Lughnasadh / Lammas

Brón Trogaill/Trogain, Festival of First Fruits, First Harvest, Feast of Bread, Bread Harvest, August Eve, Gŵyl Galan/Calan Awst (Welsh, ‘Feast of August’), Freysblot/Freysfest (Norse) August 1 Lughnasadh (LOO-na-saa) is a cross-quarter festival which roughly falls halfway between the summer solstice (Litha) and the autumn equinox (Mabon). The agricultural year changes from growing to harvesting, and theContinue reading “Lughnasadh / Lammas”

August’s Corn Moon

Corn Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Herb Moon, Dispute Moon, Barley Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Grain Moon, Red Moon Nature Spirits: dryads Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange Colors: yellow, gold Flowers: sunflower, marigold Scents: frankincense, heliotrope Stones: cats eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate Trees: hazel, alder, cedar Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon Birds: crane,Continue reading “August’s Corn Moon”

July’s Blessing Moon

Blessing Moon, Mead Moon, Wyrt/Wort Moon, Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon Nature Spirits: hobgoblins, faeries of harvested crops Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop Colors: silver, blue-gray Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine Scents: orris, frankincense Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate Trees: oak, acacia, ash Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale Birds: starling, ibis,Continue reading “July’s Blessing Moon”

June’s Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon, Dyad Moon, Lovers Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon The days are long and the earth is bountiful with flowers and the first fruits. Enjoy time outdoors, and nurture your garden, your relationships and yourself! Nature Spirits: sylphs, zephyrsHerbs: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mossesColors: orange, golden-greenFlowers:Continue reading “June’s Sun Moon”

Litha / Midsummer

Summer Solstice, Samradh, Aerra Litha, Gathering Day, Vestalia, Feast of Epona, Gŵyl Ganol yr Haf (Welsh), Alban Hefin (Druid, ‘Light of the Shore’), Midsumarsblot (Norse) ~June 20-23 Litha, or Midsummer, celebrates the summer solstice. It is the longest day of the year, when the earth is at its closest tilt to the sun. Midsummer marks theContinue reading “Litha / Midsummer”