#Lammas | #Lughnasadh
The 1st of August brings us Lammas in the northern hemisphere. The first Harvest festival, of three! Lammas also meaning (”loaf-mass”) and indeed, this holiday is celebrated as a festival of bread, beer, and other mysteries of the grain. Lughnassadh means “the commemoration of Lugh” (Great Sun God) While the hottest days of summer are just before us, magic is all around us. Take time to relax and enjoy the sun, a time to start to look inward and reflect, it is a time to renew and regenerate our spirit.
Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Lammas, but typically the focus is on either the early harvest aspect, or the celebration of the Celtic god Lugh. It's the season when the first grains are ready to be harvested and threshed, when the fruits are ripe and we're grateful for the food we have on our tables.
I’m so excited for Lammas—when we’re in the full throes of summer heat, and the fruits of our physical and spiritual crops have begun to ripen with possibility 🌾🌾 cleanse and make way to receive the full bounty of your sacred intentions.
The air is alive with energy. This is a time for changes to be made, or realized. However, this energy can have a bit of a wild streak and be quite persistent. It is also a great time for divination. Do you scry in water, read cards, dowse with a pendulum, gaze in to a crystal ball, interpret tea leaves, gaze into fire, listen to the wind, or maybe seek within for the deepest answers you can find? As the wheel turns and we count our greatest blessings tis a lovely witching~hour for such divinations and then some!
In reading Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac,
The Feast of First Loaves by Kenny Klein, I am very intrigued to learn of the ancient tradition known as 'Calling the Pagans Home'. A tradition where we send our energies out to those that maybe seeking their path, but have yet to find it. What a wisened way to celebrate the first of the harvest celebrations.
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