Holiday greetings my little Darklings and Snarklings!
Today is a very important day! Today is the pagan holiday of Mabon, also known as the Autumnal Equinox. It is one of the four throughout the wheel of the year. It is the day when the sun and the moon are in complete balance. Light and darkness are in complete balance, basically. Everything is alright and things are all good.
It is the second harvest festival/holiday on the wheel of the year. The first holiday is Lammas, of course, and the third and final harvest day is Samhain, which most other people will recognize as Halloween. They just so happen to happen on the same day. After the harvest festivals are your light and brightness festivals and holidays, like Yule (Which is the pagan version of Christmas, really). I've heard of this holiday being referred to as the "Witch's Thanksgiving."
I did some research into some other things about the holiday. It turns out there are a few deities who reign over this holiday, including Hecate, Demeter, Dionysus, and Tammuz. Each one of them are kind of over a different aspect of the day, but most people pick a female and a male deity to worship or pay their respects to.
Today is about the harvest and finding things to finish up. Finishing projects and finality. This way you balance things out in your life and express how thankful you are for them. It seems strange, but now is the perfect time to honor the darkness as well. You might find that a little strange (especially if you are the "lightworking" type) but if you think about it, we wouldn't have light without the darkness. Not all darkness is pain and evil.
Of the things to finish up, some examples would include:
- cleaning the house
- craft projects
- ritual ideas
- decluttering your life of various things
- money making projects
- harvesting crops
- ... and many more!
So I wanted to wish you all a Happy Mabon and may your harvest be bountiful.
The Mind Behind the Darkest Designs