Begin by casting a circle
Now stand before your altar and say the following or similar:
Great God of the sun, I have come here this day to honor
you in your strength, for I know that now is the time of your greatest
Raise your wand or Athame towards the sun and say the following or similar:
Great father God, Great mother Goddess, come into my heart,
and purify me. Smite the evil in my soul, just as your magickal love purges
the evil from all things.
Visualize the enrgy of the sun flowing into your athame, and into you.
See it clean any impurities that exist in you. Feel it as it cleans you.
Once you have finised reflecting on the God and Goddess' purification of
you, move to the south side of you circle (the direction of fire) and light
a (small) ritual fire. Now say the following or similar:
Great horned father, may this fire burn in representation
of your greatness.
Meditate for a while (while staring into the flames) on the sun, and all
it does for us.
Once you have meditated, you should allow yourself some time to commune
with the gods. Just open your mind to them and let them speak to you. If
you like you can thank them and tell them what midsummer means to you.
Or you can just lay there in silence and know that they are watching. Once
you are done, thank the gods for watching over you.
The ritual part of this rite is over, however, midsummer & midsummer's
night are probably the best times to perform magick. Any spells
cast during this time are likely to be vastly more powerful than
when cast at other times. If you do not have any perticualr thing to cast
a spell for, then perhaps now would be the best time to cast a spell that
ensures happiness for you over the coming winter months. Think hard about
it, because this opportunity comes but once a year. Blessed be and happy
Notes: Midsummer, in my eyes, is a time to celebrate the sun
in it's hieght of glory. Therefore, this ritual is designed primarily towards
the God. Many people think it rude to exclude the goddess from the ritual,
however. My answer to this is to do as your heart sees fit. If you feel
that the Goddess needs to be in the ritual, then include her. If not, don't.
That's the beauty of Wicca - the descions are up to you and you alone.
I hope you enjoyed the ritual. Blessed be!
~~~ Moonhaze ~~~