Wiccan Holy Days and Sabbaths to Observe –
Autumnal Equinox, Mabon – circa September 22
This second holiday of harvest is a day that symbolizes the delicate balance between day and night. This is the day on which the year turns to longer nights and shorter days. It a day to reflect on the years activities and whether they have been fruitful. Wines made from berries or heather may be drunk on this night in honor of an aging Goddess.
Autumnal Equinox – Additional Sabbath Tools
In addition to the standard Sabbath Tools, the following items should be brought to the Ritual.
Colors to wear
- browns and tans
- a branch with fall leaves or an autumnal colored flower to decorate the altar
- cords and beads (preferably jute or twine or leather and wooden shell or other natural beads) enough to make bracelets
- fire pit with wood or extremely large candle
- small pieces of parchment paper
- willow branches (available from floral supply or florists)
- Athame or garden clippers
- Someplace safe to put burning objects: extra incense burner, tin can, metal trash can, etc.
Seasonal Incense or Oil
- sage, narcissus, rosemary
- ripened autumn fruits or vegetables