The plants & herbs associated with Litha are: Anise, mugwort, chamomile, rose, wild rose, oak blossoms, lily, cinquefoil, lavender, fennel, elder, mistletoe, hemp, carnation, thyme, honeysuckle, ivy, larkspur, nettle, wisteria, Vervain ( verbena), St. John’s wort, hearts ease rue, fern, wormwood, pine, heather, yarrow, oak & holly trees,daisy,frankincense, lemon, sandalwood, heliotrope, copal, saffron, galangal, laurel and ylang-ylang
Colors associated with Litha :White, Red, Gold, Green, Blue and Tan
Stones associated with Litha: include all green gemstones, especially emerald and jade. Other appropriate gemstones are tiger’s eye, lapis lazuli , diamonds, agate, alexandrite, fluorite, moonstone, and pearl
Incense and oils you can use any of the following scents, either blended together or alone: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine.
Animals associated with Litha are: all Summer birds.Wren, robin, peacock, frog, butterfly, horses, cattle
Mythical Being and mythical beasts associated with Litha are: satyrs, faeries, firebirds, dragons, thunderbirds and manticores.
Gods and Goddess Associated with Litha: Father Gods and Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Goddesses and Sun Deities. Particular emphasis might be placed on the Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus and other Goddesses who preside over love, passion and beauty. Other Litha deities include Athena, Artemis, Dana, Kali, Isis, Juno, Apollo, Dagda, Gwydion, Helios, Llew, Oak/Holly King, Lugh, Ra, Sol, Zeus, Prometheus, Ares, and Thor.
Symbols for Litha:The sun, oak, birch & fir branches, sun flowers, lilies, red/maize/yellow or gold flower, love amulets, seashells, summer fruits & flowers, feather/flower door wreath, sun wheel, fire, circles of stone, sun dials and swords/blades, bird feathers, Witches’ ladder
Foods of Litha-fresh vegetables of all kinds and fresh fruits such as lemons and oranges, summer fruits, honey, Summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Traditional drinks are ale, mead, and fresh fruit juice.
Activities~~Picnics, leave out food for faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.
Spell work~~Healing, love magick, protection, purification, energy, faery