Here we are on one of the most powerful days of the year when the sun is at His height in the Northern hempisphere. This is the day for lighting fires whether in the garden, in the hearth or simply the light from a candle flame in order to symbolise the abundant power of the sun.
In the 14th century a monk wrote of three types of fire made on mid summer's Eve:
A bone fire which was made of clean bones and no wood, which was quite pungent and said to keep dragons at bay. Bone fire gave us the word 'bonfire'.
A wake fire made of clean wood which was used to 'wake' by or socialise.
A St John's fire made of clean wood and bones and is thought to be where the word 'singe' derives.
Enjoy making fire magic tonight to bring luck, fertility and abundance into your life.