Spheres Of Light

Full Moon in Leo
Lughnasadh & Lunar Eclipse

Ritual written* and led by Janine Donnellan
(February 6, 2009)



Background Information...

The celebration of Lughnasadh is time to pause, open yourself to the change of the Season so that you may be one with its energies. This is the time of the first harvest, to enjoy the fruits of your labour. This is a time to consider whether your result has equaled your efforts. The ideals of Leo and Aquarius come into their fullest expression at the Full Moon. As an individual, how fully are you expressing your life purpose?

This full moon lunar eclipse brings to a climax the events that have been swirling around in our lives recently. Times of change are upon us and we must adapt as best we can. Old habits are often difficult to break, but when we do, our lives get unstuck and begin to progress. Use the chaos to help you make the changes you need.

This eclipse in Leo brings egos down to size. There will be some stress as blockages will begin to crumble and then there will be a feeling of freedom. You will experience an awakening to today's truths as the clutter is cleared away and the present is seen in a new light.

Brigid

Brigid, is a Triple Goddess, the Bridgets were sisters and the distinctions between them were based on their domains of responsibility. Brigid, the 'Fire of the Hearth', was the goddess of fertility, family, childbirth and healing. Brigid, the 'Fire of the Forge', was like the Greek goddess Athena, a patroness of the crafts (especially weaving, embroidery, and metalsmithing), and a goddess who was concerned with justice and law and order. Brigid, the 'Fire of Inspiration', was the muse of poetry, song history and the protector of all cultural learning.

Lugh

Lugh - the name Lugh means "light". He is the Child of the Sun. Lugh is also the God of grain harvests, of crafting, metallurgy, grains & breads, looms, and fire. Lugh is known as a defender of the people, especially those who may be threatened by the forces of Nature. Lugh's Spear is the flash of Light which pierces the Darkness. He is Energy. A Sun God and God of the Sky and of Lightening, as well as of Death and Rebirth. He is Mage, Alchemist and Sorcerer. Lugh teaches us not to fight battles out of anger, but to fight for causes that are just and right. He teaches us to honour our promises and our oaths.

The Ritual...

By the power of the dragons may this circle be cleansed and sanctified.

East

Oh great seer Esmas,
Ancient one of Gorias
I call thee to come forth and protect and charge this circle.
With the power of the spear of Lugh
Come forth so mote it be

North

Oh great seer Usias
Ancient one of Findias
I call thee to come forth and protect and charge this circle.
With the power of the sword of Nuada.
Come forth so mote it be

West

Oh great seer Semias,
Ancient one of Murias,
I call thee to come forth and protect and charge this circle
With the power of cauldron of Dagda.
Come forth so mote it be

South

Oh great seer Morfessa,
Ancient one of Falias,
I call thee to come forth and protect and charge this circle
with the power of the Stone of Lia Fail.
Come forth so mote it be

Invocation to Brigid

Holy Water, sacred flame,
Bridgid we invoke your name.
Bless our minds and bless our hearts,
Source of healing, song and arts.
On this full moon night we draw near, your eternal words we wait to hear.
Lady Bridgid, may we ever seek your ways.
Welcome

Invocation to Lugh

Lord Lugh, Wise Warrior
Our Protector & Defender
Come this night
And guide our hands and
Enlighten our thoughts

Enjoying the fruits of our labour...

Meditation on Lugh

Exercise to write one thing where we are stuck and then we will burn the paper in the cauldron. We will spiral dance around the fire to raise energy.

Closing...

Goddess

By the Holy Water & Sacred Flame.
We thank you for your blessing & healing
Hail & Farewell

God

Mighty Lugh, Wise Warrior
Thank You for guiding our hands and
Enlighterning our thoughts
Hail & Farewell

South

Oh great seer Morfessa,
Ancient one of Falias,
Thankyou for you protection and charge of this circle
By the Stone of Lia Fail
Hail & Farewell

West

Oh great seer Semias,
Ancient one of Murias,
Thankyou for you protection and charge of this circle
By the cauldron of Dagda
Hail & Farewell

North

Oh great seer Usias
Ancient one of Findias
Thankyou for you protection and charge of this circle
By the Sword of Nuada
Hail & Farewell

East

Oh great seer Esmas,
Ancient one of Gorias
Thankyou for you protection and charge of this circle,
By the Spear of Lugh
Hail & Farewell


May this circle be open but unbroken
May the peace of the Goddess be ever in our hearts.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet again.


Photos by Janine...















* This ritual is a combination of the author's original ideas and information obtained from various books and/or internet sources.



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