Thursday, July 21, 2011

Disseminating Moon in Aries - Old Lughnasadh

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

21st Day of the 8th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Tinne/Holly
11th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Tinne/Holly
21st Day of the Cycle of Faunus -
Days of Pan
Moon Phase: Disseminating
Moon sets: 12:32PM EDST
Moon rises: 11:41PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Fire Sign
of Aries
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The shores of home
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 6:07AM EDST
Sunset: 8:48PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
is the source of your courage?"
Beltane (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
July 21st, 2011

Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion ....

Old Lughnasadh - Lughnasadh is the festival of the Celtic Sun God Lugh. It is also known as Lammas from the old Hlafmas or Loafmas, a name which comes from the fact that it is also the festival of the first of the harvest.....

     It used to be the case that everyone would put aside their usual occupations and join together in the harvest. The first bread baked from this became the main part of the celebratory feast. It was considered unlucky to gather the last of the harvest and so everyone would gather around the last stems and, hurling the scythes, would work together to cut them down. Because of the way the crops were harvested many small animals would driven from the corn and these would also make their contribution to the feast. Regrettably today they are often slaughtered indiscriminately as the great harvesting machines clear all before them.
    Seek out a place where crops are being grown and see if you can pick just one or two ripe stems. If you look along the edges of the fields you will often see some 'strays' which avoids any need for trespass or walking on the crop, neither of which benefits the land nor will endear you to the farmer. Take these home and place them on your Altar. If you can find enough, weave a circle of corn to honor the season. You may also find that you can purchase ripened corn stalks from your florist. Whether you find or buy your corn, remember to make an offering of thanks to the land for the harvest.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year]

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