Happy Mabon! It’s the Autumnal Equinox – a time of mystery and beauty and all the fall things.
Now’s the time when we can relax, enjoy the fruits of our labor through the year, and when we embrace the lengthening nights, as well as the darkness that comes with it.
It’s also when apples – the symbol of Mabon – are in their prime, and can be used for just about anything to celebrate. Whether it be incense, food, drink, or altar decor, the apple – as well as the pentagram at its core – is incredibly representative of witches.
So let’s use them! Here are some easy and delightful ways to use that ginormous basket of apples you definitely didn’t get carried away with at the market.
- 4 cups apple cider
- 4 cups grape juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- Heat cider and grape juice in saucepan
- Add cinnamon and allspice
- Bring to boil
- Take off heat, let sit for five minutes
Dried Apples and Seeds
In drying apples, you’re allowing for future check-ins on your Mabon spells and celebrations. Use them to warm later and fill your house with gratitude and a kick-ass smell.
Because, yes, you should incorporate cheese wherever possible in your celebration. Find your recipe here.
Carve an Apple
Just like you would a pumpkin! you can hollow your apple beforehand, or you can simply jab a smile in a Granny Smith. This will make for a fun altar offering and/or snack.
Remember – Show Thanks!
Regardless of how you celebrate, just remember to take a beat to breathe, thank the elements, and don’t be afraid to call on them for continued help in the future. When reading your tarot, reflect on your accomplishments and hardships this year, learn from them, and make plans for success moving forward.
North, Earth: Home and finances
East, Air: Learning and knowledge
South, Fire: Career and accomplishments
West, Water: Emotional wellness and relationships