Solstice: A Time to Reflect, A Time to Celebrate

Spring is like waking up in the morning, getting out of bed & stretching, but as we shift from Spring to Summer it is important to harness the astrological energy that is available to all of us.

The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year.

The word “solstice” comes from Latin solstitium—from sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped).

This year the solstice happens on Sunday, June 20, at 8:32 P.M. PT

Collectively, we are fully awake. Our spirits are alive, refreshed, renewed, energized; all that good, juicy, rich stuff we feel being charged by the sun….a great time to focus on Manipura chakra (digestive fire.) 

On these long days of summer our spirits yearn to be out, to feel alive, to be moving, and celebrating.

The Solstice is a global moment.

The Summer Solstice is a precise planetary moment when the Earth’s tilt reaches its zenith. It’s not a day, or a time (like the New Year), which is celebrated at various times throughout the day as the the Earth rotates through its time zones. The Solstice happens at an exact moment; the same moment everywhere on Earth. (In the southern hemisphere this is actually the moment of their Winter Solstice.)

I love this. It reminds me that I’m part of a global community. It makes me feel connected, for a moment, to everyone else on Earth.

We’re the closest to the sun that we’ll be all year.

That means we are being bathed in the energy of the sun.

The sun is, literally, all fire. And for nearly 24 hours a day right now the northern hemisphere is just soaking up all that fierce, intense, electrifying, invigorating, exhilarating energy.

That means there is an absolute abundance of that rich fire energy available for you & me to soak up as well. We can use that energy to inspire up, to uplift us, to energize us, to light our inner fires.

Now is the time to embrace your fiery badass self. To soak up that energy and let it fuel you. If you are feeling lethargy, depression, sluggishness, or lacking inspiration, I highly recommend our 7 day Cleanse during the time between now and June 22. This will cleanse your liver and bowels and repopulate your gut flora to make you a clearer vessel for spiritual guidance and energetic support from nature. You are divinely supported.

The Solstice is a peak. A climax. A completion.

Ever since the Winter Solstice, the sun has been slowly growing and the days have steadily been getting longer. On the Summer Solstice, the sun reaches its peak and it completes its cycle of growth. Summer marks the season of maturation in preparation for harvest as we move towards Fall Equinox. 

This makes the Summer Solstice an excellent time to reflect on the peak moments in your own life. What accomplishments have you completed this year that you feel proud of? What have you been growing in your own life?

The days will continue to grow shorter until the Winter Solstice–a different kind ‘Day of the Dead’ as the sun must day to be reborn and we begin the cycle of growth all over again. It is when we honor the cycles of nature and come into rhythm that we are able to fully utilize the energy of the sky to bring heaven to earth. 

 

Happy Summer!