Mabon marks the balance between night and day. It is the counterpart to Ostara, and the beginning of the second harvest. At this time of the year, our ancestors would head back to the fields, to harvest their fruits and vegetables in preparation for the dark half of the year. The abundance of grapes and berries would be made into wine to honour the gods and keep them warm throughout the winter. This is a time for celebration and thanksgiving for the bountiful crops, but one must not ignore the stirrings of shadow. As the nights grow longer, take the time to direct your energy inward and prepare yourself for the long, dark hours to come.

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