Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Harvest Blessings and Happy Mabon To All

Today is the first day of Fall..... Mabon pronounced (May-bon).... or as we call it simply Harvest. It is a time of balance when both dark and light are equal. I'm sure you've noticed that the days are shorter and the darkness of night is coming earlier and lasting a bit later..... at this point the light and dark are equal. But now the nights will slowly become longer and the light of day will become shorter. We feel the air cool as the crisp leaves change color and fall to the ground. The gardens are filled with the fruits of our labors and it's time to celebrate the bounty that Mother Earth has given us. It's a time of feasting and celebration..... but it is also the time to gather those remaining fruits and vegatables and store them before the dark time arrives.

This is my favorite time of year because the heat of summer is cooling.... Mother Earth gives us such amazing colors to enjoy.... and to me this begins the times of celebration. We celebrate our accomplishments and give thanks for the blessings that we have received. Here in our home we celebrate many birthdays during this time.... my children, myself and husband have birthdays in the fall.... our wedding anniversary is later in the fall as well. We celebrate our ancestors.... and we remember those who have passed.... we celebrate their lives and the memories they left for us. And of course we celebrate the tradition of Thanksgiving and prepare for the long celebration of the winter holidays. So for me the holiday season starts here.... on this first day Fall... the Mabon Harvest.

I Wish you all a bountiful Harvest.... and Beautiful Fall.... and many bright blessings....

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~
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4 comments:

KAT said...

I'll celebrate with you!!

Happy Maybon!!

:) Kat

Wendy Hawksley said...

This is my favorite time of year as well. Sometimes it is easy to sort of "skip" Mabon and go straight to Samhain.

But I'm so glad we all seem to have taken a moment to honor the Equinox. :)

A Blessed Mabon and Happy Autumn to you and yours!

Melissa said...

I love the fall too, even though here in Florida it is nothing like I remember in NY. But the winters here are awesome.

StaceyC4 said...

Fall is most definitely my favorite time of year. I agree, the colors are amazing. I'm glad to see you "up and around" so to speak. Hope you are feeling better!