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It’s Litha

The purpose of the Litha is to reconnect with the lord and the lady, it is the begining of the harvests, and honouring the Sun God and his pregnant Goddess. This is done through the crowning of the Sun God, reacting the death of the Oak King and the crowning of Holly King. The symbols of these time are suns, oak, sunflowers, love amulets, seashells, summer fruit and flowers, sun wheels, sun dials, and swords and blades. The colours associated with Litha is blue, greens, reds and yellows. Things that are done at this time are bonfires, processions, feasting, celebrating with others, creating divination and dowsing rods, enjoying the seasons fruits and vegetables, and the placement of St John’s wort for protection. The Goddess that are celebrated at this time is Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Venus, Yemaya, Freya, Green Forest Mother, Great one of the stars, Goddess of the Wells. The Gods worshipped at this time is the Father Sun, Oak and Holly King and Gods at the peak of their power and strength. Animals associated with this time are wrens, robin, cattle, faeries, firebird, dragons and the thunderbird. The gemstones used at this time are Lapis Lazuli, all green gemstones but particularly emerald and jade. The herbs used at this time is Anise, rose, oak blossoms, lavender, elder, mistletoe, larkspur, nettle, St John’s Wort, heartsease, rue, heather. The oils used at this time are heliotrope, saffron, rose, lemon, lavender and sandalwood.

 

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