Lammas Blessings to those of us who reside in the Southern Hemisphere. I wish you warm summer days of safety and joy.
Also known as Lughnasadh or Lunasa.
Lammas is the “cross-quarter” day marking the first harvest of early grain, where the first loaf of the bread from the harvest is broken and shared in the name of the Goddess. All crops associated with grain and of the season are sacred to this time. It is a time to reflect on the successes of the year and to reward yourself for jobs well done. Lammas magik can be the magik of facing up to change. The God gives his energy to the crops to ensure life while the Goddess, as the Mother, prepares to transform into her aspect as the Crone. The God loses his strength as the days grow shorter.
IMBOLC – Northern Hemisphere
And to all who dwell in the Northern Hemisphere I wish you a safe and healthy passage through the cold and frosty days.
Also known as Imbolg, Candlemas, Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia and Brigid’s Day.
Imbolc is the time of the beginning of beginnings, the time to consider carefully what you will do with the year stretching before you. Imbolc brings the awakening of the life force when the first green shoots of bulbs appear. Life is stirring again and this marks the Goddess recovering after giving birth while the newborn God is depicted as a small child nursing from his mother. The God is growing, spreading sunshine all around causing things to grow. It is a time to honour the feminine and get ready for spring.