In this comprehensive Lughnasadh correspondence guide colours, crystals, herbs, incense, animals, food and spell work are discussed. Please note that this post contains affiliate links. For more information about what this means, please click here.
Greens – Green represents nature, fertility, prosperity, health, wealth, and abundance.
Oranges – Orange is a combination of red and yellow. The yellow brings warmth and mental clarity, while the red brings intensity and power. Therefore, orange is very much linked to justice, ambition, and creativity.
Reds – Red represents strength, courage, and passion. It is linked with the fire element and can be used to intensify or speed up a spell.
Yellows – Yellow also represents the sun and the warmth that sunlight brings. In candle magick, it represents happiness, growth, knowledge, communication, and inspiration.
Browns – Brown represents grounding, balance, the home, animals, and stability.
Aventurine – This green stone has naturally occurring flecks or sparkles inside which the ancient Greeks referred to as ‘stars in the stone’. It is best known for bringing luck, money, and success. It is also known for boosting confidence, energy and sparking the imagination.
Carnelian – Carnelian enhances creativity, helps you make career choices, boosts your energy so you can pursue your goals, and helps you stay motivated.
Malachite – Malachite is a protective stone that absorbs negativity. It can help you find your inner strength and empower you. It is said to increase your confidence and willpower.
Citrine – Citrine (my favourite stone!) is fantastic at helping you in your creative endeavours. It is said to keep you motivated, bring you luck and is known as a stone of abundance. Believed to removed negative energy and promotes inner calm.
Golden Topaz – Also known as Imperial Topaz or yellow topaz. It is said to be a symbol of friendship, often attracting the people you need into your life at the right time. Believed to promote good fortune, bringing wealth and happiness to you.
Obsidian – Black obsidian is a volcanic glass that is believed to be highly protective and grounding. It is also said to be able to remove negative energy. Black obsidian spheres are often used as scrying tools.
Rose – Of course, roses are associated with love, romance, and sex. However, they can also bring luck, enhance confidence and beauty. As well as help make dreams clearer and they are also good for truth magick.
Sandalwood – Sandalwood is highly relaxing with protective qualities so is often used for meditating. It corresponds with the moon so can be perfect for full moon rituals as well. It is associated with healing and purification.
Vervain – Vervain is said to be a very sacred plant. It offers protection and can be used to cleanse and purify. Vervain is said to attract abundance, prosperity, creativity, and love. It is also said to empower and enhance spells.
Goldenrod – Goldenrod is a wildflower that is said to correspond with prosperity, divination, and love spells. It is also said that due to Goldenrod containing 7% natural rubber, it is good for bouncing back spells.
Basil – Basil can help bring prosperity and also helps with happiness, calmness, and love.
Rosemary – Associated with purifying negative energy, enhancing memory and concentration, and promoting love/lust. Additionally, sleeping with rosemary under your pillow is said to prevent nightmares too.
Hops – Hops are well known for being used to brew beer, but they have other magickal uses as well. They are said to be aid sleep and can be used in dreamwork and spell bags for a peaceful slumber. They are also linked with healing and easing depression and anxiety.
Mint – Mint is associated with money, travel, love, healing, and dreams. The type of mint can add more effect to the spell, depending on the intent. For example, peppermint is better for travel spells whereas spearmint is better for healing and dream spell work. However, any type of mint can be used for all of the above spell work.
Rooster – The rooster or cockerel is linked to sun energy. This is more than likely due to the rooster calling to wake everyone as the sun rises. Roosters are known for being full of self-confidence. The Celts believed that the rooster was a messenger to the underworld and Celtic legends gave the rooster the power to banish evil spirts with his caw as the sun rises. It is said that if you dream about roosters, it means that you need to be careful that you are not being too confident to the point of showing off! If you dream of two roosters fighting it relates to rivals in your life.
Cows/Calves – Cows are almost universally a symbol of motherhood, nurturing and fertility. In Celtic mythology, the cow is linked to the goddess Bridget who is known as the goddess of hearth and home. It is said that dreaming of many cows in a field means that your finances will increase or there will be a birth of twins or triplets in the family!
Crows – Crows often symbolise change or transformation. Crows are often said to be drawn to magick and throughout history have been associated as witches’ familiars. In Celtic mythology, crows are said to be able to travel through all realms and times and due to this can tell the future. When dreaming of crows it is said that you are not being true to yourself.
Bees – Bees are said to be associated with balance and productivity, miracles, and communication. As bees are known for their strong work ethic you can see why they would be associated with productivity. They also link with balance as they know when to take time to stop and rest too. It is said that the way that a bee is designed means that in theory, it should not be able to fly but as it does it is a phenomenon, thus leading to bees and their association with miracles. The Celts viewed the bees as being linked to the divine, bringing sacred messages. They also felt strongly that bees should be protected and treated as part of the family. Dreaming of bees is believed to indicate that you will have increased luck, prosperity, or success.
With Lughnasadh being the first harvest, grains such as corn, wheat, and rye are particularly important to the sabbath. Bake fresh bread or other goods using flour. How about corn on the cob or homemade popcorn? Fresh berries are also linked to Lughnasadh so by combining the berries with wheat flour you can bake berry pies. You could also make some homemade berry jam too!
Other items that are linked to Lughnasadh are potatoes, garlic, nuts, and onion. You could also incorporate some of the herbs into your feasting to celebrate the day. How about some rosemary roasted potatoes or make some basil pesto to add to your meals?
Gratitude – With Lughnasadh being the first of the three harvests in the wheel of the year, showing gratitude was important. Spells that are related to showing your own gratitude are a good choice for honouring Lughnasadh.
Prosperity – If the first harvest goes well, it would be a sign of prosperity for the town so prosperity spells are also well suited to this time of year.
Protection – Protection spells also very much relate to Lughnasadh as it would be important to people to protect their crops ready for the second and third harvests.
Abundance – As with all harvests, they are very much linked to abundance. Spell work relating to abundance could be anything that you would like more of. For example, time, success or love.
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