Mabon is the second in the three harvest festivals, also known as the Autumnal Equinox and is commonly seen as the Witch’s Thanksgiving. It is a day of balance, when the equal hours of both light and dark are seen in the sun’s journey toward the equator.
At this time, many Wiccans and witches give thanks to the waning sunlight, and the blessings we have received. It is a time to begin reflecting on the passing year and give thanks for what the things that we have received and learned.
In Wiccan lore, Mabon is the time when the God prepares to die to be reborn again from his mother’s, the Goddess’, womb.
Over the years, I have written many Mabon and harvest themed rituals, but as of late, I would much rather focus on a community dinner gathering to celebrate. These “dinner parties” still have the aspects of ritual; just not as formal as they would be any other holiday. The three circles I have chosen to include in this chapter were created during my years in solitary practice, but they can easily be adapted for a group.
The Gifts that Keep on Giving Circle
Items needed: one apple of any color, a handful of quarters.
This Mabon circle’s focus is about sharing the blessings of the harvest. Before you begin, place the quarters in the apple. The apple will be utilized to cast the circle. Begin casting in the north representing abundance. With the apple in hand, walk slowly clockwise around your space, saying or something similar:
“I cast this circle with the blessings of abundance,
With love and for protection.
I honor, sacrifice on this blessed Mabon.”
Visualize protective and loving energy emanating from the apple, then expanding into a sphere around your space.
Saying: “So mote it be”.
When you are ready to release the circle, starting now in the north, walking counter-clockwise around your space with the apple in hand. Visualizing the energy being into the apple, while saying or something similar:
“I thank the harvest for its gifts,
I release this circle out into the world,
Let it touch all those who need it love.”
After your ritual, take the quarters out of the apple and keep them with you. Using them for good deeds, such as in a parking meter that is about to run out. Use them in moments of “paying it forward” or share the harvest with those in need.
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