This is the second harvest, Alban Elfed, the Celtic celebration of Mabon. On the 23rd the sun rises due east and sets due west. It is the fleeting union of solar and lunar forces. A time for thanksgiving. A time of wonder. A time of balance as the sun enters Libra, a special sign for me. A time ruled by love and the planet Venus.
According to legend and ancient belief it is the time of the dying sun and we honor our dead and celebrate their memory with joyous remembrance. We pray for their rebirth into another plane another world that we do not understand.