Fall Equinox - Mabon - Ritual

My sisters around the globe - I love this beautiful Equinox ritual and it is pleasure sharing it with you all. You can be on your own and diving into this or, you cast a circle, invite friends and enjoy together.

Most around Sept. 21st and 23rd, is the time of the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld. With her departure, we see the decline of nature and the coming of winter. This is a ancient mythos, seen the Sumerian myth of Inanna and in the ancient Greek & Roman legends of Demeter and Persephone. Mabon is a Welsh god. He was a great Hunter with a swift horse and a wonderful hound. He was stolen from his mother Modron when he was 3 nights old. Rescued by King Arthur or in other legends by Blackbird, the Stag, the Owl, The Eagle and the Salmon. All along, however, Mabon has been dwelling a happy captive, in Modrons magical Otherworld - Madron´s womb. Only in this way can he be reborn. Mabon´s light has been drawn into the Earth, gathering strenght and wisdom enough to become a new seed. So Mabon is the masculin counterpart of Persephone - the male fertilizing principle seasonally withdrawn.

Fall Equinox - Mabon - is a time to reflect on the previous year, when we can celebrate our successes (likened to bringing in the harvest) This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year, Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old SUN GOD returns to the embrace of the Goddess.

A short gratitude ritual as a way of expressing my own thankfulness:


Ritual Supplies & Ingredients
• I use sage and clary sage from my garden
• around a palo santo stick
• use whatever you love :)

Palo Santo for grounding and Abundance
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- I always love to have candels on my altar,
so for this ritual use a golden or green candle 
or a color that signifies abundance to you

- symbols of things you are thankful for (health, love, career...)


Use flowers which are growing now - or by Aster or Perennial Sunflowers...


a basket with apples, grapes, pumpkins, nuts...


associated with abundance, such as gold and green


Take paper and a pen, light your candles and sit down.

Ground yourself – put 1 drop essential oil *grounding*  in your left palm, put hands 3 times clockwise together and put your hands in front of your nose, breathe deeply. If you like you can put the rest of the oil  on the soles of the feet. Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose through the abdomen and  imagine  as roots grow from your soles into mother earth

Take your time and reflect on the abundance in your life:
1) What kind of abundance is it that you are grateful for (friends who love you, career, family, love....) and why are you thankful for it?
2) What do you want to bring into your life? 
3) What do you want to release? 

Write it on your paper and it might sound like for example
"I am thankful for my garden, because it provides me veggies and herbs" or 
"I am thankful for my job as a yoga teacher, because it helps me to feed my family and makes me feel complete..."

If your are more people in this ritual, every person should have her own candle and write down things they are grateful for.

When you are ready with your writing (take time for this),  anoint yourself with ABUNDANCE essential oil - like you did before with the oil GROUNDING... again, if you are more people, take time and let the oil go around so every one can anoint their bodies:

Call upon the elements an honor them for their support with
home and finances (North - Earth)
kowledge and school (East - Air)
careers (South - Fire)
emotional balance and fruitful relationships (West - Water)

Now you read your written paper loud - and everyone else too.
Burn you paper(s) if possible outside in a fireplace or bowl.

  After you our another person or all together can use 
this beautiful Equinox chant to say loud:

The day is balanced
The night is balanced
all is balanced this day. 
Let balance be our way.
The god energy is balanced
the goddess energy is balanced
all is balanced this day.
Balance in all we do, think and say.
The sun is balanced, the moon is balanced
all is balanced this day.
Balance is the divine way.
The light is balanced,
the dark is balanced, 
all is balanced this day.
From balance may we never stray.

Take more time to meditate on the candleflame(s) and focus on the notion of abundance.
Recognize that gratitude is a gift that keeps on giving, an that counting one´s blessings is an important thing to do, because it reminds us of how truly fortunate we are. 


Realease your *helpers* and enjoy the food in your basket or share it with your group.
Give thanks.


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