The magical month of June gives birth to the start of summer. It inspires us to celebrate life and to harness sun’s potent power. In the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is celebrated on Wednesday 21st June. This is a time of year that heralds new beginnings. Once a year the sun exudes vitality and power, the after effects of which can last a long time. But how can we work with sun’s energy on a personal level? Here, Alyssa, shares with you five cool tips to channel the summer solstice energy to encourage manifestation, wisdom, mystical insights and protection.
Lucky Summer Herb Bag
I think most of us remember ‘lucky bags’ as children. Each one contained perhaps a toy, a joke and some sweets. It was fun, right? But as adults, we don’t have to let go of that feeling of magic and surprise – we can re-create it by making our own ‘bags of luck’!
You will need:
- A bag or pouch
- Paper and pen
- Herbs of your choice
1 Place the herbs into your bag. Summer herbs to aid spiritual growth and manifest magic in your life include:
- Basil – protects and attracts new career and business opportunities
- Bay leaves – intensify intuition and strengthen wishes and intentions
- Mint – helps bring prosperity your way and guards your home against negativity
- Rosemary – allows you to receive mystical knowledge and wisdom through intuition and dreams and promotes spiritual healing
2 Next, write what you want to manifest on the paper and place it inside your bag. Put the bag on a window sill or in your garden and allow the sun’s energy to shine upon your written intentions. This infuses the herbs with the influence of these powerful cosmic rays of solar energy. You can carry this pouch around with you, or leave it in your sacred place.
The sun can both cleanse and charge crystals, and its restorative energies are amplified during the solstice. Citrine crystals are particularly linked to the vibration of the sun and bring more joy, good fortune and success into your life. Citrine has the additional benefit of being able to cleanse all other crystals that are nearby.
When you charge crystals, you are effectively imbuing and strengthening their properties. Cleansing crystals by the light of the solstice channels this energy directly and increases the vibration they hold.
Another beautiful summer crystal to work with is Heliodor crystal. Golden like the sun, Heliodor helps you feel uplifted, become more assertive and ooze confidence. It’s also said to help develop leadership abilities and acquire ancient knowledge of the universe!
Utilise the rays of the solstice to maximum benefit allowing them to infuse your whole body (being careful to protect your eyes and skin, of course). Imagine the rays of the sun flowing through your body, energising, recharging and invigorating you. Invite the sun into your heart, to ignite passion and purpose, that may have lain dormant in the previous months of winter. Spend time outdoors and in nature. It will connect you to Mother Earth, help you feel centred and in alignment and nourish your soul.
Using a yellow or gold-coloured candle boosts the fire element and enhances the power of your intentions. The candle represents the sun’s ability to generate light and heat. As you gaze into the flickering flame, say out loud everything in your life that you wish to be healed and released. The energetic capacity of the element of fire has the power to transform. It is active, passionate, creative and illuminating. Fire can quickly activate your dreams, visions and manifestations.
Finally, ask yourself
- What seeds have I planted that I want to come to fruition?
- Am I ready to reap the rewards of my efforts?
- How can I spread light to the world on a personal level?
- What in my life is being illuminated?
This is an amazing opportunity for you to bathe yourself in the warming gleam of summer’s light. Bring the beauty of the solstice into your heart and home and beautify your life with the blessings it brings!
Alyssa is a freelance writer, holistic life coach and angel card reader. She holds workshops and has a weekly YouTube channel about all things spiritual. Her first collaborative book Angels Blessings is available to purchase on Kindle and paperback on Amazon.