June 21: Summer Solstice|
Litha, Midsummer, Alban Heruin (Druidic), Sommersonnwende (German)
By some, Old Litha/the alternative calendar date of June 25 is used.
The longest day of the year.|
On this day, life force is celebrated,
but also the awareness that all things must pass.
The Sun King embraces the Queen of Summer,
This is a perfect time for working herbal magic.
St John's wort, nettle, thorn and burdock,
16 in. x 20 in.
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To inspire harmony to your home, pick a bunch of Buttercups to hang over your door.
Allow the falling petals to remain on your threshold for a week (continued below)...
Incarnation of the Sun
7 in. x 5 in.
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Fertility is said to be hightened for a woman who picks St John's Wort,
The bonfires of Midsummer's Eve are lit with woods of the sacred oak and fir.
The dew found on Midsummer is said to bring health to those who drink it.
Clad yourself in the colors of the sun:
Feast on fresh garden fruit and vegetables.
Burn incense of Lemon, Myrrh, Pine, Rose or Wisteria.
Fairy Lore and the Midsummer Night's Eve:|
During a full moon on Midsummer Night's Eve, you may
It is also said that you will be able to see the fairies,
Remember to leave an offering to the fairies on this night,
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