Midsummer 2004

Either today or yesterday is/was the first day of summer, depending on which calendar I’m looking at. That means that it is the Sabbat of Midsummer/Summer Solstice/Litha. Now, quite frankly, this is my second least favourite Sabbat. I suppose that is a funny thing to say about a religious holiday, but I really dislike summer and Midsummer heralds its beginning. (Lammas, on August 2nd, is my least favourite, since here in Southern Ontario we are into the 35


2 Responses

  1. Mari says:

    Very interesting. In my Tradition, Midsummer is well, the middle of Summer (Summer starts at Beltaine), and it’s the time that Summer begins to wane — although you can’t tell by the heat; maybe it’s true in some part of the world, but not Kentucky?? LOL Tarvos eats Otherworld golden apples served up by Rhiannon and begins to weaken (ie, the Solstice is the longest day of the year, and the sun’s energy begins to wane thereafter). At Lughnassad, Tarvos marries the Corn Mother, who personifies Death, which really begins his decline. He is “officially” slain at the New Moon in October (New Blood Moon), and we mourn his death at Samhain. ((I love how everyone’s traditions are different))

  2. nyla says:

    You are the only Pagan I’ve ever heard express the same feelings about Midsummer that I have. Glad I’m not alone. 😉 I must say though, it was a beautiful cool Midsummer day by me, so I didn’t mind so much this year.