Traditionally the Summer Solstice is all about celebrating the power of the light at it's zenith. The sun is warm, the plants are growing, flowers are in full bloom, and the days are long. The sabbat celebrations are all about celebrating the growth that surrounds us and encouraging it to turn into prosperity and abundance - wonderful things that should be celebrated. That's what going to all the public rituals is for.
This year the Summer Solstice coincides almost perfectly with the super full moon. On the 23rd the moon will be as close to the earth as is ever gets. On the solstice itself the moon will be waxing and just not quite full. It's the perfect time to do a working for growth of any kind. What I need right now is some serious will power and that's what I'm going to do a working for.
You see, like many people, I'm not a big fan of conflict - it's messy and unpleasant. Doing conflict well (not letting my emotions get the better of me and not being ruled by pride) is really hard when I've got a vested interest in the outcome. I've been trained as a mediator so I've got all the skills needed to not make an ass of myself, but it's hard. Really hard. It's so very much easier to just slink around and not face my problems, to not stand up for what I know is right, to compromise beyond reason (the shadow rearing it's head). What I need is the ability to know when a conflict is worth facing head on and exhausting myself to make things right, and then the conviction to actually do so.
I'm going to harness all the power of growth and strength and channel it into a spell for courage, strength, wisdom, and empathy in conflict. I'm going to use the power of a waxing supermoon on the summer solstice for personal growth and the ability to face the obstacles in my life. Nothing like using the light of the sun to dive into your shadow and make it a strength right?
On Summer Solstice 2011