Sunday, June 12, 2016

Litha Correspondences

Litha Correspondences

Symbolism: life, fire, rebirth, transformation, power, purity

Symbols: sun flowers, leaves, sword, spear, sun, God's eye, sun wheels, bonfire, balefires, fire, sun dials, bird feathers, seashells,

Colors: red, gold, orange, yellow, white, green, blue

Food and Drink: mead, ale, summer fruits and vegetables, strawberries, honey cakes, whipped cream, oranges, lemons, summer squash, honey

Herbs: Saint John's Wort, lavender, rose, peony, vervain, mugwort, chamomile, chickweed, chicory, sun flower, lily, thyme, hemp, fennel, nettle, wisteria, rue, fern, heather, oak, yarrow, holly

Deities: Ra, Bast, Helios, Oak King, Fotuna, Arinna, and other sun god.

Crystals and Gemstones: Lapis, diamond, tiger's eye, emerald, jade, and other green stones

Animals: butterflies, wren, horse, stag, robin, cattle, phoenix, dragon, faeries, satyrs

Magic: Litha is the time to celebrate the Sun and all that he provides for us. Protection spells and fire magic are great to perform on this night. Make protective amulets to be empowered in the balefire lit on Midsummer's eve. Looking to promote a transformation, a new career, or create a new or strengthen an old relationship? Litha is a great night to perform such magic. Collect herbs, especially St. John's Wort, on the eve of this sabbat to bring luck and enhance the herbs' power. Renew your wedding vows or just enjoy the time with your friends and family. This is also a great time to communicate with faeries and seek their help if you so wish. Be careful though. Faeries can be tricky.

Please note this is not a complete list but a brief overview of symbols, colors, herbs, deities, and the like. If I have missed something that you feel should make the list, please feel free to contact me via the comments or through email.

6 comments:

  1. Nice go-to for Litha! I shared it on Twitter. =D Happy Litha!

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  2. Thanks for this post! I am excited to use my new cauldron! If you have any insight or advice on working with fairies, let me know. I am just beginning to work with them :)

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    1. I don't tend to work with them often, at least not as of late. In fact, I haven't been doing much magical working lately. Haha! My biggest advice is to be careful. Faeries, while fun, are tricky and easily angered. Be specific and careful with your words and be sure to tell them to leave after you are done with them. If you aren't clear, they'll hang around and cause mischief. Best way to get rid of faeries is with iron. Shiny objects, milk, honey, and other sweets are a great way to attract them. Also be sure to thank them. Like I said, they are easily angered and won't come help you again if you don't show respect, humility, and appreciation.

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  3. I've heard they can be tricky. I just painted a fairy door and put it outside with an offering of honey on Saturday. (pics are in my latest post)

    I just want to encourage a positive relationship. I may have seen some actually in my backyard the one night...that was trippy but so cool!

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    1. I saw your door! I really liked it. I'm going to have to set one up somewhere in my yard. Maybe by my butterfly bushes.

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