Heralding back to a time when the Watchers oversaw the Fixed Cross, Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is one of the four festivals within the Celtic tradition that acknowledges the midpoints between the Cross of Matter, a time when our star, Sol, reaches the halfway point between the Turning of the Seasons and the Balancing of the Days (Solstice and Equinox). That celebration took place on Sun-day, the 7th, when the Sun reached the 15th degree of Leo, or Fixed Fire.
Today, the 8th has no especial significance, aside from the unique cosmic conditions that arise on any given ‘solar’ day, and has only become significant in recent years with Western numerology and those channelling information from other levels of consciousness. Alas there is no greater emphasis on the physical and spiritual worlds being closer to each other than on any other day; or a portal of manifestation (it is a FIXED solar time, which is a deeply interior time looking at your relationship to the internal spark of light that fuels your psyche); or alignment between stars, signs and numbers more significant; or alignment between the Earth and Sirius; or the heliacal rising of Sirius (which is on the 12th of August this year).
That said, any reference to the astrological significance of a Western Calendar date can be read with an open heart and you can receive the transmission in the way that you need and I wish you an insightful space to hold for Lugh and the onset of Northern hemispheric harvest (autumn), as our agrarian predecessors, more connected to the land than we currently are, once did.
Blessings to you and yours on the day after Lugh, ironically celebrated on the 1st, but should around this date!
Art by Kandy Hurley