“Mabon — Dark and Light
Mabon bring day and night into balance with the Autumnal Equinox. Harvested fruits and vegetables seem alive, yet are cut from their roots. Leaves drop from the trees, which look dead, yet remain alive.
This holiday relates to matters of balance and paradox. Contrasts reveal themselves through duality and polarity. Explore the mysteries of dark and light, earth and sky, female and male, flesh and spirit, mortal and divine; as above, so below–all is connected. The equinox is a liminal time that draws power from being neither one thing or another, and yet both.
Honor deities with dual aspects. Janus is the Roman god of thresholds, also the past and future. Hella, the Norse underworld goddess, is half beautiful and half horrible. The Greek deity Hermaphroditus is both male and female. For decorations, choose strong color contrasts like black and white or brown and gold. For officiants, consider a priestess and a priest, someone old and young, or any divergent pair ti manifest the dual aspect. Marginal locations, such as a beach or edge of an ocean, draw power from different realms. Twilight is an in-between time that lends it energy to your ritual.”
Copyright 2014 Elizabeth Barrette Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook Page 105