The summer solstice seems generally to be rather understated, apart from the annual bun fight at Stonehenge that is, which seems strange given that like Christmas it is celebrated by both Christians and Pagans.The summer solstice seems generally to be rather understated, apart from the annual bun fight at Stonehenge that is, which seems strange given that like Christmas it is celebrated by both Christians and Pagans.
Pagans of course see Midsummer as the time when we are expecting the harvest, the time of abundance and reward for the hard work put in throughout the year. Indeed in Wiccan traditions the summer solstice is a time to celebrate the joining of the God and the Goddess and see their union and the force that drives, creates, the harvest fruits.
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Humans have a perhaps unique ability to see patterns. We see the world as a series of patterns, both visual and sequential.
This was a vital survival technique in years gone by, being able to rapidly identify a threat, often before we were even consciously aware of it, ensures our safety.
Becomes able to recognise patterns allows us to infer the presence of that threat before it becomes obvious.
As Witches we believe that we can sense the shadows of the future, that the echoes of things to be can be seen in events today.
But there is always a nagging doubt, is what we, I, see in the worlds around me at this time portents? The shadows of what may be? Or are they just my mind driven by wishes and desires, hopes of what once was but was lost?
A “normal” person would see them as coincidences, as simply our mind creating patterns out of random events.
As a Witch? I can but hope