Tomorrow, June 21st, is Midsummer, Litha, and the Summer Solstice. What does this mean?
It's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. For this reason, the Summer Solstice is traditionally celebrated in the North.
On Midsummer, we celebrate the Sun at it's full power and the element of Fire. Bonfires are built and candles are burned in honor of the God (masculine energy), the Goddess (fertility and love energy), and for protection. This is also a perfect time for celebrating committed relationships, attracting new love, and making wishes for the second half of the year.
The element of Water is called on for further cleansing and protection. Take a cleansing bath as the sun rises on the Solstice for ultimate strength.
Make a wish by projecting your intention into a stone and casting it into running water or a well.
Hang protective herbs above your doorway and windows. They will be especially powerful.
Or just enjoy the abundant magick that empowers this day!
Instructions for simple cleansing:
Summer Solstice Correspondences
Energies: Protection, love and sex, passion, releasing the past, vitality, divination, clarity and truth.
Herbs: Calendula, St. John's Wort, Mugwort, Rue, Basil, Vervain, Yarrow, and Nettle.
Herbs are thought to be most potent on this day of the year, so it's a great time to harvest and dry your supply.
Elements: Fire and Water
Incense: Frankincense & Myrrh, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose, Lemon and Pine
Colors: White, Green, Red, Blue, and Gold
Blessings to you on this powerful day for magick, mystery, and miracles!