Summer Solstice – another GRAND opportunity to stand in the bright light of your soul’s destiny. It is the longest day of the year and historically, the summer solstice is one of the most sacred days of the year. solstice (n.) mid-13c., from Old French solstice (13c.), from Latin solstitium “point at which the sun seems to stand still,” especially the summer solstice.
The Summer Solstice is a time of fire and passion, but also light and enlightenment. It is a time to reflect upon the growth of the season: the seeds that were planted in the earth and the seeds planted in our souls. It is a time of cleansing and renewal; it is a time of love and growth, for strength and optimism. It is also a time for letting go of past failure so you can usher in the new. After all, just because you have played the wrong notes on the piano, it doesn’t mean that you will do it every time! You learn from your mistakes, and will eventually play the whole tune. However many of us become entrenched in believing the negative and cannot move on, resulting in self-limiting behaviors. The Summer Solstice is the perfect time to focus on the positive – how can you not feel positive in the face of such powerful exuberance, such as the sun at its pinnacle? Now is the time to make the decision to take life by both hands – indeed, make hay while the sun shines! (Brighter Blessings)
Ritual Prescription – Tonight write down everything that you wish to release that no longer serves your soul! Roll the paper into a scroll, wrapping a red string around the scroll 21 times. As you are doing this, chant 21 times – I release I release I release…then you are to burn this paper! Taking the remaining ash mixing it with water, allow this to sit overnight outside. Tomorrow on summer solstice at 12:00 noon stand outside facing the South – pouring this water/ash mixture upon the base of an tree, preferably an oak if possible! As you pour chant – beauty is before me, beauty is behind me, beauty is below me, beauty is above me, beauty is all around me! Remember there is more light tomorrow than there will be until this time next year. It is an amazing opportunity to weave some very powerful magic. Imagine this time next year that all your dreams have come true! Nature is a very powerful magician!
My beloved and I were married 25 years ago on Summer Solstice and we are still weaving our magic together!
Happy Summer Solstice!