(Part of a regular series on Pax’s interaction with the Wheel of the Year and the changes wrought upon it by being in a subtropical landscape…)
The Autumnal Equinox has come and gone, and with it we in Florida have the return of Open Window weather. We can shut off the air-conditioners and throw open our windows and the doors to our screened in porches and patios and revel in errant breezes and evening temperatures in the 60’s and the healing coolness of Autumn and Winter!
I have been caught up this Summer in a rat race of work and fiddling around on the Internet and otherwise not going beyond the surface of things. Part of this has been what was once my usual pattern of Winter Hibernation… only instead of buckling down to get through the cold dark Winter, I now find myself buckling down and narrowing my focus to get through the Heat and Humidity of an oppressive new Summer.
I’ve said it before but its true, it is SO strange to find myself looking forward to the Cooling breath of Winter!
So Mabon… I didn’t Circle. I aknowledged the Holy Day in my heart and in the last few days have taken some ritual baths… and renewed my meditations and energetic practices. Tonight I shall be offering some incense and libations to the Lord and Lady and unto Hecate and Dionysus as well.
For me, at least, Mabon is about renewal.