A note to alert any interested that there is now an entry on Lughnasa in the Great Wheel pages. Here’s an excerpt:
This year Lughnasa falls on a new moon, the dark time associated with the Corn Moon. In moon lore the new moon, the dark moon affords a time for travel inward along the ancient inner trails of meditation, contemplation and ritual. New projects, new fronts on old projects can linger in our thoughts since the dark energy will not quash them, rather it provides a womb in which incubation can occur. On the one hand then this is a time that focuses on the night and on the night without illumination, on the other it is the first day of the harvest and summer’s fading presence.