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Happy Summer Solstice, to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!
On the 21st, it will be the longest day of the year and the Sun will be at its peak. This 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 honor the Solstice:
1. Drink Water Infused with Sun Energy
Here is a simple recipe. I love it, and I hope you do too! It includes ingredients have solar correspondences, and it is meant to help you take in the energy of the Sun when it’s at its brightest.
This infusion would be ideal to create on the 21st, but within about three days before and afterwards is fine as well.
- 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
- Place all of the ingredients in the glass jar
- Cover with a lid and place it to sit in the sunlight during the day (you could place near your window, on your windowsill, or in your yard)
2. Create a “Solar” Spray
Here is a recipe that also involves charging with sunlight. This is another way you could take in the energy of the Sun when it is at its peak…
- Take a clear glass spray bottle and put water, witch hazel and several drops of frankincense and orange essential oil into it.
- 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.
Some other solar-themed intentions could be having more confidence, self-worth, creativity, willpower, personal power, vitality, etc.
3. Spend Time Near Water
The summer solstice is known as a fiery time, but it also links with the element of Water. This is because the solstice is when the Sun moves into the cardinal water sign Cancer.
You could spend some time at the beach, or visit a river or lake and experience the subtle yet powerful healing and purification that this element offers. If you cannot get to a body of water at this time, a salt bath would be a great alternative. Or, you could do a meditation that involves visualising being in and near water.
4. Bring “Sunny” Flowers into your Home
Flowers always uplift a home space by offering us its beauty and magic. Bring some sunny flowers into your home or garden for a good dose of solar energy.
Some solar flowers to choose from are: sunflowers, daisies, chamomile, marigold, dandelion, peony and chrysanthemum.
5. Wear Solar Colors
Don’t underestimate the power of color! Embody the energy of the Sun by wearing gold, gold glitter, red, orange and/ or yellow.
Thank you for reading. Happy Summer Solstice! And happy Winter Solstice to those of you down South!