumn such as deep red, energetic orange, radiant gold, and rich brown. Make sure to incorporate all the fall abundances in addition to late summer fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, squashes, corn, nuts and berries. It marks the start of fall. With the way we have all become so busy today, here are a few ideas to honor Mabon.

Decorate your home for this fall. Most enjoy creating altars with yellow and/or orange candle and autumn leaves. I live in the South, so there goes leaves changing and I’m not much of an altar person. I do though work at a craft store and the decorations are numerous. After tweaking it for this year, I hung my harvest wreath on our door on Mabon.

You can take a walk through nature and gather any attractive, natural resources you come across, whether they are pine cones, Colored leaves, rocks, acorns, etc. Be sure you bring a bag to collect your treasures! The best part is that you can leave it up as a fall decoration. 

With it being the equinox, Mabon is a time to find the balance in your life. This makes it a good day to contemplate balance. Despite the fact, we tend to think instantly of our time restrictions as a place to find balance. When was the last time you balanced your spiritual and mystical centers? Do you know where you are out of balance in your life? Perhaps you are working too hard. Are there things that need help in a relationship? It’s time to find your balance.

Mabon designates the final gathering. What you’ve sown has now come to maturity. This makes it a great time to meditate on everything you have received and are grateful for.  take a notebook and write it down. Remember the feelings that they gave you.

Meditate on what you want to release. The nights are becoming longer and this makes Mabon a good time to contemplate what you need to let go of what no longer serves you. Even if you are not ready to let it go yet, just identify it. Sit down with your notebook, journal or even a piece of paper, become centered and silent, and write down the issues you’d like to let go.


Finding What to Write


One of the first and most significant choices for each writer is deciding what to write about. Reaching this decision can feel overpowering time and again for the reason that long-held thinking we have about what it signify to be a writer. A lot of people think that authors merely have ideas that occur to them or, worse yet, that authors are so gifted that they are able to create something extraordinary that has never been seen or considered of before.

In truth, neither situation is totally accurate. For the most part, authors choose what to write about from observing their personal lives and concerns or by observing the work of other authors and creating parts of current material into something new and separate.

Writing on the subject of things you know and take an interest in is significant for numerous reasons. First, it typically makes writing much easier: if you are writing from your own capabilities, you can devote more resources on inserting imaginative surprises to a story that at the present time exists. Second, if you are writing about something you are concern about, you typically have an innate sense of the subject and will have more information from which to write. Picking issues or capabilities that you have a soft spot for will improve that which simply only you can create.

Several approaches for coming up with ideas for writing are:

1. Make a list of subjects or ideas that you are fascinated in.
2. Think of a strong emotion.
3. Go to a public place and watch the people around you.
3. Think about taking a course or connecting to a group to meet other writers.
4. Keep a personal journal.
5. Keep a dream journal.
6. Change the monsters from your bad dreams into disturbing antagonists for your short stories or novels
7. Pick up where the authors that you enjoy left off at or think of how the story could be retold from a different character’s standpoint.
8. Read, read, read.