Observing Nature’s Cycles: Lammas

Today is Lammas, the Northern Hemisphere’s true “mid-summer” and the point between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. It is a time to celebrate the First Harvest, and to enjoy the growing fruits of our labor.

Here are journal/reflection prompts to help you celebrate and calibrate to the season:

  • What are you ready to harvest? What ideas/projects/plans have you been cultivating that have now come to fruition?
  • What is still ripening, and needs your tender attention?
  • What is your true heart’s work? Where is your inner compass guiding you?

August is a month full of fiery-earthy magic. There are 2 upcoming eclipses – events that generally herald change, as something is clearly different when the shadows cover our celestial orbs! We can maximize the energies of this period by pausing and reflecting before we light up the world with our creativity, energy, brilliance…it’s time to take a breath, savor, connect to that which guides us, and seek out light in the darkness. As the lazy days of Summer are now at full capacity, we can find some shade and observe how we feel, what we think, what we hear and say, and trust that good things will rise out of the ashes.

Hope you enjoy a yummy garden feast today, or at least savor many morsels with delight.

May your heart be filled with gratitude during this season of new harvest!

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