Wise Women, the wheel turns again and we find ourselves less than a week from Lammas/Lughnasadh
This is our first Harvest festival. It is a time of gratitude and celebration. (For more details and a little history on this fire festival, you can check out my blog on Lammas from last year.)
If you are new to the Wheel of Year you may not yet have traditions for this holiday. If you have been celebrating the turn of the wheel for some time, you may have your go to rituals and ways to celebrate.
For me Lammas marks the shift of movement toward the fall (my favorite season). It is the hottest time of year here in the northern hemisphere and it is also Leo season (think roaring gorgeous sunkissed lions). Summer is still with us but as she wanes the hot and languid, lazy days of this season become more precious. As with all things the more scarce the more precious.
So in celebration of Summer, our first harvest and that turn of the wheel I encourage you to plan yourself a Lammas ritual.
There are many options to choose from. This year as we find ourselves in the midst of a surging pandemic you will most likely find that your celebration will be closer to home. This is not the year for large potlucks and sharing of harvests in this way. Yet there are ways to include your community in your celebrations.
Emily Morrison MA, MFT