Mabon Festival – Acorn Earrings, Fawn
Mabon or Autumn Equinox is the second harvest festival and marks the beginning of autumn. Mabon marks the last gain harvest which meant a well-earned rest for all concerned. Then it was all about storage to get through winter; getting preserves such as jam, fruit and vegetables in jars. The leaves are changing to yellow, amber and red, while acorns and other seeds fall. It must have been quite a magical wonder watching some trees lose their leaves, while others like conifers remained the same. The Druids had many sacred trees and the Ogham tree alphabet certainly testified to their understanding and adoration of trees. The oak tree is sacred to the Celtic people. The oak tree represents truth, strength, endurance, inspiration, wisdom and otherworldly connections. The Druids believed acorns had magical properties and that oak trees were doorways to spiritual realms. It was thought that the Bard or Druid may have eaten small portions of the acorn as a hallucinogen for prophetic insights. The acorn is bountiful meal for many animals and birds. Autumn is a calmer time of year, so make time for walking, readings spiritual books and meditation. Mabon ceremonies are about giving thanks, so give thanks to air, fire, water, earth, the things needed to survive and prosper. Dress in autumn colours with a leaf crown, have your feast and give thanks to Mother Earth for her bountiful season.
Southern Hemisphere: 22nd March
Northern Hemisphere: 22nd September
Length: 6.5cm. Made from painted porcelcain and crystal beads. Surgical steel earring wires.
Ancient Realms, designed/handcrafted porcelain made in Australia by Sharon Bush, B.A. History/Ancient History U.N.E.
Symbolic Ceremonial Spiritual
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