Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, falls on August first and into August second. It marks the halfway point between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox, where the days begin to get shorter. Many celebrate this day with baking of breads and cakes, playing games, and making corn dollies.
Colours: gold, brown, green
Crystals: citrine, carnelian, moss agate
Herbs: frankincense, rosehip, basil
This year, I will be celebrating on my own with a journal, a pen, and a gorgeous sunset. As the name Lughnasadh comes after the sun god, Lugh, it feels more than fitting to spend some time under the light. I’ve written out some prompts to help guide me through my journaling and will be sharing them in case anyone else would like to journal too.
- Lughnasadh is the first of three harvests, where we gather what we have sown the months before. What goals did you set for yourself back in February? Has your work towards them met your deadline, surpassed it, fallen behind? Are you happy with your journey so far to achieve your goals?
- The days are still bright and full of sunshine, but they are getting shorter and there will eventually be darker hours. When you feel or notice a darker hour setting in on your life, whether it be emotional, mental, or physical, how do you go about handling it? Do you take steps to prevent it, or to make its stay less of a problem?
- Now is the perfect time to perform abundance spells. What are some things you wish to draw more of into your life? How would an abundance of those things benefit you?
- Lammas is also know for being a feast of bread, made from the grains that were harvested after their long days of growing in the heat. How have you grown in the past six months? Are you the same person you were at this time last year?
I hope you all have a wonderful sabbat, and if you plan to be celebrating, feel free to share your plans in the comments!