Weekly Horoscopes Sunday, January 19 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

All Signs

Each year, the Sun travels through all 12 signs, which gives everyone different opportunities to explore. For the next four weeks, the Sun will journey through Aquarius, which is an Air sign (despite the confusion of its symbol the Water Carrier). Aquarius energy is intellectually vibrant, original, inventive and cutting-edge! Aquarians are fabulous net-workers! They love aviation and excel in technology, computers and science. In the next four weeks, these special qualities will flourish more in all of us. Take mathematics for example, there are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In the next four weeks, you will be more social and more involved with friends. You will deepen your existing friendships and make new friends. Likewise, many of you will be more involved with clubs, groups and professional organizations. It’s important to know that this increased involvement with others will benefit you. (Hopefully, it will benefit others as well i.e. a mutual situation.) The stimulation of others in your life will encourage you to set future goals or change your existing goals for the future. It’s true: friendship is the bread of life – (yeah, yeah, money is the honey.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For the four next weeks, the Sun is at the top of your chart. (This is the only time all year this occurs.) This is an auspicious time for you! It symbolizes that a spotlight is shining down on you, and this light flatters you and makes you look great in the eyes of bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. (Even though you aren’t doing anything special.) Obviously, this is a blessing from the universe. Take advantage of the situation while it lasts. The next four weeks are the perfect time to advance your agenda or make your pitch or convince others to go along with your ideas. Don’t waste this opportunity. Use it!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A lovely influence in the next four weeks will make your life more exciting and stimulating! For starters, you will have chances to enjoy a change of scenery. Wherever you go will feel adventurous and different and very likely, you will learn something new and interesting. In this same window of time, because you have a chance to learn more, you might take a course or study something new and useful. Likewise, opportunities in publishing, the media, the law and medicine will also arise. Use this influence to expand your experience of the world. Do something different! Talk to new people. Learn new things. Shake up your routine!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

In the next four weeks, the placement of the Sun will increase your focus on sex, money, wealth and shared assets. In fact, this specific placement, will heighten your emotions and make you feel more intensely and more passionately about everything in life. (Don’t leave home without a rose between your teeth.) This means you will enjoy expressing your physical passions, but you will also just as passionately defend your best interests in the ownership of something. Or you might defend your best interests in what you think is your fair share of an inheritance or a settlement. This same influence will also help you heal (physically and emotionally). An interesting time, indeed!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be opposite your sign, which is the only time all year this occurs. Because the Sun represents energy in your chart, and it is now as far away from your sign as it gets all year, this means your energy will be diminished. You will need more sleep. (Respect your need for more rest.) In addition, this polarized position of the Sun will increase your focus on your closest friendships and partnerships; and you will see the role that they play in your life and vice versa. You will see how these relationships benefit you – or not. Likewise, you will see how you can benefit them – or not. Obviously, in the best relationship, you are as good for your partner as he or she is for you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

In the next four weeks, the Sun will be “useful” to you because it will highlight everything related to work, employment, your health and even your relationship with your pets. It will spur you to be as efficient, effective and productive as possible, particularly in your work – but also in whatever you do every day. You will make To-Do lists and think of ways to catch up so that you feel you’re on top of your game. You might also seek out ways to benefit others because this will be rewarding and satisfying to you. You will want to improve your health in any way you can through exercise and diet. So many possibilities! Good luck with your makeover!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In the next four weeks, life will be easier and more stimulating because the Sun will be in your fellow Air sign, and this is supportive to you. You will feel upbeat and freer to be yourself! You will choose to do exactly what you want to do. Obviously, this window of time is perfect for taking a vacation. It’s also an excellent time to explore the arts and enjoy playful activities with kids. Grab every opportunity to party and have fun! Many of you will enjoy sports more than usual and be involved with the theatre, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry. The main thing is to relax and enjoy fun times with others. Lucky you!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In the next four weeks, the Sun will travel along the bottom of your chart. This happens only once a year and when it occurs, it draws your attention to your most personal life including your home and family. Many of you will cocoon at home more than usual because it will feel good to relax among familiar surroundings. You might be more involved with a parent. Likewise, you will be more involved with family members and important family discussions. You might entertain at home, especially with family and children. You will certainly be aware of the role that family plays in your life and the role that you want to play in your family now and in the future.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Get ready! The pace of your days will accelerate in the next four weeks because the Sun will stimulate your world and everything to do with your daily activity. Expect to take short trips during this window of time. You will also be busy talking to many people, keeping up with a busy agenda of appointments and meetings, all the while doing more reading, writing and studying as well! However, you will love this busy pace because you will be learning something new and your energy will be pumped by seeing new places, meeting new faces and discovering new ideas! (You eat this stuff up with a spoon.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have an interesting four weeks ahead because the Sun will be sitting in your House of Money and Possessions. This will stimulate everything you do with financial matters and cash flow. Naturally, many of you will think about moneymaking ideas. You might consider a major purchase. You will also think about what you own and how to best take care of your belongings. But at a deeper level, you will survey your assets and wealth and think about what is useful to you? What you own should help you, not hinder you. Do you own your stuff or does it own you? In turn, this can lead to deeper questions and speculation about life and what you own. Ultimately, you might ask yourself, what really is important in life? What is most valuable? (Heady stuff.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The Sun will be in your sign for the next four weeks – something that occurs only once a year. Because the Sun is your source of energy, this is your chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! This is the perfect window of time to replenish and restore yourself. The Sun will also attract people to you – all kinds of people – and likewise, it will attract favourable situations to you. This is definitely a fortunate time! Obviously, because of these “apparently random” opportunities that present themselves to you (people and circumstances), you will have a chance to make headway and to move forward in the direction that you want. Make the most of this!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Because your birthday is a month away, this means that in the next four weeks, the Sun is “hiding”, waiting in the wings before it sails out centre stage in full Pisces regalia! Therefore, the next four weeks are a time of rest, introspection and contemplation for you. Think about what you want for your new year ahead? Take time to make goals because this will benefit you. When you define some goals, this helps you to make decisions in the future. It keeps you on track with where you want to go. Goals give you a sense of purpose and confidence. You feel reassured because you have a plan. They give you a sense of resolve and reduce feelings of being nebulous about what you’re doing. “We’re off to see the Wizard!

To read anyone’s daily horoscope.

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, January 12 to Saturday, January 18, 2020

All Signs

Did you know that each sign has rulership over different parts of the body? Capricorn rules the knees; and its ruler Saturn rules the teeth, hair and the skeleton. In the last year, more people have had trouble with their joints, especially their knees, plus problems with their teeth. And bad hair days? Don’t even go there! This is because the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all in Capricorn! This week Mercury will leave Capricorn and move into Aquarius, which will help lighten things. (Do you think instead of getting your teeth whitened, it’s easier to get a tan?) Personally, since the holidays, my dental plan has been chewing on the other side.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This heavy emphasis of planets in Capricorn is a mixed blessing for your sign. Because it occurs at the top of your chart, it emboldens you to go after what you want and achieve success, in your professional career or in any walk of life where you interact with society or create an impression on others. This influence is absolutely beneficial for you! Having said that, this same heavy influence is technically at odds with your Aries Sun, which will definitely encourage problems with your bones and your teeth. Stiff joints are par for the course for many of you right now. Because this is a great time to travel – I suggest you explore somewhere warm, sunny and dry! Why not?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Although this strong emphasis in Capricorn can encourage problems with teeth and bones for your sign, nevertheless, because Capricorn is in your fellow Earth sign, it is basically very supportive to you. This means you actually have more vigour, determination and strength to accomplish whatever it is you want to do. One thing you want to do is travel and explore the world! You also want to get further education and training to learn something useful. Many of you can likewise act on opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. This month is an excellent time to talk to bosses and VIPs. Maybe you need a raise?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Like other signs, you too, will feel increased stress in your skeletal structure, joints or anything to do with your teeth, especially in the last year. You won’t have to rely on my dental plan (chewing on the other side) because you can count on financial and practical support from others, as well as indirectly from your partner. As Mercury changes signs this week, you will encounter more chances to travel, learn, study and explore opportunities in publishing and the media. This is actually a good time to do this because Venus is at the top of your chart paving the way for relations with bosses, parents and VIPs. They like you! In fact, for some of you – a romance with a boss could begin.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

All this planetary focus in Capricorn has been challenging for you. Not only has it been challenging for your bones, joints and skeletal structure as well as your teeth in the last year, it’s been challenging for marriages and close partnerships. The thing to keep in mind about Saturn is that it tends to make things look worse than they are. Keep things in perspective. Right now, Venus brings you opportunities to travel and explore romance with someone “different.” In addition, you’re gung ho to work hard because Mars is travelling through your House of Employment. “Hi ho, hi ho, off to work I go!” (Or more appropriately – “I owe, I owe, off to work I go!”)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

For Leo, this heavy focus on Capricorn is a mixed bag! It has been a great boon to you because it has made it easier for you to work hard and accomplish a lot in the last year. Nevertheless, like many others, you might have encountered problems with your hair, and problems with your teeth and your joints (especially your knees) because this Capricorn influence is taking place in your House of Health. Oh yes. What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away. Fortunately, money from other sources will benefit you now. Likewise, your sex drive is amped and intimacy is affectionate.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Like Taurus, you have benefited from this strong planetary influence in Capricorn because for the most part, it has been supportive to you. It will continue to support you both in terms of your career as well as recreation and playful diversions, especially in areas related to the hospitality industry, the entertainment world, vacations and anything you do for fun and pleasure. Venus is opposite your sign now, which will sweeten relations with partners and close friends. In fact, expect a surprise this week because you might meet someone “different.” (You will welcome any diversion to escape the increased chaos at home.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This strong planetary influence in Capricorn is not easy for you. Almost definitely, most of you have suffered with teeth problems and joint problems in the last year. (Especially the knees.) Even your hair might have been a source of frustration. Aaggh! Nevertheless, the best way to use this energy is to make home improvements and explore real-estate opportunities, especially this year. Likewise, you can do positive things to solidify family bonds and be supportive to family members. Fortunately, Venus will attract the help of coworkers to you. And with Mars in your House of Communications, you can talk your way into and out of anything! Not too shabby.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This continues to be a fast-paced, busy time for you to take short trips, interact with siblings and daily contacts plus enjoy stimulating diversions. It’s also a great time to take courses and learn something new. In fact, many of you are writing and reading more than usual. Despite the demands, you are also working hard to boost your income and yet – in an almost baffling way – you’re spending time partying and enjoying vacations! This means you are living your life with all six burners turned on high. Learn to pace yourself because no one has infinite energy. Protect your health and take time to restore yourself. Meanwhile, romance swoons dizzily along.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Because your ruler is lucky, moneybags Jupiter, by nature, you look for opportunities to make money and expand your world. It’s who you are. Lately, you are keen to boost your income because at a deeper level, you can see that this is possible this year. And it is! Something will increase your wealth whether it is a better salary or money from a sale or an inheritance — but it will be something. You can count on it. Keep hustling because with Mars in your sign now, you have lots of energy to explore many avenues. Meanwhile, Venus encourages entertaining at home as well as redecorating and making your digs more attractive. It’s all good!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Despite this strong influence of planetary activity in your sign, this week you will feel more serious about life. (Remember to smile in your bathroom mirror.) The reason you’re more serious is you will be giving more thought to your duties and responsibilities. Naturally, this serious influence will in turn, tend to make it more difficult to relate to people, in part, because you feel more isolated or alone. Furthermore, you will feel lower energy. Nevertheless, you will do very well at organizing and planning and creating form and order in your life because this week, the Sun is in your sign lined up with your ruler Saturn. It’s a bit like going to the principal’s office or having to account for yourself with the boss. But you can handle this.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This week Mercury moves into your sign, which means the next few weeks are a great time for you to express your point of view to others. This is because you will put a great deal of yourself into whatever it is you have to say. Ironically, at the same time, your ability to examine yourself with greater objectivity and detachment is superb. (A wonderful combo of influences.) Meanwhile, act on your strong urge to get out and travel, probably for short trips. You will enjoy talking to others and sharing your ideas because you feel mentally alert and confident. And why not? You’re the brainiac of the zodiac! (You were the first to realize that the answer to everything in the universe was 42.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

For the most part, this strong planetary activity in Capricorn has been a blessing for you but it has kept you busy! Basically, it has magnified your interactions with friends and groups and made you feel indispensable to others. People want your opinions. People want to talk to you. They will seek out your ideas as well as your company. Now with Venus in your sign, you are even more charming and diplomatic than usual, which means everyone loves you even more! (It’s almost pathetic.) As Mercury changes signs this week, it will enable you to do research and discover answers to old questions or solutions to old problems. Fortunately, with Mars at the top of your chart boosting your ambition – you’re up for it. “The game, Mrs. Hudson, is on!”

To read your Daily Horoscope from Georgia Nicols

A Nondenominational Gathering to Thank Gods and/or Goddesses for Bring Rain to Australia and to Continue Bring It

I ask everyone reading this to please attend with just 5 people at the lasting gathering to request rain we got a nice result. SO it stands to reason the more people we have at tonight/ this mornings gathering the large our impact will be. The is a Nondenominational gathering no matter what type of spiritual path you follow you are welcome to join us and pray to the God or Goddess that you believe in. SO invite a few people to join us to show Australia they are not forgotten by people anywhere in the world. Lady Beltane will be approving people to join us in the chatroom up to 6:55 PM CST / 11:55 AM AEDT.

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

To Find Your Local Starting Time

I received this letter from my right-hand witch, Priestess Hypatia,On January 5, 2020. I felt as so many have asked for the rains to come to Australia to help put out the wildfires that this email should be shared with everyone.

“Hello dearest Lady Beltane,

THE RAINS ARRIVED!

I can not thank you enough for what you and the Coven members did.
I am so grateful it fills my heart with so much love.
We are fine here in Melbourne, its the rural areas like where my beautiful sister is. The family and many like them were taken by the Navy ships to safety untill the infirno subsided.
This was the place I always visit on a regular basis called Eden.
This is where my beautiful sister had her apothecary farm and livelihood.
The miracle is they are all fine, there home has some damage but still somewhat standing. The farm is all gone but at least they have their lives.
The locals are still on high alert and will be all summer.
Would you believe the fires stopped literaly at their door step.
I can’t visit her as the coast is still burning and very dangerous.
Australia just has to go on and find normality.
The poor wildlife that is suffering now needs to be tackled.
There will be a gathering to thank all the different Gods and Goddesses that answered our calls to bring rain to help put out Australia’s wildfires that have been burning since October 2019. It is summer there right now so there is a chance of the fires spreading again if they cannot get them all completely put out. So the rain will be needed for a few days to help the firefighters please continue to ask for it to be sent there. I am very thankful to everyone in their own way asked for the rain to come in before the entire continent was nothing but as.

Friday, January 9, 2020/ Friday, January 10, 2020

Circle will be cast at 7:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM AEDT

The chatroom will be open at 6:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM AEDT and also after the rituals/prayers are done

The date was change as January’s Full Moon will be a powerful due to two things, it will be in Cancer which is home to our lovely Moon and there will an eclipse

Chatroom will be opened at 6:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM AEDT

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

A Beverage to be Shared with the Gods and Goddesses as an offering for their answering our plea

A Small Snack to be Shared with the Gods and Goddesses as an offering for their answering our plea

1 Tall Glass of Water

Small Outline Map of Australia

Container Big Enough to Hold Map with the Water Pour Over It

RITUAL:

Thanking the Gods and Goddesses for the Rain Falling

LADY BELTANE: I walk this circle in the direction the Sunrises three times to keep those inside the circle safe from harm and to keep the rain energy we raise contained until the circle is open and the rain energy goes to where it is needed most to help put out the wildfires in Australia

EVERYONE: Pick up your beverage and in your own words thank the God and/or Goddess you ask for the rain from, hold the cup high as you conclude you thanks take a sip from your beverage and set it back down. Type in So Mote It Be when done

Pick up your snack and in your own words thank the God and/or Goddess you ask for the rain from hold the snack up high when you conclude these thank yous. Now take a small bite and set it back down. Type in So Mote when you are done. Save the rest of your beverage and snack than go outside to make your offering to all the deities approximately half of your beverage and snack, you should drink and eat the rest outside.

Now we will do a spell/prayer asking for the rains to continue as long as needed

For More Rain

( The intent is to keep in your third eye {middle of your forehead] is to see it rain over the wildfires of Australia but causing no flooding, wash out roads, or any other damage to much rain in one location could cause)

We call upon the ancient Aboriginal God of rain and water

To help douse the wildfires and keep them from spreading any further

We ask that rain only affects the wildfires and does not cause any damage to anything on it is own

We ask that all the people, animals, birds, and reptiles not yet affected by these wildfires escape whole and unharmed

Now get as clear a picture in your mind od the rain helping to put out the wildfires. We will all meditate for 3 minutes on this picture in our minds.

After the 3 minutes or however long you want to meditate on the rain coming to all of Australia say, “This is our will for Australia, So Mote It Be” or however you end your own spell work.

Set the container is a safe place where the water will not be spilled. Add more water as needed to keep the map submerged until all the wildfires are completely out.

I walk this circle the times in the direction of the setting Sun. The circle is open but never broken. Priestess Hypatia, all the residents, and visitors in Australia thank you for participating in casting this spell for them and all the other living things to be safe and the wildfires to stop growing.

A Little Information one Seasonal Affective Disorder

DISCLAIMER – THIS ARTICLE IS NOT IN ANY WAY TO TAKE THE PLACE OF OR CHANGE WHATEVER YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER HAS SUGGESTED OR FOR YOU TO QUIT TAKING ANY MEDICATION(S) YOU MAY BE ON FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, PTSD. SILVER SAGE WITCH. LADY BELTANE, WITCHES OF THE CRAFT AND/OR COVEN LIFE  AND/OR NewFound-Life STAFF AND NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION YOU MAKE ON THE TOPICS IN THIS POST. WE ARE NOT LIABLE IF YOU QUIT TAKING YOUR PRESCRIBED MEDICATION TO USE ONLY CRYSTALS AND/OR HERBS TO TREAT YOUR CONDITION. IT WAS WRITTEN ONLY TO SHINE SOME LIGHT ON SAD.

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SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder covers many seasons and things including depression, anxiety, and more PTSD to name a few. I myself have clinical depression, an anxiety disorder, and PTSD (from being raped 3 different times and my mother trying to suffocate me right before she tried to take her own life in 1971 after my father’s passing a year before). Many of us with different phobias and/or emotional problems are told, “Buck up and move on” or, “My favorite you can’t be disabled I can’t see anything wrong with you.” Just because we can walk unaided, see with out help, hear again without help, but it is what we try to cover over so we don’t have to hear unkind comments many of us just never leave our homes.

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You can help a friend or even a stranger by being an ear to listen to them and not judging them for what they need to say. You could find out about a home bound person possibly through a local church or even online. You could arrange to bring lunch or dinner once a week staying to eat with them so they have some kind of human contact. Usually when you get paired with someone you receive their phone number not their address this so you can make a connection via talking and work up to having a meal with them find out what they miss by not being able to leave home, i.e. sweets, reading material, word search or crossword puzzle books, etc.

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Do not judge a person you know because the seem really down or stressed to the max instead ask them, “Is there anything I can do to help you? I’m hear to listen anytime you need to talk.” If someone you know seems very depressed or stressed you may want to suggest they see their doctor to talk about how they are feeling.” Also offer to drive them if you can so they know someone cares enough to honestly want to help them not out of duty or you feel you have to, do because you want to help and you care about the person.

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I am here for you I will listen if you need or want to talk to someone just email me WitchesCovenHearts@yahoo.com and we will set up a time and how we will connect.

DISCLAIMER – THIS ARTICLE IS NOT IN ANY WAY TO TAKE THE PLACE OF OR CHANGE WHATEVER YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER HAS SUGGESTED OR FOR YOU TO QUIT TAKING ANY MEDICATION(S) YOU MAY BE ON FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, PTSD. SILVER SAGE WITCH, LADY BELTANE, WITCHES OF THE CRAFT AND/OR COVEN LIFE AND/OR NEWFOUND-LIFE STAFF AND NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION YOU MAKE ON THE TOPICS IN THIS POST. WE ARE NOT LIABLE IF YOU QUIT TAKING YOUR PRESCRIBED MEDICATION TO USE ONLY CRYSTALS AND/OR HERBS TO TREAT YOUR CONDITION. IT WAS WRITTEN ONLY TO SHINE SOME LIGHT ON SAD.

 

Count Down to Yule – 2 Playlists of Pagan Yule Songs

This is one song off a Yule playlist with 50 songs by S J Tucker and other pagan soloists and groups on youtube.com

Play List of 50 Yule Pagan Songs

This is one song off a Yule playlist with 112 songs by Enya and other pagan soloists and groups on youtube.com. This play list includes instrumentals that could be played during your Yule ritual and/or celebration. Some of the songs include prayers and other things that could enhance your Yule.

Play List of 112 Pagan Yule Songs

 

Count Down to Litha – 2 Playlists of Pagan Music for Litha

This is a play list of 50 videos that include songs in different languages with English subtitles and some different ways of celebrating Litha found on youtube.com

50 Pagan Songs for Litha

This is a playlist of 63 pagan songs for celebrating Litha also found on youtube.com

63 Pagan Songs to Celebrate Litha

This is one of my favorite songs to listen to outside to drum and dance to

Dance, My Children Dance

 

A Yule Drink and Litha Cake Combined Them for Brunch Solstice Feast – Flashback to 2012

I know I have been doing separate posts for Yule and Litha things but when I came across these two recipes, in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2012, one for each season of the year the two hemispheres are going into, they sounded yummy to me to have together. I apologize in advance for not calculating from American measurements to other parts of Mother Earth. I just found this website https://www.europeancuisines.com/ while it says European Cuisines it covers other countries as well.

(SIDE NOTE if you do not have a Sun shaped disc to pour the batter in use cookie cutters for whatever shapes remind you of the Sun or use a knife to cut out a shape. Even a young maybe 3 or older this totally up to the child’s caregivers can cut out a design. Than either eat the scraps from the cut outs or put them outside for the wildlife in your area to celebrate the Solstice with your family. This is a good day to have breakfast for dinner/supper/tea or use as treated after your families Solstice ritual)

“Sun God Supreme

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons of melted butter or oil

1 egg

3/4 cup yogurt

Garnish with 3 cups cubed fruit, all colors

Sift dry ingredients together. Then separately whisk wet ingredients together. Combined wet and dry ingredients, mixing for no more then 20 strokes, one for each day in June (or December) until the Solstice. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes     while you prepare the fruit, set the table, and heat the frying pan lightly coated with oil or butter on a medium heat. (SIDE NOTE AGAIN Depending on the ages of the people attending your celebration feast designated cutting the fruit, setting and clearing the table, and doing dishes along with wiping the table and kitchen surfaces. If you allow a child of 3 to cut up their pancake with a plastic knife this can also be used to slice bananas or other soft fruit. This is a family celebration so let the family help with the work and as your homes Priestess you can relax and enjoy the feast and time together with a lot less stress) 

Pour batter into sun-shaped discs (or pour batter from a measuring cup with a lip to get lovely round pancakes.) cook until bubbles that have formed in the batter burst and make little dry craters. Flip one and briefly cook the other side. Serve on brighly colored plates surrounded by fruit of all colors, which represent the abundant growth and glory of the Earth Goddess. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and enjoy.

Pancakes combine the traditional foods of Litha — butter, milk, cakes, and honey — represent the Sun God at the height of his reign.

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Magical Mulled Cider

(SIDE NOTE This cider contains no alcohol so the whole family can enjoy it. If you want to spike it for the adults I have used dark rum measured to the adult who is drinking it taste. It is also good cooled to room temperature but I did not like the taste will chilled in the refrigerator)

1 quart (or 1 liter) apple cider

6 orange, sliced to look like the sun

12 whole cloves

1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 cinnamon sticks

Honey to taste

Toast the return of the Sun God, and the holy rebirth, with this warming drink when you gather with friends and family on the longest night of the year, Best made over an open fire, but easily concocted on a stove indoors will warm the hearth, heart, and home. Sip this and know anything is possible.

In a large pot combine apple cider which represents the Sun God, cloves, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Simmer for at least half an hour to make your house smell wonderfully festive, or longer for a stronger mulled taste. This simmering symbolically brings the God and Goddess together. and adds a little “spice” to the mix. Pour into a mug, carefully an orange slice into each cup. Add cinnamon stick and serve. Makes 6 servings.

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