Lammas – August 1, 2019 – The Beginning of Harvest

Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot

I humbly accept the blessings and abundance offered to feed my body, mind, and spirit, with the knowledge that sacrifices will need to be made to gain a better understanding in the choices to be made and actions to be taken to help ensure an abundant future.

Lughnasa or Lammas is an ancient celebration of the first harvest and honors the God Lugh, who is credited with creating the celebration in honor of his mother,
Tailtiu. Offerings of the first grains as well as fruits, vegetables and berries are used in ritual as part of the celebration.

Lammas Tarot Spread

During the week of Lammas, take a moment to reflect. Look back upon the first half of this year and the ideas, projects, and intentions you initiated.

  • Sew: Ask yourself, Did I start them with mindfulness, or was I careless? Either way, you’ve created something, and now, as the first harvest begins, it’s time to reap what you’ve sown. What will you pull from the roots and make use of?
  • Nurture: What have your initiations grown into? Did they blossom or never break ground? Diving deep and taking honest stock here will help you navigate the remainder of the year.
  • Releasing: Lammas is also a holiday of remembrance and releasing, so don’t worry if you need to let go of something that just didn’t make it. Not everything survives. Letting go helps you be fully present in the now and ready to take the next turn in your journey.
  • Planning: What steps can you take to plan for a more fruitful harvest next year? Have you thought about what seeds you will sew in preparation?

Pull a card for each bullet point, add cards for clarification as needed.

Wishing one and all a Happy & Bountiful Lammas.

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