Living the Wheel of the Year: Spiritual and Sustainable Practices for the Summer Solstice

The Druid's Garden

The Summer Solstice, what we call « Alban Hefin » in the Druid Revival tradition, marks the beginning of high summer in my part of the world, and many activities of this time period focus on harvesting and honoring the power of the sun and thinking about the energy present in our lives.  This is the time of light, laughter, growth, and movement!  This is the time when people are outside, doing things, enjoying the warmth that the sun provides.  The summer solstice gives us many opportunities to deepen our awareness and connection with the land and understand the relationship between earth and sky. (For my blog readers living in the southern hemisphere, see my post on the Winter Solstice for more appropriate activities for your Solstice!) Here are some activities that allow us to live in both a spiritual and sustainable manner:

Gathered herbs for drying! Gathered herbs for drying!

1) Solstice herb gathering and…

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