Monday, 2 September 2013

Correspondances and Symbols for Mabon/Autumn Equinox

Correspondances and Symbols for Mabon/Autumn Equinox

Colours:                           Red,orange,gold. Use these wonderful colour as an autumnal display around your home to welcome in the new season.

Symbols:                           Acorns. Acorns are a perfect symbol for Maborn by representing the seed of life and being associated with fertility. Apples associated with strength and the renewal of life. Cornucopias, Fallen leaves, red fruits.

Animals:                           Wolves, eagle, blackbird, owl, salmon, stag. The stag, blackbird, owl eagle and salmon are the animals that helped Mabon find his way out of his ‘captivity’ in the womb of his mother and out into the light.

Mythical beings:                  Minataur, Cyclops

Herbs:                           Myrrh, basil, fennel, hops, marigold.
Hop flowers are abundant in September as they grow over the hedgerows so this is the time to gather them. You can hang them up to dry as part of your Mabon decorations. Once they are dried, mixed with lavender flowers they make a wonderful cure for insomnia sown into a cotton pillow.

Plants and Trees:         Ivy, Morning glory, Autumn glory, sedum, Sycamore, Birch, Dogwood, Hazel. Marigold.
The marigold with it’s lovely orange/yellow flowers will take your from summer into autumn with ease. The petals can be gathered and dried for use as a fabulous herb tea for building up the immune system during those winter months.

Hazel is the ninth tree of the Celtic Ogham and is linked to inner wisdom so is perfect for this Mabon time of looking inward. Hazel will help us tap into our intuition and find inspired solutions to problems that may be bothering us.

Incense/oils                  Frankinsense, myrrh, patchouli

Mabon IncenseBy Scott Cunningham
2 parts Frankincense

1 part Sandalwood

1 part Cypress

1 part Juniper

1 part Pine

2 part Oakmoss

1 pinch pulverized Oak Leaf

Gemstones                  Yellow agate, carnelian, yellow topaz, lapis lazuli.
A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity.  It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.  Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.  It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. 

Foods:                           Wheat bread, blackberries, squashes, pumpkin, apples, wine, cider, apple juice, pomegranates, apples

Goddesses;                   Ceres (Roman), Demeter (Greek), Harmonia (Greek), Ma’at (Egyptian), Modron (Welsh), Nikkal (Canaanite), Pomona (Greek), Persephone (Greek), Prosperpina (Roman), Rennutet (Egyptian)
Gods:                            Bacchus (Roman), Dionysus (Greek), The Great Horned God (European), Hauran (Canaanite), Hermes (Greek), Iacchus (Greek), Mabon (Welsh), Shai (Egyptian), Vertumnus (Roman), Yerikh (Canaanite)