7 Sweet and Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Summer Solstice

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PHOTO: MYSTIC MAMMA+THE LOCAL ROSE

PHOTO: MYSTIC MAMMA+THE LOCAL ROSE

Source: Mystic Mama

For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere of our beautiful planet, we are reaching Midsummer, the peak celebration of the Summertime when the days are longer than the nights. Physically we are experiencing more *light* and since the beginning of time, our ancestors have marked this period with ritual and celebration. As you know, there are thousands of ancient sites created around solstices and equinoxes that were built to honor our connection to the Sun as the source of our light.

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It is a time of celebrating the fullness of life and of taking the time to raise our energy to regenerate abundance and manifest our dreams. How can we modern folk do this? Well through doing something symbolic to honor this time. In doing so we are not merely reviving something of the past but rather tapping into something that is eternal. We need not only honor our dependence on the physical Sun but also honor the spiritual fire within each and every one of us. Now that’s reason to celebrate and be grateful!

So in doing so I’ve gathered some *magical ideas* that we can do to connect with the Solstice!

1. Celebrate the outer and inner FIRE with a summer BONFIRE! Play drums, dance and celebrate with your loved ones. If you want to get more ritualistic gather some fresh herbs like Vervain, Lavender, St. John’s Wort or whatever is local and throw them into the fire with your deepest wishes!

2. For a more personal celebration, make a little ALTAR OF LIGHT and gratitude by lighting a candle (or few) and decorating it with summer flowers, and tangerines. If you leave the tangerines outside in the sun, they will soak up the sun’s energy and you can eat them later 😉 Also you can stick a candle into an orange and make beautiful candle holder.

3. For a super fun idea make or buy a SUN PINATA and fill it with yellow flower petals and gold coins! Blindfold guests to hit it!

4. Make a SUN WHEEL by creating a large wreath with flowers and moss. Then get some strips of paper and have your friends write a wish on it and wrap it or tie it with string to the wreath. Pass it around casually through the evening. Some can take turns dancing with it, holding it and then at the end of the evening throw it into a fire!

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5. Gather or buy some yellow and orange flowers and make a SUN MANDALA offering on the Earth. Pick the petals off and arrange them in circular patterns. The act of creating something beautiful and sacred is a holy and healing act. As you do it infuse it with your prayers and hold a vision of peace for our planet. This is one below I did with my dear sister  Shiva Rose to celebrate our Spring Equinox.

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