Looking for tips and tricks on how to celebrate Litha/Midsummer/The Summer Solstice? There are tons of amazing blog posts, books, podcast episodes, and articles out there that tell you what the holiday is, who to worship, how to worship, and how to celebrate! Not all links are from secular sources, many include mentions of the deities honoured at The Summer Solstice by those who practice theistic witchcraft, but that doesn’t mean the info isn’t good for everyone!
If you’re looking for a totally secular guide to celebrating Midsummer, look no further than my own recent post A Secular Witch’s Guide to the Sabbats: Litha!
This series will explore the pagan sabbats throughout the year and examine ways to celebrate as a modern, secular witch. It covers signs and symbols of the holiday, decorating, sketchy herbs and magic rocks, and different ways to celebrate.
- 5 Ways to Celebrate Litha Without Spending a Dime from The Penniless Pagan
- Summer Solstice Lore & Rituals by Selena Fox for Circle Sanctuary
- How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice from Sage Goddess
- Litha from The Witch’s Voice Tumblr (not witchvox)
- Summer Solstice Rituals from Witchy Words (I’m going to take a minute to plug this even further because this blog is absolutely fantastic. For sabbats she makes two posts, one with full pictures and commentary on a private ritual with her friends/coven mates and another that is a public ritual performed by the coven. Note the differences in the two celebrations. She also posts pictures of altars!)
- 5 Little Gratitude Practices for The Summer Solstice from Tess Whitehurst
- Attuning to the Magic of The Summer Solstice from Tess Whitehurst
- Happy Summer Solstice! from The Hoodwitch
- Witch Tips & Horoscopes 6/14-20/2017 by Jessica Lanyadoo for The Hoodwitch
Online Articles and Publications:
Summer Solstice 2017: Thousands gather at Stonehenge to witness sun rising by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith for the Independent
- Three ways to celebrate the Summer Solstice from Spiral Nature Magazine
- Litha: Celebrating sunny days on Midsummer’s Eve by Susan Starr for Spiral Nature Magazine
- Midsummer, by Deborah Blake (Book Review) by Syndee Barwick for Spiral Nature Magazine
- All About Litha by Patti Wigington for ThoughtCo (Formerly About.com)
- Ten Great Ways to Celebrate Litha by Patti Wigington for ThoughtCo (Formerly About.com)
- The Magic of Midsummer: Origins of Litha and Ways to Celebrate by Nicole Canfield for HubPages
- Litha Deities by Nixie Vale for Magical Recipes Online
- A Druid’s herbal for Midsummer/Summer Solstice from Magical Recipes Online
- Sabbats: A Witch’s Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy
- Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch by Ellen Dugan
- Every Day Sun Magic by Dorothy Morrison
- Midsummer: Rituals, Recipes, & Lore for Litha by Deborah Blake
Podcasts & Videos:
(V) THE WITCHES ZODIAC -LITHA ★ Witchcraft Diaries by Laura Daligan
- (V) Seeing Faeries – A Seeker’s Guide by Laura Daligan
- (P) Episode 65: Celebrating Summer Solstice from Circle Craft Podcast with Selena Fox
- Sun Magick & Tips ~ The White Witch Parlour
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- Faerie Magick for Beltane (Also great for Litha!)
- An Ostara Ritual to Save the Bees (Bees are good always)
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This was really nice of you, taking the time & energy to put all this together. I appreciate it & I know so many folks will as well. Thank you.
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Thanks so much for including my article, “LItha: Celebrating Sunny Days on Midsummer’s Eve,” in your round-up. Blessed Litha to you!
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