A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.– John Mayer
Grab a slice of sweet blueberry pie! It’s time to celebrate the season of culmination with fireworks and parades. At the fiery crescendo of the year, we celebrate all that you have built since winter. You’ve come so far. It’s time to take a sacred pause to soak up some rays. Let the endless sunny days turn into twilight bonfires by the beach. Kumbaya until the break of dawn. Because there is only one thing stronger than magic and that’s community.
Once Upon A Time
There were once two mighty rulers — the Oak King and the Holly King. As the Wheel of the Year turned each season, the Celtic kings would grapple for supreme leadership.
Power would sit comfortably with the Holly King from Winter Solstice to Midsummer. In the dark season, the woodsy king brought boughs of holly and holiday cheer. Decked out in red velvet, the Holly King helped his people shed their old ways to make room for new beginnings.
But, then the Summer Solstice would roll around with the first sparkles of summer sun. Vibrant rays of sunshine ignited the Oak King’s fighting spirit. After rising from his cozy slumber, the Oak King would fight the Holly King once again.
But this time, the Oak King wins. Basked in sacred sunlight, the green king of fertility is reborn on the cosmic throne, bringing ivy, greenwood leaves and cheerful blooms to the land.
- Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet
- Egyptian Goddess Bast
- Egyptian Goddess Hathor
- Native American Goddess Spider Woman
- Rose geranium