Mabon - Autumn Equinox

Mabon - Autumn Equinox

Pronounced "may-bon"

Southern Hemisphere 20th-22nd March

Northern Hemisphere 20th-22nd September

As the wheel of the year turns here in the Southern Hemisphere, we welcome Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, a time of balance and reflection. Occurring around March 20th or 21st, this pivotal moment marks when day and night stand in perfect equilibrium, with light and darkness balanced before we gradually tip towards shorter days and longer nights. 

Mabon is a celebration of the second harvest, a moment to honour the fruits of our labours and the abundance the Earth has provided. It's a period of gratitude, of reaping what we have sown, both literally in terms of crops and metaphorically in our lives.

In this season of transition, the air cools, and the vibrant greens of summer give way to the rich golds, reds, and browns of autumn. It's a time to prepare for the coming winter, to gather and conserve our resources, and to appreciate the warmth and light that has nourished us through the warmer months. Mabon invites us to reflect on balance within our lives and the importance of acknowledging both our successes and the challenges that stimulate our growth.

This equinox is deeply rooted in myth and tradition, with various cultures celebrating these themes in their own unique ways. It's a period steeped in folklore, where tales of gods and goddesses of harvest and change remind us of the cycles of death and rebirth, of the impermanence of all things, and the beauty in letting go.

Mabon is an ideal time for personal reflection, for finishing old projects and planning new ones, and for strengthening bonds with family and community. It's an opportunity to express gratitude, to share our abundance with others, and to engage in rituals that connect us with the natural cycle of life and death.

Tarot Questions for Mabon / Autumn Equinox

  • What is coming into completion this equinox?
  • Where to I require more balance?
  • What is changing or needs to change in my life?
  • What obstacles or challenges should I be aware of as we shift seasons?
  • How can I equip myself for success with the challenges ahead?
  • What part my inner darkness should I explore for growth?
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