Litha, also known as the Summer Solstice and Midsummer, marks the official start of summer. It’s also the longest day of the year, meaning the most amount of daylight. The sun is central in summer solstice celebrations.
All green stones (esp. jade and emerald).
Light a candle, incense, or start a bonfire.
Take a bath with gold/yellow bath bombs or corresponding herbs and flowers.
Something I’d like to see more of in fiction: reverse light/dark symbolism. Light as cold, ugly, harsh, blinding, unforgiving. Dark as warm, beautiful, comforting, merciful, accepting. Can this be a thing?
Ok so I am gonna say this is my personal reference, its mainly through associations. You might TOTALLY disagree and thats chill!
Its more something to think about and a guideline of what I use myself…
Carve a candle when…. the candle represents the target, in sympathetic magic. When, essentially, the candle is a poppet and lighting it is a symbol of destruction or empowerment to the target.
Place something under the candle or before it when… you are doing general candle magic, when the candle represents empowering a wish, idea or concept.
Anoint the candle when… doing work with spirits and gods, when you mark the candle for a special purpose, when doing high magic.
Herbs and plant work:
Use dry herbs when… it is convienent to do so, when the herbs are out of season or when you need to store them in a jar or bottle for a long time.
Use fresh herbs when… the spell is very earth orientated, when doing magic on behalf of another or when the magic is sympathetic so that the herbs represent the target, within kitchen witchery.
Use flowers when… when the spell concerns love and sex, or perhaps fertility and attraction, due to flowers being the reproductive parts of the plant.
Use fruit when when… working with children as a target, or with children practising. When you work with fertility and abundance spells.
Use wood and twigs when… when the spell is for protection or binding, for hardiness.
Burn herbs (recaning/incense) when… you wish to cleanse or banish, or invoke an atmosphere - that being, for divination using herbs that are said to open up your perceptions, when banishing, burning acrid or pungent herbs.
Use oil infusions when… you wish to anoint something, when you wish to mark something permanently.
Use floral waters (rose water etc) when… dealing with spirits and gods, for glamour as it has a long history of being used to beautify.
Use metals (haematite, copper, ores etc..) when… you work in protection, when you do energy work due to the conductive properties of metal.
Use shell, pearl, coral and such when… you work in sea magic, when you work within emotional magic due to the element of water.
Use points when… you wish to direct magic to a target.
Use tumble stones when… you wish the magic to be gentle or manifest at a certain place on the body on a target.
Use geodes when… you work in protection, when you work with glamour aimed to obscure and hide.
Use cotton when… it is convenient.
Use silk when… doing spells that benefit the target.
Use ribbons when… love spells and wealth spells, as well as confidence and beauty spells. Spells to ensure victory.
Use rope when… doing spells that aim to hurt or weaken the target, binding especially.
Use cloth when… the spell aims to benefit who the poppet represents, use particular care when sewing or cutting, choose colours that are appropriate to them.
Use wax when… you wish to manipulate the target.
Use clay when… wish to create fetches or servitors, when you wish to create permanency.
Use twigs when… you wish to bury or throw the poppet out, when you want the poppet to be easily destroyed by breaking or setting on fire.
Use an alphabet grid or circle when… you wish the sigil to be more random and less attached to you.
Combine the shapes of letters from a sentence… when your sigil is very specific and a short term goal.
Use your own personal symbols when… you want the magic to be connected to you, when it is personal.
Something in her nature is always preparing her for war. It could be with lovers, employers, teachers, or parents. It could be with herself and if she is staging to the world the woman she admires in herself. Her heels thunder through the hallways and she can raise her voice higher than the ceiling. When it comes to self expectation, her standards are quite high. She is not afraid of assertion, protecting her femininity, or defending herself against any force or feature. Every piece of herself that she has built has taken work. Libra may be the White Queen, and indelible charmer seemingly loved by the world. But the Red Queen in Aries is life and aliveness, choking at the excitement of everything, vivid, glorious, spirited, and… bonkers.
Taurus have a talent for beautifying everything they put their hands on, so you can almost imagine their paintbrushes stroking everything in tactile delight and leaving colours behind that nobody has seen before. Even her physical body is a canvas, she can be experimental with personal style, use meditation to create harmonics in her body, create gourmet cuisine and help flowers grow. It is her godly artistry, the substance of her inner world that gives rise to mosaics and masterpieces, the paintbrush hands that spindle thread into gold.
Gemini is rarely hesitant to hide her lack of fasciation or interest with certain people. She has a sophisticated social conduct but this deteriorates when she finds her company bland and tedious. She can abandon long term relationships and friendships without hesitation because she embraces the change of fresh perspectives. Her intellect cannot hide its need to ravage even greater thinkers, and it’s unapologetic in doing so. It’s always about ensuring the mind does not lapse into a mere moment of boredom, because this would mean that the Gemini is left with nothing but billions of thoughts, and they blow up like anxious butterflies.
The Mother Goddess in Cancer is a formidable figure of biological and spiritual activity, the waters that birth and cradle all life. But there is different sort of light or essence in Cancer, one that the inner child refuses to let go of. It is her intimacy with this internal child, the scarab, that gives her the anointed and sacred mother’s touch. The scarab was anciently regarded as a ‘very tiny cosmos’ as it symbolised entrance into the material universe. This ‘tiny cosmos’ is still active inside Cancer. It’s why she can believe that mermaids exist and immerse herself in make believe. It’s why she can enjoy simple pleasures like colouring in and eating cookie dough. Mother and Child divided and reunited by light itself.
The Leo can be so whipped by the crack of the ego that it can be absolutely impossible to accept criticism or failure. The Leo seeks out validation, because love and affection from other people act as a source of nourishment. She needs credit for playing her role with prestige, sometimes openly, and sometimes secretly. These words of acclaim liven her heart and energise her spirit. But this can be fleeting, and only for only a moment. The ego is always flocking close by, waiting to whisper its discouragement or dissatisfaction, hovering with poisonous thoughts that are sure to contaminate any sort of praise she received.
Nothing she ever accomplishes seems good enough for her mind, it slices through her like cutting criticism. The memory of every mistake that she’s ever made inundates her head and sounds like demons cackling. And this pursuit of perfection is ultimately altruistic, she only wants to be perfect so she can be perfect for others, so she can be recognised and praised, so she can hear something other than criticism. This relentless conditioning by her own mind causes her sensitive physical body to respond, she can become trapped in rituals and routine for which she sees no sense, it’s just like a compulsive ceremony to manage the onslaught.
Libra is the ruler of the 7th house and the descendant as the sun sets. These shadows begin to dilute the personality, it requires all-consuming social needs and trepidation when faced with isolation. Libra is ultimately energised socially and activated in the pursuit of forming relationships, maintaining contracts, and upholding law. The Libra temperament can be quite unpredictable. They can experience sudden and confusing ruptures of energy that their airy mind is unable to interpret. This is when you see the shaky and tantrum energies of Libra rise from dissatisfied cardinal forces
Deep down in the halls where Hades rules there is a throne glistening in sea and soul, the throne for the Princess who valiantly guards the threshold with ferocious winds and demons coursing through her hair. The blood of her fought battles tattooed into her skin, her eyes ablaze with the power and prestige of ruling the underworld. That’s no easy task for someone who thought she was a mere girl, the duty of taking souls on journeys and extracting lies and traumas like a psychic surgeon. She oozes magnetism and prowess, her presence is as noticeable as her absence, and in some way she is always watching, observing, and calculating.
She safaris in tourist sites and ancient burial lands, the more I understand about the world she figures, the more I will understand about myself. She spots marks on atlases and sees her own heritage. She hears a language never spoken before but understands everything. She sees her own reflection in the Great Barrier Reef. She feels her heart rise with the sun. She adopts new cultures like her own. Change can be the Sagittarian’s only constant, and as the world spins she madly tries to keep up with it. She can be ravenous when her mind is hungry. She just wants to find her true self so it’s not so empty.
It was also Capricorn who is illustrated by the cloaked grim reaper, their melancholy is not romantic, but it carves out a wound in them that summons magnificent healing energy, an intimacy with pain and suffering that is pure wisdom at its core. For this, she has a unique rapport with death, and she hears the reminders of immortality louder than anyone. It’s this mutual understanding that she has established with death that generates her sorcerer’s knowledge, herbs, tonics, and angelic curatives, but also rituals. And this can be why the Capricorn repeatedly or compulsively carries out personal rituals, there is a calling in her being for return to the wind, trees, salt, and sun and once again become the crone.
Aquarius is the sign of Blue Light Christ Consciousness, they are residents of the mental plane, the realisation of the inner light and kingdom, the awareness of truth and oneness with all beings. The jagged waves of their symbol represent light, not water, and electrical impulses that pass through one another other like telepathy. Aquarius contains this knowing in her jug of water, but she maintains physical form. Like a mermaid, she dwells in mysterious waters, but in true to her airy nature, her head remains in the clouds.
She wrote a severe contract for earth before incarnating as Pisces. And God knows this, so her support system is rich and active. It’s ensured there are angels, guides, ancestors, and spiritual mentors always on call, this is why so many Pisces make natural spiritualists, healers, witches, and clairvoyants. The 6th sense is how she perceives, feels, knows, and understands the world. The ocean is vast and largely undiscovered, in a spiritual sense it symbolises everything. This is the experience for Pisces. The intensity of containing such spiritual mass is too harsh for a physical body. So the Pisces has many bodies she can swim into.
the saber in her hand looks like a smashup between the skywalker lightsaber and kylo’s cross guared one. OR it forms a Cross guard lightsaber? But it’s Bleeding light into the dark that is surrounding it. Interestingly enough the whole background is red, which symbolizes DARK. But the lightsaber Rey is holding is spreading light and forming a cross guard with beams of light. Not to mention it seem to be spreading and the mixing with the red on top…. it can either mean the light is surrounded by Dark (possible) or that the light inside her is slowly but surely driving out the dark(in the lightsaber)!!!!!!
LUKE is in dark, but with a determined look in his eyes.. he seems ready for whatever he is going to face… he looks like a man with a plan…
But KYLO though still in dark, his eyes look pained, so much emotion in his eyes, he looks even more lost than he was before….
AND REY, strong and beautiful and so powerful… is the only one in the poster with any light on… it seems like she is the source of light… she is bringing the light into this darkness…
just my interpretation and speculation… please feel free to discuss and point out things I’ve missed or got wrong.
Prepare my funeral because i am dead. Every Jeremy you draw kills me and i want to be buried in your art. Make me a star quilt with each patch being a different one of your drawings. Your art is my absolute fav i luv u so much dude
Not really any shipping, but if you want to read it that way you could. Under a cut for length.
“Who decided that holding a prom at
the Garrison was a good idea?” Keith
wondered, nodding to the flyer on the wall behind their table. “Like…a bunch of
military teenagers trying to dance? Who came up with that?”
“And where did we get the funding?” Hunk demanded. “They can’t
even give us air conditioning half the year, but they can somehow manage to
afford one of the fanciest events that most schools ever have?”
Lance snorted, poking at what might
have been Jell-O and watching it jiggle under his spoon. “Bet they won’t even
get a DJ. It’ll just be Iverson in shades.”
Keith and Hunk snorted and resumed
their eating, leaving Lance to glance over at Pidge, who was being suspiciously
quiet. “Pidge? What’s up? This seems like the exact thing you’d be making fun
of with us.”
Pidge glanced up from her sandwich
(at least, it resembled a sandwich). “Hmm? Oh. Sorry. Must have zoned out.
Yeah, a prom does seem…really stupid.”
Hunk and Keith instantly looked up
at her, both of them with silverware halfway to their mouths. Ever since
returning from space, the group had been very in sync with one another, often
being praised as the best functioning team at the academy, so they could tell when something was going on with each other. “What’s wrong?” Hunk
Pidge hesitated, poking at her
Jell-O with her finger and frowning. “I mean…it’s your guys’ last year here. I’d think you
would want to go to something like this.”
Lance rolled his eyes. “No way. We’ve
already been to space. I don’t think
anything titled “Greatest Night Ever” could top that.”
Hunk and Keith murmured their
agreement, still watching Pidge, and the girl managed a smile. “You’re probably
not wrong,” she admitted with a chuckle.
There was a long pause, and then
Pidge stood up so quickly that she knocked her elbow into Lance. “I forgot to
finish the homework for Peterson’s class. I’ll see you guys later.”
She picked up her tray and bolted,
saluting the guard on the way out and leaving the three sitting with their jaws
dropped. “What was that about?” Keith wondered.
“We didn’t have homework for
Peterson last night,” Hunk noted.
Lance, rubbing his arm with a
frown, glanced to the prom flyer and then back to where Pidge had left. “Something’s
wrong,” he murmured. “Hunk?”
“I’m on it.”
“Okay, so I read Pidge’s diary-”
“You have got to stop doing that.”
“-AND she really wants to go to
this prom. Fancy dress, shoes, hair, and everything.”
Lance and Keith glanced at one
another and then leaned forwards on Lance’s bed in matching poses, legs criss
crossed and elbows on their knees. “She huh?”