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…

Lughnasa

by Anna Franklin, author of Pagan Ways Tarot. With the hot days of summer shortening, the Fool reaches the coast. He finds a voluptuous, reflective woman standing alone by the sea, which represents the unconscious mind. She holds a goblet in one hand and a sheaf of wheat in the other, symbolizing the harvest of water and earth. Behind her, the Sun is beginning to set in the west, descending into the Otherworld. “The Wheel…