Posts Tagged ‘ summer solstice ’

The Summer Queen

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

  The Celtic summer begins at Beltain when the strength of the sun is powerful enough to completely dispel the frozen reach of winter. It is when the material earth soul of the goddess merges with the spiritual sun soul of the god in the Sacred Marriage (see Beltain Bride blog). Since then the planet

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Fire in the Green

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

She runs, dancing, leaping, never still. She leaps streams and swings herself around huge oak trees. She shimmies up a birch, shimmers, disappears only to reappear in the water rat ripple chasing minnows down the beck. She laughs like a waterfall; endless, falling, shattering silence and once you see past the ethereal beauty, dangerous and

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What are you doing for Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin?

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

  I am never sure what will happen at Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin as although ahead of there day itself, I often have great ideas about what I might do, something often happens and I end up spending it alone and in the rain at that. As an OBOD Bard I took my guide’s

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Watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and look for fairies

Jun 20th, 2018 | By
ferns

Traditional English folklore says that if you watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and collect the seeds that fall at exactly midnight, you can use them to render yourself invisible. Actually, ferns don’t produce seeds – they have spores – but maybe spores have the same effect. Mind you, if you want to try it

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Candle Magic for the Solstice Eve – A London Workshop

Jun 1st, 2018 | By
Candle Magic

On Solstice Eve I’m running a practical workshop on candle magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop. This is a wonderful time to charge and enchant our own magical flames on the night before the longest day of the year. As well as teaching how to do candle spells, I’ll be talking about ways to honour the season

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When to celebrate the Summer Solstice

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

By Nimue Brown For many Pagans, the most obvious time to celebrate the summer solstice is either when the sun comes up, or when it sets. However, at this time of year, dawn in the northern hemisphere is very early, and sunset is very late – at least by my standards of rising and sleeping.

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