The first harvest of the season, that of corn and grain, tells the story of Mother Earth and the Corn King. Whatever your “field” of work, this is the season that highlights sweat equity, prosperity, sacrifice, and community.
My ancestors celebrated the first harvest with the festival of Lammas, or Lughnasadh. With money from the harvest, this was the time landowners paid taxes, others paid rent, and debts of all kinds were settled. For more, listen to Episode 8 of Ritual Recipes – a podcast full of practical magic to nourish your inner life.