Monday, June 20, 2011

Litha Activities And Ideas (FD)

*Go berry picking. Chose your best berry and throw it back into the berry bushes as thanks to the Goddess and the bushes (or just nature in general) for the fruit.
*Make a Wicker Man and burn him in your Litha bon fire
*Leave out milk and honey as an offering to the Fae folk
*Have a mock battle between the Oak and Holly King. Remember that this is part of the cycle and as the wheel turns the Holly King will rise again at Winter Solstice
*Make a charm to hang around your neck with a seashell
*Make your own Stonehendge at the beach like you would a sand castle
*Have an outdoor breakfast picnic to welcome the Solstice
*Stay up and watch the sun go down on the longest day of the year!
*Draw a picture of the sun at sunrise and sunset
*Try a fire divination, stare into the coals of your bonfire as it settles or look for forms in the leaping flames.
*Create a ritual to bring healing and love to Mother Earth
*Dispose of those qualities that trouble you: project them into a burn-able (bunch of dry twigs, paper, etc.) and thrust the mass into a cleansing fire
*make staffs
*make dream pillows
*make herb craft items like wreaths .


Intense Guy said...

I think making my own Stonehenge at the beach would be an interesting way to celebrate. :)

Toriz said...

You should so do that!

Anonymous said...

Oh, love the idea of making one's own Stonehenge! I'm not mathematically astute enough to get the exact ratios, but the thought itself is what counts. :) Love this!

Toriz said...

Trying and having fun is what counts, so if you were to give it a go then as long as you had fun trying, I'm sure the Gods and Goddesses will forgive the fact it's not a perfect replica. If I could get to a beach right now I'd be having a go. Mine would probably be looking like it's going to fall down any second, but I'd still try. And trying is what counts! :)

Rita said...

What a lot of fun things to do! I'd have trouble choosing, to be honest. :)

Toriz said...

Yeah, I bet! Maybe that's why it took us so long to decide exactly what we were doing? ;)

ChicagoLady said...

How would you have a mock battle between the Oak and Holly King?

Toriz said...

Costumes and acting. One person dresses as the Oak King, the other dresses as the Holly King. They have a fight (using sticks as fake weapons); just like how children do it with pretend weapons in their games. The difference is you already know who will win; it's like you have a rough script to go by, but have to pad it out a bit with extra lines of your own.

I think it would mostly be children who would do that one (and maybe a couple of adults who like dressing up; especially if you're having a coven celebration).