Written By: Ines Maria
It's time to emerge into the bright and radiant season that's long awaited every year. - Summer! This year on June 21st approximately at 5:14 am EDT, we'll be stepping into the Summer Solstice. It's time to celebrate the Sun, yourself, and the energy surrounding you. We're transitioning from dark to light.
The Sun moves in cycles throughout the year, whereas the Moon moves in cycles throughout the month. In this cycle of the Sun we are approaching, it's a time to evolve and grow. It's a time of enhancement within the journey of our lives. Be kind. Be patient. Be loving. To yourself and the ones around you too.
What is Summer Solstice?
When the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky, depending on which hemisphere it is in. Essentially, this marks the beginning of the Summer. The days will be longer, and the nights will be shorter. This occurs every year ranging from June 20th-22nd, it changes every year.
The word "Solstice" is of Latin origin. "Sol" means "Sun", while "sistere" means "stand still", which of course is exactly what is happening during the Summer Solstice. The Sun will be shining on us, providing us with nourishment and growth.
Three Things to do During Summer Solstice:
I would recommend doing a cleansing of yourself, your home, and your metaphysical tools. You can use incense or sage. I recommend doing this since we are stepping into a brand new season. It would be the perfect time to feel that within yourself and your surroundings with a cleansing.
The sages pictured above (in order) are Nag Champa to cleanse negativity, Sandalwood to clear the mind, White Flower Sage for purification, Lavender to create harmony and positivity, and Patchouli for grounding.
Next, grab your journal and pen to write out your intentions of what you are ready to bring to life. Set your intentions and harvest your seeds for the Fall Equinox. What do you want to bring into your life? What's no longer serving you? Where or what should your be directing your energy towards? Ask yourself these questions during this time, and you will start to figure out what changes need to be made.
Lastly, I would recommend spending some time outside in nature! What better way is there to absorb the energy of the Sun and Summer than being outside in its presence? Tap into the vibe of the Summertime. Absorb the light and allow it to be lit inside of you.
Three Crystals for the Summertime:
Citrine, Garnet, and Golden Sunstone are the three crystals that will connect you to the Sun and the Summer.
Citrine cultivates confidence and personal power. It attracts abundance and prosperity in all areas of life. It's also known to be a powerful cleanser, so it will leaving you feel fresh and new. That's the energy that is needed in this new season we're stepping into.
Garnet is a stone of passion and energy. It aligns with all your chakras, allowing you to feel balanced and restored with energy, It allows you to create the transformation and transmutation you are seeking this Summer.
Golden Sunstone enhances joy and vitality. It lifts up the mind, body, and soul. It provides motivation and encouragement in life, which is great for those new intentions you are setting during this time.