Summer Solstice Season
Join us to align with the energies and elements of the season beginning with the Summer Solstice on June 20.
Together we will explore Summer Solstice season, also known as MidSummer, that time when Father Sun appears to stand still on the horizon for several days, as he tips from waxing to waning, and we find ourselves in the peak Fire energy of Summer.
Pictured is St John's Wort, a plant symbolizing Summer Solstice, and a herb we will explore in the course.
NEW Price $30 USD
Registration now open.
(price includes GST for Canadian residents)
This course is for those stepping into the energy of the Summer Solstice of June 20th, as we begin the peak of summer season in the Celtic Wheel of the Year, which is with us until the arrival of Lúnasa on August 1st.
We will use the framework of the Celtic cosmology of Land, Sea and Sky —which exist in both the physical and spiritual realms — to explore the celebrations of Summer Solstice, known as Samhradh in Irish: practices, history, herbs and plants, gods and goddesses, rituals, divination and more.
Here are some of the activities we will explore in the course:
- resources for your practice throughout the year, including an introduction to Plant Medicine and Allies, how to create a relationship with a plant, and the magical beings known as the Sídhe.
- MidSummer Magic: Traditions and history of MidSummer celebrations in Celtic (and other) cultures and spiritualities, a theme for Solstice season and ways to create your own MidSummer solstice celebrations with the Fire element
- Land (Talam), Middle World: connect with your Inner Fire (the Solar Plexus),the herbs of MidSummer, six ways to honour Mama Earth with the herbs of Solstice in amulets and with oils and infusions, work with St John's Wort (a plant associated with Solstice).
- Sea (Muir), Under World and Otherworld: celebrate the Sídhe with crafts and teas, journey to meet a Sídhe/Fairy ally, explore the energies of an animal ally associated with the Sea realm (Swan), celebrate International Fairy Day
- Sky (Nem), Upper World: the medicine of the Sun, Moon and Stars; the "Summer Solstice Light My World" card layout (for Tarot or oracle cards), the gods and goddesses of MidSummer such as Áine, Soul-stice Soul Work including a ritual fire release for Solstice.
Registration is now open, and this course is available throughout the calendar year, so you can join this course at any time. All course materials are available upon registration and payment. You can follow the course at your own pace, and come back to it again in future Summer Solstice Seasons.