Summer Solstice



The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. During the Summer Solstice the energies of light briefly overcome the energies of darkness and the power of the Sun is at its full force.  It marks the beginning of Summer.  For centuries our planet’s movement around the Sun has been observed and celebrated.  Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the Winter Solstice.  The Summer Solstice is a doorway of the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within.

For some pagans this marks the marriage of the God and Goddess and their union as the force that creates the harvest fruits.  This is seen as a very joyous occasion  because by this time the ground had thawed out, warm temperatures had returned, flowers are blooming and the leaves have returned… signs of abundance can be seen everywhere.  Summer is seen as a time of rapid growth, fruitfulness, and abundant awareness.

But the Summer Solstice also holds a much greater spiritual significance.  The Sun has always been symbolic of the highest divinity.  The Summer Solstice represents our Spirit’s ascension to the Divine, the reunion of Self with the Divinity.  The light of the soul shines its brightest over the darkness of the shadow.sun inthe woods

This is the time of enlightment.  The Summer Solstice is an ideal time for you to let go of your ego and old patterns of suppression and focus on what you desire to bring into your life.  It is a portal opening of energy that overwhelms obstruction, blockages, and ego.  This is a time of strength, accomplishment, and achievement.

Before Christianity, Midsummer was thought to be one of the times in the year where magick was the strongest.  It is considered a good night to perform rituals that could change the future.  Midsummer is a supercharged time physically and emotionally, which makes it ideal for making resolutions to:  kickstart new habits, strengthen human relationships, and let go of negativity.  Now is the time to create daily habits that will be hardwired into lifestyle changes that will keep your spirits afloat as the days become shorter.

fire spellThis is a good time for all types of healing work, for setting intentions and resolutions, for doing affirmations or visualizations, for doing artistic work, for making love and connecting with your partner at a deeper, more spiritual level, and for connecting with the various “kind beings of the universe” — your spiritual helpers, power animals, higher power, and so on. The sun at this time is just moving into the Water sign of Cancer. Cancer is a very psychic, sweet, empathetic and sensitive sign, so you’ll feel these influences come in.  Some evocative and powerful words to think about or concepts to meditate on include: hope, transformation, transfiguration, release, ecstasy, and resolution.

Globally, a wide range of rituals for the Summer Solstice which focus on the themes of fulfillment, enlightment, abundance, sharing, and the joy of living on this beautiful Earth.  Ceremonies are also performed regarding community, career, relationships, Nature communion, and planetary wellness.  Most common Summer Solstice themes tend to revolve around warding off negative spirits, protection, marriage, and fertility.

handfastingAncient cultures around the world have celebrated the Summer Solstice by making bonfires, as Fire represents Summer, the Sun, and heat.  The Sun is the giver of life.  Thus, certain cultures have associated the Summer Solstice with fertility and is believed to be a good time to get married.  Celebrations of feasting, dancing, and singing were held.  Yellow and orange flowers are used in decorations and activities.  You can use the flowers to make a floral wreath, a sun wheel, or a mandala.  St. John’s Wort was often picked and thrown onto the fire.  People usually leapt through bonfires, considered to bring good luck.  The bonfires were also believed to ward off negative spirits.  Protection amulets were made and charged under the Sun on the Summer Solstice to charge and heighten its power.  People would gather to see the Sunrise.

Ironically, while summer is just hitting its stride, the Earth is already turning towards the dark season as the nights begin to lengthen and the days will shorten from this point on, until after the Winter Solstice.

So where as in May we celebrated and honored the mother energy, in June, we celebrate and honor the father energy.  This is seen as the Father Sky or the Yang symbol in the Chinese symbol.  It’s the Active force in life.  It’s characterized as hard, fast, focused, and aggressive.  This energy comes in handy when we need to push through things, shine light on the dark, transform heaviness into lightness.  It’s the go-getter attitude, filling us up with passion, enthusiasm, and motivation to move and do!

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What is God?

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All cultures have their own deities whom they have worshiped from the beginning of time.  There are so many different beliefs and cultures out there which have been implanted on society from so long ago that we just repeat them like myths without us ever really Knowing them and who they Really are.  It’s like this show I used to watch.  Most of the show is about this one prophecy that has been around in caves from the beginning of time.  It is really important and revelant to their lives.  Well, when it came time for the prophecy to be fulfilled, the truth was exposed that the whole time it had been made up by the “bad guys” for their own hidden agenda.  What a shock to find out that the story you have been told your whole life has been a lie.

When you hold a ritual, perform any magick work, make affirmations or prayers I advise to only use and work with the energies, guides, and deities that you work with and are comfortable with on a regular basis.  Feel out their energies first before you start calling upon deities or guides.  Ask for the real “__________”(whatever the name of the deity or guide is).  There are imposers out there who pretend to be the real thing but are not.  Test the waters first before diving in.   Always know what you’re getting yourself into because they don’t always have your best interest in mind.  Research as much as you can about it too before making your conclusion.

spiritualHonestly, most of these deities, gods, masters and so on are just aliens, astral beings, or anti-love, anti-life entities who claim to be something they are not whom don’t really have our best interest in mind because they have their own secret agenda. When in reality they are stealing your energy and you are inviting and allow them to do so and use you as puppets to do their dirty work and control your life.  Instead I would advise to go within.  You have the connection to that “Eternal Spark“.  That which has a thousand names yet still remains nameless.  Go “within” and not “up” to connect to that Eternal Spark because when you go up you could accidentally connect to some nasty beings instead.  You want to empower yourself not give your power away.  Sure they may know how to pull a rabbit out of their hats and perform a few misleading tricks here or there to have us believe they are “It” but you know better now.

Actually, what you should do is take a moment and ask yourself “What is god?”  What do I believe in?  Try to put aside everything you have been told or taught about who god is and seriously contemplate on what that means to you.  What are your beliefs?  Most deities in every culture share a similar story but with different names or experiences but the bottom line is the same.  It’s basically the same story being recycled from one culture to the next from thousands of years ago.  Question everything..

spiritual amnesiaUse practices to connect but tweak it a little bit to make room for your new belief.  For example,  After you are more clear on what god means to you make up your own name for what you thing god is and use that when you are praying, affirming, calling upon, or connecting to.   Seriously, because when you are calling upon a deity the name will come with attachments.  When you use your name for what you think god is, it will be a more personal, clearer, and direct connection.  In order to make it more powerful and give you the certainty, you have to keep connecting to it and be just like a child, bright eyes who is open to learn.  Keep connecting to strengthen your understanding, relationship, and bond.  You have to build that inner knowing, unless you are already one that knows… xoxo…  That’s how your gonna move mountains and if you have already done it then know that it was you all along who called that into your life, your prayers, your mindset, your power through your mind and focused intention.

Focus on building your own power.  Clear and remove any false gods, entities, beliefs, contracts that you have made with them through all dimensions, realities, space, and time and ask for the void to be replaced with more of your authentic self or your Eternal self.  Love yourself more.  Also, when you invoke beings and call them your “Lords”, “Masters”, or “Gods”, this gives them permission to retain ownership over you.  Don’t call on white light or use any rays because white light is like a Neon light that sends a message to these nasty beings saying “Come and get me I’m over here.  I am inviting you into my field and space.”  Stick with more natural stuff like color.  Use color energy/therapy instead for your visualizations, rituals or healing work.  Trust yourself more.  Connect to the Sun, the Earth or as I call her “Mama Flora” and the Universe.  Connect to you, your inner knowing.

blissHonor life.  Honor your life.  Many religions and practices promise of a perfect place where it is heaven after this life, which are really suicidal beliefs because it makes you uncomfortable being here therefore you no longer want to be here…hint, hint.. You can’t wait to not be here any longer.   When in reality we have to bring the heaven down to Earth not the other way around.  Ask for a day of Heaven on Earth for you and your family.  Ask for it to be a world of  utopia in the world you live in now.  Why should you have to check out of this life to experience a life and world full of utopia and bliss? Our Universe is that of Love, Expansion, and Creative energy.  Ask to connect to it and bring it into your life and our world.


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