Litha Supplies + Gifts
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate Litha (Alban Heruin - Druidic) on June 21st. This day marks the Summer Solstice and is the longest day of the year. It is important to note that in the Southern Hemisphere it is the time for Yule, or Winter Solstice, and we want to wish our friends on the opposite side of the globe a very blessed holiday season!
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this point on the Wheel of the Year marks the time that the days begin to grow shorter. It is the traditional time for Witches to harvest their magical herbs because their magical powers are strongest on this day.
This is a wonderful time to start empowering your family meals with spells and energy by spiritually infusing your meals with magickal intent. Outdoors or indoors, work with herbs and kitchen witch tools to empower your foods with magickal health, healing, protection, abundance and most of all, love.
The Litha Sabbat rite is usually performed outside in nature, however any magical place and gathering that is suitable wherever you feel most comfortable. Many congregate at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England on this day to watch the Sun rise. You, too, can set your alarm clock to greet the Sun as He rises in the sky on morning of Litha.
A fire is lit in honor of solar deities and the sun. Jumping through the flames is a common practice, and will purify and renew your energy. This is a very good time for performing any type of magickal work, especially love or healing magick. And of course, Litha is a time honored season for handfasting as seen by the popularity of weddings throughout the month of June.