Thursday, 29 July 2010

Free Spell - Lammas/Lugnasadh

Ok, August the 1st is nearly here and I haven't had much time to prepare anything at all. But it doesn't mean that I don't intend to have a great time on Sunday! Here are some ideas for you if you are wanting to enjoy the last of the warm witch's sabbats :)

  • This is a time for bread and baking, so if you are so inclined and talented, now is the time to start planning your feeding festivities! I know some people like to prepare and freeze the dough but I'm not really an expert is this field so you wouldn't want to take advice from me on this!
  • Continuing with the food theme, the obvious option is to bring in summer fruits. Berries are a favourite of mine and bring a lot of colour to your home or altar too. If you can keep your hands off them for that long ;)
  • It's still summery and so the colours need to be orange, yellows and golds. But there are some greens coming in too. You may want to decorate your altar with citrine, green aventurine, tiger's eye and carnelian.
  • Decorate with flowers too. Sunflowers are often used but anything that you feel drawn to and sums up your mood is good.
  • If you are able to, also spend the day and or evening with some really good company. Because this is the last of the summer sabbats, I always feel it important to make the most of that happy, relaxed atmosphere and good friends always bring that with them.
As for the spell, I'm not going to do anything too complicated because I will not have the time to prepare. But Lammas/Lugnasadh is a time of abundance and gratitude so - these being qualities I can really appreciate! - I will be turning to an adaptation from an older spell of mine. This helps you to value what you have in your life and to hang on to the feelings and the benfits for as long as possible, despite going into the winter months soon.

I recommend you doing this after you have eaten and are at a comfortable body temperature. You shouldn't really try this with a feeling of need as it would not be fitting to the festival spirit.

All you will need, other than your chosen decorations, are some coins or some kind of harvest (such as your fruits). Place them in front of you or at the centre of your altar.

I receive this abundance
That blesses my day
This gift will enhance
And for more will make way

So the season'll move forward
The year will turn round
But this bounty stays with me
It's strength I have found!

If you have any plans for your own Lammas celebrations by the way, I'd love to hear from you! Have a good one :)


  1. You've got a double http://http:// on some of your links to your Ezine articles. I think it was just the last two that I noticed this on but you should check them all. I thought your articles posted there were quite good. I came here through them.

  2. Hi Laura, thank you for letting me know!

    I enjoyed writing the articles and so really appreciate your comment. Think I might do things a bit differently if I was to rewite them now though. Witchcraft is so fluid and ever-changing for me :)