Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lammas Correspondences

With Lammas around the corner and having already discussed the history and lore of the holiday, I would like to provide you with a correspondences list for the holiday. While traditions and lore are helpful in understanding, this list of correspondences will help you decorate your home and altar, plan your sabbat ritual, and figure out what magic is best performed at this time of year.

Lammas Correspondences

Symbolism: fruitfulness, reaping, prosperity, abundance, purification, transformation, change, plenty, life, birth

Symbols: corn (fresh or dried), corn dolls, sunflowers, wheat stalks, threshing tools such as sickle and scythe, barley, oats, candles, cornucopias, gourds, sun wheels, bread, cauldrons

Colors: gold, yellow, orange, light brown, bronze, green

Food and Drink: wheat, barley, rye, oats, grains, corn, bread, honey, nuts, berries (especially blackberries), cider, red wine, fresh fruits and vegetables, pies and cobblers, jam, potatoes, cornbread, ale, beer, whiskey, mead, grapes

Herbs: heather, goldenrod, peony, clover, yarrow, vervain, myrtle, rose, sunflower, poppy, mushrooms, garlic, onion, basil, apple leaf, hops, marigold, grape vine, ivy, rosemary, rose hips, blackthorn

Deities: Lugh, Corn Grandmother, Vulcan, Dagon, Ceres, Isis, Dana, Tammuz, Seelu, Tailltiu

Crystals and Gemstones: yellow aventurine, peridot, citrine, tiger's eye, lodestone, golden topaz, moss agate, obsidian, marble, lodestone

Animals: roosters, calves, griffins, phoenix, centaurs, pigs

Magic: This is a great time for hearth and home magic. Set up protection spells, cleanse the home, honor ancestors, and thank the Earth for her bountiful harvest.

Please note this is not a complete list but a brief overview of symbols, colors, herbs, deities, and the like. If I have missed something that you feel should make the list, please feel free to contact me via the comments or through email.

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