The Wicca Book of Days for July 26
If the summer sun has caused a crop of unwanted freckles to spring up on your face, you could try encouraging them to fade by taking the following advice, which was originally published in The Compleat Cook, an English handbook, in 1671: “To take away freckles or the Sun burning. Steep a piece of copper in the juice of Lemon till it be dissolved, and anoint the place with a feather morning and evening, washing it off with white wine.” Alternatively, regularly dab a freshly cut lemon slice on your freckles and then do not wash your face for at least 10 minutes.
Not only is this Leonian day governed by the sun, but its element is fire and its polarity is masculine, all of which point to barbecuing! So take advantage of the relaxed summer vibe and warmth of the evening to hold an outdoor feast – just fire up the barbecue and get grilling!