Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lughnasadh ~ August 1st, 2009

August 1: Lughnasadh,
is the time of the first harvest,
when the plants of spring wither and drop their fruits
or seeds for our use as well as to ensure future crops.

Mystically, so too does the God lose His strength
as the Sun rises farther in the South each day and the nights grow longer.
The Goddess watches in sorrow and joy
as She realizes that the God is dying,
and yet lives on inside Her as Her child.

Lughnasadh,
also known as August Eve, Feast of Bread, Harvest Home
and Lamma, wasn't necessarily observed on this day.
It originally coincided with the first reaping.
As summer passes, Wiccans remember its warmth and bounty in the food we eat.

Every meal is an act of attunement with nature,
and we are reminded that nothing in the universe is constant.

*Herbs*
All grains, Grapes, Heather, Blackberries, Sunflowers

*Incense*
Sandalwood, Rose, Aloes


*Color *
Yellow, Orange, Green, Brown

*Decorations*
Corn Dollies, Any Wheat Weaving Crafts, Shafts of Grain

*Foods*
Breads, Cider, Blackberry Pies and Jellies, Rice, Meadowsweet Tea, Berries

*Special Activities*:
As summer passes, many Pagans celebrate this time to remember
its warmth and bounty in a celebrated feast
shared with family or Coven members.
Save and plant the seeds from the fruits consumed during the feast or ritual.
If they sprout, grow the plant or tree with love
and as a symbol of your connection with the Lord and Lady.
Walk through the fields and orchards or spend time along springs,
creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes
reflecting on the bounty and love of the Lord and Lady.

**Blessed Be!**
~Lori~

2 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

I do think homemade brooms are the most beautiful things. Do you sell your little broom jewelry?

Lori said...

Hi Karen!
I am thinking of adding my little broom charms to my etsy pages...stay tuned!!!

Blessed be!
Lori