The water of San Giovanni is prepared in the magical night between 23 and 24 June and brings love, health, luck and prosperityDon't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
The water of San Giovanni is prepared in the magical night between 23 and 24 June and brings love, health, luck and prosperity
Put on your agenda an excursion into nature, in search of spontaneous herbs. In fact, June 23 is a magical night, during which traditionally thewater of San Giovanni to collect the dew of the Gods. Legend has it that the water of San Giovanni possesses protective healing virtues and that it brings health, luck and love.
The magic of the night of San Giovanni
Il 23nd June, the night before the birth of St. John the Baptist, has always been considered a magical night, during which they are celebrated propitiatory and purifying rites. Magic is related to summer solstice, which marks the beginning of the new beautiful season. The summer solstice falls on the longest day of the year and in this period nature reaches its maximum splendor. Despite the strong resurgence, attention must be paid to unfortunate events such as droughts, severe thunderstorms or plant diseases, which would ruin crops.
warding off adversity, propitiatory bonfires are made representing the sun and St. John's water is prepared to collect the dew, which symbolizes the moon. L'water of San Giovanni would bring luck and prosperity thanks to the unbelievable power of flowers and would be able to protect crops, averting calamities.
How to prepare the water of San Giovanni
The water of San Giovanni prepares to exploit the strength and power of plants and flowers soaked in the dew of the Gods.
In fact, it is believed that during the night of St. John the dew of the Gods falls, capable of influencing plants and flowers giving them a particular strength: the summer solstice would be the door through which the Gods let the new born pass through, precisely in the form of dew.
Legend has it that this magical water bring luck, love and health, that is capable of warding off diseases and calamities and protecting crops.
To prepare the water of San Giovanni you need picking a mixed salad of wild herbs and flowers. There is no real rule in the choice of flowers and herbs. Generally we let ourselves be inspired by our instincts by choosing among the species that we have available.
Generally in this period, i hypericum flowers, lavender, mugwort and mallow and flowers and leaves of mint, rosemary and sage. You can also find and collect the cornflowers, poppies, roses or chamomile, based on the blooms present in its territory.
It is recommended to respect nature when harvesting herbs, not to collect excessive quantities of specimens and not to root out the plants.
After sunset, the herbs collected are put in water and they are left outside for the whole night, so that they can absorb the morning dew. Herbs will collect dew and acquire magical properties from it.
On the morning of June 24, the water of San Giovanni is used to wash hands and face, in a sort of propitiatory and purification ritual that will bring love, luck and health.
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