Saturday, 2 August 2014

Enjoyable Lughnasadh!


Hiya! Been spending Lughnasadh walking in the woods and eating some raspberries (though in the picture above you see a redcurrant :) ). It's been a very long time since I've reported about Lughnasadh. As an eclectic witch I usually don't do much complicated rituals. Mostly I go out to the nature, calm down, concentrate, burn candles (once back in the house) etc.

An article at Witchvox describes the heart of the festival in a beautiful way:

"Lughnasadh is a time of personal reflection and harvest, of our actions and deeds, events and experiences, our gains and losses. A time when we begin the cycle of reflection of that which is our life. A period for personal fertility magic to ensure the bountiful harvest of life's gifts and experiences, that which we have reaped though trial, tribulation, enjoyment, joy, love and loss. As my Elder once said to me, "We can not know what we have not experienced." Such is the truth of life รถ we become not by chance but by experience. Each experience opens a window into ourselves, into who we were, who we are, and whom we are choosing to become."  

http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usma&c=holidays&id=3558