Heat! Summer! Productivity! Growing Darkness! These and many other themes join with the baking of bread and early harvest celebrations of Lunasa.
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago. For my family, celebrations with our annual blueberry harvest and evening ritual will be this Friday. This year, our Earth, Moon and Sun bring the growing dark of Lunasa to us in the dramatic display of the August 21st eclipse. Not only is this display of darkness so fitting for Lunasa, but it will also pass directly over the great plains, where so much of our grain harvest comes from. For some of us, the celebrations will be later this week – the actual midpoint between the Solstice and the Equinox is August 7th. However you are celebrating (including Imbolc celebrations in the Southern Hemisphere), may your be celebration be blessed.