Lughnasadh: The Spirit of Summer

August can be tough in Maryland. The high heat and lack of rain (in some years) means that backyard gardeners like me often struggle to keep our vegetable and fruit beds happy. Air conditioners work overtime, and tempers can be a bit more volatile. When I’m nearing a high frustration point with the umpteenth 90-degree day in a row, it helps me to reflect on the season we’re in: Lughnasadh Season.

Lughnasadh is one of the eight High Holidays of the Wheel of the Year followed by most pagans — people who practice earth-centered spirituality. If you visualize the year as a wheel, there are points that mark transitions on it. Continue reading…

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