Countdown to Midsummer

June 21st, 2017
Happy Summer Solstice!


yellow, red, orange, gold


Symbols and Themes

Solar symbols, fire, pinwheels, Faery rings, acorns, sunflowers


Deities and Archetypes

Amaterasu (Shinto)
Aten/Ra (Eqyptian)
Apollo (Greek)
Hestia (Greek)
Horus (Egyptian)
Huitzilopochtli (Aztec)
Juno (Roman)
Lugh (Celtic)



Backyard Barbeque Ritual

Midsummer falls in the middle of summer, right before things start to get unbearably hot in most parts of the world, so it’s a perfect time to celebrate by having friends and family over for a cookout. Why not take advantage of this get-together and turn it into a fun celebration of the summer solstice? After all, if summer is about having fun with the people you love, a backyard barbeque is the perfect way to mark the season!

Capture the Sun's Energy

Midsummer, or Litha, this the day that the Sun’s energy is at its strongest.  Take the time on this day charge your solar crystals (quartz, sunstone, citrine, ruby, bloodstone..) and gold amulets.  Or you can try this neat project from Lynn Woike at PaganPages.org:

Citrus Salad

Super easy and delicious, citrus salad is a perfect treat for Midsummer.  Oranges and grapefruit are very solar, and Oranges attract happiness and abundance while grapefruit cleanses and purifies.  This recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis at the Food Network.