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Mabon: The Autumnal Equinox

  • Greater Nashville UU 374 Hicks Road Nashville, TN, 37221 United States (map)

Guest speaker and Greater Nashville UU member, Carol Jankura, continues our journey through the Pagan year with a reflection on the harvest festival of Mabon, a time of reaping what we sow, literally and figuratively.

On the equinox, the length of the day and the length of the night are balanced. This year it occurs on September 22nd. In the northern hemisphere, the equinox in September is the Autumnal Equinox. In the southern hemisphere, it's the Spring Equinox.

At the equinox, the Sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west traveling directly overhead at noon.

This happens one other time each year in March when the northern hemisphere has the Spring Equinox and the southern hemisphere has the Autumnal Equinox.