Highcross Quarter from Leicester Leicestershire

Sun Sabbats and Moon Sabbats

Sun sabbats refer to the cross quarter days, which are based on the astronomical position of the sun.

circle of the year.. showing Highcross quarters, cross quarters and corresponding elements of earth, air, fire and water

"Moon sabbats" can be observed on Full Moons, typically the one closest to the traditional cross quarter date or the 2nd full moon after the preceding cross quarter day.

This would place the Moon sabbat anywhere from 29-59 days after the preceding solstice or equinox.

Moon sabbats can also be observed on the nearest Lunar phase to the Cross quarter

Imbolc: New, Crescent
1st Quarter

Beltane: 1st Quarter
gibbous, Full Moon

Lammas: Full, Disseminating
3rd Quarter

Samhain: 3rd Quarter
Balsamic, New

Highcross Quarter - Sabbat of Lughnassadh

Lughnassadh ( Highcross Quarter )

Highcross quarter saabbat of lughnassadh

Lughnassadh (loo- na-sah) or (loon-sah) - Categorised as a Highcross Quarter Sabbat
Also known as Lammas

15 degrees of Leo, or August 1st
Wiccan Mythology: Elderly God in twighlight of existence

Lughnassadh is the beginning of Autumn and was the time of the initial harvesting. and so this is a sabbat of bringing forth fruit as well as setting store and making provision for the winter ahead. It is also viewed as the time to prepare for God's inevitable demise. The Goddess enters her era as Crone. It is a time of showing gratitude for what we have, and all that we will have, and all that others have sacrificed for us.