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LAMMAS (1st August): time to harvest

Lammas, (also called Lughnasadh) comes at the beginning of August. It is one of the Pagan festivals of Celtic origin which split the year into four.

Celts held the festival of the Irish god Lugh at this time and later, the Anglo-Saxons marked the festival of hlaefmass - loaf mass or Lammas - at this time.

For these agricultural communities this was the first day of the harvest, when the fields would be glowing with corn and reaping would begin. The harvest period would continue until Samhain when the last stores for the winter months would be put away.

Although farming is not an important part of modern life, Lughnasadh is still seen as a harvest festival by Pagans and symbols connected with the reaping of corn predominate in its rites.

Let’s have a look at the chart!

In this fantastic melody of the earth, we realize that the scout planets are: * the asteroid Ceres

* Venus

I consciously put in light Ceres even if it is called the dwarf planet. Its symbol is huge and let’s remember mythology....

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She is the only one of Rome's many agricultural deities to be listed among the Dii Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.

Venus was a Roman goddess, whose functions encompass love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor.

There’s another important sign with the moon in Virgo, showing us the move from the (male) sun energy of Leo to the feminine and nurturing energy of the earth.

So the feast of Lammas, (Lughnasadh) holds its promise of harvest and invites us to SEE what nurtures us in order to harvest a positive energy and to act according to the laws of nature.

Let’s remember accepting our duality we can become whole...



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