The Eight Sabbats
The Moon Phase Esbats
Casting a Circle
Tools and Chakras
Herbs and Oils
Simple Spells

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, also known as Litha and Midsummer's Day. Celebrated approx. 22nd June.

The solstice originally fell round about the 25th June, and it was this day that was traditionally celebrated by the ancients as Midsummer Day. The solstice must have still fell on the 25th in Shakespeare's time, hence his play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

The Horned God, as Sun God has known complete love with the Goddess. He is now about to change direction, as the sun wanes, he is about to become reborn as God of Night. The Goddess gives him a gift, the Cup of Happiness, also known as the Grail of Love, to see him on his way.

As he becomes less visable in the outer world, he gains strength in the inner realms, whereby he takes a journey.
We call upon the fading Sun God to bless the land and banish destructive forces, with the light of truth. We look to the challanges within ourselves. We, like the sun are charged with the power to bless. We also, must drink from the Cup of Happiness and give thanks for what we have.

Summer Solstice
Autumn Equinox