Summer solstice, Midsummer
Point of time
21st of June
During the summer solstice we celebrate the God who has reached the peak of his power as this Litha the longest day of the year. From this moment on, daylight starts to diminish bringing full circle to the concepts of life and death, birth and rebirth, and the balance of masculine and feminine energies that are prevalent in the craft. Like other solstices and equinoxes, this can be celebrated either on the precise day or the day afterwards.
God is honored as the Sun god while the goddess is honored as the Earthly mother. Summer solstice is celebrated for a passion and a success. During Litha, the battle once again commences and the Oak King is stripped of his reign and the Oak King is now the old man and the Holly King the young and strong warrior.
During this time of year, goddess still wears the robe of a mother.
Summer solstice is a time of festivities, but also time to ponder. The Sun is at its strongest, but only the decaying of power is ahead. Litha is also a good time to seek protection and cleanse your own home from negative and harmful energies.
Rites for the sabbath