Saturday, June 21, 2014

CNF Midsummer / Summer Solstice / Litha 2014 Ritual and Celebration


This post will cover the Midsummer / Summer Solstice / Litha celebration and ritual by the Circle of Northern Fountains.
Personal Midsummer altar photos coming soon!
To see the Circle of Open Traditions 2013 ritual, click here!


CNF's Midsummer ritual was written, led and hosted by Kolika this year.  We kept it short and sweet because of the timing of the ritual.  Not only did both Jessica and Charli need to leave early, but I had just finished driving 20 hours in two days to bring Tony back from Texas.  Our fifth CNF primary member!

Say hello, Tony!



We started the celebration with some light chatter around Kolika's mulberry mousse and Charli's roasted seasonal veggies.  We then headed out to her newly-painted porch to start the ritual.


Kolika began the ritual by sprinkling rose petals to form the circle.  We then called the corners.



Kolika's ritual was heavily influenced by Sandra Kynes's A Year of Ritual, primarily reflected in the calling and releasing of the corners.  In addition to that, she added a spell involving her treasured mirror.


Each member gazed upon the mirror and silently made a wish.


Kolika also added some music to raise energy.  She brought her guitar and added singing.  I brought some jars filled with kernel corn for the others, as well as my protection rattle from last year.




With that, we closed the circle.  Because Tony and I were completely exhausted from the drive and Jessica and Charli had to leave for home, the festivities ended there.  But Kolika, Charli and I got together the next day for some light lunch and shopping!


And that concludes the Circle of Northern Fountain's Midsummer / Summer Solstice / Litha ritual for 2014!
From my circle to yours, have a blessed Midsummer!

Coming soon: Liithi Lushede Coven's public Midsummer ritual.
Also coming soon: My personal Midsummer altar.

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