Honoring the seasons has been a part of my personal spiritual practices for more than 20 years. Connecting with the nuances of the eight holidays associated with the Celtic Calendar or the Wheel of the Year, has been a way for me to access my spiritual practices, throughout the year, with a specific theme to each event.
Below are some suggestions for celebrating the season of Lammas, the first of three harvest celebrations. Lammas happens on August 1st this year. Enjoy the turn of the wheel of the seasons!
Lammas Altar Suggestions
Colors-White, green, yellow
Energy- Relaxation, Reflection, Casual
Crystals- Moss agate, Adventurine, Cat’s Eye, Obsidian
Herbs-Goldenrod. Nasturtium, Queen Anne’s Lace, Sunflower, Poppy, Rose, Vervain, Heliotrope, Yarrow.
Lammas Feast Rose Infused Wine
Fresh Tomatoes with Basil & Mozzarella
Salad Greens with Nasturtium flowers
Quinoa Salad with fresh basil
Grilled Marinated flank steak
Roasted Corn on the cob
Corn bread muffins
Fresh Berry cobbler and homemade ice cream.
Lammas Craft ideas
Orange Candles (see Circle Round by Starhawk)
Preserve your favorite foods
Dry Fruits and veggies
Harvest medicinal herbs
Make smoke cleansing wands
Karin Olsen is a healer, a seer and a teacher. She has been a massage therapist for over 25 years. She has been studying plants for more than 20 years, owning a herb shop and metaphysical store for 15 years. She teaches classes on earth-based spirituality through Moonhill Mystery School in the Salish Sea area. She earned a Master of Ecopsyhcology from Naropa University in 2022.