Monday Jun 13, 2022

Episode 16: Litha

Welcome back Witches!  With Litha occurring on June 21st this year, this week's episode is going to cover the Summer Solstice, or Litha!  We're going to share the history of Litha, along with with correspondences, and some ways to celebrate the longest day of the year! So get in losers, and lets discuss Litha!

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Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio- The Witch

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  15. Youtube:
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    2. Chaotic Witch Aunt
    3. Hearth Witch
    4. Scarlet Ravenswood
    5. Alwyn Oak
    6. Ashlee Morgan

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