Sabbats

Mabon Correspondences

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Other name: Harvest Home
Date: September 20, 21, or 22
Meaning of the word: “Divine youth”
Primary Focus: Second harvest, offering of vegetable and fruit harvest, corn festival
Age of holiday: 3000 B.C. or older
Astrological Sign: 1° Libra
Planetary ruler: Venus

Color Associations: Red, Gold, Dark Red, Orange, Yellow, Maroon, Brown, Indigo

Herbs: Rue, yarrow, rosemary, marigold, sage, walnut leaves and husks, mistletoe, saffron, chamomile, almond leaves, passionflower, frankincense, rose hips, bittersweet, sunflower, wheat, oak leaves, dried apple or apple seeds.

Stones: Amber, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Gold, Cat’s Eye, Carnelian, Citrine, Yellow Agate, Aventurine, Yellow Topaz, Sapphire,

Incense: Frankincense, Aloe, Pine, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Clove, Sweetgrass, Jasmine, Sage, Apple Blossom, Benzion, Woods, Black Pepper, Musk

Animals and Beasts: Birds of Prey, Dogs, Sphinx, Owls, Wolves, Minotaur, Stag, Cyclops, Blackbird, Salmon, Goat, Gnomes

Symbols: Corn, Red Poppies, Nuts, Grains, Leaves, Acorn, Pine and Cypress Cones, Oak Sprigs, Wreaths, Vines, Grapes, Cornucopia, Horns of Plenty, Burial Cairns, Apples, Marigolds, Harvested Crops, Wine, Gourds, Indian Corn, Dried Leaves and Flowers, Pomegranates, Seeds, Wheat Stalks, Garlands, Sun Wheels

Food: Squash, Onions, Wines, Potatoes, Cornbread, Grains, Berries, Cider, Pomegranates, Goose, Carrots, Hops, Seeds, Dried Fruits, Beans, Nuts, Bread, Grapes, Ale, Apples

Magickal Ideas for Your Ritual:
-Meditate and chant as you process food to store for winter.
-Plan a ritual feast using seasonal and symbolic fruits and vegetables. Serve bread, squash, corn, apples, cider, and wine.
-Dip leaves in paraffin and use in your ritual. Bless them and give as gifts.
-Make protection charms of hazelnuts strung on red thread.
-Thank a field, or garden, for rendering its harvest.
-Select the best of your harvest and give it back to Mother Earth (or your deity of choice) with prayers of thanksgiving.
-Visit a local orchard to find deity offerings.
-Use gold and yellow ribbons to bring in the energy of the Sun. Decorate with sprigs of dried yarrow and/or cinnamon sticks.
-Perform your ritual in a harvest field.
-Decorate with colorful autumn leaves in a basket and display the fruits of the harvest such as corn, gourds, nuts, grapes, and apples in a cornucopia.You can also decorate with wildflowers, acrons, nuts, berries, cocoons, and anything else that represents the harvest.
-Make a corn dolly.
-Make a besom by tying dried corn husks or herbs (like cedar, fennel, lavender, peppermint, or rosemary sprigs) around a strong straight branch found on the ground during one of your walks.
-Hang dried ears of corn around your home to show appreciation of the harvest season.
-Make grapevine wreaths using dried bitter-sweet herbs for protection.

Mabon Invocation*
Mabon brings the scent of autumn
Golden glow and sun’s soft kiss.
Magick swirls and eddies onward
Season’s end demands all this.

The wheel is turning, ever forward
Calling for your act of closure,
Fill the cauldron, light the fire
Cast the magick ever higher!
Find the laughter, make ye merry
Touch the heartbeat of our Mother.

Libra brings an air of beauty
Gracing all with harvest lore
Listen closely wisdom’s duty
Look within to find the door.

The wheel is turning, ever forward
Calling for your act of closure,
Fill the cauldron, light the fire
Cast the magick ever higher!
Find the laughter, make ye merry
Touch the heartbeat of our Mother.

The fruits are heavy on the trees
Yellow, gold, and orange leaves
Nature’s show of alchemy
Ever clear to you and me.

The wheel is turning, ever forward
Calling for your act of closure,
Fill the cauldron, light the fire
Cast the magick ever higher!
Find the laughter, make ye merry
Touch the heartbeat of our Mother.

Mabon Incense
Time: Best mixed the week prior to September 21
Herbs:
3 tablespoons Cedar
¼ cup Juniper Berries
1 cup Sandalwood Powder
3 tablespoons Sage
Oils:
10 drops Frankincense
6 drops Myrrh
Chant:
The year wheel turns, and harvest comes.

Please keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my experiences, and my opinions that I have gathered from my research. If you disagree, just remember: nothing in witchcraft is set in stone. There is no right way, or wrong way; just your way and my way. If you have something you’d like to add, please do so kindly in the comments.

Blessed be, brothers and sisters.

*Credited to “Solitary Witch” by Silver RavenWolf

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