Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Prior to the prevelance of Georgian calander cultures all over the globe would observe subtle changes in the astronomical orbits, flooring the increase or decrease of daylight and moonlight from day to day. These patterns would govern their festivals, harvests, and understanding of time and of the seasons. The quarter sabbats; the solstices and equinoxes represent times of climax and balance within the natural world. 


The Summer Solstice,  occuring between June 20th and 21st each year yields the longest duration of time between sunrise and sunset for the entire year. And represents the height of the sun's power and the onset of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

For many, the summer solstice is a time of celebration and spiritual significance. It is a time to honor the power of light and its transformative qualities, both in the natural world and within ourselves.


As the sun [astrologicaly representing the self] reaches its peak, it illuminates the world around us, casting a warm glow over everything it touches. This golden hour is a magical time when even the most ordinary scenes can be transformed into breathtaking masterpieces. The light seems to breathe life into every leaf and petal, revealing the beauty and potential that lies within.


For those who follow an occult or esoteric lifestyle, the summer solstice is a time to harness this transformative energy and use it to manifest their deepest desires. If you set long term intentions at the winter solstice or spring equinox, this is the time to evaluate the progress and make adjustments if necessary. Or if you have a new goal in mind now is time to set intentions and embrace the potential for growth and renewal that will carry you through the second half of the year, gradually looking more inward with the passage of the seasons. 


Ideas for how to celebrate


Sabbat divination: use your favorite divining method such as tarot cards, oracle cards, lot throwing, etc to reflect and request guidance for the journey to come


Spend time outdoors: Go for a walk, spend time in the sun [with proper spf of course], visit a local garden, or work in your own garden. Watch the sunrise, sunset or both. Do crafts utilizing solar colors or with photosensitive materials harnessing the power of the sun for transformation


Cook: Meals and deserts that utilize citrus elements representing the sun, or vegetables in bright oranges reds and yellows. Make tea that has been allowed to seep in the sun. 


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