When is the Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice is happening on June 21, 2022 the sun will be moving away from Yin energy (dark/feminine) into Yang energy (masculine/light energy) marking the longest day of the year.
The summer solstice falls on June 21 each year, but it can also vary depending on how you measure it. For example, in the Northern Hemisphere, summer solstice occurs on June 21 or 22 while in the Southern Hemisphere, it occurs on December 21 or 22. The date of this event varies from year to year because Earth's orbit around the sun isn't circular but elliptical.
Many people believe that the summer solstice brings positive energy and healing. This belief has been passed down from Maya, Druids, Egyptians, and Pagans who understood the spiritual significance of working with the seasons.
Does Summer Solstice Affect Mood
The summer solstice is a time of celebration and energy healing. It is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The sun's energy is at its peak, which means that it can be used to promote growth and healing.
Because the sun and the seasons have an impact on the human energy field the summer solstice can have an affect on mood.
The human energy field consists of an aura which is said to have multiple layers. The first layer is the etheric body, which is the closest to our physical body. The second layer is the astral body, which connects to our emotions and thoughts. The third layer is the mental body, which connects us to our mind and intellect. The fourth layer is the spiritual body, which connects us to our soul and spirit. The fifth layer is the causal body, which connects us to our karma and destiny. The sixth layer is the Buddhic Body, or Christ Consciousness Body, connecting us with all of life in its oneness. And finally there's the seventh layer of God Consciousness Body that we can connect with through meditation and prayer.
When the sun is in fiery Yang energy we tend to be more active that is why summer activities tend to be spontaneous in nature. We find ourselves waking up early, staying out late, and being more social.
While this is normal and in harmony with Yang energy we must also make time to balance out the Yang energy by making time for self care and slowing down. Because the Sun will be moving into the Yang energy directly above the North node of Cancer the water sign will give us time to pursue endeavors of emotional safety, comfort, and security.
The summer solstice is about honoring your inner light, your personal power, and celebrating life in all its forms. The summer solstice is a time for self-reflection to see how you are living in harmony with nature.
With the supercharging of the sun it is a great time to enhance your personal power.
How to Create A Summer Solstice Ritual to Celebrate & Soak Up the Energies of the Summer Solstice
- Create a sacred space
- Light a candle (or a few candles!)
- Sacred Fire
- Set an intention
Use items that give you power or represent power that you want to invite into your life.
Light a candle (or a few candles!)
The sun can be represented by lighting a candle or a few. You can choose a colored candle to fine-tune your intention, go with a Green Success candle for luck, Green & Gold Better Business candle for more traffic to your business, a Pink Success candle for luck in love, Lucky Buddha Candle for general abundance
Light the flames and take in the illumination, think of it as the Sun high in the sky and the energy the fire it holds.