Today is the first day of Autumn, the time when the day and night is divided equally.
Mabon is Pagan Holiday celebrated today as the time when we reap the fruits of our labor and lessons, both crops and experiences. Mabon marks the Second Harvest, the end of the grain harvest which begun at Lughnasadh. It is a time of joy, to celebrate that which is passing, looking joyously at the experience the year has shared with us. And it is a time to gaze into the bright future.
How do Pagans celebrate Mabon? Going through your personal gardens with thanks and lovingly harvesting what is ready is also appropriate. Breads may be baked in the shape of the Sun, combining fruits or vegetables and grains, incorporating both of the major aspects of this Harvest. Additional seeds and grains can be set out as offering to our fellow creatures, and provide a healthy chance for birds to join in the celebrations as well.
Join me in a toast of Ale to the changing of the season.
P.S. Look for Pride pictures in tomorrow's post. It was a great day!