Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Holiday - Litha

Today is a Holiday on the Pagan/Wiccan cycle. Today, June 21st, marks the Summer Solstice which is also known as Litha in Pagan/Wiccan religions. As you probably know, it is the day with the most hours of sunlight. According to Scott Cunningham, “The Earth is awash in the fertility of the Goddess and God” at this time of the year. This holiday is considered a lesser holiday of Pagan religions.

Mid-Summer is a time to perform magicks of all kinds including healings, love magic and protections, among others. I have seen some sources state that no magick is to be performed during holiday rituals and others that say it is okay. I would think that tying a magickal ritual to a holiday would take away from the special-ness of the day, but many see magicks as part of their practice. What do you think?

Typical foods you might see at a Mid-Summer celebration would include fresh fruits and vegetables.

Here are some links with more information about today’s Holiday.



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