We are leaping into a whole new soul cycle! Hello Summer! This Thursday the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the ancient past time of the Summer Solstice, the day with the most light. The Winter Solstice is when we have the shortest day and longer nights, and the Spring and Fall Equinox are days of perfect balance of day and night. Many sites around the world from as far back as time have been built in honor of the Sun. It’s one of my dreams to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge which has been a place of celebration and worship at the time of the Summer Solstice for thousands of years! How magical!
It’s time to celebrate the light within us all. We are light beings on this planet spinning around this great big sun. Light is the source of our growth and life. Since most of us might not be traveling to an ancient sight to celebrate, there are beautiful ways you can honor the Summer solstice with your own rituals.
Here are some rituals to honor this beautiful day.
Set your soul on FIRE
The element of fire has been used to help honor the Summer Solstice for years. Get outside, make a bonfire and watch the stars. To add more magic to you fire you can throw in dried flowers, lavender incense, and summer herbs like rosemary and mint. A bonfire on the beach would be even more scared to also help usher in the energy of this next season of the water sign of Cancer.
This is also a perfect time to ignite your soul and ask yourself the burning questions; What do you desire? Fire is a beautiful element that is constantly moving to remind us that everything flows, and nothing is permanent.
What have you moved through?
What have you created?
What have you let go of?
What have you survived?
Look at it and own it.
This is your story of life!
Bloom like the FLOWERS.
Spring was the time to plant seeds, physically and mentally. As we slip into summer, things start to bloom. It’s the perfect time to work and be around more flowers! Buy them for your home, friends, and family all summer long. Especially in bright colors like yellow and orange in honor of the sun. You can also add flower essence into your life. I wake up every morning and mist my face with rose water. Hello Queen! Let the love and beauty fill your life. Every flower has a deep meaning and special energy you can tap into. Check out one of my favorite fairy sisters; Tess Whitehurst and her post about The Magic of Flowers.
For all you goddess out there, this is the perfect time to gather flowers and make a flower crown. Two summers ago I spent my weekends making flower crowns in Malibu, and the amount of joy I got from working with flowers and watching goddess dance around in them, filled my heart. This is a great week to get creative as the energy is ripe! Start a DIY project and let it flow. Check out how to make a beautiful flower mandala from Lotus Wei.
As the Summer Solstice kisses the crab, we start Cancer season. This season victory and success are here! We left behind all our fears in May and went through growing pains in June to now be open to the gifts July has in store.
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