Midsummer Blessings of Belisama

Standing stones at Carnac, Brittany.  Photo by duchy, courtesy of Shutterstock.

At Midsummer we invoke Belisama, the Bright One, Lady of Summer. Some say she is the bright golden sunlight; others that she is more fiery, a Lady of Battles and Arrows. We find her in France and we find her in the Milan region of northern Italy, where Celtic tribes came seeking new lands. [Read more...]

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Spear to Cauldron, Lance to Grail

"The Damsel of the Sanct Grael" or "Holy Grail" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1874)

The Grail quest is a journey within, to the True Self, the hidden centre of our being; but that is not the end of the story. The sacred marriage of Cauldron and Spear at Midsummer also marries the king to the land, symbolizing willingness to serve others and the wider world. Midsummer is a time to affirm our dedication to spiritual quest, not to attain something but to become something. [Read more...]

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The Chariot and the Sun in Its Height

Strength Tarot card - image via Wikpedia, public domain

The Summer Solstice is a point in the cycle when we can weave into our celebrations time and space to honor the seed of the True Self within us, which is part of and not apart from the Gods. [Read more...]

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