On this date, the Druids honor The Green Man, God of the Forest, by offering sacrifices to trees. Ciders, fertilizer, herbs, and wine are all appropriate offerings.
Mabon focuses on balance because on this date (and only one other all year long) true balance is observable in nature. Day and night are equal in length.
Romans have been reported to have held a Festival of Pomona, although there is no documented proof of this, linked to the goddess Persephone in Greek mythology, during this equinox.
Despite the lack of a documented festival in her honor, Pomona was considered a wood nymph. The Goddess of fruit trees, gardens, and orchards, she was believed to watch over and protects fruit trees and care for their cultivation.
The origin of HIGAN dates from Emperor Shōmu in the 8th century. “It is a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated by Japanese sects for seven days; three days before and after both the Spring equinox (shunbun) and Autumnal equinox (shūbun). It is observed by nearly every Buddhist school in Japan.” Per Wikipedia.
During this time, many Japanese visit the graves of their ancestors to thank them and to pray to go to the world of enlightenment after their own passing. Some Buddhist temples hold a memorial service and festival during Higan.
So, maybe now it’s a good time to consult your spirit guides to discern what resonates with you about tomorrow’s equinox and how you would like to acknowledge it.
Think back as best you can about your ancestors, especially the ancient ones, and consider how they viewed this time of the year, when there was only home, hearth and amply stocked below-ground root cellars to sustain them during the upcoming dark, cold months.
Before electricity was available for refrigeration and heat, isolated in small villages or more distant farms, this was a time of thanksgiving for adequate (if not abundant) harvests of various kinds, as well as a time to seek favor and continuing provision from unseen helpers, known and unknown, in the world and beyond it.