Sabbats

Lammas Correspondences

lammas

Other names: Lughnasadh, Lunasdal
Date: August 1 or 2
Meaning of the word: Lammas, or “Hlaf-mass”, is the Feast of the Bread; nasadh means “to give in marriage”, and Lugh is the name of a Celtic god; therefore, Lughnasadh means “to give in marriage to Lugh”.
Primary Focus: Bread harvest, first harvest, grain harvest, games of sport, blessings, payment of debts, weather magick
Age of holiday: Unkown
Astrological Sign: 15° Leo
Planetary ruler: Sun

Color Associations: Bronze, Brown, Gold, Red, Orange

Herbs: Acacia flowers, Aloes, Cornstalks, Frankincense, Heather, Hollyhock, Myrtle, Oak leaves, Sunflower, Wheat

Stones: Amber, Aventurine, Carnelian, Cat’s eye, Citrine, Granite, Lodestone, Marble, Moss agate, Obsidian, Peridot, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Sardonyx, Tourmaline, Topaz (golden)

Incense: Aloe, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Passion flower, Rose, Rose hips, Rosemary, Safflower, Sandalwood

Animals and Beasts: Calves, Centaurs, Griffin, Rooster, Phoenix

Symbols: Corn, Corn dollies, Flowers, Sheaves of grain, Sunflowers, The scythe, Threshing tools, Wheat stalks, Yellow Candles

Food: All grains, Berries, Breads, Cheese, Cider, Corn, Early apples, Fruits, Herbal ‘sun’ tea, Herbs, Jellies, Pie, Vegetables

Magickal Ideas for Your Ritual:
-Bless marriages, babies, and homes
-Make a wreath out of grain to honor the harvest
-Spells for health, abundance, careers, and connectedness
-Go camping and perform your ritual in the woods
-Design an outdoor scavenger hunt
-Have a picnic outdoors
-Bake breads and pretzels

Lammas Invocation*
The King and Queen are wed at last
While summer’s kiss turns fields and grass
To harvest gold, and garden gifts
Find sacrifice on eathern lips.

Witches gather hand to hand
Power raised along the band.
Vortex spiral in its quest
Force to form I manifest!

Debts repaid and games of sport,
Weather magick-Thor’s retort
Blessing babies, baking bread
Stocking up for winter’s stead.

Witches gather hand to hand
Power raised along the band.
Vortex spiral in its quest
Force to form I manifest!
Bonfires, dancing, circle round
Fruits and produce from the ground
Offer up a feast of praise
While shadows lengthen in the maze.

Witches gather hand to hand
Power raised along the band.
Vortex spiral in its quest
Force to form I manifest!

August sun turns all to bronze
Golden children singing songs
Fireflies flitter in the dusk
Touching all with faerie dust.

Witches gather hand to hand
Power raised along the band.
Vortex spiral in its quest
Force to form I manifest!

Dark Lord** melts into the night
Taking with him summer’s light
Merging wishes, law, and might
Removing evil from our sight.

Witches gather hand to hand
Power raised along the band.
Vortex spiral in its quest
Force to form I manifest!

Lammas Incense
Time: Best mixed the week prior to August 1
Herbs:
½ cup Benzoin Gum
¼ teaspoon Cloves
½ cup Juniper Berries
2 tablespoons Myrrh
Oils:
7 drops Frankincense Oil
7 drops Sandalwood Oil
Chant:
Prepare for the harvest of fields and of thoughts.

Please keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my experiences, and my opinions that I have gathered from my research. If you disagree, just remember: nothing in witchcraft is set in stone. There is no right way, or wrong way; just your way and my way. If you have something you’d like to add, please do so kindly in the comments.

Blessed be, brothers and sisters.

*Credited to “Solitary Witch” by Silver RavenWolf
**This does not refer to Satan or to Satanic practices. The Dark Lord is the representation of Saturn, authority, organization, and master of the crossroads between this world and the world of magick.

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