If you frequent the likes of spiritual TikTok (or as some like to call it, #witchtok), you probably already know that there's a summer solstice coming up on June 21st, right after the strawberry new moon. Well, get your journals and intentions ready because we are about to enter an energetically intense few days to close out the month of June.
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and a planetary moment where we’re the closest to the sun. It marks the peak of a time where the sun is traveling longer paths making the days longer and the sunshine bountiful, gradually shortening day by day until we hit the winter equinox again. The solstice isn’t just a planetary event however, it holds deeper spiritual meanings that incorporate the energy of the sun and our natural elements.
Whether you’re familiar with the spiritual side or a total novice, you can take advantage of the moment to reflect on your own peak moments and what intentions you want to move forward within the next cycle.
The summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20th to June 22nd, and this year it landed right on the 21st. The solstice occurs when the sun passes through Cancer at 0° which is good news. The solstice not only comes to launch us into one of the most feminine energy seasons but also helps to launch us onto new beginnings. It's time to focus on nurturing yourself and take a breath to see the fruits of all your hard work and allow yourself to soak up the sun’s powerful energy as you ease into what remains of the summer season.
The spiritual significance of the summer solstice makes it a powerful time in itself. Still, like always, our actions during big events like this can help bring even more positivity and abundance into our lives.
Our ancestors understood the power of rituals during this time of the year, and this is an important part of setting your intentions. This year, in the Luz Community, RECLAMA will lead a live intention-setting event on June 21st, so we can all get grounded, share, journal, and begin anew with intentions as we head into the next season.
Register for the live event which begins at 4pm/7pm ET, and is completely free for Luz Community members. Co-Founder of Reclama, Cindy Rodriguez tells us simply, "I've found that honoring seasonal transitions helps me from losing it, tbh.”
Sounds reasonable to us. We need all the help we can get keeping it together. We’ll see you there, amigas!