Lughnassadh

Countdown to Lughnassadh

August 7th, 2017
Happy Lughnassadh!

Colors:

darker shades of yellow, gold, yellow-brown, bronze

Symbols and themes

Corn

Wheat

Cornucopias

Phoenix

Reaping

Scythe

Threshing Tools

Gingerbread Men

DEITIES & ARCHETYPES

Dana

Demeter

Ceres

Isis

Llew

Lugh

Any deity who sacrifices him or herself for the substance of their followers.

Painted Sandwich Buns

This is an awesome idea I found on the internet. You can use this painting technique on any type of pastry. Use it to draw symbols, runes, or words on to your bread. Remember to use your magical intent! The recipe is for very delicious sandwich buns.

Make Your Own Paper

Here’s a great green way to make your own paper for your Book of Shadows, for written spells, or for correspondence. It seems pretty complicated at first, but if you follow one step at a time, it’s really not so hard. Look for ways to add a little magic to your paper-making process!Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, phone books, junk mail…pretty much any old paper you have lying around. But be sure to stay away from “shiny” or waxed paper, because it won’t work as well.

Wild Blackberry Thumbprint Cookies

Berries, and especially blackberries, are a common theme for Lughnassadh. Here in the south, blackberries grow everywhere in the wild, and I can remember gorging on them all summer as a child. For a great treat, try this delicious cookie recipe from Southern Living.