Updated: Jan 22
Summer Solstice Is Upon Us!
Summer Solstice arrives on Tuesday, June 21
What is your routine for giving thanks, nurturing, and planning?
In my house, we're lucky to get through a single to-do list on any given day. Including our gratitude, self-nurturing, and planning into our schedule has to be absolutely intentional, otherwise these simple, yet imperative steps to our wellness just don't happen. However, we make a point to connect with this Earth because it is our home and we share a symbiotic and energetic relationship with it that requires attention and maintenance.
The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year and an opportunity to get the most out of your day, to pamper yourself longer, and to notice how this cycle in the Earth's timings impact you. What does your family do to bring in the change of season?
The Summer Solstice also marks a time to celebrate what you have planted, the time to tend to it, nurture it as it needs, and to ensure that appropriate plans are in place. If you're working towards a goal, put this timeline of action into place for a smoother path.
By lining up your actions with the timings of the planet, you will then be open to an easier path of manifestation by working with the flow of the planet, rather than against it.
Just as nature does, follow in suit:
Spring Equinox is for rebirth, renewal, and sowing seeds. Start your projects or your steps towards your goals. Work with the Earth door to bring your ideas to fruition.
Summer Solstice is for tending, nurturing, and adjusting. Review how the steps to your goals and your plans are progressing, and adjust them as necessary. Let the fire door refine your projects and intentions to hone in on specific accomplishments.
Autumnal Equinox is for harvesting and planning for winter. This is the last leg of your efforts before your goals and projects are completed. Stay the course and keep your faith in the finished product. Let the water door carry you on its clean current to the finish line!
Winter Solstice is for giving thanks and enjoying your harvest, reflecting on the completion of your projects and goals, and then planning for Spring. This is a time of reflection, gratitude, and air.
Bring in the new season
a gratitude list,
by creating an altar,
by saying or writing a prayer that is special for you,
by going to or having a gathering,
by creating something new,
or simply by reflecting on yourself or your situation with the themes of the equinox or solstice listed above.