litha correspondence

🔥☀️ Litha for Lazy Witches ☀️🔥

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.

Crystals: 

  • Fire opal.
  • Carnelian. 
  • Citrine. 
  • Pyrite. 
  • Sunstone. 
  • All green stones (esp. jade and emerald). 
  • Diamond. 
  • Quartz.
  • Fluorite.
  • Tiger’s eye. 
  • Pearl.

Activities: 

  • Light a candle, incense, or start a bonfire. 
  • Take a bath with gold/yellow bath bombs or corresponding herbs and flowers. 
  • Sunbathe.
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset. 
  • Meditate. 
  • Leave offerings for the Fae. 
  • Try divination using fire scrying. 
  • Create a flower crown.

Herbs/Flowers/Scents: 

  • Daisies. 
  • Marigolds. 
  • Carnations. 
  • Roses. 
  • Sunflowers. 
  • Chamomile. 
  • Parsley. 
  • Frankincense. 
  • Lemon. 
  • Lily. 
  • Hydrangea. 
  • Orchids. 
  • Sandalwood. 
  • Thyme. 
  • Sage. 
  • Peonies.
  • Mint.
  • Myrrh.

Colors: 

  • Gold.
  • Yellow.
  • Orange.
  • Red.
  • Green.
  • Blue.

Trees: 

  • Oak.

Decorations: 

  • Candles.
  • Sea shells.
  • Herbs.
  • Flowers.
  • Crystals.
  • Feathers.
  • Oak leaves.
  • Symbols of the sun.
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The pagan year begins with Samhain on October 31 and ends with the sundown on October 30. Each holiday is also called sabbat. They are celebrated to honor a given time of the year.

Samhain

Also known as All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween.

Time: October 31 (start of the pagan new year).

Colors: orange, brown, black, gold, white, silver.

Yule

Time: Winter Solstice. December 21.

Colors: green, red, gold, silver, white.

Imbolc

Also known as Candlemas, Brighid’s Day/

Time: around February 2.

Colors: white, pink, yellow, red.

PS. Sorry for bad typo in the photo :( 

Ostara

Also known as Eostre (‘ehs-truh’)  - Goddess of Spring.

Time: Spring Equinox. March 20 (or 21).

Colors: light greens and blues, yellow and pink.

Beltane

Also known as Roodmas, Walpurgisnacht, May Day.

Time: May 1.

Colors: green, blue, pink, white, yellow, purple.

Litha

Also known as Midsummer Night’s Eve.

Time: Summer Solstice. (Approx.) June 21.

Colors: Pale Yellow, Green, Gold, White

Lammas

Also known as Lughnasadh.

Time: August 1 through August 2 (first harvest of the year).

Colors: Yellow, Brown, Orange, Green, Gold.

Mabon

Also known as Alban Elfed, Mean Fomhair.

Time: Autumn Equinox, around September 21.

Colors: Red, brown, orange, gold.


*Edit: Removed pronunciation examples ad there were too many mistakes. Waiting for your examples in the comments!

💐Picnic witchcraft guide💐

Sandwich correspondences

Fruit correspondences

Vegetable correspondences

Tea correspondences (sun tea, tea in general, floral tea)

Flower correspondences- can be used as decoration, for flower crowns, as a fun nature activity (collecting them respectfully, of course), and edible flowers can be used for deserts, drinks, and salads!

Desserts- here’s some witchy dessert recipes, perfect for any picnic!

(Tiny strawberry pies, cranberry pistachio shortbreads, cardamom pear cake, ginger and fig tart, apricot coconut bites, and lavender tea bread)

Locations- fun witchy locations for picnics include:

🌹a botanical garden, floral garden, or any sort of garden (perfect for fae, floral, air, green, life, spring, and summer witchcraft)

☀️a sunny open field/area (probably has wild flowers!, great for air, sun, floral, and weather witchcraft)

🌙⭐a night picnic under the stars and moon! (Perfect for lunar, nocturnal, and cosmic witchcraft)

🌳a park (great for all witchcraft, very versatile)

🌊💧a beach, pond, lake or near any body of water (perfect for water, sea, and love witchcraft)

👻a cemetery (perfect for death, spirit, medium, and floral witchcraft. Just make sure it’s allowed and you’re respectful of graves)

🌲A forest (perfect for forest, tree, nature, green, earth, and hedge witchcraft, here’s some tree correspondences)

Other witchy picnic ideas:

Stones/crystals to bring- it depends a lot on location and the general theme of the picnic! But a few favorites of mine are:

rose quartz, opalite, any aura quartz, sunstone, agate, tigers eye, and selenite (especially peach selenite)

Scents- I like to focus on scents a lot during picnics. It can make the experience so much more enjoyable! Location once again plays a huge role, but you can always spray your picnic blanket with essential oils, use strongly scented herbs or flowers, use a specific perfume, or even a specific tea that smells good. Some scents I like to focus on during picnics are:

lemon, orange, grapefruit, lemongrass, strawberry, orange blossom, gardenia, rose and lavender

Bring some little spells or offerings with you! A picnic in nature is the perfect time to do a little crafting, especially love, self care, fae, peace and happiness spells. And you can correspond your picnic with the intent of the spell!

It’s also a great time for devotional offerings and any other offerings, especially fae offerings.

Put together a picnic spell- an entire picnic can be a spell! Everything from location, to drinks, to food, and the extra stuff you bring along can be in it.

🍑Have fun picnic witching! 💐

Litha - the summer solstice

It´s the time of the year again! In just a few days, around June 20th and June 23rd we can celebrate litha or summer solstice again.
It marks the longest day of the year and that´s why the solar energy is at its peak. The perfect sabbat to use the suns energy!

  • colours: gold, yellow, orange, green and blue
  • botaicals: chamomile, sunflowers, lavender, thyme, fennel, elderflower, daisies
  • crystals: citrine, tigers eye, agate, jade, lapis lazuli 
  • foods and drinks: citrus fruits (lemons and oranges), honey, apricots, peaches, cherries
  • activities: watching the sun rise and/or set, drink floral or fruit tea, light a candle or have a bonfire (keep the ashes and use them in luck/fortune spells), have a BBQ with friends, make flower crowns, take a sunbath and feel the solar energy (but be careful not to get a sunburn!)

— this is compiled from my personal grimoire and just a cheat sheet —

Colors:

gold, red, orange, blue, and yellow, green, white

Herbs & Plants:

Apple, Chamomile, Chicory, Chickweed, Mugwort, Mistletoe, Heather, Peony, Pine, Roses, Vervain, Heartsease, Houseleek, Lavender, Rowan and Saint John’s Wort

Incense:

Sage, Cedar, Frankincense, Lemon, Myrrh, Pine, Rose, and Lavender

Activities and Rituals:

bonfire leaping, herb drying, protection, luck, health, transformation, community, career, and relationships

Tools:

drums, rattles, bonfire, mirrors for reflecting the sun or bonfire, Earth circles of stone energy

Stones/Gems:

all green stones, especially Emerald and Jade, Lapis, Diamond

Symbols & Decorations:

flowers and fresh early garden produce, the spear or sword of the sun god and the bountiful cauldron of the goddess ringed in flowers, solar cross or sun symbols, fireworks, sea shells

Foods:

all early summer fruits and vegetables, ale and mead, honey cakes, rose ice cream, melted cheese dishes, mangoes, whipped cream on fruit, red wine, strawberries

Deities:

Fotuna, RA, Arinna, Bast, Grainne, Shamash, Helios, Mother Earth, Mother Nature Father Sun/Sky, Oak King

Animals:

butterflies, caterpillars, sea creatures, wren, robin, horses, cattle, satyrs, faeries, firebird, dragon, thunderbird

Ways to Celebrate Litha

Litha is just around the corner so here is a list of things that correspond with Litha and that you can do to celebrate it! 🌞🌞

Originally posted by gajo1987

Colors and Elements:

🌸 Yellow

🌸 Gold

🌸 Orange

🌸 Light Pink

🌸 White

🌸 Light Green

🌸 Fire

🌸 Sun/Sunlight

🌸 Light

Food:

🌞 Seasonal fruits (especially berries)

🌞 Cheese

🌞 Sweet cake

🌞 Fruit salad (any kind of salad actually)

🌞 Honey

🌞 Fruit tea

🌞 Chicken

🌞 Sunflower seeds

🌞 Lemonade

🌞 Chili

Herbs and Flowers:

🌻 Arnika

🌻 Valerian

🌻 Mugwort

🌻 Sunflower

🌻 Rose

🌻 Yarrow

🌻 Verbena

🌻 Clover

🌻 Chamomile

🌻 Marigold

Oils and Scents:

🌹 Rose

🌹 Lemon

🌹 Cinnamon

🌹 Honeysuckle

🌹 Orange

Crystals:

✨ Moon Stone

✨ Amethyst

✨ Tiger Eye

✨ Red Jasper

✨ Citrine

✨ Fluorite

✨ Agate

Spells to Do:

🍓 Happiness and Joy

🍓 Love

🍓 Success

🍓 Luck

🍓 Personal Growth

🍓 Glamour and Beauty

Originally posted by riverwindphotography

Activities:

🌈 Get up early and watch the sunrise

🌈 Spend lots of time outside

🌈 Meditate in the morning

🌈 Listen to happy music

🌈 Light yellow and orange candles

🌈 Make rose oil

🌈 Pick flowers and herbs

🌈 Bake a cake, cookies or make other sweets

🌈 Eat them with your loved ones

🌈 Make a fire when it’s dark (or light a candle if you can’t do that)

🌈 Wear warm colors

🌈 Surround yourself with light

🌈 Wear or make flowercrowns

🌈 Cleanse your room/home with light

🌈 Clean out cobwebs


🌻 H A P P Y  L I T H A ! 🌻

🌄 Celebrating Litha 🌅

Litha (celebrated usually on the 21st of June, but can also be celebrated between the 19th and 22nd) is a sabbat that celebrates the longest day of the year. This is a time to get outside, have fun with friends and make the most of the fruits of summer (literally and metaphorically)!

Foods that you could eat on Litha:

  • Fruits (especially berries)
  • Cheeses. My personal favourite is brie!
  • Cakes
  • Honey
  • Chicken
  • Barbecued foods
  • Leafy greens, like rocket or kale

Flowers:

  • Roses (especially pink and white)
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet peas
  • Lavender
  • Orchids
  • Jasmine

Crystals:

  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Calcite
  • Citrine
  • Clear Quartz
  • Carnelian
  • Red Jasper
  • Rhodonite

Herbs:

  • Chilli powder
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Cumin
  • Basil

Activities to do on Litha:

  • Watch the sun rise and/or set.
  • Light a red or yellow candle to represent the sun.
  • Drink floral or fruit teas.
  • Wear summer clothes!!
  • Go outside and pick flowers. Better still, go visit the sea if you can!
  • Water any plants you have.
  • Open the window and curtains to let light and air in!
  • Meditate if that’s your jazz!
  • Decorate the house with representations of the sun and moon, or with reds, yellows and oranges.
  • Hang out with friends, or talk with them over the phone.
  • Honour any deities you worship!!
  • Another few general things I like to do is burning seasonal incense, doing a tarot spread for social things or self improvement and cleansing my sacred space magickally!

If anyone wants something added to this post, let me know and I’ll put it in asap! Thanks for reading my post and blessed be!

A correspondent of the watermelon is fertility. Even though I do not physically want to become fertile, I do want my mind to house healthy thoughts, just like a mother would want a healthy child.

It’s sweetness allows me to think sweet and kind words.

A health benefit is hydration because a watermelon is 92% water.

For the Summer Solstice, who has passed, this fruit is a wonderful way to celebrate.

🍉

Blessed Litha!!

Summer Solstice, the longest day, represents a turning point from Spring to Summer during which the Sun God directs the ripening and blossoming of the grain and fruit. 

Here in the heat of the Summer, the crops are transformed as are our actions, thoughts and plans. All things are tempered by the heat of the Sun. Blossoming and ripening of our works are manifested, or they shrivel and die in the heat. 

All the while, sexual energy is growing. The Sun God impregnates the Earth Goddess in a sweet “petit mort” –as the cup is to the Goddess, so too is the athame to the God.

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Fireflies and summer sun

in circles round

we become as one.

Singing songs at magick’s hour

we bring the winds

and timeless powers.

Turning inward, hand in hand

we dance the hearth

to heal the land.

Standing silent, beneath the sky

we catch the fire

from out God’s eye.

Swaying breathless, beside the sea

we call the Goddess

so mote it be!

Litha- Summer Solstice (southern hemisphere witch)

Litha starts in 3 days in the southern hemisphere: 20th-23rd of December. I will be celebrating it primarily on the 20th as it is my only full day opportunity.

This is how I will be celebrating Litha: The longest day of the year, the strength of the sun, nature forces and nature guardians at their most powerful! 🐚🐝🍋🍉🌞🍓🍍🌴🌻🌽🌼☀🌺

CANDLES: Represent the sun, fire, the heat of summer- I will keep a candle lit throughout the day, maybe on my summer altar, or possibly on an outdoor altar I plan to make for Litha as I will be spending most of my day outside. I have a coconut and lime scented candle I will be using as I thought these scents represented summer pretty well, I also have orange and yellow candles to colour correspondence with the summer solstice. Bon fires are ideal although most of Australia has a fire ban in summer due to the already intense heat and dry land that is already a wild fire hazard.

INCENSE: Representing fire, smoke of the summers burning rituals and fires, air, heat- I will be using a sandalwood incense, in correspondence to Pan, the horned nature guardian of summer, and using it as an offering to the Fae, which I will get to shortly.

DECORATIONS THAT CORRESPOND: Sea shells, beach sand, candles, herbs (thyme, sage) crystals (citrine, carnelian, fire opal, quartz, fluorite, pearl, diamond, green/yellow stones, tiger eye) feathers, symbols of the sun, nature, gold stars, gold, flowers/plants/herbs (sunflowers, roses, mint, lemon, thyme, sandalwood, sage, carnations, flower crowns)

ACTIVITIES- activities for litha/ summer solstice all of which include being in the sun (after all it is the sun celebrations) so make sure you are protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

1: Collecting shells at the beach, swimming, cleansing crystals in natural sea water if you can get to the ocean.

2: Making flower crowns in the garden, gardening, watering the flowers and plants during sunrise or sunset, blowing dandelions and making wishes, putting out bird seeds and water for the birds and critters, thanking Pan the horned guardian of nature by leaving a flower crown offering, hanging in a tree, burning sandalwood in a nature space for him to smell or putting vegetable peels in your garden to give nutrition to the plants, Pan will appreciate it.

3: Meditate in the sun (but not long enough that you will be burnt) with Fluorite, quartz, citrine or other summer correspondences in your hands.

4: Eat honey, fruit, drink lemonade, ice tea, lemon water, seeded crackers, multi grain breads with cheese and herbs, drink water frequently, have a beer with a lemon or lime slice in it.

5: Make an offering to faerie folk at dusk (you may want to do some research before making an offering as they are easily offended and are quite the tricksters) offer them a Litha present, good correspondences for a Litha offering, particularly for the Fae are: Orange juice or sweet drinks, sugar, cakes, flowers, fluorite, rosemary, shiny golden things, thyme, eggshells, sea shells, small stones. DO NOT offer bread, salt or any metals especially not iron. As I said this summer solstice activity may need some research.

There are so many more Correspondences and activities and big fancy rituals to enjoy including Pan rituals for Litha, these are just some simple ideas that I liked. 💚🐳🍹🌵🌞🌅🌾🎉🐦🍀🌸💙

Below is my summer altar, I will make a new one outside in the sun on the 20th, as I will be spending my Litha time, outdoors.

It’s June!! Litha/Midsummer’s coming up!☀️🌻

Remember, Litha’s the 21/22 of June (this weekend)! Litha focuses a lot on the power of the Sun, the Summer Solstice, and summer itself. Litha’s colour scheme consists of greens and gold, and altar decorations corresponding to Litha are things such as Oak leaves, sun symbols, and sunflowers.

There’s a lot of cool things to do that aren’t necessarily ‘witchy’, like ritual work and such, like watching the sunrise, eating oranges, lighting colour corresponding candles, hosting/having a personal bonfire, etc.

I live in the Northern Hemisphere, so my apologies if it’s actually Yule to you.