Midsummer, as its’ name implies, is celebrated at the SUMMER SOLSTICE, the longest day of the Year. Midsummer is considered the high point of the Summer season. Midsummer celebrates the very height of the powers of the Sun and of Life. But it also acknowledges that after this date the Sun will begin to weaken and the days to grow shorter.

A Solar Sabbat, Midsummer is sacred to the Sun God, as Lord of Life. This God has many names, including Apollo, Balder, Lugh, Horus, Chango, and many others. He is the God of Life and the Physical World, and is the principle archetype of the God. The celebrations of Midsummer stress the powers of light and life, and rejoice in the good things the Universe has to offer.

Midsummer is also known as Litha (pro; “LEE-thuh”).

 

Midsummer Incenses

Midsummer Incense #1

  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 1 part Mugwort
  • 1 part Chamomile
  • 1 part Gardenia petals
  • a few drops Rose oil
  • a few drops Lavender oil
  • a few drops Yarrow oil

Burn at Wiccan rituals at the Summer Solstice (circa June 21st) or at that time to attune with the seasons and the Sun.

Midsummer Incense #2

  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Benzoin
  • 1 part Dragon’s Blood
  • 1 part Thyme
  • 1 part Rosemary
  • 1 pinch Vervain
  • a few drops Red Wine

Another like the above recipe.

Litha Incense

From The Real Witches’ Kitchen by Kate West

  • 2 tsp. Sandalwood
  • 1 tsp. Wormwood
  • 1 tsp. Chamomile
  • 1 tsp. Rose petals
  • a few drops jasmine oil
  • a few drops lavender oil

Sweet Summer Incense

Source: Unknown

  • 2 Parts Sandalwood
  • 1 part Mugwort
  • 1 part Camomile
  • 1 part Gardenia petals
  • a few drops Rose Oil
  • a few drops Lavendar Oil
  • a few drops Yarrow Oil

Lord and Lady Incense

Source: Unknown

  • 1 part Rose Petals
  • 1 part Vervain
  • Few drops Cinnamon oil
  • 2 parts Myrrh
  • 3 parts Frankincense

Combine with mortar and pestle, burn on charcoal.

Sun Incense

Source: Unknown

  • 2 parts Acacia
  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • ½ part Orange Peel
  • 1 part Myrrh
  • 2 parts Dragons Blood
  • ½ part Rosemary
  • ¼ part Cinnamon
  • 1 part Benzoin
  • Few drops Cedar Oil

Mix the resins together with mortar and pestle and moisten them with the oil. Allow to set, then add the other ingredients, stirring to blend. Burn on charcoal or the bonfire.

Circle Incense

Source: Unknown

  • 4 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Myrrh
  • 2 parts Benzoin
  • 1 part Sandalwood Substitute
  • 1/2 part Cinnamon
  • 1/2 part Rose petals
  • 1/4 part Vervain
  • 1/4 part Rosemary
  • 1/4 part Bay

Combine with mortar

Sight Incense

Source: Unknown

  • 2 parts Gum Mastic
  • 2 parts Juniper
  • 1 part Sandalwood Substitute
  • 1 part Cinnamon
  • 1 part Orris
  • A few drops Patchouli oil

Combine with mortar and pestle, burn on charcoal. Mix, empower and burn to promote psychic awareness.

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