Summer Solstice: A Time for Renewal and Personal Transformation!
Updated: June 20, 2023
Do you ever get to the end of a season and wonder where on earth the time went?
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is just around the corner. This time of year can be extremely busy with travel, time with family, and days full of more sunshine and play. It’s easy to let it all get away from you!
But no matter where you are in the world or what season you’re in, we all lead full & busy lives, and it’s easy to get lost in your busy-ness – unless you make the conscious effort to slow down and be present.
It’s in the moments of slowness: quiet intention, reflection, and practice that we grow as individuals. These are the moments when we make meaningful changes in ourselves, as well as meaningful memories.
With the Summer Solstice here, chances are you’re feeling those full-swing-of-summer vibes. But what if you made the decision to spend this summer, and this solstice, differently?
What if instead of letting it all pass you by, you took advantage of the lightest and longest days of the year to get really present in your life? To take a deeper look inward and to revisit your intentions.
What if you made the conscious choice to allow the sun to illuminate what needs shifting in your life and in yourself?
If you’re craving a feeling of change, transformation, and renewal – the Summer Solstice energy is here to support you in your efforts!
Harness The Summer Solstice For Renewal
There’s nothing more frustrating and disappointing than the feeling of setting intentions, and then pausing and realizing days, months, or even years have passed you by and you haven’t made any meaningful progress.
Although growth and personal transformation are a lifelong journey and we never “arrive,” we can absolutely claim certain periods of renewal, and we can experience true change in our inner worlds.
There are certain times when the energy of the Universe is ripe for setting intentions. We get little opportunities like this each month at the New Moon – and then a few bigger ones through the year. The Summer Solstice is one of those moments.
Historically, the Summer Solstice fell right in between the time to plant crops and the time to harvest, which meant it was the perfect opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate. Maybe you aren’t growing your own crops, but you can still take advantage of this centuries old tradition and the energy it carries by taking time aside to evaluate your dreams and intentions for the rest of the year.
This magical event offers us a chance for renewal and an opportunity to recommit and bring more energy to the things we wish to create.
How To Use Oracle Cards For Renewal During The Solstice
When it comes to checking in with your intentions and realigning your energy toward your desires, Oracle Cards are the perfect spiritual tool.
You can use Oracle Cards to open your mind to new ways of looking at a situation or an area where you feel stuck. You can ask them for guidance or information about your intentions and how you can bring them to life. And you can turn to them for validation and confirmation that you’re making the right decisions.
Whenever you need a simple way to pause and get present with yourself and your intentions, or to tune into your intuition, Oracle Cards are there for you.
What if you made the decision to schedule these little check-ins with yourself throughout the coming season, and then notice what begins to shift in your life and your outlook as a result? You can use Oracle Cards, or you can simply set an alarm on your phone each day and spend a few minutes walking in nature, journaling, or meditating.
Imagine doing this every day for an entire season and what it will feel like to look back on this time. I’m willing to bet you’ll feel extremely proud of yourself at the end of it all!
Oracle Card Spread For The Summer Solstice
If you want to harness the energy of the Solstice to go deeper with Oracle Cards, try using the card spread below to help you set intentions for the rest of the year, and to see what’s next on your personal transformation journey.
One of my favorite things about Oracle Cards is how accessible they are. It’s incredibly easy to learn the basics, and anyone can use them. And yet, as you get to know the cards and develop a practice, they can become a powerful and meaningful part of your spiritual practice and your personal transformation journey. If you’re interested in embarking on a personal transformation journey with Oracle Cards as your guide, this is exactly what we do in The Oracle School Experience. You can find out more info here.
Here’s the Oracle Card spread for the Summer Solstice:
1. Begin by pulling out your favorite deck or click here to use one of my FREE Online Oracle decks.
2. Find a way to come to a place of emotional neutrality. I like to do this by spending a few minutes in meditation.
3. Then say a little prayer that all of the cards you pull be in the highest good of all.
4. Finally, ask the questions below and pull a card after each one.
5. Once you’ve pulled your cards, read the corresponding messages and notice what comes up for you.
CARD 1: What do I need to know about the intentions I have set for the rest of the year?
CARD 2: How can I work with the energy of the Summer Solstice to align myself with my intentions and desires?
CARD 3: What should I focus on to experience a sense of spiritual renewal during this summer solstice?
You may choose to spend some time journaling on the answers you get from the cards in order to take your reflection one step deeper.
I hope these tips help you find a way to be more present in the coming season – wherever you are and whatever you’re going through. And with Summer Solstice coming up, I encourage you to take some extra time to focus on your intentions, and to celebrate everything you’ve already done this year!
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Do you celebrate the Summer Solstice? I’d love to hear your favorite traditions and practices for this time of year! Share with me in the comments.