Cat’s Morning Bits for June 21, 2022 *Litha Edition“
Happy Litha! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
“Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.”
John Clare, June
June 2022 Events
June 3 Mercury goes direct
June 10 Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
June 14 Full Moon at 4:51 am PST/ 5:51 am MST/ 7:51 am EST
June 14 Flag Day
June 19 Father’s Day/ Juneteenth
June 21 Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice
June 28 New Moon at 7:52 pm PST/ 8:52 pm MST/ 10:52 pm EST
Summer Solstice 2022 — Seize the Day! by Silver RavenWolf
A delightfully powerful celestial event, the longest day of the year –Summer Solstice (Midsummer)– vibrates with joy, happiness, good fortune, and success. As the Sun moves into the astrological sign of Cancer, some folks believe that acknowledging this heavenly occurrence enhances one’s spiritual progress.
Preparing for Litha & The Summer Solstice Ideas, DIYs and Rituals/ Alwyn Oak
Learn Religions: 10 Deities of Litha: Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses
The summer solstice has long been a time when cultures celebrated the lengthening year. It is on this day, sometimes called Litha, that there is more daylight than any other time; a direct counterpoint to the darkness of Yule.
MBG: Power Up For The Summer Solstice: 8 Solstice Rituals To Energize This Season
Can you feel it? We’re now in the “full moon” phase of the year when waxing energies and magical potency are at peak intensity. Weddings, marriage proposals, and baby blessings are lucky now—as are rituals of unity among families and communities.
How to celebrate Litha & Summer Solstice | Folk witchcraft | Rituals & DIYs / The witches’ cookery
Exemplore: Seven Crystals for Celebrating Litha
CLAIREJUL 8, 2020
Litha, also commonly known as the summer solstice, is a fire festival celebrated in June. This is the longest day of the year and the point in the year that the sun begins to recede. Crops will be in full growth by now and heading towards maturity and harvesting.
New Age Hipster: Litha Summer Solstice Tarot Spread And Ritual Ideas
Litha blessings gorgeous souls!
Litha is the pagan summer solstice celebration that honours the power and strength of the sun.
Celebrated at the summer solstice it’s a time to enjoy the abundance of nature and all that life has gifted us.
EarthSky News: 2022 June solstice: All you need to know
People throughout the ages have celebrated the year’s longest day at the summer solstice.
What is it? The June solstice marks the sun’s northernmost point in our sky for this year.
When is the next one? The next June solstice will fall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:14 UTC (that is 4:14 a.m. in central North America; translate UTC to your time).
- This article is an oldie but still relevant!
Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Parenting – Summer Solstice for Kids
DECEMBER 16, 2016 BY BEKAH EVIE BEL
As Christmas approaches everyone is focused on all things wintery, but here in Australia we are in the middle of (or in horrible towns like mine, just starting) a scorching hot summer, full of dry yellow grasses, hot winds and sneaky snakes.
Pagan Playlist: Litha/ Lisa Thiel
Patheos: Magical Food for the Summer Solstice (Litha)
The Summer Solstice – Litha – 20th-23rd June
Following on from the Beltane theme of celebrating life this sabbat is also about the abundance of beauty on our planet and all that she provides for us.
Today’s Recipe: Witchin’ in the Kitchen: Litha Rainbow Salad
JUNE 20, 2016 BY HERON MICHELLE
I so crave fresh flavors and brightly colored veggies from the farmer’s market once summer dawns. This dish emerged from one of my mad-kitchen-witchery experiments and is a variation on a theme that began with traditional tabbouleh flavors, and so is still nicely paired with other middle-eastern dishes like hummus and pita bread, and slow-roasted lamb…mmm…lamb…my favorite!
Magical Correspondences for Litha/ Mid-Summer/ Summer Solstice
Colors~Blue, green, gold or yellow, orange, white and red
Plants and Herbs: Anise, Mugwort, Chamomile, Rose, Lily, Cinquefoil, Lavender, Fennel, Sun Flower, Mistletoe, Hemp, Thyme, Larkspur, Nettle, Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Heartsease, Fern, Wormwood, Chickweed, Heather, Yarrow,
Trees: Oak, Holly
Sacred Stones: agate, alexandrite, fluorite, moonstone, pearl, emerald, jade, lapis lazuli, diamond, tiger’s eye, all green stones
Food: Honey, Mead, Summer Fruits & Vegetables, lemons, oranges, Honey Cakes, Strawberries
Things To do: Picnics, leaving food for the faeries, jumping bonfires, gathering herbs.
Spells: Fire spells, Empowerment, Healing, Love Magick, Protection, Purification, making and charging amulets.
Incense and Oils: Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint, rose, lemon, lavender, sandalwood, pine
Animals: Wren, Robin, Peacock, Frog, Butterfly, Horse, Cattle
Other Creatures: Fairies, Satyrs, the Firebird, dragon, the Thunderbird
Sacred Symbols: The Sun, Love Amulets, Shells, Summer fruits & flowers, Solar Wheel, Balefire, Stone Circles, Sundial, Swords, Blades, Feathers, Witches’ Ladder, Gods Eye
Goddesses~~Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Bast, Aphrodite, Yemaya, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Amaterasu, Hestia.
Gods~~Father Sun/Sky, Oak King, Holly King, Arthur, Gods at peak power and strength, sun, fire and fertility gods. Apollo, Baal, Baldur, Helios, Horus, Hephaestus, Jupiter/ Zeus , Lugh, Osiris, Ra, Sol.
Pagan Library: Handfasting Prayer/Anon
“Marry me under a garland of stars,
Conifers silent witness
To night wind’s echoed vows.
Bearing our promises upward
Through universal whiteness
To the sepulchre of God.
Touch me once for all time,
All lives that are to be…
Our love enshrined.
Marry me under the gaze of stars.
Celestial concourse, bless our joy
Now and forevermore…”
Backyard Banshee: Litha Tarot Spread: Celebrating the Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice is a time of celebration and growth. It is a time when we come into the light and enjoy the fruits of our labor. And I loved creating this summer solstice tarot spread! This year, why not celebrate Litha with a tarot reading?
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