The Summer Solstice
However, though considered a celebratory time with dancing and feasting, it was also filled with magic and a concern about possible evil spirits.... According to tradition, evil spirits could arrive on Summer Solstice as everyone was celebrating, so it was important to wear flower and herb garlands or amulets for protection....The main festivities included an all-night bonfire, also meant for protection, which everyone in the community would contribute to...Then the ashes were said to be used on one’s garden to help with the harvest.
Fun Facts about the Summer Solstice: *Early European traditions celebrated midsummer by setting large wheels on fire and then rolling them down a hill into a body of water. *The Romans honored this time as sacred to Juno, the wife of Jupiter and goddess of women and childbirth; her name gives us the month of June. *The word “solstice” is from the Latin word solstitium, which literally translates to “sun stands still.” With the longer days of summer and the chaos that is plaguing our daily lives. Now is the best time to recenter ourselves soak in the energy of the sun and reconnect with ourselves.... Many Blessings ❤J