Wednesday 22nd June - its all downhill from here...
Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere had better start lighting our balefires...
Yesterday the Earth was at a point in its orbit where the northern hemisphere is most tilted towards the sun, causing the sun to appear at 23.45 degrees above the celestial equator, and thus making its highest path across the sky.
Its at this time of year that the Sun God Belenus begins to die. Hopefully He will return again at the Winter Solstice, when the Yule logs and lit fir-braches will guide His return. However for now He's going to find it increasingly hard getting up in the morning and staying up. Just like me.
So get ritualising, and get thee to Wicca wicca Wild Wild Weston-Super-Mare for your beach bonfires. Its witchtastic!
Starbuck does not actually endorse Neopaganism or any other form of religious belief. But he does quite like the "physical and emotional sensation" of ancient traditions.
This article does not apply to those living within the Southern Hemisphere - you can please yourselves!