thread: Blessed Litha to all

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jan 2010
    Shoe Heaven

    Blessed Litha to all

    Wishing you all a blessed Litha

    On this longest day of the year, light and life are abundant. At mid-summer, the Sun God has reached the moment of his greatest strength. Seated on his greenwood throne, he is also lord of the forests, and his face is seen in church architecture peering from countless foliate masks. It is a time of battle between light and dark. The Oak King rules between the winter and summer solstice, the Holly King summer to winter solstice. At the solstices they battle for power.

    Summer begins on Beltane (Oct 31st) and ends on Lughnassadh (Feb 2nd).

    Midsummer Night's Eve is also special for adherents of the Faerie faith.

    It is a time to let your inner child out.

    Colours: Blue and Green

    Herbs and Flowers: Frankincense, Lemon, Myrrh, Pine, Wisteria. Mugwort, Vervain, Chamomile, Rose, Honeysuckle, Lily, Oak, Lavender, Ivy, Yarrow, Fern, Elder, Wild Thyme, Daisy, Carnation.

    Foods: All garden vegetables and fruits

    Deities: Apollo, Balder, Oak King, Holly King, Sul, Isis, Hestia.

    Symbols: Oak leaves, acorns, bees, honey, floating candles, cauldrons, marigolds, ivy.

    Incense: Lemon, Myrrh, Pine, Rose, Wisteria.

    Woods Burned: Oak

    Sacred Gemstone: Emerald

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
    In snuggle land

    Thanks for that.

    I thought the longest day this year was Monday? I was too sick to do anything about it.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jan 2010
    Shoe Heaven

    It is usually between the 20th and 23rd.