The days will start to get shorter and the nights longer....and as I write this sitting outside I can feel a chill to the air. Summer, please stay a little longer!
We ushered in the Full Corn moon on August 3-4th which also coincided with the Wiccan sabbat Lammas or the Celtic Pagan Lughnasadh; the celebration of the grain harvest. Which is the start of the cycle on the wheel of the year when the Green man starts to die and eventually gives way to the Oak and Holy King on the winter Solstice Yule.
Harvest season is my personal favorite, and same for many people who celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year. Colder nights, bright yellow leaves, pumpkins and candles and pie and all the cozy comforts. And of course the thinning of the veil, Samhain and the honour of the Dead.
July was a great month, full of progress and growth. But the portals that surrounded the Full Moon and other astrological occurrences left the whole atmosphere feeling tense and uneasy. Making things hard to focus, and easily distracted.
I was too distracted with my own thoughts that I totally missed celebrating a sabbat and full moon. 😫
And there's been a few odd happenings since Leo season started, hopefully this isn't an indication that the Lion will be fiercer than usual this year.
Last night a hydro pole and transformer erupteded in sparks and flames right outside my house. I sat on my balcony (at a safe distance) and watched it for an hour before Hydro One and Firefighters were able to get it under control.
A few nights before that a massive storm swept through the city, severe weather and tornado warnings.
A swarm of Locusts engulfed a city centre 30 minutes from where I live.
The explosion in Beirut killing 78.
There have been many cycles ending this year, on soo many levels it's hard to keep track of them all. Themes around parenting (internally and externally) and ancestral healing. There has been a lot of movement of a societal and environmental nature. And although this is not something new for 2020, change and re-evaluation of what we need and what we don't are major things we need to address.
Now is a good time to give thanks.
Wherever you are in the world and whatever problems you face you have something to be grateful for....many things; people, mindsets, strengths, weaknesses, lessons, gifts talents, opportunities, situations, relationships and love to be thankful for.
The month of August is a what most people consider the last month of Summer, even though it doesn't technically end until September 20/21 on the Fall Equinox. It;s a time when Farmers markets are ripe with local fruits and veggies. It's lazy days at the beach or cottage, sunburns and mosquito bites.
This year feels different, although it's hard to put my finger on it.
Maybe it's just a mood, or maybe it's the Moon 🌙