Solstice and Sage

At the moment I'm preparing for a hand-fasting on Saturday. I'm particularly looking forward to it as the couple are absolutely lovely and the ceremony requires various elements to be brought together into one smooth and coherent whole. Before we begin the (outdoor) ceremony I will be performing a sage smudging ritual to cleanse the space.

Reading through the words I will be using in the ceremony brought up a very deep feeling of connection with the couple - and as they have chosen the summer solstice to celebrate their commitment, I'm certain there'll be more than a hint of natural magic in the air.