Equinox, aequus (equal) and nox (night), after six months of light we welcome the darkness.
To all of you guys in the northern hemisphere, we would like to wish a marry Mabon, Secunda, first day of Fall!
And if you are in the southern hemisphere, happy Ostara, Primiera, first day of Spring! You lucky ones…
Equinozio, aequus (uguale) and nox (notte), dopo sei mesi di luce accogliamo le tenebre.
A tutti voi dell’emisfero nord un felice Mabon, Secunda, primo giorno d’Autunno!
E se siete nell’emisfero sud, buona Ostara, Primiera, primo giorno di Primavera! Beati voi…
wheel of the year | Mabon
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.
The harvest is a time of thanks, and also a time of balance — after all, there are equal hours of daylight and darkness. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. (x)