Midsummer madness

On Sunday 19 June I joined the Tuatha de Bridget group for a summer solstice ritual in Pollok Park, Glasgow.  It was written by one of our newer members and the first time she had written a full ritual.  She did an excellent job and although the sun did not put in an appearance we all had a wonderful time.  It was amazing to see so many people literally laughing with joy in the pouring rain.

Central view of the ancient ring fort area in North Woods, Pollok Park

Today as I sit at my computer I look out one yet more rain.  It’s been raining here nearly all day and I have the overhead light on in the room because it is so dull.  This evening at about sunset (22.06 here in Glasgow) I plan to raise a toast to Maponos, the summer sun and solstice and the Brython tribe.

Recently I have come to feel that rain can be symbol of passion and creativity although I have to admit that at the moment I do not feel either passionate or creative but tired and drained of energy.

Next weekend, midsummer, I will be visiting Castlerigg stone circle for the first time and possibly other sites in that area.  I wonder if I will see the sun then or not?  I wonder if I will experience more of the strange energies of this time of year or whether I will still feel somewhat like a punch bag waiting for the next blow to fall!

Where ever you are and whatever the weather is like for you today I hope the summer solstice is a good one for you.

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