Happy Lammas and TWO Full Moons this Month!
Lammas, or Lughnasad, is a pagan festival for the first harvest of the year – especially wheat harvests and is celebrated on August 1. Break bread with your loved ones and neighbors tonight at your campfire and while you are at it, sing a few songs of gratitude.
The goddess often celebrated here is Ceres(Roman), Demeter(Greek), Mari (Basque, a new one for me) – goddesses of harvest, agriculture and more. The message is to gather together to nurture and appreciate one another while sharing the first harvest. In your prayers and meditations concentrate on deepening higher awareness, psychic ability, better interpersonal relationships, and doing what is right rather than what is easy. (The Grandmother of Time, Z Budapest, 1989 pgs. 155-160 and from the blog Journeying to the Goddess)
Also, this month we have TWO full moons – the first of which is tomorrow, August 2, known as the Barley Moon and the second of which is August 31 (also known as a Blue Moon because it is the second of two in one month). Enjoy the potentially powerful exploration of these energies this month – commune with the moon by simply sitting in her light and soaking it up or saying a prayer. Gathering with loved ones and setting intentions or releasing old habits, beliefs, energy can be powerful as well. If you choose to align with these energies purposefully, you may gain greater clarity, integrity and powerful intention/manifestation this month and you may discover greater purpose in your daily lives through this raw sense of connection.
Play, explore, pay attention, and have fun! Peace, Rodasi