Magic is not always serious or solemn. It is a joyous celebration and merging with the life-force. – Scott Cunningham

I consider myself a Wiccan and that means that I have celebrated the holiday of Litha yesterday. For those who are not really familiar with the concept: During Litha, Wiccans celebrate that the Sun is at it’s highest and it’s most powerful. Traditional celebrations during Litha can include bonfires, flowers, and herbs. Litha is also in prime handfasting season (in other words: wedding season).

In case you want to work your own magic during the Midsummer festivities here are a few very simple things you can try out:

Give it to the pebble. This is an Irish tradition (according to the internet, so take it with as much seriousness as you wish) where you pick up a pebble and walk around a Midsummer bonfire. As you walk around the fire, whisper your wishes to the pebble and once you have made your third turn around it toss the pebble into the flames.

If you have more worries than wishes you can also write your worries and fears on a piece of paper, fold it and let a moving body of water take them away. If you don’t have access to moving water you can also burn them in a fire.

I will mainly be doing a small ritual at home, nothing big and flashy. Light a candle, do a quick tarot reading and just chill. My week has been a bit hectic, so I want to have one evening for myself and to rest up a bit. One of the beauties of Wicca, for me, is that you don’t have to be pressured to do these grand rituals even if it is a holiday. Wicca gives you a lot of freedom to make your faith and how you express it look like you. If you have less energy for work one day and more the other you can adapt and listen to your own body without being ashamed. I might delve more into Wicca and what that means to me, but not today. All in due time.

I guess this means I am more or less officially out of the Broom Closet now, not that anyone is surprised at this point. Thank you for reading and I will see you next week!