Wheel of the Year

Midsummer, Litha

Midsummer
June 21

Midsummer, also known as Litha, Alban Heruin, (Caledonii), Alban Hefin (Anglo-Saxon), Gathering Day (Welsh),Vestalia (Roman), the Feast of Epona (Ancient Gaulish), and All-Couple's Day (Greek), is celebrated the on the day of the summer solstice and is the longest day of the year. According to Gaelic lore, this day is especially sacred to Faery Folk as it was on Midsummers Eve that the first battle between the Fir Bolg and the Tuatha de Danaan took place.

In many traditions a bonfire is built, around which the community dances and feasts celebrating the zenith of the Sun's power and majesty until dawn the next day. As the sun sets the God is burned in effigy to mark the end of the light and the beginning of the dark half of the year. Midsummer also marks the first of the year's harvest festivals: the herb harvest. During the short night many people use this time to harvest magickal herbs just after sunset to seal in the energy of the Sun at its strongest. Unlike Yule, during which we focus inward, at midsummer we focus outward and to the world around us. This a good time for protection, healing, and love magick.

The Oak King, God of the waxing year is now at the zenith of his power. At the day's end He will begin his reign as, (or is slain and usurped by, depending on your tradition), the Holly King. As the mature Lord of forest and field He represents the harvest, contemplation, and growing wisdom. Enthroned beside him the Goddess, once the lithe and suductive Maiden of Beltane, now reigns as the pregnant Great Mother while the result of the Great Rite of Beltane, the Oak Prince, grows within her.


Supplies for Your Midsummer

Summer Solstice Candle
Summer Solstice Candle

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Summer Solstice Candle $13.00 /each

Midsummer Oil
Midsummer Oil

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Midsummer Oil $5.25 /each

Midsummer Ritual Incense
Midsummer Ritual Incense

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Midsummer Ritual Incense $3.75 /each

Good Day Sunshine
Good Day Sunshine

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Good Day Sunshine $6.75 /each

Good Day Sunshine Bath Salt
Good Day Sunshine Bath Salt

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Good Day Sunshine Bath Salt $4.00 /each

Sunstone Palm Stone
Sunstone Palm Stone

Sunstone is said to hold the essence of the suns energy in crystal form. Bearing the gentler aspects of sunshine, this stone reflects the light, healing, and creative energies of the sun. It helps bring vitality, wealth, happiness, enthusiasm, optimism, good luck, and joy.

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Sunstone Palm Stone $4.00 /each

Rutilated Quartz Bracelet
Rutilated Quartz Bracelet

Rutilated quartz is a stone of happiness. The clear quartz brings in positive energy while the rutile threads can improve your awareness of the world. This makes it an indispensable stone for psychic works.

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Rutilated Quartz Bracelet $5.50 /each

Pure Gold  Flake in a 3inch glass bottle with cork
Pure Gold Flake in a 3inch glass bottle with cork

Associated with the Sun

Properties: Power, Energy, Healing & Health, Protection, Wisdom, Money, Wealth, Success.

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Pure Gold Flake in a 3inch glass bottle with cork $7.00 /each

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