"Hoof and horn, hoof and horn. All that dies shall be reborn.
Corn and grain, Corn and grain. All that falls shall rise again."
Day and night are equal and the God prepares to depart and begin the journey back
to the strength and development within his mother's, the Goddess’s, womb. Both sad
and joyful, the Goddess lovingly awaits her God's rebirth.
We honour the dark as being another part of the light and light as being part of
darkness. The two halves of one whole, neither being, in actual fact, good nor bad
but a necessity of life.
Today, all things are in balance, but after tonight darkness will once again overcome
the light as the nights become longer and the days shorter.The Goddess laments Her
dying God. Her own youth is fading and She is now maturing into Her Wise Crone aspect.
But She holds great joy, for deep within Her Maiden aspect She carries the impregnated
seed of Her consort, who will be reborn at Yule. She also knows that She herself
will once again be young Maiden as the Wheel of the Year turns further on.
The full moon closest to this festival is called the Harvest Moon; and a time for
gathering inspiration from past experiences and past lives. A time to try to understand
one's self and to grow spiritually. A time to be oriented in the present, to remember
the past, to live for today and to believe in the future.
Mabon is a time of reflection, a time of gathering, a time of balances and the struggle
to remain in balance. As Autumn moves into Winter the Goddess slowly leaves the land
to rest in the Underworld, awaiting the birth of Her child at Yule, and as She goes,
the land echoes Her departure, evident in the changes of nature around us.
At this Sabbat, take a moment to reflect upon your life; the past year, your joys,
your sorrows, your disappointments, your triumphs.