Inspired Gardening at Lammas (and all year long)

Celebrate Lammas by exploring sacred gardening ideas with Sacred Actions author Dana O’Driscoll Many of us celebrate Lammas (or Lughnasadh) this week on Sunday, August 1st, the nearest full moon to July 31st. Lammas traditionally heralds the start of the grain harvest; in the Middle Ages, it was observed with a loaf made from the first harvest—literally “loaf-mass”—from which we get the more modern name of the festival “Lammas”. In early Christianity, the first loaves…

Imbolc and the Sacred Horns

by Laura Perry, author of The Minoan Tarot. This week marks the Gaelic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This is the time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In the British Isles and parts of North America, it’s the point when we start looking for signs of Spring, signals that life is returning to the land. So what could Imbolc possibly have to do with the Minoans of…