As you may already know Litha is the celebration of the longest day of the year, the day when the Sun God shines with all his glory. Therefore, all the herbs that correspond to Sun and the element of Fire can be used as an incense and offering to the Sun God. The Druid’s herbal for Litha is a detailed list for all the magical herbs you can use.
Traditionally, the herbs that are listed here today were picked on the day of Litha and were used in magical rituals and spells throughout the year. The reason behind that is that the herbs, if harvested on the day of Litha, were considered to be more potent. A useful tip that can make a real difference in spellcasting, as those herbs will be blessed and empowered with the powers of the Sun and Fire.
Here you can find a list with the herbs that are associated with the Celebration of Litha and feel free to choose and mix them as you wish.
The Druid’s herbal for Litha is the following:
- Delfinium (or alternatively known as Larkspur),
- Male Fern,
- Orange Blossoms,
- St. John’s Wort,
- Thyme and
*Please use the flowers not the branches/logs of the tree in respect to tradition.
Burn those herbs and feel the warmth and the glory of the Sun surround you, casting away the shadows of the past and the cold in every human heart. May you all shine like the Midsummer Sun.