APagan Ritual of Sharing and Caring

Mabon — September 20–24

Being a pagan and celebrating the various holidays does not mean you need a multi-colored robe, a staff, or a fire pit — all are nice but as one who celebrates daily in her heart (just as Christians should do) and in solitary practice, I know it can be simple if the desire and love is true.

Mabon will be here in two weeks:

Dates September 2020: 21–24

Mabon is a fairly modern pagan ritual celebrating the Autumnal Equinox and given the name “Mabon” in 1970 by Aiden Kelly from a character in Welsh mythology and Arthurian lore: Mabon ap Modron.

Mabon is a pagan harvest festival to honor the fruits of the earth and to show the Goddess that her produce has been given to those in need, sharing resources secures the blessings of the Goddess and God during the winter months.

It’s also been called “Harvest Home’ — not to be confused with Thomas Tryon’s horror novel.

Celebration:

Celebrating in the time of Covid should be a solitary celebration that could include giving to the local food bank, sharing your own harvest with your neighbors, even making corn husk dollies as long as they’re made with caring and love.

Lighting a Mabon candle is always appropriate –it can be any color — it’s the flame that’s important. As you gaze into the flame, clear your mind and your heart and give thanks to the God and Goddess for the fruits of the earth and the fruits of your own labor.

If you’re healthy, thank them for your health and ask that it continues as part of the harvest. If someone you love has the virus or other problems, ask for their health to be returned to them. Ask for others to be kind and practice all the safety procedures, including wearing masks.

Enjoy a glass of wine (also part of the earth’s fruits) and a piece of zucchini cake (so many zucchinis, right?). But always, always, always leave a bit of wine and cake outside for the spirits of the earth to enjoy — it’s the sharing that’s important.

Mabon — the pagan sabbatt of Sharing and Caring.

A 70+ year old retired RN who’s following her 60 year old dream of being a writer, one interested in everything unusual. www.facebook.com/MitziFlyteAuthor

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