Litha Potpourri & Potion

Litha Potpourri & Potion

Litha Potpourri, Incense and Oils If you just can’t wait for summer to arrive you can try this pretty Litha potpourri or the Litha Incense mix. The Litha Potpourri mix needs to “cure” in a covered container for about 4 weeks which would be just in time for Midsummer. If you wish to get a start on preparing for

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Summer Solstice, Midsummer. Litha 2012

Summer Solstice, Midsummer. Litha 2012

Creating your own Midsummer Customs Here are a few ideas for creating your own Midsummer customs. It is the longest day of the year. There are 12 hours of day light. Go camping. Go out into the woods or up into the mountains or down to the beach. Find some place where you can build

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Litha~Summer Solstice~Mid Summer

Litha~Summer Solstice~Mid Summer

Litha is also known as Summer Solstice, Alban Hefin, Sun Blessing, Gathering Day, Feill-Sheathain, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide, Vestalia, Thing-tide, St. John’s Day. Litha is usually celebrated on June 21st, but varies somewhat from the 20th to the 23rd, dependant upon the Earth’s rotation around the Sun. According to the old folklore calendar, Summer begins on

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Correspondence of Litha

Plants and Herbs~Anise, mugwort, chamomile, rose, wild rose, oak blossoms, lily, cinquefoil, lavender, fennel, elder, mistletoe, hemp, thyme, larkspur, nettle, wisteria, vervain ( verbena), St. John’s wort, heartsease, rue, fern, wormwood, pine,heather, yarrow, oak & holly trees Colors~Blue, green, gold, yellow, white and red Incense and Oils~~Heliotrope, saffron, orange, frankincense & myrrh, wisteria, cinnamon, mint,

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