Summer Solstice Rituals
Summer represents a time for purification, renewal and healing of the self & soul - making the Summer Solstice the perfect time to manifest what you want and let go of what you don't. Check out some of our suggested rituals below for helping you make the most of June's Solstice.
The Summer Solstice is when the Sun is at its most powerful – making it the perfect time to get support for the most hard to solve problems or stressors in your life. This year’s Summer Solstice just so happens to coincide with the full moon on June 20th, making the effects of the rituals you choose even more influential than ever.
Our ancestors celebrated rituals this time of year to honor our connection to the sun as the source of our ‘light’ and bring into our awareness the beauty and bounty within and all around us. It is a time of celebrating the fullness of life and of taking the time to raise our energy to regenerate abundance and manifest our dreams.
Here are a number of suggested rituals for helping you make the most of this year’s Summer Solstice:
Ritual One: What’s a ritual without lighting a candle? Light a candle of your choice with the intention to ignite your inner flames. As you do so, know that the purpose of this ritual is to strengthen and bring forth more of your own personal power. Begin to think about the ways in which you have felt your own light dimming over the last few months. Use this time to access your true inner power and decide you’ll use the energy and light of the Sun to guide you in strengthening what once felt weak, dull or lackluster within you.
Ritual Two: Find a comfortable space in or outside where you can lie down. Close your eyes and lie with both hands at your side facing up. As you’re lying down, try to imagine your inner battery being charged. If you’re doing this outside under the sun, imagine the sun’s rays pulsing and embedding it's love and healing into every cell. Notice the places that feel the most depleted and watch with curiosity as they are being re-charged with ease.
Ritual Three: Make a list of what you want to renew, manifest and release from your life. Light a candle and set your list down beside it. Chant what you wish to let go out loud and release the energy into the fresh air. Do what feels right for you as there really is no right or wrong here. After the ceremony, ask yourself some questions or take some time to journal and reflect on what you truly desire and what you’d like to let go of. Trust your gut and write down what your consciousness comes up with.
Ritual Four: Gather or buy some yellow and orange flowers and make a Sun Mandala offering on the Earth. Pick the petals off and arrange them in circular patterns. The act of creating something beautiful and sacred is a holy and healing act.
We hope this post has inspired you to try some of these ideas or conduct some of your own. Please let us know if you have any rituals of your own in the comments below: we can all inspire each other by sharing the ways that we connect and make these little moments extra special!