Thursday, September 26, 2013

Magickal Thursday: Mabon Celebration

Though the holiday of Mabon was "officially" on Sunday, I am celebrating it today. A dear friend and I are going to take some time out of our busy schedules and honor the harvest.

Below you will find a copy of the ritual we are doing. I will be the first to admit that I was lacking in creativity and used bits and pieces of other rituals posted online to make my own. I have modified most of the wording to better fit what we were doing.

I hope everyone had a blessed Mabon and is enjoying the fall. For my friends in the southern hemisphere, I hope you had a blessed Ostara and are enjoying your spring!

My friend Cathy & I enjoying Boston in the Fall of 2009.

Mabon Ritual 2013:

One candle to represent each: N,S,E,W
Incense: Sandalwood, Sage
Goddess Candle
God Candle
Three lists: grateful for, want to gather, want to release
Fire safe container

Cast the circle:
We gather tonight by the light of the moon,
to celebrate the season, and rejoice.
May the next turn of the Wheel bring us love
and compassion, abundance and prosperity,
fertility and life.
As the moon above, so the earth below.

Call the Corners:
Hail to the East and the guardians of beginnings. Share your energy with us as we celebrate Mabon.

Hail to the South and the guardians of transformation. Share your energy with us as we celebrate Mabon

Hail to the West and the guardians of healing. Share your energy with us as we celebrate Mabon.

Hail to the North and the guardians of growth. Share your energy with us as we celebrate Mabon.

Honor the Lord & Lady:
We honor Thee, Autumn Queen, and Thy consort, the Lord of the Harvest.
The Wheel has once more turned, and the change of season begins.
The Equinox is upon us, and the time to reflect, at hand.
All time comes together, here and now in this sacred space.
And we, but a moment in time, feel the change as we pass from one season to the next.


Ritual:
Reflect on the things you are grateful for:

Autumn Queen, Lord of the Harvest, we give thanks for the blessings you have bestowed upon us.

Light paper.

Reflect on the things you would like to gather:

Autumn Queen, Lord of the Harvest, we ask for your guidance as begin our work to gather these things to us.

Light paper.

Reflect on the things you would like to release:

Autumn Queen, Lord of the Harvest, we release to you all that holds us back, that we have outgrown, and that  has nothing left to teach us.

Light paper.

Give thanks to the Lord & Lady:

What will be is. What was will be.
The Second Harvest has been reaped, and the time of rest is deserved.
Go now My Mother and slumber.
Go now My Father and dream of re-birth.
I shall be here to greet Thee on Your return.

Release the corners:
We give thanks to the North. Go if you must, stay if you will.

We give thanks to the West. Go if you must, stay if you will.

We give thanks to the South. Go if you must, stay if you will.

We give thanks to the East. Go if you must, stay if you will.

Open the Circle:


Between the worlds we stand in this sacred place.
All time is here and now.
As we leave this circle, the season shall have changed,
And we will have changed with it.
May we use the short time of Winter Finding
To draw the strength and power from within
As we quest for vision, understanding, and peace.

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