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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Litha!

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Happy Litha to All!

Supplies:


A Solar Cross for each of the children participating
Five Candles -- two yellow, red, blue, green
A bowl of water
A bowl of dirt
A feather
Musical Instruments if you so wish
Bell for each of the children participating

Ritual:

Arrange the colored candles and other items in a circle around you. In the East put the yellow candle and the feather. In the South put the red candle a little further out. In the West put the bowl of water and the blue candle. And finally in the North put the bowl of dirt and the green candle. Light these candles as you set them out. Walk with your children from candle to candle, ringing a bell as you leave from candle to another.
Start in the East and tell them that it represents Air. Wave the feather at them so that they can feel the wind.
In the South tell them that here is Fire represented. Carefully let them feel the heat from the candle.
In the West talk to them about Water. Have them wash their hands in the water.
In the North speak about the element of Earth. Let them touch the dirt.
When you return to the Center talk to them about the Goddess and the God and how they are always there. Let them know about Love and the Blessings that the Gods can give us.

Now sit with your children and tell them about Litha. How it is a time for the marriage of the Gods and the height of the sun. With this light the yellow candle.
Now have some fun and celebrate. Play some music and sing some chants. Raise some energy.
When you feel the time is right, ring the bell and have the children hold up their solar cross and say:

Sacred Father and Blessed Mother
We ask you to bless this Cross, made in your name
Let it hang in our house and bring us blessings
So Mote It Be!

When you are finished you can hang the Solar Crosses in your homes to bring those blessings.


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