A Stress Free Lughnasadh

A Stress Free Lughnasadh/Lammas

A Stress Free Lughnasadh

It's August first, and that means Lughnasadh (aka Lammas in some circles) is upon us! 

If you're anything like me, the Sabbats can have a tendency to sneak up on you and figuring out how to celebrate might rattle your brain a bit. I'm here to tell you that celebrating the first harvest doesn't have to be stressful at all.

Which is good news for me, because Lughnasadh is also my Witchiversary (the day I dedicated myself to this Pixilated Path O'mine). Today marks 19 years of conscious Witchdom (I say conscious, because I was totally always a Witch...I just didn't KNOW it yet. lol) and I ain't gonna stress about a thing.

My first tip for you is don't worry if you can't make a celebration happen today. I tend to think of the Sabbats more as Seasons, so you've got plenty of time to plan something special for a day that is more convenient for you.

Second thing is: Not everything has to be made from scratch, or from things you've harvested from your own garden. I know that may seem obvious, but I know that there are peeps out there who think they're being a "bad witch" if they aren't being super traditional and 1000% buried up to their elbows in cookery.

I for one am taking the easy way out on quite a bit of our feast for this evening. My goal is to celebrate, not to stress.

Therefore, our chicken is a fully cooked rotisserie chicken from our grocery store. 

I was planning to make Colcannon...but forgot to get cabbage (whoopsie) so it looks like I'm making a version of Champ instead (basically Colcannon without the cabbage/kale, usually made with green onions, but I bought leeks, so I'm using those instead). Also cheesing out by using potatoes that steam in their bag in the microwave...BECAUSE I CAN!

Dessert will be a low-carb Berry Cobbler - actually made with fresh berries- and topped with a not-so-low-carb Butter Pecan ice cream.

I may make some corn bread...I may not. I'm really just winging it here, People. And, you know what? That's perfectly fine.

The whole point I'm trying to make here, is this is a Sabbat/Season of celebrating the first harvest. It doesn't have to be YOUR harvest, and it doesn't even have to celebrate a harvest of food. Celebrate whatever beneficial thing that has come to fruition in your life recently...or that will be doing so this season.

Hell, you don't even have to cook to celebrate. It's YOUR celebration, order a damn pizza or go out to a restaurant if that's what strikes your fancy.

Just be sure to take a moment to honor it. Give a shout out to your Deities (if you have any), to nature, to your nearest and dearest peeps, and yourself (because you totally rock!).

Enjoy the sunshine before it gives way to the darkness of Autumn & Winter (although I know lots of you are longing for it). Live in the Moment and Trust in the Future. (this may sound familiar if you saw today's Affirmation Monday post on all of my socials. 😆)

Image of a sunset with the text: I Live Fully in the Moment and Trust in the Future.

Welp, that's all I'm going to ramble on about today. Have a Bountiful & Blessed Lughnasadh, my friends.

Until Next Time, Pixilators!

Wishing You Peace, Love, & Pixie Dust. 


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