Fall is my favorite time of year; the leaves change color, the temperature gets cooler, and my favorite three P’s make their appearance: Pumpkin, persimmons, pomegranates!
Tomorrow is Mabon, the Autumn Equinox which usually lasts from about September 21-24 (the date can vary). An equinox is an astronomical event which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. During this time the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the sun.
We may not be able to have big Autumn banquet in a mead hall like our ancestors but we can certainly come up with our own little rituals to celebrate the changing of the seasons. It’s a great way to get back to nature and get back a little piece of our own white European history.
The past few years I have made what I call an Autumn alter. It’s nothing fancy, usually just a cinnamon wood broom from my grocery store along with several pumpkins, plus red and orange candles. I don’t know why I started doing this, it was just something I felt compelled to do. I guess secretly I was always a hell bound heathen at heart. J
The following music is not only great for helping us celebrate Mabon but to remember who we are as a people and to decide where we want to go: