June twenty-first marks the celebration of Lithia, the Summer Solstice, or as many refer to it Midsummer. The day is celebrating the first day of Summer, creating the longest day and shortest night reflection Yule or the Winter Solstice. Many believe this day is filled of magic due to it being a day when the gates to the fey world are open.
June twenty-first marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere where the sun reaches its highest peak, creating the longest day and shortest night of the year. Wiccans and other practices of magic Litha, holding large parries including may pole and leaps over bomb fires. Some mark it as the month of travel and creativity using the Summer month to create a project.
Solstice is Latin for sun standing still referring to the sun coming to a standstill at its highest point. Many use the solstice to give thanks to the Goddess, or clearing out the darkness and their hearts and home that remain from Winter slowly thawing through Spring.
Fey Magic Litha or Midsummer and Yule are the two times of the year when the gates to the fey world are open. The gates remain open until the last hour of sunlight. The Seelie court gives out gifts and lessons of wisdom to the lovers celebrating the festival. Blessing those dancing with the may pole and those trying to find a solution to problems in love and with family.
The Unseelie see it as a time to cause chaos tricking humans in being the fox in their yearly hunt, chasing a mortal until sundown knowing that capture will lead to them owing another slave. They also celebrate the changing of the season allowing the Holly and Oak Kings to compete in their yearly battle.
Seasonal Magic The first day of Summer symbols the ending of the Spring bringing in a time of joy and excitement. The longer days and short nights welcome in the full bloom of nature. Many see Summer as the season of fire leading to acts of creativity, passion, romance, passion, abundance, and happiness. Many spend the time outdoors enjoying the sun rays Many enjoy the warmth of the sun during the day and many use fire pits to keep warm during the evenings.
The solstice is celebrating the light, nature has reached its peak and people feel lighter spiritually and emotionally. A time many take to reach their full potential in creativity and accomplishment of dreams. Wiccans wear the colors of the flame and burn candles to help their magic through the summer months. Others set their alters with bright colors and pray to the gods of fire, light, and the arts.
I enjoy celebrating this holiday finding it a festive way to welcome the changing of the season. Not only is it one of the two times of the year for the fey gates to open but it also symbolizes the essence of Summer. Many see it as a festival of love, warm weather, and a chance to enjoy time with family. I believe these are important, but I also see it as a celebration of the elements and a time to relax and recharge for those attending school. Many also use it as a time for travel to gain new experiences.
Now shush, I’m trying to read/ Luna