Cat’s Morning Bits for August 1, 2021 Lammas/Lughnasadh Edtiom
Good Morning Beautiful Souls! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.
Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST
Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST
“As in the bread and wine, so it is with me.
Within all forms is locked a record of the past
And a promise of the future.
I ask that you lay your blessings upon me, Ancient Ones,
That this season of waning light
And increasing darkness may not be heavy.
So Mote It Be!”
- Faille, Lammas Ritual
Lammas | How to celebrate | Simple Ideas, DIYs & rituals | Corn Doll & Lughnasadh Feast
Seven Crystals for Lammas
Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh and is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. It is considered a time of giving thanks as the sun’s strength begins to wane and the spring crops become ready for harvest. There is a feeling of abundance at Lammas, but it is important to remember the long winter that is to come and that many of the crops must be prepared and stored in preparation.
ThoughtCo: Lammas Customs and Traditions
The early harvest and the threshing of grain has been celebrated for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the customs and legends surrounding the Lammas season.
Lisa Thiel – Lammas Song
“Once upon a Lammas Night
When corn rigs are bonny,
Beneath the Moon’s unclouded light,
I held awhile to Annie…
The time went by with careless heed
Between the late and early,
With small persuasion she agreed
To see me through the barley…
Corn rigs and barley rigs,
Corn rigs are bonny!
I’ll not forget that happy night
Among the rigs with Annie!”
- Robert Burns
Lammas Song by Inkubus Sukkubus
“‘Lughnassad’ means ‘the funeral games of Lugh’, referring to Lugh, the Irish sun god. However, the funeral is not his own, but the funeral games he hosts in honor of his foster-mother Tailte. For that reason, the traditional Tailtean craft fairs and Tailtean marriages (which last for a year and a day) are celebrated at this time. As autumn begins, the Sun God enters his old age, but is not yet dead. It is also a celebration of the first harvest. The Christian religion adopted this theme and called it ‘Lammas’, meaning ‘loaf-mass’, a time when newly baked loaves of bread are placed on the altar. An alternative date around August 5 (Old Lammas), when the sun reaches 15 degrees Leo, is sometimes employed by Covens.”
- Wiccan Holidays, Lughnassad (July 31 – August Eve)
Patheos-Pagan: First Harvest: Time for Inventory and Reset
The spiral inward begins at the beginning of August. Lughnasadh/Lammas is celebrated August 1st as a harvest Festival, as our gardens yield their treasures, and the earth feels like it’s about to burst with so much growth, lushness and space.
LUGHNASADH | Music for the first harvest, by Sebastián Sánchez-Botta
“Blessed be the Harvest,
Blessed be the Corn Mother,
Blessed be the Grain God,
For together they nourish both body and soul.
Many blessings I have been given,
I count them now by this bread.
Guardian of the East, I pray for your indulgence.
Hear me now as I request your aid in the cycle of life.
As your winds blow through fields of ripened grain,
Carry loosened seeds upon your back
That they may fall amidst the soil
That is our Mother Earth.”
- Lammas Ritual
Book of Shadows Page for Lammas & Lughnasadh Incense Recipe DIY, Witchcraft, Wicca, Magical Crafting
Today’s Recipe: Lammas Recipe: Honey Cornbread Muffins from The Kitchen Witch Cook Book
Magical Correspondences for Lammas/ Lughnasadh
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
Daily Tarot: Strength
Trust yourself to be able to handle absolutely anything today. It should be an easy day, and all you have to do is face whatever demands are made of you and then deliver what you can. You will not disappoint, even if you have to postpone doing or giving something. Trust that everything is working smoothly under your competent guidance, do your best, and have no regrets.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
I invite you to check out my websites!
The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/
Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)