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Summer Solstice and Super Moon

Merry Meet All,

Tomorrow is Summer Solstice!! The Wheel of the Year has spun again. The constant flux of the earth amazes me. Every morning, I visit my garden and sip my coffee. I marvel at the beautiful plants and the dance of the insects that help it grow and the sunlight pouring down on my garden.

The Full Moon is soon, as well. We get the Summer Solstice and the Super Moon, when the moon is the closest to the earth the moon has ever been. Are you all ready for this? It is a magickal and powerful time to practice your magick, like I need to tell you.

White and silver are associated with the Full Moon. Green is associated with the Summer Solstice. Dress your altar in green for a Solstice ritual and in silver and deep blue colours for the Esbat. Consider trying divination and leaving out a plate for the faeries in your backyard garden. This is also a good time to try to attract your desires and goals toward you. The moon is at its fullest. Wear ritual clothing that corresponds with the Solstice and Esbat as well.

Freyr is a fertility god associated with the sun. You may wish to honour him during your celebrations. Apollo, Ra, and Helios are gods associated with the sun. Hestia, Juno, and Minerva are goddesses associated with the sun. Depending on which trad you follow, you may choose to include these deities in your celebrations.

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. After the Solstice, the sun wanes and we know we face the coming of the harvest. Time seems to be spinning faster to me. I can’t believe we are almost facing this time of year. I wish you all a wonderful Solstice and Super Full Moon. Blessings to you all.

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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Litha

Merry Meet All,

Litha, or Summer Solstice, is just around the corner. Litha lands on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a fire festival and honours the longest day of the year. The sun is at its highest point in the sky. During this time of warmth and splendid greenery the crops are growing and the planet teems with abundant green life.

There are different ways to celebrate Litha. The best place to celebrate Litha is outdoors. I plan to do a ritual in my garden. Performing the ritual outdoors also adds some magickal oomph to my magickal tools. You can recharge them as you perform a Midsummer ritual in your garden.

Keep watching for more posts about Litha.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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Merry Meet All,

Dear Readers, get your gardening gloves on! Summer Solstice is a few days away. New Moon lands on the night before. This is very auspicious. Solstice is a time of celebration. It was tradition to hold feasts and enjoy dancing. Huge wooden wheels that represented the Sun were set on fire, imitating the movement of the Sun. On that day, the Sun enters Cancer.

Solstice bonfires were lit in many areas. Mugwort and vervain were tossed into the fire. Ceremonies to honor the Solstice took place inside stone circles. Women wore garlands of fresh flowers in their hair.

Celebrate the Solstice as our ancestors did by taking time to care for your garden, wearing a wreath of flowers in your hair, and offer a libation for the spirits of the natural world. Ask the fae to protect your plants. Grow plants that attract bees. Grow organic plants and don’t overuse pesticides or avoid them altogether. Give the beneficial insects a chance. Swap plants with your friends. Add statues to your garden. Be sure to water and fertilize your garden.

Dress your altar with a seasonally appropriate altar cloth. Hold a ritual indoors or out to honor the Solstice. Dress up and light citronella candles to keep away the mosquitoes if you are performing outdoors. Invite friends to hold the ritual with you. Put a green crystal like moss agate or fluorite on your altar. Empower the crystals with energy. Create a sun-wheel from clay and hang it near your altar. Add flowers and herbs to your altar as offerings. Put out faded herbs that you stored all year to your garden and let the earth compost them.

If you live within the Halifax metro area, remember to attend the Solstice Sabbat Sale on June 20, 2012. Be outdoors as much as you can and have a wonderful Summer Solstice.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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