|Summer Solstice is the time when we celebrate the fullness of life. Using the plant as an analogy, it is the time when the plant is in full flower, the time when the fruit is grown to full size and begins to ripen. It is the time in a woman’s life when she is a Mother. Not necessarily in the biological sense, but the time when she comes into her full fecund power, able to manifest what she needs in her life. Summer Solstice is also the longest day in the year.The Summer Solstice ritual is based on gratitude and celebration of all our achievements for the past year. It is also the ritual where we raise energy to generate abundance and manifest our dreams. We gather in a safe and secret place and bring together red and green candles. We wear the summer colours of bright green, bright orange and all the colours of flowers and trees.
We create an altar to the Goddess with fresh flowers as the centerpiece and we each create a small parcel (made from paper or cardboard only and tied with cotton or wool – no synthetics) which contains our dreams and visions written on pieces of paper, which we wish to manifest. All the small parcels are placed on the altar. With chanting, dancing, drumming and prayer, we raise power and do our sacred work. Details of the ritual are shared at the beginning of the evening. Wear your ritual clothes, bright colors, sparkles, glitter, feathers, beads, shells and anything else which appeals to your sense of ritual. Bring your drum and musical instruments.