Lughnasadh – the first harvest

Lughnasadh and the first harvest is here. I love the symbolism of the Lammas loaf, but for this cycle it doesn’t feel representative of what I have ‘grown’. (We’ve transitioned away from working our forest, packed up our household, and just started living and traveling in an RV full time.) So while I’ll have more thoughts on our land in the future, for this Lughnasadh I’ve been reflecting on what I have grown and offered as permanent content here so far this year. May this initial harvest bestow blessings, and a Happy Lughnasadh to all!

Wheel of the Year and Festivals

Added a main page on the Wheel of the Year, and pages for 7 of the 8 festivals, with seasonal posts included on the relevant festival page. (Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, and the Fall Equinox*.) The home page shows the current cycle of seasonal celebrations. I also have plans to add a Heathen festivals page (actually ready to go), and branch out from there.

 

Ogam Celtic Calendar

I am expanding the Celtic calendar Ogam tree pages to include folklore and references for further study, with a goal to finish each month by the New Year (Samhain).

The current month’s tree is highlighted on the home page, and include- Beith/November, Luis/December, Fearn/January, Saille/February, Nuin/March, Huathe/April, Duir/May, Tinne/June, Cull/July, Muin/August*, Gort/September*, Ngethal/October*, and Ruis/last 3 days in October*.

 

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About the Author

Retired from an environmental protection career in California, and letting my forested land in the Southeast heal itself, I traveled throughout North America for 4 years. As an OBOD Druid, I enjoy building connections - keeping seasonal festivals (the Wheel of the Year), honoring places and spirits, connecting with plants (using the Ogham), and visiting with other Druids.

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