This week brings Mabon and the Autumn Equinox. Mabon is the second harvestmof the year. The autumn equinox brings day and night into balance once more before the darkness lengthens, culminating at Yule.
Tomorrow is Beltane. My favourite festival.
I often share this video at this time of year and that’s because for me it shows some of the traditions of Beltane.
There’s the maidens dancing around the maypole, symbolising fertility. There’s the union of the Goddess and God, the video shows their handfasting. We see the maidens again, washing their faces in the early morning dew on Beltane morning so as to receive the magickal properties that promise a beautiful complexion, and even for luck.