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Autumn Equinox - Mabon - Struggle with Balance
« on: March 29, 2014, 07:06:14 pm »
So, am I the only one that struggles with the two "balance" Sabbats of the year? When it comes to helping my community plan (when my elders ask for suggestions) I always get stuck on the Autumn Equinox. I love the holiday and its counter (spring equinox), but I struggle with really aligning with the Sabbat. I usually feel "off" on a day of balance!

Any advice, suggestions, similar experiences?

Thanks!

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Re: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - Struggle with Balance
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 12:57:02 am »
Quote from: SolsticeSnaca;143985

Any advice, suggestions, similar experiences?

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I am sorry that I heve no suggestions.

I can only say that I always think of the fact that now night and day are of equal length - and of the passing on the year - on that day.

Without specially celebrating that day.

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Re: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - Struggle with Balance
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 05:50:17 pm »
Quote from: SolsticeSnaca;143985
So, am I the only one that struggles with the two "balance" Sabbats of the year? When it comes to helping my community plan (when my elders ask for suggestions) I always get stuck on the Autumn Equinox. I love the holiday and its counter (spring equinox), but I struggle with really aligning with the Sabbat. I usually feel "off" on a day of balance!

Any advice, suggestions, similar experiences?

Thanks!

 
I keep in mind that exact dates are artificial. Everything is always in motion and these times are also 'moveable feasts'. I just pay attention. Sometimes it comes earlier, sometimes later. I work when I 'feel' the day to be right.

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Re: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - Struggle with Balance
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 11:50:59 pm »
Quote from: SolsticeSnaca;143985
So, am I the only one that struggles with the two "balance" Sabbats of the year? When it comes to helping my community plan (when my elders ask for suggestions) I always get stuck on the Autumn Equinox. I love the holiday and its counter (spring equinox), but I struggle with really aligning with the Sabbat. I usually feel "off" on a day of balance!

Any advice, suggestions, similar experiences?

Thanks!

 
I'm the opposite; I have no issues with the autumn equinox, but I have noticed my lack of enthusiasm for spring equinox of late. I can't really pinpoint why, exactly, except perhaps my dread at the oncoming summer might be feeding into the lack of desire to celebrate that seasonal point.

But then I do use them more as seasonal markers, and my Wheel is definitely not Wiccan in any way, so for me, 'balance' is overrated. It's more astronomical for me; it's not about anything other than day length and seasonal changes. I do have a few issues in mind that might be getting in the way of me getting into the spring equinox, but they're personal god things and probably not really relevant to you and your issues.

All I can really think of to suggest is to maybe go back and look at equinox lore, and see if you can find another way to look at the equinoxes that resonates better with you. Maybe try keeping a journal of what you're feeling throughout each Sabbat, and that might help you pinpont what issues might need to be worked on with the autumn equinox. I can't say either of these things will help you find a solution, but they might begin to help you parse out what you're struggling with.
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Re: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - Struggle with Balance
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 02:15:50 am »
Quote from: carillion;164868
I keep in mind that exact dates are artificial. Everything is always in motion and these times are also 'moveable feasts'.


 The Feasts are moveabele, of course.

But the date and time of an Equinox can be pinpointed down to a second or so. :)

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