The Summer Solstice is one of my favorite times of the year. We leave Spring behind and leap into the sunny (and sometimes stormy) days of Summer. Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight. Try and spend as much time …
Learn more about the Summer Solstice. ❤ Happy Litha.
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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Happy Litha to all our lovely followers. ❤
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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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
Jan shares her summer solstice thoughts with us. A touching and meaningful read. ❤
The Summer Solstice is a time of rejoicing for many people, regardless of their spiritual path. The return of Light after what has seemed like a sojourn in the Underworld brings hope and renewed energy. This present world is sorely in need of such things.
I hadn’t planned any celebrations this year, but decided on the spur of the moment to book dinner for my partner and I today. A mini-celebration and way of giving thanks for all the good things in my life. Both of us are in need of Light at the moment…
Apart from that what can I say in this little post? Perhaps spin a tale of one who stands on the shore of an ancient coast and waits on the sunrise. Again it’s a member of a long forgotten priesthood, enacting a primordial ritual. Or so it seems. Such things seem dreamlike and…
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TOMORROW'S THE DAY! Happy Litha EVE, everyone. ❤ When is the Summer Solstice 2018? See when the first day of summer is—plus, solstice facts, folklore, and more from The Old Farmer's Almanac! Source: Summer Solstice 2018: When is The First Day of Summer? | Old Farmer's Almanac
The Summer Solstice is only days away! What a fun way to celebrate by making flower crowns! Check out Lavender Moon's post below to learn more! ❤ Source: how to make a flower crown: summer solstice edition - lavender moon