Mark Your Calendar for the coming Imbolg (NH) and Lúnasa (SH) celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, the first celebration within the 2021 calendar year. I like to think of Imbolg aka Imbolc as a continuing celebration of the waxing light that ignited and inspired us at Winter Solstice — and, of course, its… Continue reading Imbolg and Lúnasa: When will YOU celebrate?
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
In many cultures, Winter Solstice has been associated with the birth/rebirth of the gods of the Sun and Light, such as Mithras, the Oak King, Lugh, Frey, Heracles, Osiris. And even before the Divine Masculine association, goddesses such as the Roman goddess Anastasia were celebrated (the alleged origins of Mother Night, aka Matrum Noctem in… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: the Divine Union between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine
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
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