Mabon Blessings and What It Means – Repost

thought I’d repost this since it’s Mabon

In The Footsteps of a Gipsiewonderer

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Mabon is the Pagan name for the celebration of the Autumn Equinox and is celebrated each year on or around September 21. The equinoxes  are the two days a year, the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight. Not only that, each receives the same amount of light as they do dark — this is because the earth is tilted at a right angle to the sun, and the sun is directly over the equator. In Latin, the word equinox translates to “equal night.” Its spring counterpart falls around March 21. If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, the days will begin getting shorter after the autumn equinox and the nights will grow longer — in the Southern hemisphere, the reverse is true.

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People have celebrated it for millennia, all around the world. In ancient Greece, Oschophoria was a festival held in the fall to celebrate the…

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