Ritual Celebration June 20-21st, 2013: Occurs June 21st at 00:04 AM Pacific about this Sabbat
Perform your ritual bath before you begin. Use a few drops of Patchouli oil and Cinquefoil herb to purify your bath water.
Litha Altar and Blessing Oil
1 part Hazelnut Oil
1 part Elder Oil
1 part Lavendar Oil
1 part Rosemary Oil
Use for this ritual celebration, anoint your altar and candles.
Midsummer Incense :
2 parts White Sandalwood
1 part Cinquefoil (Five Fingers)
1 part Galangal
1 part Mugwort
a few drops Lavender oil
a few drops Neroli oil
a few drops Patchouli oil
Crush dry ingredients into a fine powder and stir in the drops of oil
Burn this on your altar, use a brightly colored feather to fan the fragrance
Items you may want:
Yellow, gold or white robe; flowers in the same colors.
Assemble your altar, ritual tools, and offerings of fruit and drink
Be sure to have blessing water, sea salt, incense and ritual oil prepared
Create your circle, and reflect on the blessing of the summer season.
After you have performed the circle, call the directions (ESWN), and invoked the Goddess or your spiritual guide, this is an excellent time to ask for things you want. Moon in Cancer is the best time to work magick for home and domestic life. Healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach are also done during this period of time. It is a good time to ask for increase or prosperity, and to bless those you love, or to create amulets than bring love, luck, and health.
Here are some simple chants you can incorporate into your celebration:
Fireflies and summer sun
in circles round we become as one.
Singing songs at magick’s hour
we bring the winds and timeless powers.
Swaying breathless, beside the sea
we call the Goddess so mote it be!
You can write your own charm or blessing in your book of shadows, simply find a few words to say thanks to the Goddess for summer abundance. Bless and enjoy the fruit and drink, reserve a portion to dedicate to your spirit guide.
Never forget to close your circle when you are done, and thank the spirits for participating.
Take the reserved portion of fruit, wrap it in a piece of white linen, and bury beneath a young green tree. This is an offering in thanks for the glory of life and pleasure of summer.
I recommend keeping a journal of your rituals for sharing or further reference.