LUGHNASADH is a celebration of the Sun and the Earth and what they have achieved together. The fields are golden, and the fruit is ripe. It's the time of the first harvest.
We give thanks to Mother Earth and all of her Helpers and to Father Sky for providing us with an abundant bounty that will last through the coming winter months.
We celebrate the joy of life and the warmth of the season. Even though the days are warm, they are getting shorter and colder and darker times are moving in.
We walk across the fields of nature and enjoy the smells and feeling of summer in all of its glory. Touching the grass, the wild flowers, and the corn; a feast for the eyes, the nose and the mind.
We walk across the field of our life. What is ripe for harvest? What still needs to grow? What would we like to finish? What would we like to start over?
It's a time of contemplation, of taking stock of what has happened thus far. To go within and really think about what was, what is, what will be, and what we want to be.
As the wheel of the year keeps moving forward, it's a time to take a short break to give thanks to those who look after us and keep us safe and protected.