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Lughnasadh and Lammas - Journey Through the Wheel of the Year

Ashley Krout, Making Magic Simple and Powerful

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8 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:02
    • 2. History of Lughnasadh

      2:14
    • 3. Significance of Lughnasadh

      2:10
    • 4. Magical Correspondences and Altar Ideas

      1:00
    • 5. Ways to Celebrate Lughnasadh

      1:52
    • 6. Inner Work and Journal Prompts

      1:06
    • 7. Lugh Meditation

      5:24
    • 8. Thank You!

      0:42

About This Class

Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, is the first of three harvest festivals on the wheel of the year and occurs between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. It is a time of honoring the harvest, while celebrating the last weeks of summer.

The seasons correspond to different parts of our growth so even if the weather doesn’t match summer, we can still utilize this energy to further our inner work.

With the Journey Through the Wheel of the Year Series, my intention is to breakdown the sabbats so you can implement them into your life without overwhelm.

Each year you can dive into the celebrations more deeply, but in the beginning, these classes can help you know where to start!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • The history and significance of Lughnasadh
  • Some easy ways you can celebrate, including some ideas for celebrating with children
  • The magical correspondences and altar ideas
  • How to balance light and dark through a relaxing guided meditation
  • How to do inner work with several journal prompts and a beautiful coloring page

The class handbook and coloring page are located in the files section of the Class Project.

 

Transcripts

1. Introduction: also known Islam Mosque, is the first of three hardest festivals found on the wheel of the year. It occurs between the summer solstice and the internal equinox. It's a time of honoring the harvest while celebrating those last final weeks of some in this class, we're going to cover the history and significance of Windows, magical correspondences associated with it. Some tips for celebrating some ultra ideas journal props with a coloring page for your inner break during this time and a meditation for connecting to the Celtic Cod blue. This class is intended to be introduction to, you know, to help you get started celebrating right away without any in the next video, we'll cover the history and significance of this habit. 2. History of Lughnasadh: also known as La Moss, falls between the summer solstice and the atonal equinox. Llamas is a celebration of the first harvest and translates to loaf mess. It's a time when all the summer vegetables have been harvested and the foods with longer harvest times like grains or apples or corn are about to be harvested. And unlike sow in when the Earth is in a dying part of the cycle at one. Also, we know there is still more harvest to look forward to, since it's the first of the three hardest festivals and condom and falls before, maybe In and Salin in the Northern Hemisphere. It's usually celebrated on August 1st and in the Southern Hemisphere around February 1st and more recent times, the celebration has been moved to the Sunday nearest that date. So if you feel behind, don't worry. Llamas can be celebrated by Commemorating the harvest or by honoring the God Lou when honoring glue. The holiday is more commonly called Lughnasa. Liu is an Irish guard of the son who was a master of all skills. As legend goes, he was at the Hall of Torah, which is the whole of the high kings of Ireland, the guard told him. Only one king per skill will be let in. So he repeatedly comes up to the guard asking if this skill will get him into that school, get him in. But the guard turns him away every time because there's already a king there with that skill. So finally blew returns with a different tactic and asks the guard if anyone there is a master of all skills, and since there isn't the guard allows him toe enter, and he gets his rightful place in the hall of tired. Throughout ancient history, grain held a place of great importance. It became associated with the perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. Told through stories of love and grief such as Ishtar and Temas, Demeter and Persephone E and Andonis with Per Sefa knee and Aphrodite E. It was an ominous sign if the green was harvested before the moss. As it meant, the previous year's harvest hadn't lasted as long as it needed to. But by August 1st, regardless, if there was still grain supply left, the first sheaves of grain were harvested by the farmer and his wife would turn them into the first loaves of bread for that season. And the next video, I'll share the significance of Lughnasa with you 3. Significance of Lughnasadh: falling between Letta, the summer solstice and maybe in the fall Equinox Lughnasa is a time to recognize that summer is coming to an end. This is the time that long term intentions set in the spring begin coming into fruition. It's also a fertile time to set new intentions as the August sun is a powerful manifesting force, even though most of the land is dry and not as green a spring. We know the brilliant colors of autumn are coming soon. There is always something to look forward to. As the seasons change. In our day and age, we live with immeasurable conveniences. Our lives have other struggles, for sure. But if we look at the lives of our ancestors, they didn't have the convenience of running to a store For basic staples. Like most of us dio, that is definitely something to be grateful for, especially this time of year. This is a significant holiday for anyone living off the land, since an abundant harvest of grains means the difference between a healthy winter or suffering in a culture becoming increasingly disconnected from natural rhythms. This connection to the land has made llamas one of the least honored festivals on the wheel of the year. In a time where we can have any food year round, it's even more vital that we use this time to reconnect to the Earth and its natural cycles . Le mas is also a time to connect with the divine energy or our source helping us see we're not alone. It can be difficult to show gratitude and appreciation when we feel alone or stuck. But by remembering, we're in this together that will hopefully lessen the burdens we sometimes carry. And since Lughnasa is a day dedicated to the Irish car Lou, the god of crafts and skill, this is a timeto honor the work the sun has done all summer long, along with the work we've done this year. Even though it's humans who plant the seeds and tend to the crops, it's the sun and source who make it grow and nourish our bodies. It's also a wonderful time to refine your skills and talents or to begin learning a new craft. This applies to everything from pro saying to singing leather, crafting, toe learning, a new instrument. In the next video, we'll go over some alter ideas and the magical correspondences that are associated with Lughnasa 4. Magical Correspondences and Altar Ideas: Lughnasa is all about celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of harvest, so colors, animals, foods, plants and gemstones that reflect this are front and center for this habit. Animals include roosters, cows or the phoenix for Earth's flours and oils. I suggest some flowers, roses, rosemary or frankincense for foods, things like grains or breads, honey or late summer Berries. You could make like a strawberry shortcake and drizzle some honey on there for gemstones of city in PSA treen, adventuring and for colors, golden yellows, rich brown tones, deep greens. And if you put that together, some ideas for LAMAs or Lughnasa alter include vines or a cornucopia corn dollies, we and other dried grains, sudden flowers, late summer vegetables or early on and vegetables just anything that reminds you of harvest time and warmth and abundance. Next, we'll cover some ways you can celebrate Lughnasa 5. Ways to Celebrate Lughnasadh: So for some ways to celebrate Lughnasa, you could make the nossa syrup to store for the winter. The rest of these in the course handbook, and it's a great way to get a taste of summer when we're in the depths of winter. You could make corn or wheat dollies to displaying your alter or within your home for the fallen winter. You can play into that amble to symbolize the returning of green to the earth and help bring a good crop for the new year. You could spend as much time outside as possible, expressed gratitude for the sun practice son magic or learn about the sun's role in astrology. Look up your family's history. Set up an altar toe, honor ancestors and deceased loved ones expressing gratitude for the work they did in their lifetimes. Visit a craft fair crafts, and I didn't using the skills you have. Visit a local harvest, festival it outside and enjoy the last days of summer. More practice. Sun salutations outside. Create an altar that draws in bright energies for your home. Have a feast incorporating in season foods. Regardless, if you grew them or not, bless the food you eat it honors the land and your body. Learning new skill. Create a protection ritual for your home and your body. Then they also have some ways you could celebrate Lughnasa with Children. You could put on a play or tell a story about the life cycle of grain. You could read stories about harvest time. Write a story or poem. Sing a song together. Learn how to play a new instrument together. Learn how bread is made from seed to table Makesem corn dollies together. Make or purchase a loaf of bread. Play an outdoor game toe honor. Lose foster mother tell you to Lughnasa is also a wonderful time to do some inner work. So in the next video, all share some simple and powerful journal prompts you can use for some profound inner work . 6. Inner Work and Journal Prompts: Lughnasa is the time to harvest any metaphorical seeds planted or intentions invoked in the spring time. If you went through my ambled or a started class, review your journal promise from this time and look for ways that your life has changed in ways you've grown since then. This is also a great time to go within and practice gratitude and evaluate where you like your life to be with your goals. The following questions are in the course handbook, along with the coloring page. You can add to your alter or just color to get yourself in a relaxed mindset to answer the problems. So first, what themes have shown up in your life this spring and summer? What are you harvesting now from seeds planted earlier this year? What is a skill or talent you'd like to learn or refine? What ways did your ancestors lives look different than your life and then go ahead and write at least 10 things you're grateful for. In the next video, I'll guide you through a meditation to connect with the Irish God Lu. Feel free to listen to the meditation before answering the previous questions 7. Lugh Meditation: get into a comfortable position, close your eyes and become aware of your breathing. Begin slowing your breath and and feel your body. Begin to relax, letting go of any. Observe any papa and then allow them to flu. Keep breathing slowly and find yourself on a warm, sandy beach with a golden yellow sun. The sun touches your shoulders ever so the earth below you. Um, it's a warm glow as you walk across the stage. Each step draws this warm up into your body, beginning at your that up to you, then to your waist up to your chest and finally top of your head. You notice your body is glowing. Looking down at your hand, you become enchanted by the golden sheen on your skin. Sparkling. You begin walking along the beach, hearing the gentle crash of each wave rhythmically flowing. Suddenly, you're aware of a mysterious but kind presence. As we studied his strong warrior features, you realize this is blue Irish. He smiled softly, sending waves of truth and powered through every cell of your body. The same golden light shining on your body is emanating from his whole breathe in this golden light, letting it travel from the top of your down to the tips of your toes until it spills out onto the warm sand as you bask in the golden warmth of lose strength and wisdom reflect on the talents you'd like to grow skills you'd like to develop and what you would like to manifest. My voice will go away for a few moments. As you contemplate the musings of your notice. Lose slowly your site. As his figure, he turns into a 1,000,000 tiny flecks of gold absorbing into the sky. The warm golden light remains on your skin, filling your heart with Let yourself feel empowered, comforted and strong. This is a great to pause and think of how far you have already come. Take a moment to reflect on all you're grateful for, whether it is a skill or talent you already have. Or maybe it's something you're working on manifesting into your life rather too, for what we have. What we want to have helps us have more call upon whenever you need help to remember your potential. You are infinite being of this universe. Whatever you desire to do and become is with your power move forward with your dreams and manifestations with knowing that you can ask for his guidance and wisdom. Begin walking back to you. Wiggle your toes, stretch out your figures that's slowly and 8. Thank You!: I want to thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your magical journey. As a reminder, this class was simply an introduction to Lughnasa. With such a long history, there are so many ways this savage has been celebrated that I didn't cover here. My intention with this class and with all of my classes was to break it down in a way that allows you to easily incorporate it into your life without any overwhelm. Year after year, you can dive into the celebrations a little more deeply if you choose to. But in the beginning, these classes can help. You know where to start. The next holiday will cover is maybe in which occurs on the atonal equinox near the end of September. I hope to see you in that class as well. Thank you.