What is Mabon?

In the Northern Hemisphere we are entering the final weeks of the Harvest Season and so begins our descent into darkness, transformation and introspection. At two points in the year, the Sun illuminates the Northern and Southern Hemispheres equally. These are known as the Equinoxes - when day and night are equal in length. This year the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon, is on Tuesday September 22nd and marks a day of celebration of harvest, gratitude and balance. From then on, the nights become longer, the days become shorter and colder and Earth prepares for a time of hibernation and ultimate renewal. Here we enter the time of magik making - purification, transformation and deep healing. On the Fall Equinox and Mabon we give thanks by celebrating our accomplishments, making altars and sharing harvest foods with friends as we begin our preparation for the darker seasons to come.

Mabon marks the second harvest festival of the year and is named for the Welsh god Mabon, son of Modron. Mabon is known as the “The Divine Son” and the “The Son of Light” as he is the Welsh sun god and symbolizes power, energy, sex, love and magic. Legend tells us that many believe Mabon was a real human. He was a renown hunter and marksman and was said to be part of King Arthur’s crew, riding alongside Arthur  in the Battle of Badon.  

KATE'S 2020 MABON + AUTUMN EQUINOX MESSAGE

Kate’s Magik Products for Mabon + Autumn Equinox




Peace & Purification Anointing Oil promotes relaxation and helps counter stress. Peace & Purification Anointing Oil is a comforting and calming blend that helps supports us during times of anxiety, stress, and depression and instills a deep sense of calm. Peace & Purification Anointing Oil is a soothing & comforting blend of floral Lavender and calming Roman Chamomile that is also a great aid against headaches and migraines and supports rest and relaxation.  

Healing Anointing Oil - Kates Magik Aromatherapy Anointing Oils,
$ 15.99



Healing Anointing Oil creates restorative vibrations and helps fight illness. Healing Anointing Oil is a fresh blend of comforting, restorative Lavender and Sunny Bergamot that instills joy and faith to overcome physical weakness and restore good, vital health. It’s great for headaches, nausea, anxiety, anger, panic, fear and irritability. Healing Anointing Oil is a powerful tool to aid in the healing of body, mind and spirit.  



Isis & Rebirth Anointing Oil was created for transformation and new beginnings. Isis & Rebirth Anointing Oil is a sacred blend inspired by the Egyptian goddess of love, rebirth and creation. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, let go of the old and embrace transformation into your next beautiful phase. Embrace living life in the present moment! Isis & Rebirth Anointing Oil is a heavenly blend of Organic Madagascan Vanilla and floral Rose.  

Purification & Protection Aura Mist is a cleansing aromatherapy mist that removes negativity, relieves stress and restores balance. Use Purification & Protection Aura Mist as an instant aromatherapy treatment by spraying in a circular motion above the crown of your head. As the mist falls down all around you, breathe deeply and feel the purifying power of the essential oils as any anger, negativity or stagnation dissolves away. Take a moment for reflection and embrace your new lightness of being. This mist is also a great way to remove bad vibes and cleanse any space to create a balanced atmosphere. Make it a part of your yoga or meditation ritual to help clear the mind and set your intention for practice. Additionally, Purification & Protection Mist is a powerful alternative when you can't burn sage or other cleansing herbs. Purification & Protection Aura Mist is a blend of Exotic Sandalwood comforting Lavender.  



Grounding Earth Diffuser Oil is a grounding blend of Cedarwood, Frankincense, Juniper to center the mind and reconnect us to the earth. This oil keeps us rooted to combat the chaos of modern life.  


Cedarwood Single Note Essential Oil is believed to instill harmony and compassion. It is grounding, stabilizing and encourages strength and balance. The aroma is warm, woodsy, slightly smoky and balsamic with a very subtle with a hint of spice. The ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood essential oil in death rituals as well as for cosmetics and perfumery. They say it arose from the god Osiris as the symbol of eternal return and when used with the proper formula contained magical powers. Native Americans used Cedar extensively for purification rituals.  


Juniper Single Note Essential Oil Juniper Essential oil is a powerful tool to purify, cleanse and detoxify the body, mind, spirit and environment and supports us during times of stress. It also facilitates connection with spirit and the communication between the heart and mind. The aroma is fresh and woodsy with a touch of balsamic warmth. Juniper has been used since ancient times by the Greeks to purify the air, by the Egyptians to help with passage into the afterlife, in ancient Europe to repel evil spirits and protect the home. Native Americans have used it in ceremonies as well as medicinally as a tea for colds and stomach issues.  

Cypress Essential Oil
$ 7.95




Cypress Single Note Essential Oil comes from Spain. It is a deeply grouding, supportive and protective oil.  

Wood Nymph Body Perfume Oil
$ 26.99

The Wood Nymph is an earth-loving butterfly that dips through the sagebrush, juniper-pinyon woodland, dry chaparral and open pine forests. Wood Nymph Body Perfume Oil helps you feel grounded and compassionate while revealing your inner beauty. It stimulates internal knowledge, brings peace, trust and awareness. With both feet on the ground you can sway like a tree, be rooted, yet flexible and free. Lavish yourself and apply from head to toe to perfume your whole body in the fashion of the Ancient Egyptians. A great way to start the day after a bath or shower. Also can be mixed with your favorite unscented lotion. Wood Nymph Body Perfume Oil is a blend of earthy, sweet Cedarwood with protective, woodsy Juniper which envelops regal Rose and sensual Jasmine. A touch of spice makes this balanced blend an intoxicating and grounding experience.



Banditos Natural Defense Banditos features therapeutic-grade essential oils to help guard and protect while supporting healthy immune, respiratory and circulatory systems.* Our formula was inspired by Four Thieves Vinegar used by bandits in the 15th century when robbing the sick during plague outbreaks. For a southwestern twist, we’ve further enhanced the blend with the protective and cleansing qualities of White Sage. Banditos Natural Defense is a blend of Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils of Clove, Cassia, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and White Sage.  




Archangel Michael is the great protector and guide of light and love. Archangel Michael Sacred Perfume is a blend of sacred Frankincense and courageous Ginger to help shield you from the unwanted and instill the trust needed to follow your path.  




Water Aromatherapy Body Lotion is purifying, rejuvenating, and transformational. Visualize your emotional pallet being cleansed as Lavender tames your nerves and night-blooming Jasmine intoxicates your senses. Allow the energy of water to flow through you, leaving you cleansed, feeling safe and nurtured.  


Pan is the therianthropic Greek goat God of all nature. His deep connection to the natural world is profoundly needed in our current time. Since the ancient past, his mirthful yet wise ways have intrigued the hearts of many mystics. Pan links us to our own animal nature and awakens our connection to the wild and untamed. He lives in dells and grottoes, woods and water, and represents the uncivilized divine masculine - primal and often lustful. The focus of August’s Bastet Perfume is for the archetype of Pan to ignite a healthy instinct to connect to the wildness within us and fine-tune our relationship to our mother planet; where we can find the deep healing we all long for. Pan Perfume was created to evoke the alluring musky scent of flora and fauna. Forestry noted are folded in with balsamic Amber - Rose and Oud create a majestic balance.  

The mythological muses are inspirational goddesses of music, art, poetry, dance and science that can emerge in the form of a vision, an image, a dream or a shadow. My muse is an alluring shapeshifter, a trickster and a seductress. She can appear unexpectedly like a monsoon rain – raw, bold and electrifying – or nudge me softly like a purring feline swaying its tail around my limbs. Once I awaken to her presence, a burning desire consumes my whole being, and I chase and dance with her until a new creation - such as a song or an inspiration for a perfume - has been captured. Hypnotic Muse Bastet Perfume helps manifest creations while fostering inspiration, passion, and desire. The centerpiece for Muse is the alluring Tuberose, known as “The Mistress of the Night." This precious, mystical flower is rich, seductive and elevates the senses to new heights of sophistication. Soulful Buddhawood cradles this perfume in the sacred realm, while Pink Pepper ignites a creative fire.  

Kate’s Autumn season Book Recommendations

What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.


Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.



Taking off from the introspective work he began with his #1 best-seller The Power of "Now," Tolle provides a spiritual framework for people to move beyond themselves in order to make this world a more spiritually evolved place to live. In his first full-length book in eight "years," Tolle shatters modern ideas of ego and "entitlement," self and "society," lifting the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium and shining an illuminating light on the path ahead.   


New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed leaders in the field of new thought, Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face; the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. The result is a practical and profound journey to wholeness.  


Inside you will discover how to:

  • Make peace with yourself, others, and the world
  • Bring light to the parts of yourself that have the power to transform your life
  • Find the courage to let go of all that holds you back
  • Reconnect with the person you were meant to be and the life you were meant to live


We perform ceremonies to mark important events and celebrate holidays―yet our modern approach to ceremony only scratches the surface of its true potential. With The Book of Ceremony, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman presents a rich and practical resource for creating ceremonies filled with joy, purpose, and magic. "We are hungry to connect with more than what we experience with our ordinary senses in the material world," writes Sandra. "By performing ceremonies, you will find yourself stepping into a beautiful and creative power you might never have imagined." 


The Book of Ceremony is more than a "how-to" guide―it will inspire you to create original ceremonies tailored to your own needs and the needs of your community. When you invoke the sacred power of ceremony, you tap into one of the oldest and most effective tools for transforming both yourself and the world. As Sandra writes, "If you perform one powerful and successful ceremony for yourself, the principle of oneness ensures that all of life heals and evolves."  


Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. 

Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

Animal Speak shows you how to:

  • Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals
  • Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles
  • Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem
  • Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance

This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

 



Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.   

 


KATE’S AUTUMNAL PERFUME RECOMMENDATIONS

Mabon Correspondences

Colors: Autumn and Fall colors of orange, red, yellow, brown, copper, and dark green.


Plants: Decorate your house and sacred space with autumnal flora and fauna like sunflowers, marigolds, leaves, pinecones, acorns, yarrow, rosemary, sage, mugwort, cinnamon, rosehips, and thistle.  




Foods: Eat and prepare seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples, grapes, pears, pomegranates, chilis, corn, corn bread, beans, squash, pumpkins, root vegetables, wine, apple pie, apple cider.  

Altar: Fill a cornucopia with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Add crystals and gemstones like amber, citrine, jasper, carnelian, tiger’s eye, agate to your alter with statues and figurines of deities like Mabon, Green Man, Demeter, Persephone, Morgan, Pomona, and Inanna. Burn incense and herbs like myrrh, sage, rosemary and mugwort. Adorn your alter with gourds, fall foliage, oak leaves, pine sprigs, wheat stalks and anything that conveys Autumn!  

Mabon Rituals

Here are some fun and meaningful activities to do for Mabon, either with loved ones or just yourself! 

  • Go apple picking!
  • Take a walk in the woods or anywhere in nature to gather fall foliage for your house and alter.
  • Gather with loved ones and light a bonfire.
  • Decorate your home or space for Autumn and Samhain.
  • Practice a gratitude ritual to remind yourself of all the blessings in your life.
  • Host or prepare a feast in honor of Mabon.
  • Donate food to a local drive or shelter or do something special for someone less fortunate than you.


Happy mabon + autumn equinox blessings! 

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