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- Litha, The Summer Solstice
- Litha is also known as the summer solstice, Midsummer, All Couples Day, and Saint John's Day. Litha is one of the fire festivals and occurs on the longest day of the year. This is the time of year when the sun reaches its highest apex, at the Tropic of Cancer....
Holidays >> Mid Summer
- Pagan Mythology
- Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
- Chamomile: The Healer
- Chamomile is one of the oldest favorites amongst garden herbs and its reputation as a medicinal plant shows little signs of abatement. The Egyptians reverenced it for its virtues, and from their belief in its power to cure ague, dedicated it to their gods. No...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary C
- Mid Summer Sabbat Ritual
- This Sabbat celebrates the Goddess. She is now with child, as is nature with the bounty of the coming harvest. This is a time when energies abound, & is a good time for magick/purification rites. The altar can be decorated with summer herbs, greenery, &...
Holidays >> Mid Summer
- Yule, the Winter Solstice
- ABOUT YULE | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT YULE Yule, pronounced "you all", or jol is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Yule, in Old Norse means, Wheel. As the Wheel of the Year is significant in pagan...
Holidays >> Yule
- Lavender: Solace and Majestic
- Lavender, the Herb of Air, My friend when I am in despair. I ask Earth's blessing to bestow, As I tend and watch you grow. Strong roots and dainty stems, Bring joy to life when pleasure dims. Wee green bud with purple top, All your uses never stop. From...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary L
- Angelica: The Herb of Angels
- Angelica, from seed your beauty weaves, Strong stems and healing leaves. I ask your blessings to bestow, As I nurse and watch you grow. From morning's dew through afternoon, To ray of stars and midnight's moon. Michael comes upon this day, To watch you grow...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary A
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- Jersey Wahoos Summer Solstice - Middle Atlantic Swimming
- JW SUMMER SOLSTICE MEET. JUNE 24-26, 2011. HELD UNDER THE SANCTION OF MIDDLE ATLANTIC SWIMMING, INC.
- Summer Solstice
- Do some research and see how people in other parts of the world celebrate festivals. THIS ISSUE. Homeschooling Quick Take.
- Summer Solstice Watermelon Run
- WAIVER: I hereby release and discharge the County of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, El Dorado Park, “Summer Solstice Watermelon.
- 2011 Salem Summer Solstice Run Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Bush
- Jun 21, 2011 2011 Salem Summer Solstice Run. Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Bush Park – Salem, Oregon.
- Summer Solstice Craft Shows 2011
- _____ Check made payable to Summer Solstice Craft. Shows or Visa / Master Attn: Summer Solstice / League of Maine Craft Shows. 1357 Tatnic Rd.
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- Little Country, Big Impact
- Imagine my surprise when my visions of hewn-log farmsteads and stoic Cold War film extras were upended by what I now think of as the four S's of modern Latvia: sophistication, singing, sausages and summer solstice. OK, maybe that's five.
- The Martian north pole at summer solstice.
- By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY A stunning photo of the Martian North Pole at Martian summer solstice. The image was captured by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera on May 17, 2010 and newly made available by the European Space Agency.
- The summer solstice of sports: What the sunny times of 2011 brought to the
- Rachel Buehler, center, of USA celebrates with teammates after scoring 2-0 during the Group C match USA against North Korea of FIFA women's World Cup soccer tournament at the Rudolf Harbig Stadium in Dresden, Germany, on June 28, 2011.
- Wiccan days included on Tenn. university calendar
- By Hasse Holmberg, AFP/Getty Images A maypole dance in Stockholm celebrates the summer solstice. Pagans use maypole dances to symbolize the mystery of the Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God, a BBC interfaith calendar says.
- Wait, summer is far from over
- Sure, school may be starting next week for many students and Labor Day is just around the corner, but the last time I checked the calendar, the summer solstice is still a good month away.
Suggested Web Resources
- Summer solstice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- The summer solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the sun, at its maximum tilt of 23° 26'.
- Summer Solstice 2011: Why It's the First Day of Summer
- Jun 21, 2011 Find out why the summer solstice is the first day of summer, and why it's the longest day of the year—but not the hottest.
- Summer Solstice 2011 - First Day of Summer, Fun Facts, History
- Jun 21, 2011 Summer Solstice on the Web.
- Summer Solstice - Overview of the Summer Solstice
- June 21 is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer for the earth north of the equator.
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