Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Magick - By Firewolf

Midsummer or Litha, falls on the Summer Solstice, on or around June 20th. During this time, we as Witches honor and celebrate the Sun at the peak of His power. We draw in the energy of the Mother Earth and her magick of fertility and growth. We prepare ourselves and our homes for the waning period of the Sun, which lies shortly ahead. Midsummer is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. In our Witches tradition, Litha symbolizes the end of the reign of the waxing year's Oak-King, who is now replaced by the Holly-King of the waning year (who rules until Yule). In our ritual and magick we understand and attune ourselves with this subtle change and draw in the growth and balance in which the Holly King draws forth. We cast spells for love, passion, and psychic power. The Fairy World itself is drawn to the energy of this time and many of us attempt to contact these magickal creatures and use their magick to empower our lives, homes, and spells.

Midsummer Magick Luck Incense Recipe

one teaspoon honeysuckle
one teaspoon lavender
one teaspoon mint
one teaspoon oak bark
one teaspoon red rose petals
one teaspoon st. johns wort
two teaspoons chamomile
two teaspoons pine bark
two teaspoons sunflower petals
three drops lavender oil
nine drops honeysuckle oil
thirteen drops rose oil

Blend and grind the herbal ingredients together and add the drops of oil.  Burn this blend on a glowing charcoal during spiritual rites focused on attracting luck, good fortune, abundance, and during any Litha magickal rite!  This incense blend is best stored in a yellow or dark glass bottle.

Litha Magick Herbs and Roots
The following list of herbs and roots can be employed in spiritual rites focused on Litha and the summer season: Aniseed, Basil, Carnation, Chamomile, Chervil, Chickweed, Chicory, Chive, Cinquefoil, Copal, Daisy, Dogwood, Elder, Fennel, Fern, Feverfew, Fir, Frangipani, Frankincense, Galangal Root, Hazelnut, Heartsease, Heather, Heliotrope, Hemp, Honeysuckle, Houseleek, Hyssop, Iris, Jasmine, Larkspur, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Marigold, Meadowsweet, Mint, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Oak, Parsley, Peony, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Rowan, Rue, Saffron, Sage, Sandalwood, St. John’s Wort, Sunflower, Tangerine, Tarragon, Thyme, Vervain, Violet, Wisteria, Ylang Ylang

Litha Magick Crystals and Stones
The following list of stones and crystals can be employed in spiritual rites focused on Litha and the summer season: Amber, Cat’s eye, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Gold Topaz, Herkimer Diamond, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Ruby, Seashell, Silver, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Tourmaline    

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