Lammas/Lughnasa Herb Garden Spread
On This Day
Lughnasa means “the marriage of Lugh,” an important Celtic deity. At least fourteen European cities are named after him, and it has been suggested that many European churches dedicated to St. Michael the archangel were built over sites once dedicated to Lugh.
Lammas and Lughnasa, ancient Celtic festivals, celebrate the agricultural harvest. Today was the culmination of a month of celebration, while the three days preceding Lughnasa were especially sacred and devoted to purification.
Summation of Spread
The Seven of Pentacles is the harvest card. The figure pauses and reflects. His crop is bountiful, yet something has led him to reevaluate the situation. This card reflects the concept of being very productive at what you are naturally talented at. What is easy for you may be challenging for others.
Lammas, filled with romantic components, is an occasion for the blessing and harvesting of botanicals. The height of summer brings them to the peak of their power, just before decomposition begins. Collect and harvest herbs on this night for good luck and powerful magic. This spread is based on the magic associated with herb gardens.
Cast Your Cards
Cast the cards as you would sprinkle seeds in a garden:
1. Basil: How do I exorcise negativity from my life?
2. Chamomile: What calms me?
3. Yarrow: How can I improve my psychic ability?
4. Parsley: What protects me?
5. Sage: What do I know?
6. Mint: What attracts money?
7. Dill: What provokes lust?
8. Thyme: What healing action should I take?