The magic of summer solstice


The magic of summer solstice

This Friday, June 21, is Litha or Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, a time when those of us who practice magic speak of drawing down the sun. Litha is the longest day of the year, when we have more daylight and solar energy to work with than any other day of the year. It’s a time of power, fuel, passion, enthusiasm, and rejuvenation. If you’re a fire sign (Leo, Sagittarius, or Aries) you will feel the fiery effects of Litha more potently than others.

Here are my 3 favorite ways to celebrate Summer Solstice:

1. Create a fire element altar with orange, red, or yellow candle, a fire element oil (think cinnamon, clove, cardamom), and some fire gems (red calcite, carnelian, pyrite). Meditate on the areas in your life where you want some sacred fuel and light your candle. Visualize the fire of the flame infusing your entire life with solar energy.

2. Gather fire element flowers (calendula and sunflower are my favorites) and collect their petals for use in seasonal incense, offering blends, and altar decor. Litha is the perfect day to remove the petals and let them dry under the solstice sun for later magical or ritual use.

3. Charge your gemstones by solstice sunlight! We talk so much about charging gems by moonlight, but sunlight brings its own magic to gems (be careful though – some gems like amethyst and larimar can actually fade with too much sun exposure!).

Enjoy the solstice and may the magic of summer season be with you. And so it is.

3 thoughts on “The magic of summer solstice

  1. I’m new to your site, looking around I saw this picture and it instantly stood out to me as what I see in my mind as my third eye! It is always bright around the outer part as the yellow on this picture, and varies depending on what I’m meditating on. I follow no practice I’ve always been very attuned to nature and my instincts. I also have always seen or felt others what I call Ora sometimes it’s a color or colors I see on or around them, sometimes just feel it. I’ve never none the meaning of each color other then how they make me feel at the time I’m aware of them. Anyway back to the eye, is it possible because I am Aries, this is why my center eye is most often of bright fiery colors such as yellow, orange, or red? Just felt drawn to ask as this pic is first thing I’ve ever seen that was like seeing in my minds eye!

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