The Wizards Table
Divination & Character Analysis
Before the rite, make up a small cloth pouch filled with herbs such as lavender, chamomile, St. John's Wort, vervain, or any of the Midsummer herbs. Mentally pour all your troubles, problems, pains, sorrows, and illnesses, if any, into this petition as you construct it. Tie it shut with a red string. Place this on the altar for use during the rite. The cauldron should also be there or nearby. Even if you use candles to mark the quarters, the red candle in a holder should also be on the altar. For outdoor rituals, light a fire - however small - and drop the pouch into this.
Stand before the altar and say, with wand upraised:
"I celebrate the noon of summer with mystic rites.
Lay the wand on the altar. Take up the herbal petition and light it in the red candle on the altar (or, if outdoors, the ritual fire). When it is burning, drop it into the cauldron (or some other heatproof container) and say:
"I banish you by the powers of the Goddess and God!
Pause, seeing the hurts and pains burning into nothingness. Then say:
"O Gracious Goddess,
Reflect upon the purification you have undergone. Feel the powers of nature flowing through you, washing you clean with divine energy.
Midsummer is practically the classic time to perform magick's of all kinds. Healings, love magick and protections are especially suitable. Herbs can be dried over the ritual fire if you are celebrating outdoors. Leap the fire for purification and renewed energy.
Fresh fruits are standard fare for Midsummer.