The Energy of Summer
As the seasons transition and we bid farewell to the spring months, we eagerly embrace the arrival of the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere! This special time marks the beginning of longer, sun-filled days, vibrant warmth, and nature thriving in full bloom. Summer brings with it an abundance of energy and vitality, so let's embrace the vibrancy of the season and embark on new adventures! There's a reason why many of us feel inspired to engage in summer activities and make the most of this exciting time.
As the world around us flourishes, use this season to reflect on your own personal growth and rejuvenation. Contemplate what you wish to accomplish in the upcoming months and prioritize self-care and self-development.
The Summer Solstice is a time of illumination, with the sun shining at its peak and illuminating the world for extended periods. Draw inspiration from this astronomical radiance and strive for balance in your own life. This may entail finding harmony between work and leisure or striking a balance between physical activity and relaxation.
Just as each season brings its own unique offerings, summer presents an opportunity for growth, introspection, and a chance to reconnect with nature. Take leisurely walks in the park, embark on invigorating hikes, or simply unwind amidst the tranquility of your garden. Revel in the splendor of fresh beginnings and immerse yourself in the bliss of summer!
No matter where you live, the changing of the seasons is something to be celebrated. Welcome the fresh start that a new season brings and find inspiration in the natural world. If you’d like to align with the current Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere, check out our Winter Solstice Tarot Spread or our Winter Blessings Ritual.
INVOKE THE BLESSING OF SUMMERTIME
As the warm sun graces our days and nature blossoms in vibrant hues, the summer season invites us to embrace its blessings and create rituals that enhance our connection with the world around us. Summertime is a time of joy, growth, and renewal, and by incorporating a Summertime Blessings Ritual into our lives, we can celebrate the beauty of this season while nurturing our spiritual well-being. In this article, we will explore the elements and steps of a meaningful Summertime Blessings Ritual that will help you infuse your summer with positivity and gratitude.
Embracing the natural rhythms of the seasons is a timeless source of enchantment. To tap into this profound energy, recognize that you, too, experience a rebirth alongside the Earth. Through this easy ritual, you can harmonize yourself with the bountiful blessings of summer!
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In this ritual, you will practice gratitude for your blessings and open up for new opportunities to arise during this season of nurturing.
Find a quiet and centered space.
Light the sage and let the smoke rise.
Pick up the summer candle and run it through the smoke several times, letting it be cleansed and purified.
As you light the candle connect to the power of its flame. At this summer solstice, imagine the flame as being a seed of the Sun's light, blessing your life with an abundance of growth, vibrance, and happiness.
Meditate upon the flame, letting your eyes softly blur.
Feel a deep sense of gratitude for all the blessings that you currently enjoy. What health, wealth, and happiness do you already possess?
Now imagine yourself six months in the future around the Winter Solstice. See yourself at a very enjoyable holiday party, smiling and laughing with people you love. By this time in the future, so many wonderful things have come to fruition.
Someone at the party asks you how you arrived at this place of success. In order to respond, you look back upon the beginning of the summer. And you remember how you remained full of gratitude and optimism every step of the way. There were so many doors that opened and so many miraculous moments that led you here. Linger on this feeling for as long as you wish. And when you're ready, come back into the present and open your eyes.
Say “It is done!” to close the ritual.
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT TO SUMMER
This candle ritual is perfect for welcoming in the new season and for celebrating the Summer Solstice as well. If you are interested in additional ways to infuse your season with more Summer rituals, check out these favorites:
BY RACHEL CAPURSO
Rachel is the creator of Aeolian Heart Astrology, a voice that blends ancient Hermeticism with pop culture and fine art. She believes that astrology is magic because following the rhythm of the planets makes life feel like a graceful dance. Her favorite season is late-summer, when the pomegranates are ripe and the sunsets are like amber.
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