Warm greetings and a very Merry Meet Monday to all!
The first of the harvest holidays is here! The Sabbat Lughnasadh/Lammas will take place on Saturday, August 1st.
For more information about this happy holiday, you can learn more about both the history and how to celebrate:
- How to Celebrate Lughnasadh Alone
- Lúnasa-A Brief History of the First Harvest
- Lughnasadh Celebration Ritual
As a holiday based around the harvest, wheat and bread are symbolic and will make excellent offerings on your Lughnasadh altar- or as a tasty and homemade way to celebrate!
~Full Sturgeon Moon~
The next full moon is just a few days away- you should be able to catch the August Full Sturgeon Moon in all it’s glory on the nights of August 2nd and 3rd .
WHY IS IT CALLED THE STURGEON MOON?
August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.
Other names for this Full Moon include ” Full Green Corn Moon ,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, “ Wheat Cut Moon,” “ Moon When All Things Ripen, ” and ” Blueberry Moon .”
Something of Interest
For those interested in delving into the divination practice of tarot cards , there are a host of resources available to you on the Tarot Spreads & Rituals page on the Spells8 main site.
Whether you are just getting started or are looking for new spreads to add to your reading abilities, there is a collection of videos and guides to encourage and inspire your next reading.
If you are thinking about how to cleanse and purify your tarot deck, there is an Elemental Clearing Ritual for Tarot Cards
And for those considering delving deeper into tarot , you may be interested in taking the Whole Tarot Video Course:
Happy Card Reading!
The current ongoing challenge is calling all witches to think eco, and put your magic to use for the benefit of nature!
Take a look at Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE: Earth-Friendly Magic if you are interested in participating!
The challenge will close at midnight on Sunday, August 2nd. After that time, shout-outs and prizes will be given to all participants!
Merry Meet to all of the new members who have joined the forums over the past week!
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For those who haven’t already, please head on over to Introductions and create a new post to introduce yourself! Feel free to share your name, your country, what aspects of the practice call to you, how long you have been practicing, and/or anything else you would like to share!
We would all love to give you a very warm welcome to the Spells8 Forum Family
- A round of applause for @mrs who has written the most posts and shared so much of her wisdom over the last week! We are blessed to be able to learn from someone who has so many wonderful things to share
- Hearts and hugs to @roxanne who has liked the most posts and given the most love over the past seven days! Thank you so much for sharing your endless kindness and big heart with all of us
And of course a big thank you to everyone here in the forums- reading your posts and hearing about your experiences is always such a pleasure! It is so wonderful to have a place where we can come together- even if we may be far apart physically!
What plans are coming your way this week? Will you be celebrating Lughnasadh ? Excited for the full moon ? Feel free to share with a new post in the forums, or in the comments below!
May the passage into harvest season bring you abundance and joy, and may all of your hard work come to fruition now!