Summer Solstice, let’s Litha!

St John’s wort and his blood, concealed by yellow flowers.

Poppies with tissue paper petals and future-Pods.

Elderflowers bloom, turning later to berry blues.

Yarrow, Chamomile, and Mugwort, too!

Now we see the longest days you’ve been waiting for.

St John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum

The Summer Solstice, or the Pagan Litha, are of course about fire!  If you are having a Pagan celebration, most likely you’ve got to light a fire.  Whether you be a spear or a cauldron, you can jump over your fire for luck and carry it with you through the town to keep Evil away.

The Green Man gets to romp today.  He is of Sun and Forest Spirit, being the Deity of Pagan ritual who rules over both.  He loves Oak and responds to Jack of the Woods.  The male symbol of light.  Today is their power day.  The cycle they follow is seasonal, different from the cauldron’s monthly brew.  And as such Father’s Day lingers near.

Stone circles are sacred to this day, lining up with the sun at its exact point on the horizon.  You can make your own or visit one of our Ancestor’s Sun-structures that decorate the Earth.

There is a crew of magic that also holds this day dearly.  The fairys come out and about in celebration!  Keep your eyes open and your Spirit close.

You may see a few…

Just Beyond the Garden by Beatrice Modisett 42"x60" Acrylic on canvas 2010

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