Summer solstice

Summer solstice, midsummer, an astronomical calendar event occurring in June for the Northern Hemisphere, December for the Southern Hemisphere.

“The DEACON: But ye, O my people rise up and awake. Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty. There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.”—Liber XV {Book 15} O. T. O.

“This is the force of Light at its greatest pitch - wherefore the space included between the hands is the semi-arc of the Sun at the Summer Solstice which she thus recalls as the affirmation of the Life Force of Osiris.”—Concerning the True System of Astrological Divination

“The period of two prior too and following the Summer Solstice is the best time to attempt a “Contact with Eternity”.”—Portae Lucis Method of Jean Dubuis

WeaponElementEmanationSign Tarot Calendar
Graal Water Love Cancer VII. The ChariotSummer Solstice

Sacred Weapons of the Mass

The cross that divides the circle into quarters represents the solstices and equinoxes, and at the same time the “Black Cross” that binds the four Elemental Tablets together into the Great Table. The western arm of the cross is the spring equinox and the eastern arm the autumnal equinox. The northern arm is the winter solstice, and the southern arm the summer solstice. The three Names of god are assigned to their quarter's three sectors of the circle's outer band in clockwise order. The relevant attributes of these names are as shown in the following table.

Name ElementQuarterOuter AttributeInner Attribute
OIP Fire Summer Virgo Sagittarius

Comselha: An Enochian Macrocosmic Ritual

Feast day “for John the Baptist … celebrated in Freemasonry … near Summer solstice”—St John's Day


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