Summer Solstice



 Winter and Summer Solstice are joyous celebrations where people stay up all night in order to greet the rising sun. It represents change, the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.

It is the time to celebrate what we have learnt during the past six months, as the sunlight has increased, and acknowledge how we have expanded and grown, just like nature around us. 

Watch the sun rise on a new dawn. Sunrises are amazing, but when many of us send energy out together on this day, it makes it even more powerful. As you see the sun come over the horizon, send out your intentions and visions for the next six months. See and feel your vision clearly, and open your heart to receive whatever you need to manifest it.

If you are in a challenging situation and there doesn’t seem to be a solution, sometimes the only course of action is to throw your hands in the air, and enjoy the ride!!!

Follow the STAR over this Summer Solstice – Surrender, Trust, Allow, Receive. When we surrender, and let nature do the work, we can let go of trying to work it out from our limited five senses. The magic is always more powerful during this time and now is a good opportunity to let go and let ‘God.’

Like Samhain (Halloween) this is an important festival for the Faery Folk, when the veil between their world and ours is at its thinnest. If you want to see them, the lore says that you need to rub fern seed onto your eyelids at midnight.

If you want to get into the spirit of Midsummer place, Birch, Fennel, St. John’s Wort, Orpin, and White Lilies over your front door and around your home. Rue, Roses, St. John’s Wort, Vervain, and Trefoil where revered for having magical properties on the mid-summer. St. John’s Wort was especially honoured by young maidens who picked it in the hope of finding a lover.

If you do feel depressed during this period, spend five minutes every morning when you wake up feeling grateful for everything that will happen that day and then send out a gratitude prayer every evening when you go to bed, for everything that did happen. This sets the intention for the day and helps to let go each night so the new day is free from the clutter of yesterday. 

Sometimes it takes a while for perspective to shift, but stick with it even if you don’t see instantaneous changes in your life, patience always brings the rewards.

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