Beginning with the summer solstice, these days are a time to enjoy the abundance of nature. In the past when the world was illuminated only by the sun or fire, it was also a time to revel in the amount of daylight. Known as Litha, summer solstice is a celebration of the Goddess in full motherhood and the God who is at his pinnacle of power. Herbs and flowers gathered at this time are considered particularly potent.

On midsummer’s eve it was customary to light bonfires on hilltops to continue the celebration of these long summer days. When the fires died down, people would leap over them for the symbolic purification of smoke. In place of bonfires, lamps were placed in windows surrounded by flowers and kept lit all night.

May you enjoy the blessings of light and abundance, and the magic of summer nights.

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