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I found both of these info graphics on the internet and thought I would share them with you. They’re a handy little reference for dates. I’m in the Northern hemisphere and I have February 2nd for Imbolc, though. Looks like it’s probably correct for Lammas in the Southern hemisphere.

 

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Litha, or Summer Solstice, is tomorrow and while I could rattle off history or lore for you, I’d rather tell you what it means to me. Solstices are usually considered to be culminations of something, or transitions from one thing to another. This year, this solstice for me is the transition from a lot of stress and worry to relief and hope for the future. My husband and I have had a lot of stresses especially in the last few months and in the last few days it has slowly started to get that ‘breaking’ feeling. You know what I mean, the feeling in the air before the weather shifts, that change that you can’t quite explain but that you feel in every atom in your being. So, for me, tomorrow will be a celebration of the release of tension and worry and the moving forward towards hopes, dreams, and goals.

What does this year’s Litha mean for you? Whatever it is and however you choose to celebrate, I hope it’s a blessed and joyous one! I think some bottle rockets will be involved in mine! 😉 Also, keep your eyes on the sky over the nights this weekend as we have a supermoon to look forward to, as well!

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Today is the Summer Solstice, also known as Litha (among other names). Today the tilt of the earth is such that we are tilted to the maximum towards the sun. This makes today the longest day of the year.

Click on the picture. When the earth’s orbit reaches the right of the picture, that is summer solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.

 

For me, celebrating Litha is all about celebrating the joy of life and the love of the gods. This is the start of summer and a time to party! Have a barbecue, invite some people over, and just enjoy being outside. Revel in the abundant gifts of the earth and the sun. The power of the sun is at its max today, so let it soak into you. Feel it energize and invigorate you. Let yourself be filled with light and life.

Blessed be! )O(

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