Harvests of the Sun

Today is Lammas or Lughnasadh, the first of the three cycles of the pagan calendar that offer us a moment to pause and reflect on the seeds of manifestation in our lives and to celebrate what already is. The meaning of Lammas comes from the Saxon name for the ‘feast of bread’. Lughnasadh comes from the Celtic festival of midsummer when Lugh the Corn King was celebrated for the grain harvest at this time of year. In ancient cultures Lammas celebrated the light of the sun warming the grains, ready for harvesting in turn nourishing the community. We are somewhat separated in Western culture from the cycles of the earth’s bounty yet we can still feel and move with the energy that Lammas initiates as it is deeply echoed in the blueprint of our world.

 

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