Litha is celebrated on June 21 and is the summer solstice known as midsummer. This is the longest day of the year.
The leaves are now dense and flower give way to ripening fruit. It’s fragrant and beautiful here in the Northern Hemisphere and the official start of summer.
Similar to Beltane, Litha is a sabbat associate with fire. Good time for a bonfire. Devotees would hurl flaming disks to the sun, trying to assist in changing it’s course.
When the day is at it’s longest, everything just radiates. The energy and vibration of vitality is what makes this day seem so bright and alive.
Sit in the sun. Just feel the warmth. Let it re-vitalize your spirit.
For this day, I like to do a little candle magic and then when the sun goes down, light a fire.
For more information on deities and the real details about this season, you can click here to read more about activities, corresondences and even a recipe for Elderflower Champagne!
Although I am not Wiccan, I like to change my altar for each season and share things with you. I’m eclectic in that I take a little from here and a little from there and make my own magic, but I still love the Wheel of the Year and as it turns, put information out for those who are interested.
I like to read about religions and learn as much as I can while I’m here and sharing information and teaching is something that I just feel good about.
I decked out my altar and took some pictures, and used the colors associated (yellow, orange and red) as well as some goose feathers I was gifted by my husband who found them while on his job. I love feathers.
In celebration of midsummer, here is a list of candle colors, crystals, herbs and ideas for your Litha altar:
Colors: yellow, orange, red, gold
Crystals: citrine, carnelian, yellow calcite
Flowers and herbs: sage, thyme, marigolds, daisies, roses
Altar items: feathers, birds, honey, oak, fae … I have the cutest fairy I could have added and forgot.