Seven Crystals for Lammas
Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh and is the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. It is considered a time of giving thanks as the sun's strength begins to wane and the spring crops become ready for harvest. There is a feeling of abundance at Lammas, but it is important to remember the long winter that is to come and that many of the crops must be prepared and stored in preparation. The bright summer days will now begin to shorten, and thoughts turn to reap the harvests of seeds sown earlier in the year. This may refer to the traditional harvest of corn, fruit, and vegetables but also to our own personal harvests of achievements and goals or any of our efforts that have led to better things in life. We can also look at the things that didn’t work out so well or failed and think about why this happened. As this is the first harvest, fertility symbols are often still present as well as rituals, symbols, and offerings to promote the continued success of the crops and life in general.
Crystals can be incorporated into Lammas celebrations in many ways. For example, they can be placed on your altar, used in rituals and spells or used in meditation.
1. Botswana Agate
This crystal is useful in stopping us dwelling on problems in life and helps in finding a solution. It will help in seeing the bigger picture and gently releases feelings of oppression. Agate stones are a good choice of crystal for grounding and help to bring the emotional, physical and intellectual states into balance. They are soothing stones that are beneficial to anyone who doubts themselves or their abilities and would benefit from building their self-confidence. On an emotional level agates aid in overcoming negativity and sadness from heart ache and hurt and give a person the courage to start over.
Jasper is a nurturing crystal that brings tranquility and reminds people to work together and help each other when needed. It can give a person determination in all areas of life, even when there are problems to face. This crystal encourages you to be honest with yourself and boosts organizational abilities and helps you stick with projects until completion.
Brown Jasper, in particular, has a strong connection to the earth and so has a very stabilizing and balanced energy. It also encourages ecological awareness and is a good stone for anyone involved in working in related areas.
Moonstone has a soothing energy that can boost the growth of plants, trees, and flowers. It is associated with the moon, intuition, and fertility. This crystal is sometimes known as the ‘stone of new beginnings,’ and its energy reminds us that everything is part of the ever-changing cycle of life. Moonstone can be used to understand and let go of old emotional patterns that no longer serve us or that have led to negative experiences in the past.
Citrine is a powerful cleansing stone that has the ability to absorb, transmute, dissipate and ground negative energy. This is a stone of great abundance that shows you how to attract wealth, prosperity and success in all areas of life. It encourages sharing of wealth and good fortune without reckless or allowing others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity. This crystal improves motivation and helps you in adopting a positive attitude to life. Citrine aids us in exploring every possibility to find the best way to move forward and to do so with optimism.
This crystal is a good choice for restoring vitality and motivation. It helps us to except the cycle of life and reduces the fear of death. Carnelian can help you to trust in yourself and the decisions you make. It brings courage and dispels apathy. Emotionally, this crystal can help to reduce or stop feelings of envy, rage, anger, and resentment.
6. Moss Agate
This variety of agate is sometimes known as ‘the gardener’s stone’ and is an excellent choice of crystal for boosting plant growth. It has a strong association with nature spirits and is used to attract prosperity and abundance. Moss agate can help you tune into the energies present in your garden, vegetable plot or field of crops. This stone can be hung from tress branches, buried in plant pots or placed on the ground to help promote a healthy and bountiful harvest.
This is a powerful cleansing crystal that aids in letting go of burdens, guilt and negative emotions and memories of the past. Peridot is also a useful stone in helping you to move forward from negative thought and behaviour patterns. It will help you in taking full responsibility for your life and all that it is, including helping in recognising mistakes, admitting and moving on from mistakes. This can be a very beneficial stone for people who feel that their problems and difficulties in life are always someone else’s fault. Peridot enhances confidence and encourages personal growth.
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