Lammas, or Lughnasadh
For those in the North
On this day, as the Sun starts its noticeable descent into the darkness of winter, you are afforded a space to rejoice in the harvest of the fruits that you sowed in spring. So as you break bread this evening and give thanks for the sustenance granted to you from the Earth, be mindful that the life force absorbed from your harvest has been created by the quality of the seed you planted back on the 1st February.
For those in the South
On this day, as you take in the warming rays of the Sun, as it starts to stretch towards the brightness of summer, be conscious that you are planting a seed that will be ready to harvest at the start of Autumn at Imbolc on the 1st February. What things or projects are you planting? What would you like to start anew? Plant with intent, knowing that the beams of the Sun will store their power within your hopes for the times coming.
Wherever you may reside, may this moment be the ground from which all your future actions and intentions manifest.
Image Credit – Golden Lion by Cathy McCelland