Litha: The Summer Solstice

Litha is a recognition of the Summer Solstice. It is the day of the year that experiences the shortest night and the longest day. Litha is the pinnacle of the power of the sun and is considered to mark the growing season. It is from this day onward that the sun will start to set a little earlier every night until it is Yule. Hence, Litha is celebrated to give thanks for warmth.

Just like the Winter Solstice, the Summer Solstice cannot be precisely determined as the day varies each year. However, generally, Litha is celebrated on the 21st of June. The reason why the exact date is not perceived is because of the misalignment among the actual rate at which the Earth rotates around the sun and the Gregorian calendar. Moreover, Litha is celebrated at different times, depending on where one lives. It is celebrated anywhere in the range of 20th – 22nd of June. Continue reading


Creating Your Own Spells Now Available

If you are new to Wicca, the first thing you may want to do is a spell.

You will find that the strongest spells are the ones you write yourself. With this book, you will learn not only how to write spells, but also when. Items that are needed and preparing yourself.

You can also use this for creating your own rituals since they are just more detailed spell.


Basic Supplies for Wiccans Starting Out


First off, a journal comes in handy. This does not have to be elaborate. You can use a loose leaf or composition notebook. This is where you will keep spells you create or find (be sure to note where it was found).

Not just to illuminate your surroundings, candles. Try to get as many colors as you can find that won’t break the bank. I usually get a forty pack that has ten colors as well a single pack of white since it’s the most used color. You can find the forty pack here.

Then there are the jars. I can’t tell you how many I once had. Every baby food jar was saved. They were everywhere! With the herbs you may collect and blends you may create, jars are a necessity. Just remember to label them.

For protection and the banishment of negativity, you will need salt. One of the most least expensive of supplies. My only problem is when my husband runs out of salt in the kitchen, he hits my cupboard. Only thing is sometimes he forgets to put it back. With me and my OCD…

Herbs to choose would be Rosemary and Sage. Rosemary can be generally used as a substitution for any herb or plant. Sage is used for cleansing, removing negative spirits and banishing negativity. Note: White Sage is endangered, so please don’t use.

Used as a substitution for any other crystal or mineral is Clear Quartz. Be sure to cleanse with your salt first.

A few small cotton bags also known as sachets. One of the first things I learned to make when I started sewing. Right after the pillow. Load them with spell mixes, small ritual objects, or other items to create spells, mojo bags and gris gris bags.

Lastly, the most important thing is you. That’s right. It really doesn’t take much to begin. Most of the items I’ve listed I’m sure you have in your home right now. The main thing you need is you. Always have been. If it’s what you want, then go for it.