Welcome to the latest edition of 🌙 Selene's Tidings🌙! Today’s topic is the third of eight Sabbat Informational Posts that will be a part of the Selene's series of discussions.
Throughout the year, we will be posting up these threads to share general information about the next upcoming sabbat so WvP's witches, new and old, can prepare for the holiday. These posts will contain basic information about the holiday and open up for the floor for further questions or discussion.
Midsummer (or Litha, pronounced LEETH-ah) is one of the eight sabbats of the modern pagan Wheel of the Year. It is one of the "lesser sabbats", meaning that it is based around either an equinox or a solstice. The others are Mabon (Autumnal Equinox), Yule (Winter Solstice), and Ostara (Spring Equinox). There's a section that goes into the history... keep reading on reddit ➡
Enjoy the extra daylight today!
From the National Weather Service Boise: The summer solstice will occur this afternoon at 3:43 p.m. Mountain Time. In Boise, the sun rose today at 6:04 a.m. and will set at 9:30 p.m. for a total of 15 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.
[We are hoping to have a sticky post for each of the 8 pagan holidays of the year so that everyone can share their practice if they wish or ask for advice on one post. You are still welcome to make your own separate post if it feels warranted. With each we will include seasonal and astronomical information as seems fitting for this science-y subreddit. If you have any suggestions for future holiday posts please comment below.]
The Solstice is June 20th this year. For those who are celebrating, how are you doing it? Are you performing any solstice related witchcraft? What are your goals, feelings as the day approaches? Please share below!
Most of us are celebrating the summer solstice at this time so this post is a little more summer-centric but I wanted to acknowledge our community to the south of the equator - please share your practice too!
Some interesting tidbits about this time of year...
June 20, 21:44 UT: The longest day of 2020 in the northern hemisphere and moment we begin our journey toward winter
June 21, 6:41 UT: New Moon and the first solar eclipse of 2020
If there's a time to turn 2020 around, it's within those 9 hours following 4:44 PM Central Time next Saturday.
How are you planning to mark the occasion?
I know that last time we had some sad events but maybe as a remembrance for Dick P we can all join in union for a meetup. I will bring my famous Strudel
/u/LOPOP4LYFE are you available to play Stuck in Marton and a few of the hits
If you have ideas about venues or can offer a location, or suggestions about what to do, or can provide food or entertainment please let me know
or if you want to go
In the northern hemisphere.