CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE 2021
June 21st marks the fall of the summer solstice in our Northern Hemisphere, at 03.32 when Mother Earth’s orbit around the sun reaches its greatest distance from the equator. It is our astrological signal to celebrate the coming of summer and the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun will be at its height each day, as it crosses the sky
A mystical tradition, honoured by the ancients across continents and cultures, particularly amongst pagans, the summer solstice is remarked as a celebration of the union between the heavens and earth.
Summer Solstice is traditionally celebrated by bonfires and fire, the summer solstice is a perfect time for magic of all kinds, particularly those involving the sun (so morning rituals) and invoking gratitude, as our bodies align with the power of the sun and connect us to our own inherent creative capacity to design our lives.
How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice?
There are a so many exciting ways to celebrate the midsummer summer solstice, both traditional by the way of rituals and non ritual. Here a just a few ideas to help you celebrate this special day and step into your most beautiful expansive self!
Charge and use your crystals
One of the easy and simple way to connect to the energies of the Summer Solstice is through the use of crystals. Utilise the power of the sun to charge your crystals in a bowl of water. Set intentions into each crystal and keep them with your make-up or skincare tools to add some everyday beauty magic into your routine. If you have a crystal face roller, even better.
Here are some prefect summer solstice crystals you can us:
Citrine - The Stone of Success
A joyful yellow stone, Citrine connects to our Solar Plexus chakra and our own personal power. It brings in warmth and radiates happiness. Citrine is also a stone of success. Its solar energies never need cleansing, as it constantly is clearing negative energies. With this greater understanding of the Solstice, you can find the perfect way to celebrate this year. Connected to the Egyptian Sun God, Ra, Citrine has a long history associated with the sun.
Other Ancient cultures believed that Citrine formed with the sun, and fell down to earth during a Solar Eclipse. Its solar energies cleanse the chakras, removing negative energies from the bodies. It promotes joy and warmth, and is beneficial for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Used by ancients as a talisman against ill wishing and curses.
Red Agate is great for manifesting, it is great to use to set new intentions for the summer months ahead. This stone holds the essence of physicality and strength. It is a stone of vitality and sexuality. It inspires, ignites and intensifies passions and emotions. If you are creating a Summer Solstice altar, you must include this stone.
Tiger’s Eye is also connected to our Solar Plexus chakra, bringing joy and the warm energy of the sun into one’s life. It acts as a self-confidence stone, increasing self-worth, and motivation. The Ancient Egyptians called Carnelian “The Setting Sun”. Associated with the lower chakras, it contains life-force energy and provides motivation and endurance. Its fire energy brings about passion, heat, and creativity.
Use Carnelian when you need to reignite aspects of your life or wish to be grounded in the present moment. The Ancient Egyptians called Carnelian “The Setting Sun”. Associated with the lower chakras, it contains life-force energy and provides motivation and endurance. Its fire energy brings about passion, heat, and creativity. Use Carnelian when you need to reignite aspects of your life or wish to be grounded in the present moment.
Bathe in petals
Collect the petals of seven different flowers and draw a bath with them. Add Epsom salt for cleansing and purity, orange slices for happiness, and a tablespoon of honey for abundance and success. Visualise the water cleansing you of worry and pouring golden energy into your power centre, the solar plexus. This will fill you up with lofty purpose and infinite potential.
Non-ritual ways to celebrate
Make a bonfire; swim in the ocean or a pool; take a walk in the park, and leave an offering for the faeries. Drink wine in a field with a lover or friends, buy some flowers for your self, wear beautiful warm golden colours, make love and enjoy the energetic peak of the year.
Make yourself a Flower Crown
Crowns made of flowers were a symbol of the fertility and prosperity of the summer solstice. Make your own flower crown with traditional flowers connecting to the summer solstice such as St. John’s Wort or Gladioli.
Make a Stone Circle
In England, it was believed that if you stay up all night on Midsummer’s Eve in a stone circle, you will see the face. Gather your own stones and cast yourself a circle for that day.