Happy Autumn Equinox to you all! And a happy Spring Equinox to you all on the other side of the world.
This is a time of reaping the harvest of experience from the past year, of weighing up of both gains and losses. We can sort out the wheat from the chaff – chucking out the rubbish in other words. I wonder if that is why I and others I know get the urge to ‘spring clean’ the house and garden at this time of year.
Balance is a strong theme , day and night are equal on this day, but after this we move on into the dark. Light is balanced by the dark, life is balanced by death – symbolised by the double spiral. As we wind in toward the still point of the winter solstice we are reminded that we will inevitably move out again into the light.
Which brings me to another strong theme of Mabon, the Autumn Equinox – thanksgiving. It is time to give thanks for our harvest.
Seeing this is a harvest festival I will be heading out shortly to sup a little wine with friends (I give thanks for my friends and the good grapes) at Kilverts – an excellent excuse. Not that I need one..
Hope you all have a good one