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Lughnasadh


Lughnasadh is also called Lunasa, Lughnasa, Lugnnassadh, Lammas or Harvest Festival.

Lughnasadh is one of the eight Sabbaths of the Celtic wheel of the year, falls on August 1st and is one of the 3 festivals in which the harvest is celebrated.

It is usually called Lughnasadh to recall the name of the god Lugh who is celebrated on this occasion, but it is also called by the name Lammas.


On this day we celebrate the god Lugh, giver of abundance and wisdom, marks the peak of the harvest. Metaphorically speaking, in fact, let's just say that on this day the god Lugh dies to feed men, and he will be reborn with the new harvest.


It was typical on this Sabbath for young people to take a trial period between couples. In fact, the two young people inserted their hands into a pierced stone and there they promised to love each other for a year and a day. At the end of this probationary period, if their love would last, they could have crowned their love or put an end to it.



MOON: Harvest Moon

SYMBOLS: Wheat, dolls of wheat, ears, sun

COLORS: yellow, red, gold, brown

DIVINITY: All the solar deities, of agriculture, Lugh.

TRADITIONAL FOODS: wheat bread, corn, ears, wheat, seasonal fruits, blackberries, blueberries.

STONES: Carnelian, Citrine, Amber, Tourmaline, Aventurine, sun stone

HERBS: Heather, Wild plum, Wheat, Barley, Acacia, Aloe, Frankincense, Oak leaves, Sunflowers

INCENSE: Sandalwood

CANDLES: see colors


Activities:


- Take some wheat and create wheat dolls to give to friends and family as a prosperity

- Bake some nice bread and offer it to your family for lunch

- Bake small loaves in the shape of a god and eat them ritually

- If you consume fruit during the ritual dinner, do not throw away the seeds, plant them and and if something grows, take care of it

- If you have a wheat field, collect the wheat and prepare the bread

- Donate bread to the less fortunate or to wild animals

- Get your pets to participate in the celebrations

- Have a nice picnic with your friends and relatives

- Insert a small protection spell inside the dolls you are going to make

- Do a nice meditation when the sun is high in the sky

- During this day, burn a piece of paper inside the cauldron with a wish written inside of it and ask Lugh for help

- Free yourself from negative thoughts and let only positive ones in

- Throw some grain into a river or stream and bless it

- Take some wheat when the sun is high in the sky thanking Lugh for the magnificent gift, bless it and purify it with sandalwood and insert a small hidden bunch in each room of the house (this will always ensure abundance)

- Cook some corn and scatter them in the woods and pine forests so that the birds can eat them


How to decorate the altar:


- Red / yellow / orange tablecloth (or one of these colors or two or all three, of your choice) or one color that represents a sun or wheat

- Take a picture of the grain and place it on your altar

- Collect some grain and place it on your altar

- Gold colored candles

- Sandalwood incense

- A doll made of wheat to symbolize the God Lugh

- Inside the cauldron insert some grain and the photo you previously placed on the altar, burn it inside, but only after writing your wish behind it

- Do a little prosperity ritual


This is all witches, if you have anything else to add, let us know below in the comments.

Blessed be


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