PS: Sorry i’m not good drawing you know.. water doodles there haha..i’m still learning ;D and sorry idk which best pose suits to them, so sorry if it’s not suits xD and idk if i can add bun to tuffnut’s xD
“thinkin bout you
that night felt like a dream”
you felt like a dream
I was between you and the dock
and you were between me and the stars
and that was all I could see
you and the shimmer of the cosmos
and it was a wonder how little of it all mattered
the night was all beauty and wonder and our bodies
pressing the dregs of summer
the sky swam in the water with us
when we slipped out our clothes
and into the endlessness that was
the river swallowing us whole
all perfect and pure
no questions just free people floating
and we weren’t in love
but there was love in the breath in our lungs
and in the waves as they licked the shore
and in your mouth on mine
love for the moment
love for the act of being alive
and seizing the life in our bodies
*Summer Solstice/Litha Celebration and activities:*
Litha is a time for healing of all kinds, and protection rituals. Some work can and should be done alone, but there is room for more social gatherings.
Gather family and friends together with some drums and rattles, and dance the whole night through.
Go berry picking.
Go bird watching.
Burn a Wreath in bon fire. Wreaths of Vervain and Mugwort were burned in ancient times at the end of the festivals to burn away bad luck.
Place roses on your altar, as this is the Goddess flower.
Leave out milk and honey as an offering to the Fae.
Make a seashell charm to hang around your neck.
Create a fire divination, stare into the fire and look for forms in the leaping flames.
Create a ritual to bring healing and love to Mother Earth.
Make protection amulets for friends and family:
1. Use feathers in colors that correspond with your need
2. Braid a yard each of white, black, and red cord for Goddess
3. Chant while braiding:
“Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone
Your powers to these cords please loan”
4. Add feathers to chain as it grows
Make a quill pen to use in your Book of Shadows:
1. Scoop out the back of the quill and remove the core
2. Cut a tiny notch on the front of the quill
3. Cut a slit on the front of the quill from the notch down
5. Cut the tip of the quill to form a point
Symbolism : Nurturing and love are key actions related to Midsummer. If you haven’t yet done so, Litha is a good time to perform your Self-Dedication Ceremony to witchcraft.
Great time for herb gathering. Longest day of the year, marks the time when days begin to get shorter again.
Symbols: fire to celebrate the power of the sun, sun wheels, god eyes, mother goddess, ripening fruits, sun dials, feathers, and swords, blades.
Deities: Father Gods and Mother Goddesses, Pregnant Goddesses and Sun Deities. Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus and other Goddesses who preside over love, passion and beauty. Athena, Artemis, Dana, Kali, Isis, Juno, Apollo, Dagda, Gwydion, Helios, Llew, Oak Holly King, Lugh, Ra, Sol, Zeus, Prometheus, Ares, Mother Earth, Father Sun, the fey, fairy folkand Thor.
Magick: Healings, growth spells, empowerment spells, and love magick are all incredibly potent at this time
Tools: drums, rattles, bonfire, mirrors for reflecting the sun or bonfire.
Colors: white, red, maize yellow or golden yellow, green, blue and tan.
Stones: all green gemstones, especially emerald, jade, tigers eye, lapis lazuli, ruby, diamonds, amethyst, malachite, golden topaz, opal, quartz crystal, azurite-malachite, lapis lazuli.
Animals: include robins, wrens, all Summer birds, horses and cattle.
Foods: fresh vegetables of all kinds and fresh fruits such as lemons and oranges, pumpernickel bread as well as Summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Barbecued food especially chicken or pork. Midsummer is also the time for making mead, since honey is now plentiful. Traditional drinks are ale, mead, sweet wines, fresh fruit juice of any kind and herb teas.
Flowers: sunflower and rose
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