Litha, meaning gentle (as in gentle breezes), marks the Summer Solstice, when the power of the Sun God is greatest. Hang a golden or yellow disc, representing the sun, outside to catch the sun’s rays. Create a wreath of yellow flowers to honour the Sun.
At Litha, we honour the transformation of the Maiden into Mother, fertile and ripe with abundance. The Earth is teeming with life, growth and potential. Celebrate this season with action. Manifest into reality the ideas you’ve dreamt about through the dark months. Create rituals that fire your passion and enhance creativity. Plants gathered on this night are said to have exceptional healing properties.
Although often referred to as the longest day, Litha is, in fact, the time of the longest twilight. This magickal time between day and night opens a gateway to the realm of the Fae. Fairies are spiritual beings who are always all around us, and their favourite places are in nature. In order to see them, we have to be willing to open our minds to the possibility that they are ever-present everywhere on Mother Earth. Once we open our minds and hearts, we may begin to see evidence of these magickal beings. Traditionally fairies were left pails of milk, cream, butter, cakes, and even wine. Spend time outdoors this evening, leave them a gift, and, if you are patient, you may catch a glimpse of the Dance of the Fae.