Wheel of the Year

Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Fire Dance by Julia C R Gray Many of us look forward to celebrating Summer Solstice — by whatever name or tradition calls to us, such as MidSummer, Samhradh (Irish), Litha, Alban Hefin — which this year (2020) arrives on June 20th at 21:44 UTC in the Northern Hemisphere.  And, of course, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating… Continue reading Harness the energy of Summer Solstice

Wheel of the Year

How will you celebrate Solstice?

An impromptu Summer Solstice celebration at Spanish Banks Beanch in Vancouver. For my Celtic ancestors, the Summer Solstice was celebrated as Samhradh (MidSummer), as for them Summer began at Bealtaine around May 1st, and continued until the First Harvest of Lúnasa in early August. It was one of four solar festivals  — two equinoxes and… Continue reading How will you celebrate Solstice?

Wheel of the Year

The Energy of the Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice aka MidSummer, Litha and Alban Hefin We have very many names for the Summer Solstice, which those in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating today, but all celebrate the longest day of the year and the bursting forth of growth and abundance and creativity. In our modern world, this day also marks the astronomical… Continue reading The Energy of the Summer Solstice