Welcome to the 2013 Mabon Tarot Blog Hop. The Tarot Blog Hop blogs together eight times a year. We are tarotists and diviners from all over the globe. Each time we hop a different volunteer is the wrangler, with the responsibility of setting the topic and hosting the Master List. This time it’s my turn!
Here is the topic and instruction I gave to our bloggers. Below that you will find a list of all our participants and the links to their blog posts. Enjoy the Hop, and please comment on the blogs if you can. We appreciate your participation!
Mabon is a name for the Autumnal Equinox. Mabon is also the name of the “Great Son” of Arthurian legend.
In the Northern Hemisphere this is the first day of autumn. While the days have been growing shorter and the nights longer since the summer solstice, on the equinox the day and the night are of equal length. From here the days will be shorter than the nights until we reach the winter solstice.
I often celebrate the holiday of Mabon with myth. I read stories about Mabon and King Arthur’s Court. I gather my friends to reenact the abduction of Persephone and tell the mythical story of how winter began with Demeter longing for her daughter.
Myths are an important part of our culture, our spirituality and our personal identity.
As tarotists and diviners we have a special relationship with myth and story. Tarot itself is the story of the Fool, and thus tarot is the story of each of us on our journey through life.
With the cards we are able to see the stories of people for whom we read. We are able to see the ways in which people create myths about themselves in both healthy and unhealthy ways.
Many tarot decks honor mythology. Consider Mythic Tarot, the Lover’s Path Tarot and Ancestral Path Tarot.
Our topic for the Mabon Blog Hop is this: Divination and Myth.
Tell us a story from your own life that involves divination. Talk about divination tools that honor mythology. Write a reenactment of your favorite myth. Design a spread that reveals a story. Discuss the myths that you see in your tarot deck, or in the characters of particular cards. Write a poem about your favorite mythical character, or do a reading for them. Dispel erroneous myths about tarot or divination. Create a new mythic story. Tell the story of a God or Goddess from your culture or spiritual path. Create a myth about divination.
The possibilities are endless.
How you want to handle the topic is up to you. Be creative and have fun!
Here is the Master List for the 2013 Mabon Tarot Blog Hop.
3. Christiana Gaudet http://tarottrends.com/content/2013-mabon-tarot-blog-hop-divination-and-myth
4. Chloe for Celtic Lenormand http://www.celticlenormand.com/2013/09/mabon-blog-hop-making-of-meadow.html
6. Louise Underhill http://wp.me/p1IleY-10Q
9. Chloe for TABI http://tabitarot.blogspot.com/2013/09/tarot-blog-hop-myth-tarot.html
11. Cassandra Santori: http://www.quickcardreading.com/fall-equinox/
13. Pepi Valderrama http://www.depepi.com/2013/09/22/inanna-and-the-journey-to-the-underworld/
17. Arwen Lynch http://tarotbyarwen.com/?p=17086
19. Margo Benson http://wynntarot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/mabon-tarot-blog-hop.html
21. Tierney Sadler http://www.tierneysadler.com/2013/09/92313separating-myth-from-fact.html
22. Joy Vernon http://joyvernon.com/Blog/divination-and-myth
23. Amanda Levesque http://tarottopics.org/content/mabon-tarot-blog-hop-2013
24. Bonnie Fernandes http://tarotsalve.com/2013/09/22/mabon-blog-hop-divination-and-myth/
25. Morgan Drake Eckstein http://gleamingsfromthedawn.blogspot.com/2013/09/my-mythology-is-brand-new-more-or-less.html
Bonus Blogs! Though not part of our official hop, a few of our tarot friends have also blogged on this topic. Read their blogs, and check back again to see this list grow!