Summer Solstice/ Litha

Summer Solstice/ Litha

Uncover hidden spiritual meanings

Summer solstice is normally celebrated on June 22nd thereabouts and marks the longest day and the shortest day of the year.

The midsummer as it is commonly called is when the Sun God is at his peak and begins to wane or fade out. This is the Sabbat (see – SABBAT) that is the easiest going because at this time of year, all of the plants are not yet ready to harvest, but are growing steadily.

All one must do is maintain them, and because the heat is usually so intense at this time of year many people just choose to sit back and celebrate by drinking some lemonade, playing some music and socializing with friends.

As joyous as this holiday is, it also represents a little sadness, because this is when the light of the warmer months begins to fade even though we may not feel the difference until after Lughnasadh (Lammas), this is the time of year when we know that the winter is unavoidable, so one must rejoice in the light while one can.

By Florance Saul
Oct 2, 2012