20th – 23rd of June
Litha is the Summer Solstice, it is midsummer – the longest day and the shortest night of the year.
Solstice is a time to stand still, to stop and take stock of our lives and what we are doing, to celebrate what we have achieved and to acknowledge our failures, make sense of our actions and learn from them.
The Summer Solstice is a time to count our blessings, to celebrate life and pass on the spirit of generosity and goodwill.
The Earth is pregnant with the coming harvest and the Sun is at His peak.
Fire, Sun, Oak Trees, Sun Wheels, Flowers, Sunflowers, Fruit, Faeries, Sickles, Seashells and Circles.
~IN THE GARDEN~
The Summer Solstice is an excellent time to harvest herbs for drying, to use in magical works. Herbs collected on the eve of midsummer or early in the morning, have a special kind of energy. Remember to keep dead heading the flowers as this as this will encourage new ones. Save the flower heads and dry them to use the petals for incense and magical workings.
Chamomile, Rose, Honeysuckle, Oak, Ivy, Lavender, Yarrow, Elder, Thyme, Carnation, Mugwort, Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Basil and St John’s Wort.
Yellow, Gold, Green, Blue, Orange, White and Red.
Abundance, Wishes, Love, Healing and Prosperity.
This is a small portion from a wise Priestess and I highly recommend this book to all Witches, be they New path or Crone. It is full of meditations, correspondences, magical workings and even a bit of Hoodoo plus so much more.
From: High Priestess Rachel Patterson
Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch
Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,