I know, know. The next post was supposed to be about The Gods, but I’ve been so busy decorating and trying to understand Mabon that I’ve decided to make it the next post. Up until recently I’ve always found it hard to tell Lughnasadh/Lammas and Mabon apart. However, after some research (and talking to friends) I know how to tell them apart. Lammas gets you worked for the harvest season. It gets you to reflect on what you’ve done so far, and to figure out what you need to do to harvest what you’ve done so far. Example: projects, and the like. Mabon on the other hand, is when you harvest your projects, your plans, and it is also a time to give thanks. If you want to differentiate between these two Sabbats, then you can think of Mabon as the Witch’s Thanksgiving.
For decorations, all you have to do is either browse the aisles of stores that sell them or just look to nature. I’ve found Acorns, pine cones, and some red/pinkish colored berries. I put them in a bowl and put the bigger pine cones around the bowl and I’m done! I also have a pumpkin made from grapevines in the living room. Some leaf shaped plates scattered around the first floor. A bowl filled with fakes leaves and miscellaneous hollow plastic gourds sits in the kitchen. My next project consists of figuring out how to make “Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones” because well I’ve been seeing them stores, a lot. Since I have no money, and I know that my parents won’t buy them. Why not make them, right? So far I’ve found two recipes. One calls for oil, while the other has three recipes as well some tips. How To Make Scented Pine Cones With Essential Oils and Easy Homemade Scented Pine Cones Recipe. To me, cinnamon reminds me of fall, because goes well with apples, and since pine cones are only seen in fall, this whole idea makes sense to me.
So get creative this Mabon. If you’re lucky, you just might find some decorations that you can leave up till November! That’s all for now. Blessed be to all who come. Only love shall enter and only love shall leave.