Mabon

 

Mabon marks the autumnal equinox, and is the point where nighttime begins growing longer than day.  This is the beginning of the dark half of the year.   Energy slowly shifts direction, ebbing inward.

 

Mabon is celebrated as the "Witches' Thanksgiving", and is also the second harvest festival, the Harvest of the Vine.

Symbols and Themes of Mabon

Balance, turning dark

Preparing for descent into underworld

2nd harvest

Thanksgiving

Cornucopia

Root and Vine Vegetables

Nuts and Seeds

Grapes, grape vines

Wine

pomegranates, passion-fruit

Colors of  Mabon

Think autumn leaves:  browns, golds, rust, yellows, maroon, etc...; also wine and purples

Deities and Archetypes of Mabon

Pryderi

Mabon ap Modron

Bachuus

Renenutet

Tammuz

  Make Your Own Magical Ink

Article by Stitchilicious at MookyChick.

 

Whether you love arts and crafts – or spellwork – or both, we’ll show you how to make your own crafty inks and oils. If you wish, we’ll also show you how to imbue them with magical properties for spell crafting and prayer books.

 

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Equinox Punch

I love this drink for the equinox because it is the perfect balance of summer and winter, and it looks so pretty in the glass!

 

Ingredients:

 

  2 small grapefruits

  2 juice oranges

  2 tangerines or mineola tangelos

  1/2 lime

  2 pomegranates

 

Directions:

Use a citrus press or a juicer to juice the grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and lime.

 

Juice the pomegranates (2/3 cup juice) into a separate container, and keep everything chilled.

 

When it is time to serve the drinks, fill each glass about ⅔ full with the citrus juice, and then top with the pomegranate.  Due to it's density, the pomegranate will settle to the bottom, and the two juices will stay separated.  Add a shot of silver tequila, and you have a real solstice treat!

 

  Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

 

Just as the creatures of the forest are busy now gathering food stores for the coming winter, we can take some time to do the same. Make-your-own energy bars are pretty chic this season, and here is a recipe that is quick, easy and delicious.  (Consider making several batches and freezing them for later!)

 

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  Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Really easy and delicious...

Try this wonderful cake recipe straight from the kitchens at Kraft.

 

What You Need:

1 pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix

1 pkg.   (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla or French Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

 

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  Make Your Own Incense

There aren't many activities better than making a batch of incense to get my witchy vibe humming… Basic directions are to pulverize herbs and resins with the mortar and pestle, then mix them to make the perfect balance of scent. It's a great way to kick off the dark half of the year.

 

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Cardamom Honey Caramel Pears

Ingredients:

enough for 8-10 small/medium apples or pears.

Choose apples/pears that are unwaxed as that will help the caramel to adhere.

1 ½ cups heavy cream

1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon mild honey, such as clover

 

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