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The Witch's Guide to Mabon


Do you have a mug of apple cider? If you don't, I need you to immediately get up and find yourself a cup of apple-y goodness or a pumpkin-spiced treat before you begin this post. Go ahead...I'll wait.

*Sips cider*

Mabon is here, which means it's time for nutmeg, autumn leaves, and some serious sweater weather! And isn't that the best part of autumn—coziness, fall beauty, and scrumptious baked goods?!

Mabon is the first official day of fall, even if Samhain decorations have been in stores for a solid 6 weeks by now.

Seriously, retail industry, we're not going to forget the major holidays. Can you chill out a little bit? Live in the moment, man. Find your zen, dude. 

Anyone else smell patchouli?

Anyway, the autumn equinox (or what we Pagans call Mabon) is when sunlight and nighttime are equal. After today, the darkness will overcome the light by roughly a minute per day as The Wheel churns towards winter. As nature (Goddess) begins to slow down and harvests become less plentiful, the God begins his transition towards physical death, which we acknowledge on Samhain. Mabon is also referred to as the Witches' Thanksgiving, a time when we embrace gratitude for all the bounties in our lives (edible and otherwise!). 

Mabon occurs between September 20-23. Like the vernal equinox, Mabon is about finding balance in your life, which often manifests as a need to balance work and home life in our modern go, go, go era. But take a few moments on this cool autumn morning to reflect on your own personal circumstances. Is there an area that's been overlooked? Now is the time to give that aspect of your life a little love. Not sure where to begin? Why not ask your Guides for some direction by using this Autumn Moon Tarot Spread?



If you're looking to incorporate the colors of Mabon into your home or altar, the supplies are just outside your door! Rich crimson, golden yellow, vibrant orange, and grounding brown are the hues of the season! Fallen leaves, acorns, apples, gourds, maize/corn, and even pine cones are all appropriate equinox decorations. Need some inspiration? Check out this natural Mabon altar!



Interested in celebrating this Mabon with a festive nosh? Whip up the flavors of autumn with earthy pumpkin, roasted nuts, corn, late summer berries, squash, cinnamon, and nutmeg to commemorate this quarter sabbat. Better yet, why not weave some magick into your autumnal meal? Check out these edible spells for some tasty castings!






If dirtying a pile of dishes isn't your thing, don't fret! I've got TEN ways for you to celebrate this hoodie-weather sabbat without spending a dime! 





Whether you cast and conjure your Mabon away or simply stroll through your neighborhood and enjoy the crisp autumn air, I hope you have a magickally-filled, apple-scented, fallen-leaves kind of Mabon!

Blessed Mabon, everyone! 🍂🍎


What's your favorite way to celebrate Mabon? What are you most thankful for?

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7 comments:

  1. I loved your post :-D As a newly-minted pagan witch, all inspiration for the sabbaths is so gratefully welcomed. :-D

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    1. I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying the site! So glad you found it. =D Merry meet, and welcome to this magickal world! ;)

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  2. I just found you through Pinterest (a dangerous place indeed when one is trying to get to sleep; but so many goodies are there just waiting to be iscovered!) As a fellow penniless Pagan, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to share. Blessings! )○(

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    1. Much agreed about the sleep-depriving dangers of Pinterest. So glad you enjoy the site! =D ♥

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  3. Thanks for this post. I've been through a rough time of late and have completely let go of my love for Nature and my spirituality...I have some great intentions for Mabon. You've inspired me. :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I think when the going gets tough, we need nature more than ever! Hope you find some deep comfort and healing. ♥

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    2. Oh my gosh you've got that right. I always look back in hindsight and think that if I dove into my spirituality more than ever, I'd have been better off! Hard lessons sometimes. :)

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