Happy Summer Solstice! The shift our world has experienced over the last few months for us in the Northern Hemisphere certainly welcome the summer solstice. The summer solstice represents a time where we can reflect upon what we have overcome. It also allows us the opportunity to look forward to what will come. It is the benchmark of a new beginning, and I am certain that a new beginning is well appreciated this year.

The Solstice

summer solstice

For 2020, the summer solstice, or the first day of summer, will occur on June 20. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year and the moment when the Sun reaches its highest point. Fun fact – because the Sun is highest in the sky on this day, you’ll notice that your shadow is the shortest that it will be all year.

The solstice occurs when the land around us is bearing its fruits – lush gardens filled with growing peppers, tomatoes beginning to ripen, warmed by the rays of the Sun – and showcases how rich this time is for setting our own intentions of growth. Gardening is a great way to spend the day – go and get your hands dirty in the earth!

You can also use this time for bonding and strengthening relationships with loved ones. Invite them over and light a fire. Spend the evening sharing good food with great company. Take a walk in nature and enjoy the beauty that is around you.

This is also a beautiful time to take the intention(s) you set in the fall and start to manifest them. It’s important to not only plant the seeds in the fall but create a ritual to manifest with the energy of the summer solstice. Enjoy my 15-minute guided meditation and a workbook to manifest your intention.  

Summer Solstice Crystals

crystals for the summer solstice

When choosing crystals to incorporate in your intention setting practices, meditation sessions, and/or rituals, you are going to want to lean toward crystals that tend to be associated with the element of fire. These crystals are powerful and warming, just like the rays of the Sun. 

Make it a point to charge your crystals during the June Full Moon so that they can absorb the powerful vibrations of the day or discover more ways for you to cleanse your crystals here.

  • Sunstone – Sunstone is a great stone to have on hand for clearing and energizing all of the chakras. It allows your true self to shine through and helps to dispel fear. It is also a great stone for luck!
  • Citrine – Citrine helps to inspire you and aids in self-improvement. It is a powerful cleanser and regenerator of the spirit.
  • Carnelian – Carnelian helps to restore vitality and motivation. It also helps to promote positive life choices and gives you the courage to do what is needed.
  • Tiger’s Eye – Tiger’s Eye helps you to release fear and anxiety in your life. It also helps you to make decisions without being ruled by your emotions.
  • Pyrite – Pyrite is known for its frequency to attract wealth. It encourages us to see your own worth so you can manifest more in your life. 

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Summer Solstice Manifestation Meditation

The summer solstice is a great time to manifest your intentions. These intentions can be something you planted last fall or maybe something that has recently come up in your life. The intentions and thoughts that you send out into the Universe are more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Prior to the Summer Solstice Manifestation Meditation, you’ll be guided to select a crystal and create an intention {if you don’t already have one}. As you step into the meditation, you will align with the frequency of the crystal and align with the intention you are seeking to manifest. As we start to close the meditation, you’ll seed the manifestation deal by announcing your intention to the Universe. In the workbook you’ll receive with my Summer Solstice Manifestation Meditation, I’ll walk you through how to discover you’re sacred space, all the supplies you’ll need, preparing for the meditation, creating your intention – this is the most important part aside from the meditation – and then what to do following the meditation. You can grab these magical Manifestation Meditation here!

This guidance and all the tools I share with you are wonderful. But the most important thing for you to do on the summer solstice is to ENJOY it! Thank Mother Earth and the Sun for all goodness they have given us. Soak up the Sun and let is soothe your soul. And finally, thank yourself – for you are a truly wonderful, beautiful human!

summer solstice meditation

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