Friday, 31 July 2020
Lammas: Time for Protection from Covid and Corvids
Lammas, as well as being a time to celebrate the start of the harvest, is also when we must protect the crops we have gathered and the gains we have made so far in the year.
But then drums rolled, and protection was called for to strengthen our defences. In the case of the ritual, it was an invocation of deities who traditionally help at harvest-time. Now, at Lammas 2020, it is Covid more than Corvids we need protection against. Hence my picture of masks at the top of this post - one of which has a fantastic crow on it and the other a black cat.
Olsen pattern, which is free. Kate co-runs a costume-making business called Jolly Dicey. I will feel very protected wearing one of my lovely masks when I have to go to the post office and supermarket later on, although hand washing and social distancing are also still important.
At the Lammas ritual, the Goddess charge ended with the message that all creatures need to eat for nature to be in balance. The crows were invited in to the circle to take their fair share of the food, beside the people. When it comes to the coronavirus, however, let's keep it out of our social circles and send it packing.
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