Merry Solstice! Happy Litha! Merry Yule for those of you in the southern hemisphere! Today marks Midsummer here in the Midwest. The sun is at it’s peak, this is the longest day of the year. In the Wiccan story of the year, this its he point when the God and Goddess come together and celebrate the fertility of the earth. This is the time of the year when the Oak King dies and is replaced by his twin, the Holly King. Just as this is the peak of the sun’s powers after this they will begin to wane. (After all, winter is coming… I am so sorry couldn’t resist.) This is also the point where summer officially begins. Traditionally Midsummer is celebrated with bonfires across Europe. In the past, I’ve loved to have a big bonfire, some barbecue, and wine with friends but this year I will actually be in a car driving north on an adventure. Everyone celebrate enough for me!
In light of the holy day, I will leave you with a beautiful scene from one of my favorite films of all time.