Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tips for Living Wicca: Drop Your Baggage in the Solstice Fires

Yesterday, I talked about the Summer Solstice, which is tomorrow (so in my trad, it would start tonight at sunset). 

I said the Summer Solstice has always been the time for two things. The first is 'last chance'-- it's the time in the year where you basically have to put up or shut up. Do or die. 

The other thing is dropping that which no longer serves you. The Wheel of the Year has gone half-way, so it's a good time to look at what you're struggling with-- what's blocking you from accomplishing things? From moving forward? What's dragging you down? 

Before it was too late and the year was out, our ancient Pagan ancestors had to look around, assess their progress, and their problems. Does that old roof keep leaking no matter how you plug it up? Get rid of it. Is that old nag slowing down? You're going to have to replace her before harvest.  

It's not only a last chance to start something new before the dark days come, it's a time to get rid of things that are holding you back before they cause irreversible damage. 

Summer Solstice energies are great for banishings.

My Tip for You Today: Dump your Baggage!

Write your ails on a piece of parchment, or even on a dried bay leaf, and drop them in the Summer Solstice bale-fires-- this is transformation by fire. This is reducing your troubles to ashes so that you can rise again. 

Don't have a bale fire? No sweat-- got a barbecue? Or how about a heat-proof pot (I like cast iron) and a candle? I know you have a stove and a pot with a cover. So go to it. 

As Elsa said, 'Let it go!' 

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