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Mabon Fall Equinox Rituals, Spells, Activities

by Raven and Crone

Solo Ritual for Mabon.

Spend some part of the day in meditation on the meaning of the seasons and the ritual. Before the ritual have a bath in salt water to purify the body and as the water drains out of the bath, imagine all your negativity leaving with it. Dress in clean clothes or your robes.

You should have a candle placed in your cauldron.
Cast your circle.
Call the God and Goddess.
Call the Quarters.
Light the candle in the cauldron and then meditate on the season.

Next say:

The season turns and light and darkness stand once more in balance, but now the dark is gaining.
The time of light and growth is over. The leaves whither on the trees and the birds prepare to fly away for the winter. The grass stands brown in the meadows and the flowers are faded. The bountiful Harvest Mother becomes the Crone who cuts down the Corn King in his prime. He is laid in his tomb, but will return to us when the wheel of the year spins around. His dark tomb shall become the womb from which he is reborn; an eternal riddle. So it is with us all. We are and grow with the light, but there comes a time when the Goddess calls us home.

Hold up your glass of wine and say;

Let the wine be blessed which is the blood of the Earth pressed smooth (drink).

Take up the cakes and say;

Let the cakes be blessed in the name of the God, our Lord. Without his sacrifice we would not eat (eat).

Thank and release the God and Goddess.
Thank and release the Quarters.
Release the circle.

Mabon Herbal Prosperity Spell

Cast a magic Circle or get into a magic space. Bring with you the following:

MABON OIL
1 GOLD OR YELLOW CANDLE
1 BLACK CANDLE
2 TBS. EACH: YARROW , ROSEMARY, MARIGOLD
1 CLEAR QUARTZ CRYSTAL
1 CITRINE
1 THURIBLE

MABON INCENSE
1 INSTANT LIGHT CHARCOAL`
1 FOUR - INCH SQUARE OF PAPER
1 FOUR - INCH SQUARE OF YELLOW FABRIC, OR MAGIC BAG
GOLD OR YELLOW CORD

In a circle, anoite the candles with the Mabon oil. Hold the gold candle and charge it with words to bring prosperity. So mote it be. Charge the black candle to draw you all that is safe, correct, and
granted by the Gods and Goddesses.

Place the candles in the holes and as you light them say: This flame is the light of the God Mabon and the Mother Goddess Modron. Light the charcoal. Put a pinch of Prosperity Incense on it.

Take the paper and write your spell, what ever it may be, what ever you may want. Repeat this out loud, speaking to Mabon and Modron. Thank them for the bounty they have given you in the past. Think of the Wheel of the Year that has come before, and be truly thankful for all you have been granted.

Smudge the spell in the smoke of the incense by passing the paper through the rising smoke. Roll the spell and tie with some yellow thread or cord and set it aside. Place the fabric square or magic bag in front of you with some gold cord to tie it. Pick up your dried herbs and stone one by one. Hold them in your hands. Lift your hands and show them to the God and Goddess. Visualize the light of the God and Goddess striking the object. Place the herbs and stone in the bag, tie and set aside.

Snuff out your candles or let them burn. You may want to relight them at a time when you want to again cast the spell. Carry the spell and magick bag with you.

Autumn Stone Protection Spell

Every home can benefit from protection. This spell employs one of nature's sturdiest objects, a stone. Choose a plain rock at least as big as your fist. Set it on your altar between a bowl of salt and a bowl of water. Behind these, light a black candle. Sprinkle the stone with salt, saying: "I consecrate this stone with the purifying power of salt." Sprinkle it with water, saying: "I consecrate this stone with the cleansing power of water." Pass it over the flame, saying: "I consecrate this stone with the attraction of flame to moth." Finally, trace a pentagram on the stone with your finger, and say:

To watch and guard around my home, I invoke the strength of stone.
All evil thoughts be drawn within: Strike here and leave me alone!

Blow out the candle; empty the salt and water outside. Keep the rock near your door.

By: Elizabeth Barrette

Worship the Sun Spell from: Jonathan Keyes , Llewellyn

As the Sun begins to fade, now is a good time to bask in the Sun's rays and soak up some of the energy of summer. This energy can help nourish us and provides a storehouse of energy to help ward away depression in the coming fall and winter. On this Sagittarius Moon, go outside and take in the heat of the Sun for a short while. Lift your arms up to the Sun, and say:

Healing Sun, strengthen me.
Let your currents of warmth nourish my soul.
Let your rays bring me inner joy and peace.
I give thanks for your heat and light.

Activities of Mabon:

Select the best of each vegetable, herb, fruit, nut, and other food you have harvested or purchased and give it back
to Mother Earth with prayers of thanksgiving. Hang dried ears of corn around your home in appreciation of the harvest season.

Do meditations and chanting as you store away food for the Winter.

Do a thanksgiving circle, offering thanks as you face each direction -for home, finances, and physical health (North); for gifts of knowledge (East); for accomplishments in career and hobbies (South); for relationships (West); and for spiritual insights and messages (Center).

Decorate the table with colorful autumn leaves in a basket. Display the fruits of the harvest - corn, gourds, nuts, grapes, apples - preferably in a cornucopia. Or decorate with wildflowers, acorns, nuts, berries, cocoons, anything that represents the harvest to you.

Like its sister equinox, halfway across the Wheel of the Year, the Autumn Equinox is a good occasion for a ritual feast. Plan a meal that uses seasonal and symbolic fruits and vegetables. You can serve bread, squash, corn, apples, cider and wine. Make some homemade wine or cordial gather and dry herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods.

Make grapevine wreaths using dried bitter-sweet herb for protection. Use ribbons of gold and yellow to bring in the energy of the Sun, and decorate with sprigs of dried yarrowor cinnamon sticks.

Make a protection charm of hazelnuts (filberts) strung on red thread.

Make a witch's broom. Tie dried corn husks or herbs (broom, cedar, fennel, lavender, peppermint, rosemary) around a strong, relatively straight branch of your choice.

Make magic Apple Dolls Gifts of the Harvest can be used to make tools and emblems that will remind us of their bounty all year round.

Look for colored leaves. Collect fallen leaves and make a centerpiece or bouquet for your home. Save the leaves to burn in your Yule fire.

Visit an apple orchard and, if possible, pick your own apples. Hang apples on a tree near your home. Watch the birds and other small animals who will enjoy your gift.

This is also the time for replacing your old broom with a new one. As the broom corn is ripe now, besom making is traditional and magickal this time of year.
 

Begin the festival with a vineyard or orchard harvest. You might check the farm lands in your area to see if there's an orchard or pumpkin patch that allows customers to harvest produce for themselves.

Traditionally Sabbat festivals begin at sun set on the eve of the Holiday. You can use the daytime hours of this holiday eve to prepare baskets for harvesting the next day. Baking a pumpkin pie (from scratch if possible) is a wonderful way to bring in the fragrance of the holiday season.

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This article was published on Tuesday 26 August, 2008.
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