Summer Solstice, also known as Litha, is here!
It's a time to celebrate midsummer; the longest day and shortest night of the year. It is also a great time to encourage growth, love, abundance and magic.
Here are some activities you can do to celebrate summer solstice:
● Do a Bath Ritual
On the eve of summer solstice, run a bath, add some herbs, some flower petals and light some candles.
In the Luna Wytch Summer Solstice box - I put together a bath ritual for summer solstice, it comes with Chamomile + Lavender, two candles (a white and a yellow one - white for happiness, yellow for success). It also comes with a Pukka Lemon, Ginger and Honey tea bag.
● Watch the sunset
Every year hundreds of people travel to Stonehenge to experience summer solstice. This year, due to Covid-19, it will be streamed online! How cool is that?
Here is a link to the website where you can watch this years summer solstice:
● Have a bonfire
Bonfires have a witchy traditional feel to them, as our ancestors would dance around them, soaking up the magic from the warm fire. However, the tradition of lighting bonfires on summer solstice comes from the Middle Ages. The locals would create bonfires on top of mountains to illuminate the valley and create a mystical fiery atmosphere. Today, lighting a bonfire and sitting in the garden, or on the beach, is a great way to meditate and relax. It is a lovely way to celebrate summer solstice with friends and family.
● Bake a cake
My favourite cake to bake for Litha is a honey and vanilla cake. Honey is one of nature's greatest gifts, it has been used for thousands of years and it’s in abundance this time of year. Lots of magical practitioners, especially kitchen witches, use honey magic, which dates back to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
The best honey cake recipe is one from Moody Moons:
If you wanted to make the cake aesthetically pleasing, you can use a honeycomb cake mold:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vzer-Flexible-Honeycomb-Silicone-Choc olate/dp/B01N3PG8KN/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=honeycomb+cak e+mould&qid=1592419971&sr=8-6
So, enjoy summer solstice and immerse yourself into the glowing light and warmth of the sun.
Feel free to tag me, @luna_wytches and Ellen, @witchesmagazine in photos on Instagram of what you get up to this summer solstice!
Love and Light The Luna Wytch x