Happy Mabon everyone!
Today is the Autumn equinox which is the day when Autumn officially begins. Woo!
What is an equinox?
An equinox is an astronomical event which happens but twice a year. The astronomical event happens when the earths equator passes through the centre of the sun. When this happens the effect that it has is that it creates an equal amount day and an equal amount of night.
The equinox’s are always March and August (Spring & Autumn) however due to the earth being a little wobbly in its axis, the dates do vary slightly.
Ostara which is the spring equinox happens in March and is usually either the 21st/22nd March.
Mabon which is the Autumn equinox and the one that we are celebrating today is always in September indicating the first day of Autumn and occurs usually on the 21/24 Sept.
Mabon marks the middle of harvest season. It is a time to reap what you sow and be thankful for what mother nature provides. Time for celebration and balance and the perfect opportunity to finish of projects that you have started and get ready for a change in lifestyle.
Say goodbye to the summer sum and welcome in the Autumn with open arms!
Don’t get me wrong, although we love summer, there is something special about a change in season and the opportunities that it brings. I just love the feeling when it starts getting a little colder outside. The air starts to feel and even smell different. Autumn always gets me thinking about the wonderful times ahead such as Halloween, Fireworks Night and of course, Christmas. It is so nice to be outside in the cold when you are all bundled up and warm.
I am a sucker for the cold – just imagine it is late Autumn, you are in your nice warm house and decide that you want to go out walk. What do you wear? Some nice warm hippy clothing of course. You put on your favourite hippy clothes, a nice warm scarf and perhaps some gloves depending on how cold it is outside, and go out for a bimble. It is chilly, you can see your breath and you pull your clothing tighter around you. It is worth it though when you see all of the different colour changes in nature, you see animals out and about and the land around you looks stunning.
You then start to make your way home. By the time that you reach your front door you are relaxed and refreshed. Once inside, you take off your heavy layers and enjoy a nice hot cup o tea or, depending on how you feel, how about a nice mug of mulled wine. Yummy!
We love being out and about in the cold so here is a bit of advice on some great hippy clothing for your Autumn kit;
Lets start from the head shall we as no-one wants cold ears.
Of course, when anyone talks about keeping your head warm, what is the first thing that pops into your head – yep that’s right, hats. We have a huge selection of hats here at Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing for you to choose from. Woollen hats, recycled silk hats, dreadlock hats and we even have hats for the little ones.
We have covered your heads so now for our necks with some wonderful scarves that can double up as blankets or pashminas depending on your mood. Our wonderful scarves are made out of a nice soft material called cashmillon which is uber snugable! We have scarves suitable for men and women.
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How about some lovely jackets to keep you warm. We have such a selection of hippy jackets for you o choose from. We have cotton fleece lined jackets, wool fleece lined jackets and even nice cashmillon jackets to help keep you hippys warm.
We also have some lovely warm jackets which are not fleece lined. These jackets are only a few of the huge range that we have. We have jackets to suit ladies and gents 🙂 You will be the envy of all of you friends! We are sure that we have something to suit everyone.
So, we have the top half covered now what about your pins – of course you can wear regular jeans to keep your legs warm if you have them or, you could wear something funky instead. Just because it is cold out doesn’t mean you can’t wear bight bold hippy clothing. We have some wonderful thick cotton patchwork trousers which come in bright or neutral colours and, we also have some beautiful acrylic wool trousers which come is such a variety of colours in a wonderful pattern.
Last but not least – your tootsies. Fancy keeping your feet warm with some nice fleece lined woollen sock? Yes – you have come to the right place. There is nothing worse than being at home out outside and having cold feet. Brrrr! I find that if my feet are cold then the rest of me feels cold. This is exactly the reason that we have some lovely woollen fleece lined socks to offer you. We have both short standard sized socks and also long socks. These sock come in a variety of colours and sizes. The short socks are even available in mohair style. These socks are so comfy and oh so very warm.
Please note that all of the items shown here are handmade and most are available in varying different colours and sizes.