The Summer Solstice is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21st.
It marks the longest day of the year and the official beginning of Summer.
The Solstice is a powerful time of year that has long been considered healing and magical.
It’s traditionally known as a time when the veil between our 3d world and the spirit world is particularly thin, and we can feel a stronger connection to Mother Nature and the natural energies of the Earth.
Our ancestors who were arguably more linked to the natural phases of the planet, considered the Solstice to be a powerful and important time in the year.
Think of the monuments around the world that it is believed were built to align with the Sun on the day of the Solstice – the festivals, rituals, celebrations, and offerings that are embedded in many cultures to coincide with this auspicious day.
In the days leading up to the Solstice, you can feel the energy of the Sun as it invigorates, energizes, and shines down upon us with abundance.
That energy is said to be in perfect alignment with the high frequency of harmony and the entire energy grid of the Earth moves up vibrationally on the Solstice eve.
You can honor this magical energy and these cultural traditions from the past in your own unique way, enjoying this beautiful Summer Solstice energy wherever you are.
The bright sunlight of the days leading up to the Solstice stimulates our pineal gland, known as the seat of consciousness, to produce serotonin and stimulate our minds.
This is important because an activated pineal gland supports the flow of our vital energy and life force.
It is essential for the holistic health of the body, mind, and spirit.
If you really tune in and connect to nature, you can feel the subtle shifts that occur in the animal and plant kingdoms as a result of the extra hours of the sun.
Think how this daylight is also affecting our own bodies.
If you choose to spend more time outside in nature around this time, you will soak up the positive frequencies and feel aligned with the spirit of the Summer Solstice.
These are some of my favorite activities and rituals to do around this time:
Set An Intention With Crystals
I have always thought that it is a wonderful time of year to set an intention for your life going forward for the second half of 2022.
Choose a crystal that resonates with passion, creativity, strength, fertility, and abundance – properties that relate to the Sun.
You can do this with orange and yellow colored crystals such as Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Ruby or Sunstone.
Place your chosen crystal over your heart, or at your third eye.
Silently whisper your intention for the second half of the year. What kind of energy do you want to embody going forward?
Make a statement that resonates with you and that you can return to again and again for the final six months of the year.Practice Yoga Sun Salutations Al Fresco
I like to do this outside in the morning light.
If possible, I recommend you do the same as there is something truly magical about honoring the light of the sun and feeling its magic as you go through your yoga postures.
Meditate With The Rhythm Of The Earth
If you are able to, go somewhere where you can lie down on the grass, the earth, or sand and simply feel yourself connect to the energies of the Earth beneath you.
A beautiful way to do this is to try to feel the breaths of the Earth moving in synchronicity with your own breaths.
Let your mind be open to what you intuitively feel.
Relax here for as long as you need to feel that connection. Let your body be calm and relaxed.
You will begin to breathe intuitively in the rhythm of the Planet beneath you.
You will feel recharged, energized, and deeply peaceful, it’s a beautiful way to connect to nature and the entire Universe.
Create An Altar To Nature In Your Home
You can create your own altar to nature in your own house using flowers, herbs, crystals, candles, fruit, and vegetables, whatever beautiful objects you feel resonate with the energies of the solstice.
Choose yellow, red, and orange-colored offerings to symbolize the sun’s potent energies.
You can use this altar to set your intentions, meditate, or simply bring the powerful energy of the Summer Solstice into your home, marking the occasion and celebrating the magical influence of this time on your own life.
Whatever you choose to do during this time, be sure to welcome in and receive the energies of abundance, compassion, prosperity, love, and spirituality at this time.
The most important message that accompanies the Summer Solstice is about stepping into your unique power.
You are an individual soul on this planet at this time for a reason.
When you connect to nature and the pure, wild energies of our Earth, you will feel not only energized and empowered but united with the rest of life on the planet.
It’s a beautiful time to feel a sense of oneness with humanity, as well as honor the individual journey of your own soul.
Shine your magic out to the world and be the light you came here to be.
Happy Summer Solstice everyone!