Kitchen Witch Summer Solstice Ritual by Ness

You will need:

Candle of orange, red or yellow or one that resonates with you for the Summer Solstice

A lighter or matches

A stiff piece of card – large enough to draw a sun on

Coloured pens, pencils, crayons or paints in oranges, reds, yellows, golds etc.

Something to eat and drink

Optional for after the ritual – yellow/orange/red crystal chips, ribbons, foil, paper, felt, etc. to decorate your sun further.

Circle Casting:

As we gather from near and far

Our energies and minds connected

By the powers of the elements that reside

This circle is now protected.

Inviting the Elements:

Element of Air, Guardian of East

Home of Inspiration, dreams, wishes and imagination

You bring us warm summer breezes

We Welcome You!

Element of Fire, Guardian of South

Home of drive, passion and motivation

You bring us the midsummer heat and the sun at this Solstice

We Welcome You!

Element of Water, Guardian of West

Home of healing, mystery and emotions

You bring us cooling waters to quench our thirst in the summer's heat

We Welcome You!

Element of Earth, Guardian of North

Home of stability, energy within and vitality

You hold us, ground us and support us

We Welcome You!

Sulis, British Goddess of hot springs and of the Sun

Your fires are ever burning in your temple

We ask that you bring your cleansing and healing

We Welcome You!

The Summer Solstice also known as midsummer, Litha and Gathering Day falls on or around 21st/22nd June.

It is a fire festival and is the longest day of the year and represents the Sun God at full power.

Although (we hope) that many long summery days are in front of us, it is also the time that the days start to wane. From this day until the Winter Solstice at Yule, the days will get slowly shorter.

Crops are in full growth, herbs and flowers are mature now. Don’t forget to collect fallen petals, harvest some herbs for your magical workings in the winter and beyond.

Today we will connect and honour the sun by making our own sun to display on our altars.

Light your candle and focus on the flame for a moment. Feel the warmth coming from it. You may want to say a few quiet words to yourself at this time to give thanks to the Sun for his never-ending gifts of warmth and light.

Take your card and we will take 5 minutes or so to draw our suns. You can use whatever medium you like to draw and colour your sun. If after the ritual, you would like to decorate it further, we would love for you to share your work on the Coven Facebook page. When you are done, put your cards on your altars which you may have decorated for the Solstice.

Eat and Drink

Sulis, Goddess of hot springs and of the Sun

Thank you for your presence at our ritual today

Fare thee well!

Element of Earth, Guardian of North

Home of stability, energy within and vitality

You have held us, ground us and supported us

Fare thee well!

Element of Water, Guardian of West

Home of healing, mystery and emotions

You have brought us cooling waters to quench our thirst in the summer's heat

Fare thee well!

Element of Fire, Guardian of South

Home of drive, passion and motivation

You have brought us the midsummer heat and the sun at this Solstice

Fare thee well!

Element of Air, Guardian of East

Home of Inspiration, dreams, wishes and imagination

You have brought us warm summer breezes to warm our bodies

Fare thee well!

As we have gathered from near and far

Our energies and minds connected

By the powers of the elements that resided

This circle is uncast but still protected.




Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash


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