occurs at the summer solstice
At the solstice, the earth is pregnant with the fall's harvest. We celebrate the bounty of the season & seek to bless and nurture the growing crops.
This is the ultimate fire festival and fire magick of any kind if potent.
use the energy of the sun to imbue any magickal work done today. Many herbs are available to wildcraft or harvest. it's a traditional time to harvest a variety of plants for added potency: yarrow, mistletoe, mugwort, chamomile, vervain, buckeye, lavender, etc.
the sun, bonfires,
fruit & flowers, the fae
Host a bonfire or barbecue
Watch the sun rise or set; sunbathe
Make a dream pillow with fresh herbs
Charge ritual items in the sun's light
Burn herbs in a bonfire or as incense
listen to music that celebrates the sun
Make flower crowns & decorate with flowers
emerald, amber, jade & tiger's eye
Green & gold
St. John's wort, mugwort, lavender, yarrow, thyme, sunflowers, vervain
all fresh food, honeyed mead, honey cakes, ale, red wine, herbal tea & any sun-colored citrus or sweets