Today is the Summer Solstice also known as Litha. It is the longest day of the year, it won’t get dark until very late into the night, there will be at least 14 hours of daylight. Litha means a stopping or standing still of the sun, it is one of the 8 Pagan solar holidays throughout the year.
This is a day of celebrations, the Goddess is heavily pregnant with the harvest to come, the Sun God The Oak King is at the height of his power. But this is also a day of sadness because today the Sun God The Oak King battles with the Lord Of The Dark Sun The Holly King and the Holly King will win and start to take over the skies. After today the Sun starts to loose it’s strength the days will get shorter and the nights longer, as we look to Autumn and Winter. The Oak King (The Lord Of Light) is born on Yule (the Winter Solstice) and he shines so brightly for 6 months of the year but this weakens him. The Holly King (The Lord Of Darkness) lays in wait until Litha when the Oak King uses his last ounce of strength to make sure the earth has enough power for the harvest to come. The Oak King (The Lord Of Light) will slowly descends into the underworld his journey will not be complete until Samhain (Halloween) When the Holly King (The Lord Of Darkness) will take over the skies.
Litha is a time of light, purification and of healing. Its a time to reflect on the light and dark that are both within each of us and within the world around us. It is a time to appreciate everything we have in our lives and to give thanks for it, to appreciate nature and all that it gives us.
Pick some flowers and put them on your altar to offer them to the Sun God and the Goddess and thank them for their sacrifices. adorn your altar with fruit and anything gold, yellow or shiny to honor the Sun. Build a bonfire or a small fire or light a candle. A fire lit on Litha is said to be very powerful and magical.
‘Write down your hopes dreams and burn them in the fire to do this on Litha night will bring you your desire’
This is the height of summer it is one of the most celebratory days of the year, enjoy it, have family round for dinner, invite friends and party, go for long walks and appreciate the beauty of the Summer and nature, dance and be merry.
The gods left many signs using mathematics and astronomy, especially those signs built into the Great Pyramid. Robert Bauval discovered that the three enigmatic Giza pyramids are aligned the same as the three stars forming the belt of the constellation of Orion, the sign of Osiris, the most important of the early Egyptian gods. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics record the extensive preparations for the Pharaohs to make the dangerous journey to join Osiris in Orion. The illustration shows that Al Nitak corresponds to the Great Pyramid. The Egyptian god Thoth taught that as in heaven, so on earth. The gods are pointing to Al Nitak and Sirius for reasons now known only by the gods.
Using Archaeoastronomy, Bauval calculates that 10,450BC is the time when the Orion belt and Al Nitak are lowest on the horizon. That is also the date with the best match between the orientation of the Giza Pyramids and the Orion belt, and start of the Mayan Third Age of Man as one of the last three times the gods have visited Earth in mass. Plato and Cayce recorded that 10.500 BC is one of the date of the destruction of Atlantis. Physical and mythical signs show that extraterrestrial gods periodically intervene in human physical and cultural evolution.
Aries:God - The Lord of war some say it is out of a lack of control he is as he is but others say it a desire to keep his loved ones safe. He influenced the ways of aggression and determination and is the Patron to Warriors and Blacksmiths.
Taurus:Goddess - Lady of the feast, she looked upon the barron fields and she wept. From her tears grew the harvest that would feed the world. Patron of the culinary arts she taught all who desired the knowledge the ability to prepare a bountiful meal and in her name the people sing and they feed their families another day.
Gemini:God - "Why be one thing, when you can be two?" He is the instructor of scoundrels, he sees mortals as pawns in his game but they quickly learned the rules. He taught lying and deceit but as he saw those who would stand tall in his image the mortals taught him compassion and humor. His temple is scattered with coins, which ever side the coin lands on when flipped determines which side of this God you will meet.
Cancer:Goddess - She rules the sea and all who dwell within it. Her moods can change with the tides and her sentinels mirror these sides. Mermaids and Sirens her daughters and she the Mother. All who travel the seas do so at her mercy. Patron of song and dance and Motherhood. She will protect her children and loved ones no matter the cost.
Leo:God - Lion born in the fire. Prideful and courageous passionate and joyful he is the Father. Proud beasts such as lions are his sentinels and to kill one would be an insult to him directly. With his heat can come warmth or fire, flames or dust. Patron of kings he lives to defend his people.
Virgo:Goddess - Innocence and purity she is the child God, treat her well and she will return the favor, treat her poorly and you'll loose more than a few teeth. The is the patron of the home and what ties families together rather than driving them apart.
Libra:God - Some say "he's far too pretty to be a man" he say's "they're far too ugly to be human" he blessed the people, the lands and the sea with his gift of beauty and now he indulges in the pleasures of the beauty he created, With who ever he desires. God of sexual pleasure, promiscuity and beauty.
Scorpio:Goddess - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Coming from a place of heart ache and pain was she born. Give you her heart and she will give you the world break her heart, she'll break your neck. The Mistress of broken hearts puts the hearts of her sisters back together to swear vengance on those who hurt them. She is the lady of Lust and Vengeance but never Justice.
Sagittarius:God - As he looked apon the world he saw comfort, the mundane, the boring! So he created a game for the mortals to play, across the uncharted lands he hid great treasures that only those brave enough to break into the freedom he offered could acquire. He delivered adventure to the world.
Capricorn:Goddess - "Walk through my halls and every piece of knowledge can be yours" The Lady of study she records all events and to those determined enough she shares it. She is the patron of apprentices and from her will the gifts of knowledge and education were born.
Aquarius:God - Deciding that the Earth, Heavens and Underworld were not for him he created a new plane where the rules of the mortal universe did not apply. He created great inventions and ideas in the hope that one day the Mortals could be apart of his world instead. Patron of inventions he created space, the nothingness with the ability to be anything.
Pisces:Goddess - Lady of lakes and rivers she gave birth the fish to feed to people worthy of catching them, those not could end up eaten by the very things they intended to eat. Just as she is sweet and sensitive she can also be cold and vengeful and those who fall in her waters may never return. Patron of the arts.
(I had too much fun writing this, is this what it's like to be a fanfic writer?)