Summer is here. Cue “Watermelon Sugar” please!
June 20th brings the summer solstice and the Sun’s shift into Cancer Season. A new season is beginning, one that will offer us a fresh start and positive vibes. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, which means more time to celebrate the power of the Sun and the Earth. It’s also a magically potent time to manifest goals and set seasonal intentions. Out with the old and in with the new...
Here’s how your zodiac sign can tap into the magical energy of the solstice:
Find solace and comfort in your body. Do some light stretching and yoga to awaken your muscles that have been asleep since spring. This will give you a bolt of energy as you ground yourself in nature. You’ll gain more vitality by soaking up the solar power with your sun salutations.
Make a flower crown with summer flowers like daisies, sunflowers, and lavender. Adorn your head, wrists, or neck with flower crowns to welcome in summer. This will bring you power, glory, and positivity throughout the upcoming months by letting you harness the warm energy of the season.
You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but what about summer cleaning? Sort through all of your old clothing, trinkets, and collectibles — donate every item that you no longer want, or hold a yard sale with the intention of giving the profits to charity. That way, you can pay it forward within your local community.
Cool off, Cancer! Swim in a lake, pool, or dip your toes in the ocean. Align with the undines, the mystical water creatures of the elementals. Under the sun’s glow, let the water heal and revitalize you. This will allow your emotions to radiate inwards and outwards and cleanse your spirit.
A classic way to honor the solstice is to hold a bonfire. But bonfires aren’t necessarily the safest, or the most environmentally friendly, so consider lighting a yellow or gold candle instead. Write down a list of your goals for the new season and hold them close to your heart. Then, light the candle to ensure your manifestations come true.
Hang out with old and new friends. Plan a get-together outside and gather all of your favorite seasonal snacks: watermelon, corn, tomatoes, peaches, and any other summertime fruits and veggies. Your friends will enjoy coming together and swapping stories. Share a few laughs, some delicious food, and an abundance of good times with your squad.
Hit up a local farmer’s market or head to the woods to collect organic blooms and veggies. Plant them under the sun. If you start flexing your green thumb now, you’ll have a new activity that will last all season long. Think of this endeavor as your intro course: Gardening 101!
Meditate about what you want to bring into your life during the new season. Take a moment to reflect in silence and mentally plan your intentions. Give light and love to the goals that speak to your heart. Then, over the course of the summer, manifest them through mindfulness into reality.
Take a break from everything going on and spend some time journaling your emotions. Let out all of the lingering sentiments that have been idling within you for the past several months — think of this as your spring “burn book.” When you’ve finished, you can mentally and emotionally start fresh as the new season commences.
This is the perfect time to let nature detox and energize your crystal collection. Cleanse and charge your crystals directly under the sunlight during the solstice. Let the warmth and vibrancy of the sun shutter out all negativity and fortify your crystals with positive solar vibes. This will not only help with your overall energy, but also your magic, spells, and intention setting.
Take a hike with the fam or a group of friends during the solstice. Marvel at the natural wonders of the planet we live on. Embrace the beauty, harmony, and abundance of Mother Earth! Savor nature while walking and talking through the trees.
Do something that is out of character for you today. Take a risk or a leap of faith. You’ll be happy with the outcome if you can step beyond your comfort zone and embrace the unknown. Look your fears in the face, then move past them towards your desires without hesitation. You got this, Pisces!
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