Today (21 June)officially notes midsummer as well as the event of the summertime solstice (or Litha as it’s additionally recognized in witchy as well as Pagan circles).
The peak of a collection of yearly Pagan events that comprise the Wheel of the Year— others include the winter months solstice or Yule, the spring and also fall equinoxes, and Celtic fire celebrations such as Beltane/May Day and Samhain/ Halloween— the summer season solstice admires the longest day (as well as fastest evening) of 2022!
It’s fantastic information for anyone that delights in grumbling that there aren’t sufficient hrs in the day since today there’s a whole 16 hours and also 38 minutes of daylight to get stuck into. The festival is traditionally commemorated at daybreak— particularly at Stonehenge where the ancient stones line up perfectly with the climbing sunlight— but also if you didn’t have it in you to set your alarm for the large minute at 04:52 today, there are still a lot of ways you can harness the solstice magic.
Solstice customs differ throughout the north hemisphere yet motifs of desire, love and also extravagance usually abound. Midsummer folklore dictates that the summer solstice is a liminal, enchanting time where spirits and fairies are able to cross more easily into the human world. It’s a time to anticipate the unexpected and allow on your own to believe that desires really can become a reality due to the fact that there’s magic airborne. . .
Today’s solstice coincides with the start of Cancer season (a sign attached to feelings, sensations, family as well as fond memories) and is a potent time to establish intents as well as up the manifestation variable on crucial goals as we enter the 2nd fifty percent of 2022. As well as the very best news? All you have to do to use the wonderful solar energy buzz is do whatever brings you pleasure! Yep, the summer solstice is everything about celebration, indulgence and blowing care to wind. . . Shower yourself in gifts, dance nude around a fire, event till dawn, construct with your stubborn ex-spouse. . . it’s that sort of vibe. By simply revealing the universe you suggest company with a solstice ritual or more (see below) you can increase the magic on any type of symptom you’ve started on and/or spray the ideal sort of fairy dust over objectives and also purposes for the rest of the year.
Here’s how to develop a solstice ritual. . .
Style it up
Transform obtaining clothed into a wonderful routine by including some shimmering solstice vibes to your appearance. Use the power of the sunlight by opting for gold on the jewelry, garments and sparkly metallic eye shadow. Imagine on your own attaining everything you want as you adorn yourself. Devour a feast Feasting has actually long been a summer season solstice custom. Draw out the bbq, assemble the grazing platter to finish all grazing plates or go to town on the champagne as well as strawberries.
Tonight is the night to gather buddies with each other as well as commemorate in style. Be a firestarter Stimulate up the fire pit, develop a bonfire or light all your pricey candles Once, at. Solstice celebrations typically entail some type of fire to stand for the sun and also it’s a wonderful means to include a routine ambiance to your evening. Compose down any kind of want the coming months and also shed them to ash for included magic.
Say it with blossoms Absolutely nothing claims summer rather like blossoms so go big or go house. Buy sunflowers on the way back from work, plant wonderful peas in a window box or adorn yourself with a flamboyant blossom crown. Cast a solstice spell Compose a symptom shopping list to the universe. Speak your intents aloud. Or leave a gift out for those solstice fairies in the dead of night.