Litha: Third Thoughts

Things to Do

  • Celebrate unions of all kinds
  • Charge magickal tools, tarot cards, jewellery, crystals etc. (if they require sun energy, but not if they flourish with moon energy)
  • Decorate with bright orange or yellow e.g. candles. Crystals, flowers
  • Drink Mead
  • Eat Honey
  • Gather Herbs
  • Honour both God and Goddess
  • Light a Bonfire (safely!)
  • Light a Citrus Incense
  • Light Candles
  • Make a Divination or scrying to discover how to direct your own power/energy and to what
  • Make a Midsummer Honey Cake (recipe on Litha in pagan festivals page)
  • Make Charms for success, protection, health and anything needed potent energy
  • Make Elder Flower Champagne (recipe on Litha in pagan festivals page)
  • Meditate on the Sun and draw in his energies into your body and life
  • Meditate with the Earth Goddess or with the dark Goddess in the Underworld
  • Visit an Oak tree
  • Welcome and watch the Sunrise on solstice morning

Use Litha to achieve any of these to improve your life

  • Be Empowered by the sun and in turn Empower others
  • Bless the Bounty of the Earth and do not squander it
  • Bring a project to Completion
  • Build your Life Force and use it for the greatest good
  • Celebrate all the good things in your life, people, animals, plants, environment, work, health…
  • Do your workings that need Potency, Power, Strength and Vitality at his time
  • Even at this time of plenty and vigour, remember that Nothing Lasts Forever
  • Give Healing to yourself, others, animals, environment etc.
  • Go to a Hand-Fasting or re-new your vows to your life-partner
  • Increase Fertility in all its aspects in your life
  • Let your Inner Radiance shine through
  • Make a list of all the Abundance you have in your life and be thankful and grateful

You might like to add these, or their representations to your seasonal sacred space

  • Associations: Bonfire, Flaming Wheels, Processions, Candles, Labyrinth (inner journey through fears)
  • Animals: Bee, Bull, Cattle, Horse, Robin, Spider, Summer Birds, Wren
  • Mythical Creatures: Dragons, Faeries, Firebirds, Manticores, Satyrs, Thunderbirds
  • Colours: Gold, Green, Oranges, White, Yellows.
  • Goddesses Mother Earth, the Mother, Pregnant and Dark goddesses, Aine, Aphrodite, Arachne, Ariadne, Arianrhod, Artemis, Ariadne, Astarte, Athena, Danu, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Kali, Isis, Juno, Venus
  • Gods: Apollo, Bel, the Dagda, Father Sun, Father Gods, Gwydion, Green Man, Helios, Holly King, Lugh, Lugh, Oak King, Ra, Sol, Sun Deities, Zeus, Thor
  • Element: Fire
  • Food: Honey, Lemons, Oranges
  • Drink: Ale, Mead, sweet Wines, fresh Fruit Juice, Herbal Teas
  • Herbs: Basil, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Copal, Elder, Fennel, Fern, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Mugwort, Rue, Saffron, St John’s Wort, Thyme, Vervain, Verbena, Yarrow
  • Spices: Frankincense, Sandalwood
  • Trees: Laurel, Mistletoe, Oak, Pine, Roses, Wisteria, Ylang-Ylang,  
  • Stone Circles: Stonehenge, Callanish in Lewis, Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
  • Stones: Amber, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald, Gold Tigers Eye, Golden Topaz, Heliodor, Malachite, Opal, Pyrite, Quartz Rutilated, Sunstone
  • Symbols: Spear (God), Cauldron (Goddess)

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