Sunday, September 20, 2009
Mabon: A Prosperity Ritual
Mabon: Prosperity Ritual
Mabon or Autumn Equinox is one of the eight solar holidays and is celebrated on approximately September 21. Also called Harvest Home, Feast of gathering, and Harvest Gift, it is not an official ancient festival in name or date. Mabon is one of
the newer holidays and is considered the second harvest festival, which celebrates the bringing of the fruits, nuts and berries that would grow wild. Although the spirit of the holiday is agricultural related, spiritually it is also the harvesting of the sweeter rewards and receiving of unearned blessings. As the Divine has provide the wild harvest, so does she/he/it bestow miracles on those whose words and deeds have been blessings in others lives. It is a time when unexpected gifts are given to the loved ones in your life and the receiving of unpetitioned blessings from the Divine
With the day and night having equal power, so are the feminine and masculine energies evenly balanced. Both female and male deities are honored equally. Although the Sabbath is named for Mabon, the Welsh God who symbolized the male fertilizing principle, Persephone is also honored as she makes her return visit to the underworld, signally the upcoming close to the yearly harvest. On this day, rituals of thanksgiving for blessings already received and prayers for protection during the up coming winter months are performed. As the cycle of the year continues so hours of daylight shrink as will the influence of the masculine energy until Yule or Winter Solstice when the Sun God is again reborn.
This is also a day when life is brought back into balance on all levels. With the current financial challenges most people are facing, many forget that prosperity involves both give and take. Many are asking for blessings, yet they forget to be the blessing for others. In order for prosperity to flourish for all, each has to be willing to give as well as receive. Lately it seems the same people are doing the giving, while the same people expect only to receive, which is why so many people’s finances have become stagnant or are now written in red. It is not noble to be so self-sacrificing that you deprive yourself of the help you need; in fact by denying others the opportunity to help, you do harm to both. By always expecting to receive without reciprocating, you not only dam the flow of energy, but you also create bad karma for yourself. In many cases, we don’t always receive directly from those we have helped. In fact, more often than not, it will be another who will come to our aid. But as long as we remain open to both giving and receiving, abundance will flow for all.
Mabon Prosperity Ritual
You will need:
Six long pieces of paper
Glue or tape
A White candle
A fire safe container
Divide the six pieces of paper into two piles. On three write the blessing you are asking for. On the remaining three, just write gift. Using the glue or tape to make the loops create a chain by alternating the blessing and gifts. Light the white candle and say:
Goddesses both dark and light
Bless this ritual with your might.
Three times three
Let this chain of prosperity come to be.
As I have asked to receive
So will I be the blessing for those you bring to me.
Light the chain and let it burn out in the fire safe container. You can extinguish the candle or let it burn out; it doesn’t matter one way or the other.
Afterwards, you will need to be more aware of the people who come into your life. You never know when you will be asked to give aid. By helping others freely, you will draw your own blessing to you more quickly.
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