Now to figure out the ritual part ... given that the solstice is tomorrow I am leaving it a little late I know.
The basic things I want to do are as follows:
- Use Tarot to read what the next four months hold
- Renew my dedication to Aphrodite
- Renew my dedication to Gaia
- Renew my protections to my home
- Do a ritual for all four elements spread throughout the day
Quarter Calls for Midsummer:
East: I call the guardian of the east, the power of air, to come to this circle bringing refreshing summer breezes and lightness of spirit.
South: I call the guardian of the south, the power of fire, to come to this circle bringing warm sunlight and a passion for summer joy.
West: I call the guardian of the west, the power of water, to come to this circle bringing life-giving rains and flexible attitudes.
North: I call the guardian of the north, the power of earth, to come to this circle bringing energy for growth, and strength to rely on no matter what comes.
Blake, Deborah. Midsummer (Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials). Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD... Kindle Edition.
Sunrise: 5:36 am
Sunset: 9:02 pm
Invocation to Aphrodite and Apollo (Greek):
Use this invocation to the Greek god and goddess of light and love if you use the Greek pantheon. It can be used as a simple invocation for celebrating the aspects of the day. Aphrodite!
Blessed goddess of love, I invoke you and ask that you send me love in all its positive and life-affirming forms. Let this day be filled with love!
Apollo! Mighty god of the sun, I invoke you, as your chariot rolls across the sky bringing its life-giving rays. Let this day be filled with light and healing!
Invocation to Gaia:
Gaia was originally a Greek earth and mother goddess, believed to have created the world. These days, she is often seen as a personification of the planet—the consciousness of the Earth itself. She is all that we worship, and all that we depend upon for sustenance. And she's getting the crap beaten out of her these days, what with one thing and another. Midsummer is a good time to invoke her, and thank her for all her gifts.
It is always a good idea to be nice to your mother. O Gaia, mother to us all, I invoke you! You who gave birth to the world have also given birth to me, and I send you gratitude and love, unending devotion, and the promise to guard over all your gifts.
Thank you for the mountains and the seas.
Thank you for the flowers and the trees and the crops in the field.
Thank you for the sun that shines and the rain that washes clean.
Thank you for our brothers the beasts, for the birds and the butterflies.
You are the beating heart of the earth, strong beneath us, comforting around us. You are our mother, and we are grateful. You are our mother, and we love you. Gaia! Gaia! Gaia!
Blake, Deborah. Midsummer (Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials) . Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.. Kindle Edition.
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