Not only am I transitioning from vacation back to my typical life, but today is the internationally agreed upon day for Lughnasadh, or the First Harvest Festival. The ancient Celts would most likely be celebrating after sunset on August 13th this year, being this month’s full moon.
I found a fairly short piece about Lughnasadh at: http://www.druidry.org/obod/festivals/lughnasadh.html
I am very affected by the change of seasons, especially to the loss of light, so while this is a celebratory time for the fruits of the harvest and sustenance through the long winter ahead, it is also a period of mourning the shortened daylight hours. Thankfully, there is much work to do and a lot of energy to put toward the tasks ahead.
May you have a plentiful harvest in all ways.
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