How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice With Spiritual Rituals!
Updated: June 22, 2021
This week is the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and a beautiful chance to align with nature’s cycles to bring growth and healing to our lives.
Spirit resides within each of us and is inherently present in everything in the Universe. It is deeply connected to the cycles of the planets, the earth, and even the cycles of our lives.
The Summer Solstice is a special moment each year when Spirit and Mother Nature work together and give us an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate our blessings and claim the abundance that awaits us.
The Summer Solstice illuminates. It invites us to step into the light to see where we are and where we would like to go.
During this time, you are supported by the forces and energies of the Universe to reflect on your growth and what has come to pass this year, release anything that is no longer serving you, and claim the future you desire.
How to play and create with the Solstice energy
The Summer Solstice is a beautiful time to connect with yourself and the Universe through spiritual rituals and take advantage of the energies of illumination and clarity to invest in your healing and growth.
The energy of the summer is playful and magical. And after a long year and half, there’s never been a more cosmically supported time to connect to this energy and invite those forces back into your life.
This is also a great time to celebrate! The solstice represents a culmination. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere you’re experiencing the Winter Solstice. No matter where we live on the planet this Solstice is a time of high spiritual energy and a sort of peak of everything that has happened so far this year.
After the solstice, there’s an innate knowing that things begin to wind down. We begin moving slowly toward the fall, a time of harvesting. So in this moment of light, illumination, and high spiritual energy, we get to look at how we’ve grown and what we’ve created, and decide what we want to take with us into our next phase.
Other astrological forces at play during the solstice
While the Solstice always brings a vibration of light, aliveness, playfulness, and clarity, the sun is of course, not alone in its influence. The astrology of the moment is a complex interplay of all of the planets in the sky and the way they dance together.
This particular solstice happens to have come just at the tail end of a Mercury Retrograde cycle. Since Mercury Retrograde tends to be a time of going within, evaluating, and slowing down – the end of this cycle coming in the same week as the solstice means we’re even more supported in the energy of illumination and growth.
Of course, these aren’t the only things going on out in space this month. Each astrological sign will be impacted in their own unique way. Take a look at what’s going on with your astrology this month to get an ever clearer picture of how you can take advantage of the Summer Solstice.
The Solstice is here to support your spiritual healing
Working together with the cycles of nature and the Universe for our spiritual awakening often means looking at the qualities in ourselves that mirror those aspects of nature.
For the June Solstice, we can look at how the fire of the sun is mirrored in our own inner fire. The warmth of the sun nurtures and grows our gardens – the things that sustain us – and it warms our days.
Your inner fire is similar. It helps nurture your dreams and desires. It propels you forward to go for what you want and sustains you throughout the shifting of the seasons. The days surrounding the solstice are an ideal time to connect to your inner fire. To reflect on whether you are using this part of you to create and bring forth your dreams.
You might even choose to create a little spiritual ritual to honor and connect with your inner fire, and to ask Spirit and Mother Nature for support in helping this part of you serve the highest good of all.
In order to grow and change, we have to honor endings and completions…
Although the solstice is a beautiful time of celebration, it is also a time of taking inventory. We know that with the welcoming of summer also comes the knowing that from here on out, the days begin to get shorter.
This cycle is as ancient as time. In nature and in ourselves.
We grow, we expand, we evolve, and we reach our peak. Then slowly, we begin turning inward again and prepare to release and let go of the things we don’t need anymore.
As you celebrate the Divine Clarity that comes with this moment of illumination, remember that with it will come the natural invitation for endings and completions. Change is always exciting, but it can come with the bittersweet endings of relationships, jobs, phases, and patterns. It comes with an opportunity for letting go.
Honor the solstice energy with a spiritual ritual
Spiritual rituals are a beautiful way to connect with the powerful solstice energy and invite some of this magic into your life to support you in your healing and growth. A ritual can be simple. The only thing that matters is that it helps you feel connected to yourself, to Spirit, and to the magical forces of Mother Nature.
Since the solstice is a Divinely Supported time to release and let go of what’s not serving you, why not try a ritual to help you take inventory of the last six months and shed some old energy as you move into the summer?
Try one of these simple rituals to honor the energy of this time:
- Move your body and let it go! What better way to honor the sun than to get out in it? Take a walk, feel the sun on your skin, and think about all that you have created and accomplished so far this year. Bask in the beauty of your creations. Then, notice what is no longer serving you, what is weighing you down, and what you’re ready to let go. Shake it off as you walk and commit to leaving something behind as you step into the new.
- Take a cleansing bath Water is a wonderful tool to bring to any spiritual ritual. This week, take a cleansing bath with the intention to release anything that needs releasing. Use this recipe for a magical soak:
- 5 drops of lavender oil for calm
- 2 drops of ylang ylang for love
- 5 drops of Eucalyptus to “keep the air clear”
- 2 cups of pink himalyan salt
Claim your abundant future and connect to your highest good
As the solstice energy this week brings you the gift of clarity, inventory, release, and celebration – it also opens up space for the new!
The beauty of releasing is that it gives you the freedom to call in your abundant future and connect to your highest good. This moment of transition is yours to claim. A new phase awaits you. What are you calling in and creating?
If you want guidance to take advantage of this week’s magical energy, join me and expert guest astrologer Jennifer Racioppi for a FREE, playful solstice celebration!
While the solstice takes place on June 20th, the 22nd marks a time when Mercury comes out of retrograde and the energy is ripe for illumination and transformation.
Join our community of spiritual seekers as we harness the magnificent, vital energy of the sun and bring its light forward as we set your intentions for the second half of the year! This is going to be a fun celebration that helps us raise our collective vibes and feel a deep connection to nature and the cycles of the Universe. Save your spot here!