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Mabon Rituals - Rituals and Ceremonies for Mabon

Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Mabon, but typically the focus is on either the second harvest aspect, or the balance between light and dark. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying -- and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.

Mabon Rites & Rituals
Looking for rituals to celebrate Mabon, the autumn equinox? These Mabon rites and rituals can be performed by groups or solitary practitioners.

Create a Food Altar for Mabon
In most Pagan traditions, Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a celebration of the second harvest season. It's a time when we're gathering the bounty of the fields, the orchards and the gardens, and bringing them in for storage. Why not invite friends or other members of your group, if you're part of one, to gather their garden treasures and place them on your Mabon altar during ritual?

Hold a Hearth and Home Rite for Mabon
Mabon is a time of balance, and a good time to celebrate the stability of the hearth and home. This ritual is a simple one designed to place a barrier of harmony and protection around your property. You can do this as a family group, as a coven, or even as a solitary.

Celebrate the Autumn Full Moon - Group Ceremony
This ritual can be held during any of the Autumn full moon cycles. Celebrate the Corn Moon in September, the Harvest Moon in October, and November's Blood Moon. Although this ceremony is designed for a group, it could easily be adapted for a solitary practitioner.

How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual
Are you thankful for the things you have -- both material and spiritual? Want to sit down and count your blessings? Why not perform this simple gratitude rite, in which you can enumerate the things you have that make you feel fortunate?

Mabon Balance Meditation
It's Mabon, which means there are equal amounts of light and darkness. For many of us, fall means a time of harmony and balance, but if you're feeling a little lopsided, this meditation will help get you back on track.

Honor the Dark Mother at Mabon
Mabon is a time when the earth is dying a little each day, and as we welcome the harvest, we also realize that the long nights of winter aren't far off. Honor the darker aspects of the Goddess as the autumn equinox arrives.

Hold a Mabon Apple Harvest Rite
This rite is designed with solitary Wiccans and Pagans in mind, and uses the apple and its five-pointed star as the focus. Honor the ancient gods at Mabon with this harvest ritual.

Mabon Altars
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