I hope everyone enjoyed the Wheel of the Year Summer Solstice spell for direction and resolution. Along with creating a Midsummer philtre with mugwort, vervain and rosemary, (wrapped only in paper rather than fabric), I charged a pair of pearl earrings to act as a personal power talisman.
Pearls are one of the stones for Midsummer and charging a piece of jewellery is an easy and effective way to keep the magick of the festival at hand. Because pearls are time-honoured correspondences, they vibrate in harmony with the energy I want to create. Every time I wear them, I am reminded of my goals and dreams.
Witches’ Altar for Summer Solstice
I’ve included a picture of my altar after the Midsummer ritual. I’ll dry the roses, lavender and honeysuckle and use them later in a philtre. Oak is one of the Summer Solstice trees and I am lucky to have a piece from a tree that was struck by lightening.
NOTE: Some of you noticed that the chalice was missing. Thanks for bringing this to my attention – I had already taken it to be washed as I usually fill it with mead or wine. I will be sure to include it in my next altar photo.
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