The Druids call it Alban Elfed and since the 1970's it has been named after the God of Welsh Mythology, Mabon.
Day and Night are of equal length, it is a time of true balance. Nature takes a deep breath before the season truly changes and the long, dark and cold nights draw in.
It's the mid harvest festival, the fruit harvest. A real time of plenty, a celebration of the gifts of mother earth. A time to truly give thanks for all of our blessings and of sharing what we have with those less fortunate.
Take this day to deeply honour yourself and all of your accomplishments, just like you honour Gaia, Mother Earth, for sharing everything she has with you. Go within to clear out and release that which is no longer wanted or needed.
As Summer has now truly ended and Autumn is beginning, this time is perfect to complete any projects and finish what you have been working on since Spring.
Plant new ideas and let them lie dormant until next Spring, just like the seeds planted in the soil at this time. Then, as it gets warmer, these ideas will start to develop.
Autumnal Equinox (Mabon) Tarot Spread