Litha Blessings

Ways to Celebrate Litha  Gathering of magical plants and healing herbs, particularly St John’s wort, vervain, mugwort, mistletoe, ivy, and fern seed. If the weather is warm enough it is a good time for camping, or at least enjoying a carefully prepared bonfire with friends and family.  Make Litha a special celebration honoring both the … Continue reading Litha Blessings

Standing Stones at the Summer Solstice

Litha/Midsummer Customs and Practice

  Just as the Pagan Midwinter celebration of Yule was adopted by Christians as “Christmas” (December 25), so too the Pagan Midsummer celebration was adopted by them as the Feast of John the Baptist (June 24). Occurring 180 degrees apart on the wheel of the year, the Midwinter celebration commemorates the birth of Jesus, while … Continue reading Litha/Midsummer Customs and Practice

Working with and Honoring the Sun at the Solstice

Litha celebrations in the magical isles of the UK and Ireland by Rosa Medea of Life and Soul Magazine

Litha, also known as Summer Solstice or Midsummer, is honored throughout the UK with celebrations taking place across the country on the longest day, which this year falls on 21 June. For some cultures, the solstice is seen as the beginning of the summer, while others acknowledge it as midsummer. Litha is marked with celebrations across … Continue reading Litha celebrations in the magical isles of the UK and Ireland by Rosa Medea of Life and Soul Magazine