Mabon – Autumnal Equinox – Pagan Harvest / Thanksgiving

Posted in Religion & Beliefs, Sabbats on September 21, 2009 – 12:01 pm
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Mabon is tomorrow, Sept. 22.  It is considered the “Second Harvest” and is celebrated much like a Thanksgiving day.  It is the second day of the year that is in complete balance, both day and night are equal.  It is also the last Sabbat of the pagan year.  This is the time of year when you celebrate and give thanks for all that you have.

Some of the things that you can do to celebrate Mabon are:

  • Make a Witch’s Broom – Also known as a “Besom” this is a magickal tool from ancient times.  Used to literally and spiritually cleanse an area or circle.  Often put above the fireplace to keep out the negative energies and spirits.
  • Corn Dollies – Corn Dollies can be used on  your Mabon alter as symbols of the God & Goddess
  • Volunteer in a soup kitchen – You can find places to volunteer at Volunteer Match
  • Go to a local orchard – you can find local orchards in your area online where you can go and pick apples, orange, and many other fruits and vegetables.  Most of them charge an entrance fee and a bucker or bag fee.  Find listings in your state at
  • Have a thanksgiving feast
  • Go exploring in the forest, gathering leaves and pinecones

Whatever you decide to do this Mabon, remember to celebrate all that you have been given by the Universe and all that you can give back to those you love and the community around you.


Here are some of the symbols and correspondences for Mabon.

The deities that you can call upon during your Mabon ritual are:

  • Goddesses-
    • Modron
    • Morgan
    • Epona
    • Persephone
    • Pamona
    • the Muses
  • Gods
    • Mabon,
    • Thoth
    • Thor
    • Hermes
    • The Green Man

Symbols of Mabon:

  • wine
  • gourds
  • pine cones
  • acorns,
  • grains
  • corn
  • apples
  • pomegranates
  • vines such as ivy
  • dried seeds
  • horns of plenty (a/k/a cornucopia)

Herbs of Maybon:

  • Acorn
  • benzoin
  • ferns
  • grains
  • honeysuckle
  • marigold
  • milkweed
  • myrrh
  • passionflower
  • rose
  • sage
  • solomon’s seal
  • tobacco
  • thistle
  • vegetables.

Foods of Mabon:

  • Breads
  • nuts
  • apples
  • pomegranates
  • vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon:

  • Pine
  • sage
  • sweetgrass
  • myrhh.

Colors of Mabon:

  • Red
  • orange
  • russet
  • maroon
  • brown
  • gold.

Stones of Mabon:

  • Sapphire
  • lapis lazuli
  • yellow agates.

Spellworkings of Mabon:

  • Protection
  • prosperity
  • security
  • self-confidence
  • harmony and balance.



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One Comment

  1. Tomas posted on September 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    All I can give back is my Thank you.
    Wow, while thanksgiving the real miracles happened: I forget the strict limitations of my living with the disabilities – my thanks for all I have been given by the Universe doubled by becoming the conscious act. So the gratitude fired me and I welcome you all.

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