The Celtic seasonal wheel is based on eight festivals – Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lughnasadh, Autumn Equinox and Samhain. Together, these lead us through the cycle of the year, aligning our awareness with the seasonal pattern of the earth beneath our feet.
In this, the first in a series of e-books on the solstices and equinoxes within this sacred cycle, Danu Forest reveals the secrets of the Summer Solstice, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky and the days are at their longest. This is a festival of power; a time for appreciating the maturity of nature and our lives; a time of confidence, illumination and vitality. Throughout the text, Danu skilfully revives ancient traditions, encouraging us to reconnect with nature, and ourselves, with a host of practical rituals. Craft floral sun wheels and suncatchers for your home. Meditate on the changing heavens with Celtic star lore. Make pouches of vervain for self-protection, or elderflower cordial to attract the blessings of the faeries. Revel in the power of the Summer Solstice with a magical guided visualization.
Based on sound extensive research, as well as many years of practical experience through both personal practice and teaching, the book will act as a guide for weaving a new, more soulful way of living into readers’ everyday existence.