wheel of the year | Mabon (September 21)
It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.
The harvest is a time of thanks, and also a time of balance — after all, there are equal hours of daylight and darkness. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. (x)
- Dog: woof
- Cat: meow
- Bird: tweet
- Mouse: squeek
- Cow: moo
- Frog: croak
- Elephant: toot
- Duck: quack
- Fish: blub
- Seal: ow ow ow
- Fox: GERING-DING-DING-DING-DINGERINGEDING!
- Fox: WA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-POW!
- Fox: HATEE-HATEE-HATEE-HO!
- Fox: JOFF-TCHOFF-TCHOFFO-TCHOFFO-TCHOFF!
- Fox: JACHA-CHACHA-CHACHA-CHOW!
- Fox: FRAKA-KAKA-KAKA-KAKA-KOW!
*yells* CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SO-O-O-ON
*kneels* THERE’LL BE PEACE WHEN YOU ARE DO-ONE
*lies face-down on the floor* LAY YOUR WEARY HEAD TO RE-E-E-EST
*curls up, whispers* don’t you cry no more
*BASHES THROUGH YOUR DOOR SINGING THE GUITAR SOLO*