Seasons: Summer

Animal: Bear, Bluebird, Cicada, Dragonfly, Duck, Eagle, Goat, Goldfinch, Grosbeak, Lion, Magpie, Meadowlark, Oriole, Otter, Prairie Dog, Quail, Raccoon, Swallow, Waxwing, Woodpecker

Celebrations: Litha, Lughnasadh

Days: June 20th – 22nd – September 22nd – 23rd

Direction: South, Southwest

Elements: Fire

Energy: Yang

Gods: Apollo, Byelobog, Njord

Magical: Dragon, Phoenix, Thunderbird

Minerals: Alexandrite, Garnet, Opal (fire), Ruby, Spinel, Zircon

Plants: Grain (corn)

Tarot: Wands

Zodiac: Aries, Cancer, Gemini, Leo Virgo

Issues, Intentions, & Powers: Encouragement, Friend/ship, Growth, Increase, Life, Light, Love, Marriage, Nurture, Patience, Protection, Strength, Warmth

– Alfrún

Celebrations: Litha

Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, or Litha, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. The Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John’s Day begins the evening before, known as St John’s Eve. Continue reading