Litha, more commonly known as Summer Solstice, is the Sabbat we celebrate following Beltane as the cosmic wheel turns yet again. This is the peak of the year for the Sun, life presents much joy, positivity and expansiveness.
This is a powerful time for magick. Be sure to take a moment to reflect on the seeds you’ve planted, then celebrate what has manifested. Identify any patterns or objects in your life that no longer serve your Higher Self and strengthen your connection with the Fae.
During this longest day of the year the veil between our world and the faerie realm is thin. This is a beautiful time to dance with your heart, mind and eyes open to the the Fae dancing with you.
At Litha, we also celebrate Anne Elizabeth’s birthday. It’s a fun, beautiful, faerie festive gathering filled with ritual, music and dancing. Happy Birthday Anne!
WAYS TO CELEBRATE
Build an Altar
Choose a base like a small table, adorn it with beautiful material, flowers, crystals, statues and any personal items of meaning to you. When we build our altars, it’s an intuitive process. We tune in and allow the items to speak to us. When you tune in this way, often you’ll be energetically drawn to certain items or the items will magically present themselves to you.
The sacred fire is lit as a symbol of the Sun. Representing its warmth, nurturing and strength. Treat your fire with sacredness throughout the night, dressing it with herbs and incense. Be conscious of your intention with anything you place in the fire. It’s tradition to stay up all night to watch the sun rise.
Honey mead, honey cakes and all things honey are on the menu. The bees have been busy and honey is in abundance. Honor the honey bees, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat. Honey bees perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. The full moon on June 24th is the Honey Moon!
Flowers and Flower Crowns
Flowers are in abundance this time of year. Adorn your altar, make flower offerings for the faeries, dress the circle around your sacred fire, and beautify yourself with a flower crown.
A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. A despacho ceremony is a ritual tradition that comes from Peru. The despacho serves as an expression of gratitude which we have incorporated into all of our rituals
Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and your prayers. As the elements are added to the despacho, both your personal and our collective vibration raises. Your despacho becomes your living prayer to bring about energy shifts and healing.
Summer Solstice Herbs
Chamomile, lavender, hemp, mugwort, rosemary, thyme, verbena, sage, elder flower, mint and rose.
Dance of the Fae
This is a magical time to get your body moving and dance. Shake your body, move your energy, be free and flow to some of your favorite music. The faeries love to dance and the joy and elation you feel from dancing helps strengthen your manifestations. So have fun and dance, dance, dance!
We hope you have a blessed and magickal Litha with love, light and faerie dust ♥¨