Konnichi Wa to All:
Yesterday was Summer Solstice, which is always Celebrated by all Pagans and Druids as it is the Longest Day of the Year.
Admittedly, I had hoped to be able to get away from here and go to The Stonghenge in order to Participate in the Summer Solstice Festivities that are put on around the Stones every Year, but I have too many problems at with my Work to afford to take the time off to get away. So I ended up Celebrating here at Home along with my New Japanese Roomate.
I got up and the First Thing I did was light my Incense and Candles, then set to work making Breakfast, and my Roomate's Lunch. After we ate Breakfast, and my Roomate headed off to his English School, I went down to my Favorite Cafe and had Morning Cup of Coffee. I wished the Waitress a Good Summer Solstice and I wished her Well.
Then I got back to my place, and sat down and commenced Rewriting my Supreme Lifeform essay, which had some Copywritten Material in it that the Owner of the Material's Grandson objected to me using. In order to get some new Opinions on my essay, I posted it onto a Nature Worshipping Website www.druidpath.com . I posted it there as the Membership of their message board had not seen the essay before, so I posted it there so that a New Group of People could read it over, and thus be able to get New Fresh Opinions of it.
After that, I quickly did some Building Paperwork, and then got out Three Sticks of Jasmine Incense and gave it to a Tenant of the Apartment Building I manage because she is also Wicca Pagan. She was Very Happy to receive such a Gift!
I then went off to the Bank to make a Building Deposit, then went to the Local Pub Moonrakers, taking my Tarot Deck with me. I wished all a Happy Summer Solstice, and offerred all Free Tarot Card Readings. No one participated.
I had a couple of Pints of Beer and a plate of Crispy Chicken Wings, and then moved on.
I then went by my Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. I ordered a Pint of Beer and informed the Waitress that I am doing Tarot Card Readings for all in order to Celebrate Summer Solstice. The Waitress immediately wanted a Love Spread, so I did the "Over The Horizon" Relationship Spread. I proclaimed that even though her Boyfriend may have a bit of Self Defeatist Attitude as indicated by the Ten of Swords coming up, the Lovers card came up in the Perfect Position proclaiming that her Relationship with her Boyfriend was Good and Harmonious. She was Happy with those results.
She then asked for a Spread examining the Trials and Tribulations of a Friend of hers. I proclaimed from the Cards that even though her friend may actually have a Good Family Life (Ten of Cups), the Individual mistakenly thinks that their Family is Nightmarish (Nine of Swords). But I picked out an Extra Card for the Spread as the Waitress asked how her Friend's Situation will affect their Friendship. I drew the Four of Wands, which indicates a Happy Time of Bountiful Harvest and an enjoyable time for all. She was Happy to hear that she will have a Good Friendship with her Acquantance.
I then went home and waited for my Japanese Roomate to return from English School. We then got together and went to the local Japanese Restaurant and celebrated Summer Solstice by eating tons of Sushi.
We then went home, watched TV for a while and went turned in for the Night.
It was not the type of Summer Solstice I had planned Years ago, but it will do.
Ki No Ronin
PS: So what did you guys do in order to Celebrate Summer Solstice???