Mabon
          The Autumn Equinox
Astrology, Tarot
&Inspiration

   New Moon In Virgo
























 





















 


Igraine's Mabon Ritual

Mabon Circle Casting

I cast this circle once
In the name of Pan and Artemis
Of the wild and the wood
May they join our hands in our temple dance!

I cast this circle twice
In the name of Hades and Persephone
Take us to our shadows
So that they may be released!

I cast this circle thrice
In the name of Mabon
Let there be thanksgiving
In your honor alone here this night!

Bless and protect PanGaia’s circle!















Mabon Calling the Quarters

I beckon the winds of the East
The power of Air! I call to you!
Fly like the angel Raphael
Let balance pervade our Mabon circle.

I beckon the flames of the South
The power of Fire! I call to you!
Burn like Michael’s golden wings
Inspire our hearts with gratitude this Autumn
night.

I beckon the waves of the West
The power of Water! I call to you!
Gabriel immerse us in flowing love
Let grace find its place here with us.

I beckon the fields of the North
The power of Earth! I call to you!
May Uriel’s harvest of bounty
Bless our circle at this time of thanksgiving.

















Mabon Releasing the Quarters

Fly away Raphael!
And take with you our promise
To understand our purpose here.
Take flight! Blessed be.

Fly away Michael!
And take with you our ashes
Of all we’ve released.
Combust and blessed be!

Fly away Gabriel!
And take with you our feelings
Of loss and regret.
Renew us! Blessed be.

Fly away Uriel!
And take with you our solid commitment
To be true to ourselves
Once again. Blessed be!

Circle unbind! Unwind! Unwind!
We’re free to go and now we can find
Our way through the darkness
And shadowland’s maze
We pledge that we’ll follow our hearts
All the days of the fall and the winter
Until the spring comes
And we gather in sunlight again with our chums!
Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!

Ritual for the New Moon in Virgo

Companions, join hands! Find the light and warmth
within and awaken! Let our own lanterns guide the
way this new moon night.
Virgo is the most feminine and receptive form of
Earth. It is a powerful time in our yearly cycle to
come back to center and find ourselves again. It is
our goal to not allow external distractions to throw us
off track. We move toward seclusion, quiet,
concentration on the essentials so that we may gain
perspective before taking our next steps forward. We
hold our illumined staffs and enter the portal of Virgo
with wisdom and knowing, familiar with the sacrifice
and rededication to our own truth that is expected of
us by our earthly Mother and creator.  As initiates of
the Goddess we recall the Vestal Virgins of ancient
Rome and our home in the Temple of Vesta. Once
again we pledge to keep the hearth fire forever
burning in our own inner holy dwelling. Our physical
bodies request our attention and we must recognize
and honor our spirits host. Health, self-discipline and
practical application of skills are the principles we
must manifest at this crossroad. We are the seekers
who have found their way back to our Virgin Mother
who embodies purity, duty and order. She is the vessel
from which issues forth all creation. She is the mother
of mercy and infinite compassion and She reminds us
that compassion toward oneself fosters creativity.
Gently now, we will adorn ourselves with Her holy
veil and acknowledge our return with a personal
sacrifice.
Come forth and receive Her blessing as you surrender
your offering to the Virgin, by our Mothers
Mary, Hecate, Vesta, Artemis
~ Igraine

         
Song of the Bard at Mabon
                                                         ~ Igraine





















Wrap me in a cloak of white feathers
I’ll sing you a song of ivy and vine
Woven together, two balancing tethers
Binding our souls, retrieving life’s line.

Shadow O shadow dance, bodies entwine
Spiraling backward, floating in time
Revealing secrets, whispering  rhyme
Enchanting darkness, deep and divine.

Heavenly nymphs have promised to guide us
Devi is riding the waters of grace
The hauntingly beautiful voice of the Cygnus
Surrenders us to Hades embrace.

Shadow O shadow dance, bodies entwine
Spiraling backward, floating in time
Revealing secrets, whispering  rhyme
Enchanting darkness, deep and divine.

Mists of lost time obscure our  vision
Our instincts pilot us closer to light
As we stand hovering with indecision
Let our love usher in Autumn’s delight!

Shadow O shadow dance, bodies entwine
Spiraling backward, floating in time
Revealing secrets, whispering  rhyme
Enchanting darkness, deep and divine