Midsummer or the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. Now, the Holly King vanquishes the Oak King and we begin our long descent toward the darkness of winter. We need to make a decision and a commitment to embrace change before the lazy days of summer slow us down and weaken our willpower.
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MIDSUMMER /SUMMER SOLSTICE CORRESPONDENCES
THEME: strength, reward, confidence, decision making, shorter days
COLOURS: yellow, red, orange, gold
OIL:lavender, vervain, elder (cedar)
PHILTRE: elder blossoms, mugwort, vervain, St. John’s wort, rosemary, rue, oak bark
CANDLES: red, yellow, orange
FLOWERS: honeysuckle, lavender, roses, rue, vervain, any red, yellow & orange
STONES: agate, pearl, moonstone
FOOD & DRINK: elderflower wine or mead, tomato soup, cucumber salad, pesto pasta, edible flower cookies
Blessed be and Happy Midsummer!
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