It’s been an absolute joy putting together our ritual boxes. I know many of you use our products in your own specific ways, but it’s felt really cathartic to share specifically how I celebrate and create comfort each month. June marks the Summer Solstice. It’s the longest day of the year. A time of joy, celebration and revelry. While we can’t commune right now to rejoice, I think it’s especially important to embrace happy moments such as these. Recently I was made aware that one of my clients, Adorned by Nomad, has started hosting once a week Magickal Zoom Calls! I love this use of technology! What a wonderful way to continue to connect and support one another. Maybe it’ll inspire you to do something similar with your tribe.
Litha is simply a term denoting the celebration of the Summer Solstice (June 21). Often the element of fire is incorporated into these festivities to show reverence to the almighty Sun. Another tradition is the incorporation of water to represent balance. A good luck charm to help the crops to continue to flourish for harvest in the fall, wooden wheels were lit on fire and rolled into the local river, creek or stream. Today we often mark the occasion with tiny floating boats with candles. I’m always reminded of how ritual is deeply rooted in an appreciation of our beautiful planet and the bounty of her gifts.
Stonehenge, a monument in the United Kingdom is composed of large stones set in a circle. It’s existed for over 5,000 years. There are many theories to why this was erected, but the one that seems to ring true is that it outlines one of the largest positive energetic vortexes on our planet. It’s absolutely worth visiting (when the time is right) as there is a magical vibration to this sacred space that can’t quite be put into words. Stonehenge has long been a place where worshippers gather to celebrate Litha. At summer solstice, observers standing within the stones can see the sun rise above what’s called the Heel Stone, which stands just outside the entrance to the circle. It’s a festival full of flower crowns, picnics, fresh fruits and dancing.
Although travel isn’t in the plans this year and we cannot gather with friends, there are so many other ways to mark the occasion. First off you can catch the live stream of the sunrise at Stonehenge online this year! Secondly, I’ve put together our Litha Ritual Box with so much thought and care so you can bring the celebration home! In it you’ll find sage, rose petals, herbs, salts, oils and a candle to help you bask in the glow of our warm sun and give thanks. We have no control over the current circumstances, but we can always control our attitude. I love welcoming summer with a big party, even if this year it includes some more quiet introspection. Laughter truly is the best medicine and I hope this box lightens your spirit and brings you peace. The human race may currently be in slumber, but Mother Nature keeps on ticking along. Something worth celebrating indeed!
I love you.