Saturday, July 14, 2018

August Eve / Lammas / Lughnasadh: Ten ideas for solitary witches!


Below are ten crafts, altars, spells and ritual ideas for solitaries that either I personally or other covens have done throughout the past five years.  Enjoy!


ONE
Make Corn Dolls
Use corn husks soaked in water to create figures representative of the season as Circle of Fountains did in 2015.


TWO
Make Straw Dolls
Alternatively, create smaller dolls out of tightly-bunched straw as Liithi Lushede did in 2014.


THREE
Bake Bread
Honor the wheat harvest by baking bread this holiday as Circle of Fountains did in 2015.


FOUR
Make Corn Dishes
Honor the corn harvest by creating dishes out of corn, like corn bread or corn salsa, similar to dishes brought by Circle of Fountains members in 2014.


FIVE
Harvest Jar Spell
Use a mason jar to create a harvest spell, either to encourage he fruition of real crops or to secure your goals, as Circle of Fountains did in 2017.


SIX
Miniature Gratitude Bonfire
Create a miniature gratitude bonfire by placing a tealight candle in a fireproof bowl and burning slips of paper with what you're thankful for, as Circle of Open Traditions did in 2013.


SEVEN
Decorate Your Altar with Wheat and Corn
Honor the first harvest by placing dried corn, corn husks and wheat stalks on your altar as I did in 2017 and in 2015.


EIGHT
Can Food
As you harvest your garden, farm or even your local farmer's market, begin canning vegetables and jams for the winter ahead.


NINE
Iron Protection
Because August Eve focuses on protection, hang iron keys, horseshoes or other decor near your door as a way of protecting your home.  Take it a step further with these Blessing Keys I did in 2015.


TEN
Dry Herbs
Hang harvested or purchased herbs to dry in your window sill.  Take it a step further by wrapping ethically-harvested sage, rosemary, bay, lavender and/or more with twine to create your own smoke cleansing bundle. 


Whatever you choose to do, I wish you gratitude and honor this coming August Eve!


2 comments:

  1. Great ideas! I’m a solitary and always make corn bread or muffins for August Eve

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    1. Thank you, Liz! I love me some cornbread, definitely!

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