Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Preparing for Lughnasad

The Gardens are Wanning,
 kinda sounds like Waiting doesn't it ?

Waiting for another turn of the Wheel, 
Waiting, Wanning for Lughnasad, on
August Eve or August 1st, 

Lugh, The Sun God of the ending Celtic Summer,
The First Harvest, 
the Beginning of the End of Summer !!!
Also said as "Lammastide", meaning "loaf mass",
A Saxon word said as "hlaf", or "loaf"
The Gathering of bread 
and grains of the First Harvest, 

Another folklore and ritual of Lughnasad is the struggle for the harvest between two Gods.
One, called Crom Dubh, generates the growth of the crops and guards as his Treasure,
Lugh, must seize it for Mankind
The second , Eithne a woman represents the grain,

The perennials are blossoming at their peek,
Hostas, Ferns, Flocks showing off
their beautiful blooms and foliage, 

The wildflowers are passing 
and producing seeds for next spring, 

Herbs, First Harvest Vegetables  are at their Fullest bounty, 
ready to harvest, and 
hang to dry for cooking, preserving or teas, 

I wish it could wait a little longer,
This Spring, Summer Season 
has gone by so fast for me,

Bittersweet, this thing "time", 
I have plenty of Thyme in the Garden,
however where is it in the Life?

So we must cherish and enjoy as we 
go along, be thankful in this 
Harvest, Lughnasad Season, 
so here a Spell  to guide us through,

Ceres and Demeter, Corn Mother,
Kore/Persephone, the Grain,

Goddess Demeter,
Join me here,
The first Harvest of the year,
Bounty in all things I spell,
 For all my Folk to be well  !

As Above , so Below
So Mote it Be !!

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