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How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice in 2022?

I haven’t celebrated summer solstice before but this year something is calling me to do so.

The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, or Litha in the pagan tradition, marks the first day of astronomical summer, 21st June 2022 and the precise time of the solstice will be at 10:13am BST(British summer time).

The summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, and here in the northern hemisphere, that results in the longest day of the year.

The solstices (and the equinoxes) are the result of Earth’s tilt and its orbit around the Sun.

It’s also time you stop and invest time and energy in yourself on this day.

Take a relaxing, cleansing bath

add essential oils like jasmine, geranium, rose, lavender, bergamot or clary sage. Have a candle on to bring the positive energy and angels in.

Scrap the body with home made honey and salt scrub. You just need 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of sea salt. Vizualize all unwanted heavy or stuck energy going away – wash it away.

When you are finished and you blow the candle off, take a moment to reflect on all the abundance you have in your life right now and express deep gratitude. That will increase your vibration.

Wash your sheets

After you washed your body, why not wash your sheets in the morning and hung them outside on the line. Let the sun whiten them and the air dry them. When you go to bed in the evening, you’ll be up for a treat!

Meditate outside

Silent walking meditation in grassy nature barefoot is very cleansing. Make sure the area you choose is safe to walk barefoot. Slowly lift each foot and feel the earth underneath you whilst inhaling and exhaling consciously. Forget the time, just be. You deserve it. This one is what I’m most looking forward to, personally.

Do some yoga

I found a yoga practice for summer solstice preferred by one yoga teacher. She practices 108 sun salutations in a circle (with other students). 108 is a sacred number in the Vedic tradition – it’s the number of beads on a mala. You can have 9 clusters of 12 pebbles at the top of your mat. Each completed sun salutation, put a pebble in the circle and each time you complete a set of 9, take a break, stretch and drink water and continue until you complete 108. You can do more or less considering your inner fire and energy in your body.

Bring sunshine into your wardrobe

Dress up in the brightest clothes – in deep reds, oranges, yellows, wild flower patterns, warm gold jewellery and ideally be barefoot. Connect with the energy of the earth, ground yourself. If you don’t have the right cloths, maybe it’s time for a treat and get a piece that really speaks to you.

Pick wild flowers

Choose local flowers that are in season and create a beautiful floral display in your home. This is a traditional way to honour midsummer.

Either put them in a vase, make a garland or crown, wreath for the door or on a table.

Fresh flowers go onto an altar or a spiritual place you have in your home, if you have one. Or simply put these flowers in different places in the house to brighten your living space.

Look after your local area

Go litter picking with your friends or children. It’s a wonderful way to honour the land we are so lucky to live on. Plus it’s good for the environment.

Take picnic outside

Enjoy the outdoors and bring your food outside in the garden or in the park. Celebrate the varieties of colour and shapes the soil can give you this season. Choose local produce – strawberries, peaches, plums, cherries, green beans, dandelion, corn, eggplant, cucumber, tomatoes, water melons. Add also seasonal herbs. The food doesn’t taste the same without them.

Drink herbal teas

Enjoy a cuppa of freshly picked herbs for your brew. Lavender, rose hips, chamomile, mint, lemon balm, echinacea, lemon verbena, or dandelion root, and blend them together the way you like them. Pour 1 litre of boiling water over the herbs and leave for 3-5 min, enjoy.

Have a bonfire evening/night

Making bonfires to celebrate the summer solstice is a long-established pagan tradition. Why not bringing together friends and family for a huge fire, and celebrate the longest day of the year?

Pick 3 tarot cards

There are special days in the year when it’s almost a must to do that.Well, I do that anyways. Lit a candle, shuffle the cards and pick three.

 

– the first one symbolises the energy you are being asked to embody and embrace over the coming months

—the second card speaks to the energy you are being asked to shed and release in order to flourish into the autumn and winter season

—the third card symbolizes the main lesson you are being asked to learn and integrate as you move into the months to come.

 

Make a few notes as the year passes so you can reflect on your progress in the winter months.

Let this longest day of the year be filled with joy, fun, laughter in the company of friends / family you love and nature!

references:

www.helloglow.co

https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/summer-solstice/

 

Love, light and harmony!

Lucie x

Lady Self Care

+44 (0) 7903 265-636

www.nikken.com/eu/rise

 

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