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Focusing on the celebration of Lammas, the two upcoming super full moons in August 2023

"The next super full moon is a time for healing and transformation. If you're facing challenges in your life, use this time to release the past and embrace the future. The moon's energies can help you to let go of what no longer serves you and step into your full potential."



Lammas or Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh is the festival of the Celtic god Lugh, who represents fire, light, skills and crafts. Lammas is an ancient Celtic harvest festival that is celebrated on 1st August. It is a time to give thanks for the first fruits of the harvest and to mark the beginning of the harvest season.

 

The name Lammas comes from the Old English word "hlafmas", which means "loaf-mass". This is because Lammas was traditionally a time to bake bread from the first new grain of the harvest.

Lammas is often associated with the pagan goddesses Ceres and Demeter.

 

There are many ways to celebrate Lammas. Here are a few ideas:

  • Bake bread from the first new grain of the harvest.

  • Have a feast with family and friends.

  • Go for a walk in nature.

  • Give thanks for the abundance of the harvest.

  • Make something out of the stalks of corn maybe choosing to decorate your creation with yellow or orange ribbons.

 

This time is also an opportunity to celebrate personal growth and achievements. If you have made any mistakes, what have you learned from that experience?  

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

 

Two Super Full Moons in August

Next month there will be two super full moons in August. The first full Sturgeon super moon will be on August 1st and the second full Blue super moon will be on August 31st. This is a rare occurrence happening about every two to three years when a full moon appears twice in one calendar month, hence the saying ‘once in a blue moon’. The blue moon is also called a goal moon, a good opportunity to set yourself some longer-term goals.

 

The Sturgeon full moon is the August full moon, named after the large number of sturgeon fish that were found in the Great Lakes in North America this time of year.  

 

A super full moon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. This means that the moon appears larger and brighter than usual. Super full moons are often associated with increased emotional intensity and heightened spiritual awareness.

 

In terms of crystal work, super full moons are a powerful time to cleanse and charge crystals. You can leave your crystals out in the moonlight overnight to soak up the moon's energy. This will help to clear away any negative energy that may be trapped in the crystals and activate their healing properties.

 

Here are some other ideas you may like to consider to work with these super moon energies

 

  • Moon bath. This is a simple but effective way to connect with the moon's energy. Fill a bath with warm water and add some essential oils or salts. Then, sit and relax under the moonlight, in it.

 

  • Shadow work. The full moon is a powerful time to face your shadow side and work through any unresolved issues. You can do this through journaling, therapy, or other forms of self-reflection.

 

  • Time in nature. The full moon is a beautiful time to be in nature. Go for a walk, sit outside, or stargaze.

 

No matter how you choose to work with the energy of the super full moons, listen to your intuition and do what feels right for you. The most important thing is to connect with the moon's energy and allow it to work its magic.

 

With love & lunar blessings

Jane


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