Midsummer Correspondences

Learn more about the Summer Solstice. ❤ Happy Litha.

The Desert Path

litha22Midsummer Correspondences

Colors: Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red
Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe, Hemp, Thyme, Larkspur, Nettle, Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Heartsease, Fern, Wormwood, Chickweed, Heather, Yarrow,

Trees: Oak, Holly

Sacred Stones: Agate, Alexandrite, Fluorite, Moonstone, Pearl, Emerald, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, Tiger’s Eye, all green stones

Food: Honey, Mead, Summer Fruits & Vegetables, lemons, oranges, Honey Cakes, Strawberries

Things To do: Picnics, leaving food for the faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.

Spells: Fire spells, Empowerment, Healing, Love Magick, Protection, Purification, making and charging amulets.

Incense and Oils: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine

Animals: Wren, Robin, Peacock, Frog, Butterfly, Horse, Cattle

Other Creatures: Fairies, Satyrs, the Firebird, dragon, the Thunderbird

Sacred Symbols: The Sun, Love Amulets, Shells, Summer fruits & flowers, Solar Wheel, Balefire, Stone Circles, Sundial…

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Summer Solstice

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Summer Solstice

The word Solstice comes from the latin word ‘solstitum.

Sol, means ‘sun’, and stitium, means ‘stop’. This is the time where the sun appears to have stopped.

Summer Solstice, is the first day of summer,the longest day of the year, and has the shortest night.

From this start date the days get shorter and the nights get longer.

The solstice, sometimes called midsummer because by now farmers have long since completed their planting.

This is the day of the year where the sun is at the highest point over the Equator, and the farthest north. Energetically, a portal of positive celestial potential opens up.

The Mayans, Essenes, Druids and Egyptians, built temples that captured this moment of alignment, and they would take part in sacred ceremonies. The head of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, has the sun of the summer solstice symbol at its crown.

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Reshare: Litha Sabbat Index: Rites, Potions, and Recipes for the Summer Solstice | Heron Michelle

The Summer Solstice is almost upon us. Are you ready? *** Litha Sabbat for Witches is celebrated on the longest day of the year. This index of articles has ideas for rituals and spells, with potions and pot-luck [...] Source: Litha Sabbat Index: Rites, Potions, and Recipes for the Summer Solstice | Heron Michelle

A Magic Wand Find! Plus Harry Potter Sorting Houses – Shock/Horror – I’m in #Slytherin

I've been spending a lot of time recently in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge as I work nearby and have a free pass. I discovered this fetching piece of twig whilst I was wandering about. Some might say it is just a twig but I sense it might be more. Look at that eye in … Continue reading A Magic Wand Find! Plus Harry Potter Sorting Houses – Shock/Horror – I’m in #Slytherin

Witch Or Pagan: Do You Really Know The Difference? — The Traveling Witch

There are so many labels. What do you call yourself? "Terminology in the world of magic can be hugely confusing. Every day people ask me if they’re a witch or a wizard, or maybe a warlock? Some people use Wicca as an umbrella term and still others are convinced that witchcraft and paganism are inseparable. … Continue reading Witch Or Pagan: Do You Really Know The Difference? — The Traveling Witch

The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home | Make Your Own Salt Bowl To Absorb Negative Energy In Your Home

If you've ever been curious as to how to make a salt bowl to cleanse the energy of your home, here are a few steps to get you started in the right [...] Click the link below to find out more. ❤ Source: The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home … Continue reading The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home | Make Your Own Salt Bowl To Absorb Negative Energy In Your Home

Ziva, Siwa – Slavic Goddess Waters

My newest book, The Sisters of the Fey, features Ziva, the mother goddess. Have a read of this traditional Slavic goddess.

Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of these goddesses are known as the Waters of Life.

With the demotion and demolishing of the Goddess over the last 2400 years, her rebirth in the last fifty years has brought both women scholars, writers and pagan writers to the forefront of all that was lost and returned (rebirthed). She is the embodiment of prehistory, before grandfathers cultures and kingdoms and even paganism existed, and she is here to stay.

Honoring the goddess in her true nature, mother earth, animals, birds and the bird souls and women, connect us to our prehistory, our…

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10 Mini Rituals for Your Daily Spiritual Practice – The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Finding time to honor our Pagan roots or path can sometimes be difficult to fulfill on a daily basis. The Witch of Lupine Hollow has some great suggestions. ❤ Click the link below to read more. Ten quick and easy ideas to connect with your spirituality on the go on a daily basis! Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 Mini Rituals for Your Daily Spiritual Practice – The Witch of Lupine Hollow

In Like a Lion: A March Ritual for Hreda | Molly Khan

I had hoped to share this earlier in the month but, better later than never. March can be a cruel month as far as weather goes. So, check out his post by Molly Khan that shares a propitiatory rite to acknowledge the destructive power of the March winds and weather, and pleading instead for the … Continue reading In Like a Lion: A March Ritual for Hreda | Molly Khan

The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits & Change | The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits And Change

My magical altar - notice the prominence of my bell. I loved this post by Astrea where she explains more about incorporating a "bell" into your practice. I ring mine three times because the number three signifies harmony, wisdom, and understanding. Read more about the number three HERE. Astrea shares more wisdom below: In magical … Continue reading The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits & Change | The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits And Change