This Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is on September 23rd.
At this special time, day and night are of equal length as Mother Earth takes a sacred pause in Her rotation around the Sun. On The Wheel of the Year, this Holy Day in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated as Mabon (pronounced in many different ways May-bun, May-boon, May-bawn). Mabon is considered a time of the Great Mysteries. It is a time to honour the Sun Gods and Goddesses, the Harvest, and the Spirit World.
This is a time of balance, to slow down and reflect, enjoy the bounty of our harvests (whether this be from your gardens, your friendships, and family, your work or your personal achievements) and also to prepare for the next season by welcoming the gifts of the darkness to release, let go, give away, share and shed (whether physically, emotionally, mentally or all the above).
This is a potent moment to honour the light and the shadow within your Womb, Heart & Mind. To honour the human part of you and the spirit part of you… the masculine and the feminine. For, to live fully Whole and integrated, we must embody both polarities. This is the power and alchemy of which all creation is based.
Allow yourself to be joy-filled, sorrowful, happy, frustrated and sad all at once. All of these emotions have deep wisdom, insight, and lessons for you at this time when you inquire with curiosity and acceptance. Give reverence to yourself for how far and deep you have journeyed. Honour your pain, shadow, and challenges. Honour your pleasure, light, and triumphs. And those of others. For every step of your path has led you to this moment now.
We offer thanks and honour to the Goddess as she moves from Mother to Crone, and to the Green Man of giving gratitude for the fortitude of the Sun, as we now reap the gifts and abundance, prosperity and fruitful ways of being.
May we welcome the power of this Holy Day in our personal lives and as the needed change for the world. May we offer to one another the bounty of love in our hearts, and offer the gifts of respect, kindness, honour, and peace to all those we come across. May we do what we can to contribute our energy in gratitude to the Earth, to the Spirit World and to all of humanity.
Symbolism and Attributes
The Second Harvest, The Mysteries, Equality, and Balance.
Symbols: Wine, cornucopia, gourds, vines, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
Herbs: Acorn, ferns, grains, myrrh, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, passionflower, rose, sage, Solomon's seal, tobacco, benzoin, and thistle.
Foods: Bread, nuts, apples, pomegranates, squash, potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Scents: Benzoin, myrrh, sage
Colours: Red, orange, maroon, rust, brown, gold
Goddesses: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods: Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.
Stones: Sapphire, lapis Lazuli, yellow agate
Activities: Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds, and seed pods, walking in the forest, scattering your offerings in harvested fields, offering libations & elixirs to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.
Magick: Rituals and spells of protection, prosperity, harmony, balance, equality, gratitude, security, and self-confidence.
Commune: Gather in an intentional way with loved ones and do any of the above together and create your own. Now can be a powerful time to be with the energy of the collective.
With Love, Achintya
Avalon Samhain Mysterium
November 1-3, 2019
Registration Opens Soon!
In Celebration of Samhain, from November 1 - 3, we are excited to share with you the Avalon Samhain Mysterium doors will be open very soon!
As the Wheel of the Year turns, we will come together in Global Sisterhood for a pilgrimage into the Otherworld with 3 Dark Goddesses of Avalon. This liminal realm invites you into the alchemical frequency of death and destruction so that you may experience essential Release, needed Refuge, desired Revelation and potent Remembrance of your Soul Self.
Join the Wait List to be the first to know when the temple doors open for registration below.