Spell A Day
August Harvest Meditation
Spell Date: Sunday, August 19, 2001
In France, the first harvest was
celebrated in honor of the god Lugus. The town named for him was Lugudunum which eventually became Lyons. Under Roman influence, harvest celebrations were held in honor of the emperor Augustus from whom we get the name of the month. In our modern world it’s easy to forget how important a successful harvest was to our
ancestors. A good harvest meant survival during the dark cold months. A poor harvest was the beginning of difficult times, famine, or death. This is a good time to give thought to where our food originates and reverence for the cycles that produce it. Better still, tending a garden keeps us in touch with the Goddess and her bounty. Even tomatoes and herbs grown in pots on a windowsill taste all the sweeter for having been nurtured by our own energy.
This post was written by Sedwin
on August 19, 2001
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