Happy Summer Solstice!

In the Southern Hemisphere, this time marks the Summer Solstice – when the Sun is at its peak. It is a fiery time of passion, creativity and magic!

If you live in this part of the world, here are some ways you can celebrate and honour the Solstice:

summer solstice citrus water1. Have Solar Charged Flower and Citrus Water

This would be ideal to create on the 21st, but within 3 days afterwards is fine as well. I love this recipe, and I hope you do too! It includes ingredients that correspond to the Sun, and is meant to help you take in the energy of the Sun when it’s at its brightest…

Ingredients:

  • 1 chamomile teabag
  • 1 teaspoon dried chrysanthemum flowers
  • 1 round slice of lemon (shaped like the Sun)
  • 1 round slice of orange
  • 1 800ml glass jar full of filtered, distilled or spring water
  1. Place all of the ingredients in the glass jar
  2. Cover with a lid and place it to sit in the sunlight during the day (you could place near your window, on your window sill, or in your yard).

summer solstice recipe2. Create a “Solar” Spray

This recipe also involves charging with sunlight. This is another way you could take in the energy of the Sun when it is at its peak…

  1. Take a clear glass spray bottle and put water, witch hazel and several drops of frankincense and orange essential oil into it.
  2. Place the bottle to sit in the sunlight during the day.

Use the spray whenever you’d like a boost of solar energy!

You could also create it with a specific intention related to the energies of the Sun. For example, I’d created mine with the intention of having it help me to shine my light.

If you are using an intention, then direct this intention into the bottle after assembling the ingredients and before placing it under the Sun.

3. Take Time to Review and Revise Your Plans

The Mercury retrograde we are experiencing is an influence for us all at this time. This is a great time to restructure our plans for the new year ahead.

Mercury went retrograde in 15 degrees Capricorn on the 19th of this month, and will be in this position until the 8th of January.

That means you still have plenty of time to revise and reassess your plans for the new year. Even into the beginning of January, it is not the time to make big actions just yet.

housesYou can ask yourself:

  • What did not work for me in 2016?
  • What would be good to release? (This could be beliefs that are not serving you, situations/relationships, habits, old emotions, etc.)
  • Which plans are in line with my heart and higher purpose for 2017? Which ones shall I discard or revise?

Side Note: These plans could be career oriented (since Capricorn is the sign of career and finances), but you could look at which house 15 degrees of Capricorn is in on your personal birth chart, to see what part of your life could be reviewed.

Here is a map of the astrological houses, and with just some of their many themes.

And if you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere, happy Winter Solstice! We wouldn’t want to forget you so head here for your dedicated Winter Solstice blog post :)

Sending much love to you all.

Happy new year!!
-Ellie

About Ellie Brucia

Ellie Brucia is a singer-songwriter, writer and professional tarot reader who moved from her hometown NYC to London with a ukulele and tarot cards in tow. Her relationship with tarot started at age 14, when she came across a deck in a local bookstore. The relationship escalated into a lifelong love. Tarot by Ellie offers tarot readings and specializes in readings that help to promote spiritual, personal development.

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