Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh
Lammas or Lighnasadh is a time of transformation. It is the first of the 3 harvest celebrations and was seen by our ancestors as the beginning of Autumn. The Celtic name Lughnasadh means the ” funeral games of Lugh”. This funeral doesn’t honor Lugh but his foster mother Tailte. With the coming of autumn the sun god Lugh begins his descent into old age and as his strength wanes the sun rises farther and lower to the south and the night grow longer. As with many pagan festivals this one was adopted and adapted by the Christian religion and became known as Lammas or “Loaf Mass.” This sabbat is a great time to honor the harvest from your garden and from your inner garden as well. The fruits of your labors can be seen in both!
Lughnasadh (loo-nas-ah)-Northern Hemisphere: August 1
Southern Hemisphere: February 1
Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter day
Colors are Yellows, Red, Bronze, Brown, Orange, Dark Green
Food: Corn and Grains, Blackberries, Apples Nuts, Cider, Ale Beer, Bread, all garden produce,
Scents & Herbs: Aloes, Frankincense, Hollyhock, Rose, Heather, Hops, Sunflower, Marigold, Blackthorn, Yarrow, Vervain, Sandalwood, Basil
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Citrine Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Obsidian
Deities: Lugh, Cerridwen, Isis, Ceres, all harvest deities
Sacred Symbols: Corn and Gourds, Corn Dollies, Harvest Tools, the Cornucopia and the Cauldron
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