Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox

Lore and Rituals by Selena Fox

DSCF9452Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon, occurs in the middle of September. It is the main harvest festival of the Wiccan calendar and marks the beginning of Autumn. The Goddess manifests in Her Bountiful Mother aspects. The God emerges as the Corn King and Harvest Lord. Colors are Orange, Dark Red, Yellow, Indigo, and Brown. It is the festival of thanksgiving.

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).

More Articles:

Harvest Thanksgiving Rite

Cornucopia: Horn of Plenty

Podcast: Celebrating Fall Equinox - traditions, lore and rites

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Chants and Songs:

Fall Equinox Chant

The Mabon by Damh the Bard

Mabon Song by Lisa Thiel

Mabon/Fall Equinox by Omnia

John Barleycorn (traditional), rendition by Damh the Bard