Celtic Celebrations, Imbolc, Lughnasadh

The gifts of Imbolc & Lughnasadh

  On this cross-quarter day, Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere and Lughnasadh in the Southern Hemisphere, consider the commonality of these two festivals and how they might complement each other with their Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine aspects. For instance, the Celtic patrons of these celebrations — the goddess Brighid for Imbolc, and the god… Continue reading The gifts of Imbolc & Lughnasadh

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Celtic Celebrations, Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh and Pachamama Raymi Blessings

Blessings to Mama Earth on Lughnasadh, Imbolc and Pachamama Raymi Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first of the three harvest festivals: Lughnasadh (pronounced LOO-nah-suh), also known as Lammas. In the Celtic (and Neopagan) Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit)… Continue reading Lughnasadh and Pachamama Raymi Blessings

Celtic Celebrations, Lughnasadh, Magic, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies

Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which – for me  – perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) and other harvest festivals: that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of star dust in the human form. Each year at Lughnasadh, I… Continue reading Lughnasadh Ritual and Magick: Abundance, Rebirth and Coeur-age

Celtic Celebrations, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Lughnasadh, Lunar Cycles, Moon Mná, Quarter Moon, Soul Questions

Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

There is something of beauty about the First Quarter Moon, hanging in the south-western sky in early evening just above the horizon, finally setting just past the Midnight hour. Tonight, LaLuna forms a triangle with the planet Jupiter (in the constellation Virgo) shining brightly to its right (West), with Arcturus above them both, one of… Continue reading Coeur-age My Love: First Quarter Moon in Scorpio

Affirmations, Altars, Blessings, Celtic Celebrations, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Magic, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Space, Soul Questions, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which - for me at least - perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh and other harvest festivals... that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of stardust in the human form. “The true harvest of my life… Continue reading A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

Altars, Blessings, Celtic Celebrations, Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Goddess, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Shamanism, Spirituality, Wheel of the Year, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest

Lughnasadh — also known as Lammas — is coming very soon. It is one of four cross-quarter days in the Celtic Wheel of the Year (the others are Samhain, Imbolc and Beltaine) and is normally celebrated on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere. In Celtic traditions, the day starts at sunset so the festivities typically… Continue reading Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest