Autumn Equinox 2015 is Wednesday September 23rd at 4:22 am EDT
The plants & herbs associated with Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon : Acorn, aster, benzoin,cedar, chrysanthemum, ferns, grains, hazel, honeysuckle, hops, ivy, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, marigold, passion-flower,pine, rose, sage, solomon’s seal, tobacco, thistle, oak leaves and vegetables.
Colors associated with Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon : Brown, green, orange, red, deep gold, scarlet, yellow, russet, maroon, all autumn colors, purple, blue violet & indigo.
Stones associated with Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon: Yellow agate, carnelian, yellow topaz, sapphire, lapis lazuli, amethyst.
Incense and oils you can use any of the following scents, either blended together or alone: Pine, Sweetgrass, Sage, Frankincense, Myrrh, Benzoin, aloe wood, jasmine, oak moss, patchouli, cinnamon, black pepper, musk, and cloves.
Animals and mythical beasts: Dogs, wolves, stag, blackbird, owl, eagle, birds of prey, salmon & goat, Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops, Andamans and Gulons
Gods and Goddess Associated with Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon: Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona, the Muses. Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man, include all Wine Deities – particularly Dionysus and Bacchus, and Aging Deities. Emphasis might also be placed on the Goddess in Her aspect of the Mother (Demeter is a good example), Persephone (Queen of the Underworld and daughter of Demeter), and Thor (Lord of Thunder in Norse mythology).
Symbols for Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon:wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.Indian corn, red fruits, autumn flowers, red poppies, hazelnuts, garlands, and colorful, fallen leaves, oak sprigs, pomegranate, statue/or figure to represent the Mother.
Foods of Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon: Cornbread, wheat products, bread, grains, berries, nuts, grapes, acorns, seeds, dried fruits, corn, beans, squash, roots (ie onions, carrots, potatoes, etc), hops, sassafras, apples, pomegranates, carrots, onions, potatoes, roast goose or mutton, wine, ale, & cider.
Activities of Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon :Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees
Spell Work of Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon:protection, wealth and prosperity, security, spells to bring a feeling of self-confidence and spells for balance and harmony.