-Make a pouch for psychic dreams (mugwort and bay leaves in a cloth of lavendar, blue or yellow sewn together with read thread). Place it under your pillow to sleep on it.
-Soak thyme in olive oil, then lightly anoint your eyelids too see the Fairy Folk at night.
-Make walking sticks or stangs.
-Make dream pillows for yourself and other family members and friends.
The following comes from "Green Witchcraft" by Aumiel Litha Activities *Tie a sprig of rowan, a sprig of rue, and three flowers of St. John's Wort with red thread and hang over the door. *Make amulets (simple charms) of protection out of herbs such as rue and rowan. If you make new amulets each year, you can dispose of the old in the midsummer fire, but we like to simply recharge the old one for another year until it starts to deteriorate, then burn it. *Create a pouch for psychic dreams (mugwort and bay leaves in a cloth of lavendar, blue, or yellow and sewn with red thread) and place under your pillow. *Make a Solar Wheel as a terrific family project - everyone can make one for their bedroom. Wind palm or grape vine into a circle, twisting as you go. Cut two short lengths of stem to be just a bit larger than the diameter of the circle and place one across the back horizontally and the other vertically crossing in back of the horizontal one and coming forward to the front of the circle to secure both, then adorn with symbols of the elementals (stone, feather, ashes in a pouch or a small candle, and a shell) and festoon with yellow ribbons.. Hang in a tree outside or indoors as a reminder of the God's protection. *Make a Witch's Ladder (another fun family project) using three colored yarns (red, black, and white for the Triple Goddess) braided together to be three feet long. Add nine feathers all the same color for a specific charm, tie ends and hang up. Colors are red for vitality, blue for peace and protection, yellow for alertness and cheer, green for prosperity, brown for stability, black for wisdom, black and white for balance, patterend for clairvoyance, and iridescent for insight. *You can burn the old Yule wreath in the Litha fire. *Make a rue protection pouch out of white cotton. Add two or three sprigs of rue, bits of whole grain wheat bread, a pinch of salt, and two star anise seeds and hang indoors (can do one for each bedroom). *Tie vervain, rosemary, and hyssop with white thread and dip the tips into a bowl of spring water (you can buy bottled spring water in grocery stores) and sprinkle the water about the house to chase out negativity, or sprinkle your tools to cleanse and purify. *Gather herbs like St. John's Wort, vervain and yarrow. *Soak thyme in olive oil, then lightly anoint your eyelids to see the fairy folk at night. *Tie a bunch of fennel with red ribbons and hang over the door for long life and the protection of the home. *Look for the fairy folk under an elder tree, but don't eat their food or you'll have to remain with them for seven years (which I suppose would be a lot of fun unless you have other plans!).
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