August 1 traditionally marked the beginning of the serious harvest. "After Lammas Day, corn ripens as much by night as by day." The Anglo-Saxons called it Weod monath, which means Weed month, because it is the month when weeds and other plants grow most rapidly.
This page serves as a jumping off point for August holy days, spells, magicks, lore, rituals, superstitions and more.
General information on the month of August:
- August Magick
- August Moon Names
- Correspondences for August
- Dog Days of Summer
- Magickal History of August
- The Full Corn Moon
Astrology and birth signs for August:
(note: some of the dates will overlap with July and September)
(note: some of the dates will overlap each other, and some overlap with July and September)
Holidays, Feast Days and Holy Days in August:
- 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh
- 1: Festival of Lugh, the Celtic hero god.
- 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)
- 1: Egyptian New Year
- 4: Festival of the Tooth
- 5: Hazel Moon begins - 9th moon of the Celtic Calendar
- 6: New Moon
- 6: Festival of Thoth
- 7: Blessing of the Sea
- 9: Festival of Sol Indigis, the Roman sun god.
- 12: Blessing of the Boats
- 13: The Vertumnalia, the festival of Vertumnus, the Roman god of seasons, gardens and orchards.
- 13: Day of Hecate
- 15: Festival of Torches - Nemoralia
- 15: Herbal Holy Day
- 17: The Portunalia, the festival of Portunes, the Roman god of gates, doors and harbours.
- 19: The Vinalia Rustica
- 20: Full Moon -- Corn Moon
- 21: Festival of Consus, the Roman god of good council.
- 21: Sun enters Virgo
- 22: Sign of the Morning Glory begins
- 23: Freyfaxi
- 23: The Volcanalia, the festival of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
- 25: The Opiconsivia, the harvest festival of Ops, the Roman goddess of harvest.
- 26: Grand Sextile - rare astrological event
- 27: Volturnalia
- A Lammas Harvest Ritual
- A Solar Wheel For Lughnasadh
- Gods of the Harvest
- Honoring The Past
- Honoring the Soul of the Harvest
- Lammas - A Feast of Bread
- Lammas and Lughnasadh
- Lammas Bread Protection Spell
- Lugh - Master of Skills
- Lughnasadh aka Lammas
- Warrior Meditation for Lughnasadh
Additional Spells, Magicks, Rituals, and Lore for the August:
Recipes for food, incense, potpourri, and more:
For anything newly posted on this subject and not on this list see: August Spells and Rituals