Samhain, Yule, Beltane – some sabbats get all the attention! And others, namely Lammas, tend to be forgotten about. Maybe it’s because we’re all caught up in summer vacations or preparing for kids to go back to school. Whatever the reason, we tend to skip over Lammas, but it’s just as important as the rest of the celebrations throughout the year. After this, it may just become one of your favorite sabbats to observe!
The fiery, masculine energy of summer is perfect for creation, creativity, and new beginnings. Whether you’re hitting the road for a beach vacation, growing your own produce, or looking to master a new skill, these deities and magickal creatures are wonderful allies for summer.
By the time the Summer Solstice comes around, we’re fully in the fertile, hot time of the year (especially around IGC HQ in Arizona!). It’s also the time of abundance, joy, romance, creativity, and passion. “Solstice” comes from the Latin words for “sun standing still,” but this isn’t the time for us to remain still. Let’s put it this way: If you’ve been looking for a sign that it’s time to ignite the fires of creativity, this is it!
Sensuality, passion, and love. Who doesn’t want a little bit of that in their lives? As temperatures rise, we’ve decided to curate a list of some of our favorite, passion-inspiring gemstones that you’ll want in your collection. Each brings a little more of that passionate, loving energy to your magickal home.