This year the Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall, occurs on September 23. In the southern hemisphere, it’s the first day of spring. Also known as Mabon on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, the Autumn Equinox is traditionally a time for spells and rituals relating to organization, future plans, self-discipline, balance and rest after labour. The hours of light and darkness are equal, just as they are at the Spring Equinox.
In the past, the autumn was a time of hard work. Fields were harvested and extensive preparations were made for the long, cold winter to come. Today, Wiccans use this festival to examine their personal progress to date and to make any required adjustments to their plans for the future.
Autumn Equinox Correspondences
Colours: Orange, Brown, Yellow, Gold
Oil: Bergamot, Storax, Rosemary
Candles: Yellow, Orange, Brown
Flowers: Hollyhock, Aster, Milkweed, Marigold, Bittersweet
Stones: Peridot, Citrine, Beryl, Chrysolite
Spells & Rituals for Mabon
If you need a ritual for the Autumn Equinox, My Wheel of the Year Guide has a ritual that will offer insight into your future, using a mediation on a harvested field and a mysterious jewelled cob of corn.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, you will want to read about the Spring Equinox or Ostara and the Balancing Eggs ritual.
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