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Mabon Activities

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Honor the birds:

Much like us, bird’s and small animals in the wilderness are harvesting and gathering food for the colder days on their way.

Why not help them out a little? Make a bird feeder, some homemade treat or a simple offering to the animals around your home or near by park/wooded area.

We will be posting some great links to some very creative ideas all day on our facebook and google+ pages. Share with us some of your favorite ways to make a feeder.

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Herbs of Mabon

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Here in the EoM office there has been a lot of yard work going on. Including the harvesting and drying of herbs, right now there is sage and thyme drying on a table in the office kitchen.

So we sat down and talked about the herbs that go along with the Sabbat of Mabon. Here is the list we made together.

*NOTE! Please study each of these herbs before working with them. Do NOT ingest, burn or blend any of these without knowing the risks involved.*

Herbs for Mabon: thistle, oak leaf, hazel, mums, hops, acorns, marigold, rose, sage, milkweed, solomon’s seal, aster, fern, honeysuckle, benzoin, myrrh, passionflower, pine, cedar, ivy, hazel, hops, asters, orris root, mugwort, calendula, and chrysanthemum.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.

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Color Correspondences Brown

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Brown:

The color of Brown is ideal for magickal work towards: Earth energy, rituals of material increase, justice, retribution, eliminating indecisiveness, improving powers of concentration, study, increasing financial success, locating objects that have been lost, animal healing, agriculture, balance, beginnings, focus, courage, energy, family, fear, friendship, guardian, guidance, telepathy, protection of the familiars and household pets, ground and center your conciseness with the earth, the home, honesty, influence, longevity, loss, animal magick, personal creativity, career, nature, order, organization, problems, rebirth, renewal, stability, success, travel, truth.

The color Brown is considered a feminine color. This would be due to it’s connection to nature and the Moon.

When considering using Brown as a correspondence color it is helpful to keep these things in mind.

Zodiac: Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Virgo
Full Moons: April, September
Direction: North
Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus
God/dess: Aine
Planet: Earth, Pluto, Saturn (dark browns), Moon (tan browns), Venus
Sabbats: Mabon
Day: Monday, Friday, Saturday
Element: Earth
Numbers: 4,8
Tarot: Devil, Hermit, Pentacles

*Some of this information was taken from Llewellyn’s complete book of correspondences by Sandra Kynes*

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Foods of Mabon

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With many of us in the office being Kitchen Witches, the major question we all seem to face is what sorts of foods go along with each Sabbat.

Here is a list of foods that our studies have shown go well with the Sabbat Mabon: Cornbread, products that are made out of wheat (especially whole wheat), berries, nuts, grapes, acorns, seeds, dried fruits, corn, beans, squash (traditionally baked), root foods (such as onions, carrots, potatoes,) hops, apples, bread, grains, pomegranates, pumpkins, oat cakes, roast goose or mutton, wine, ale and ciders.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment below.

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Mabon

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Traditionally celebrated on September 21st

Named after the Celtic God of the same name, over the years I have found that people have a few ways to pronounce Mabon. Here are a few ways I have found people like to pronounce this Sabbats name May-bon, MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn.

Other names for Mabon are: Fall Equinox,  Harvest Home, Feast of Avalon, Wine Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Cornucopia, The Second Harvest Festival, and Night of the Hunter.

Mabon is one of the four Lesser Sabbats or Quarter ceremonies. The Lesser Sabbats contain the Solstices and Equinoxes representing the astronomical beginnings of the seasons. With these Sabbats the dates may vary by a day or two each year. This would be due to the fact that they depend upon the sun’s entry into the zodiacal signs of:  Aries (Spring), Cancer (Summer), Libra (Autumn) and Capricorn (Winter).

What would you like to learn about this Sabbat? The correspondences? Altar decorating? Recipes? Let us know in the comments below or email us at elementofmagick@gmail.com

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