Sep 20, 2008
It's Mabon! And Mabon is one of the most powerful yet one of
the least understood of all of the Sabbats. Or, at least
until you see how the mundane folks have re-arranged the calendar
for their convenience. Most countries have a Thanksgiving Day
of some sort, many of them of that very name, but few are on
Mabon is the second of the three harvest festivals. Lammas was celebrated a while ago, and Samhain will follow soon enough. And for now, we have Mabon!
Like all Sabbats, Mabon has its lessons for us to learn and take with us through the cycle of the year. Like all Sabbats, Mabon has a contribution in each of the other Sabbats.
And especially, Mabon can help us to see why the year in a cycle is so important. It teaches us some points that are missed in linear calendars in which the spirit of a holiday is pronounced dead the following day.