Litha / Midsummer

 

On the Summer Solstice, we celebrate Litha, or Midsummer.  This is the longest day of the year, and the Sun is at the height of his power.  Litha is the time to celebrate the masculine in all its forms.  Visions of the Green Man and the Lord of the Forest take center stage.  It is a time to revel in the outdoors, soaking up the energy of the Sun.

Symbols and Themes of Litha

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

Colors of  Litha

yellow, red, orange, gold

Deities and Archetypes of Litha

Amaterasu (Shinto)

Aten/Ra (Eqyptian)

Apollo (Greek)

Hestia (Greek)

Horus (Egyptian)

Huitzilopochtli (Aztec)

Juno (Roman)

Lugh (Celtic)

  Capture the Energy of the Sun

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:

 

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  Backyard Barbecue 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 barbecue is the perfect way to mark the season!

 

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  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.

 

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