Saturday is the first day of August. Lammas, or Lady Day, is another jewel in the crown of the year. The year, that was born anew at Winter Solstice, is now a matron. In the northern hemisphere, the trees and fields, having lost their new, green growth sheen, stand like bronze statues in the heat of summer. We are half way between the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. The projects and dreams that we set into motion at Solstice are about to come into form.
The days are beginning to shorten as the nights lengthen. The waning of the year progresses. Summer, although still hot, is turning toward fall. The crops are beginning to produce but the realization of a full harvest is not yet secured. The fates can still steal the bounty away from us before the time of gathering. This is a time of hope for positive outcomes. In some Native American traditions, it is the time of the green corn dances or first fruit harvest.
My teacher, Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, celebrates her birthday this weekend also. She will be sending out a shakti, an energy, that is very high, positive and strong. Around the globe there will be groups of people from different spiritual beliefs celebrating and spinning promises of hope and completion out into the world.
I am moving my business this weekend also and give my first massage on Saturday, August 1. I'm thinking this is a very good day to start anew. Yes, a very good day indeed. This weekend stick your hand out and grab onto some of those rays of hope flying around as you would the brass ring on a merry-go round. Set your intentions for the next six weeks as you spin the wheel-of-the-year's-fortune toward Fall Equinox. May your needle land on the Grand Prize. Yeah!