Tag Archives: Lughnasa

A Season Bent Toward Darkness and Cold

Lughnasa                                                                Waxing Honey Extraction Room Since March I’ve driven home at 8 pm, each Sunday, from Tai Chi at the corner of Hennepin and Franklin.  As March receded and April arrived, then May and June, the evening drive had light, … Continue reading

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Lughnasa 2011

Lughnasa                                                          Waxing Honey Flow Moon The third cross-quarter holiday in the Celtic calendar, Lughnasa follows Beltain and proceeds Samhain, thus it cuts the once much longer Beltain season, essentially the growing and harvesting season, in half.  It marks the first … Continue reading

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Following the Old Religion

Lughnasa                                            Full Back To School Moon Summer has three endings:  Labor Day which marks the end of summer vacation for many school children; and, for many adults like myself, kicks us into serious mode as all those years of conditioning … Continue reading

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Lughnasa: A First Fruits Festival and Beginning of the Harvest Cycle

Lughnasa                                                       Waning Grandchildren Moon Turning round the star wheel we have come again to the first day of the month named after Augustus Caesar, First Citizen of Rome.  In Celtic lands this month was:  Welsh–Awst, Scots Gaelic–an Lunasdal and in … Continue reading

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