Summer Solstice, What Is It And How To Celebrate It
The summer solstice is upon us, which means that it’s officially the start of the he summer solstice is upon us, which means that it’s officially the start of the summer season for us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’ve already been living life like it’s already begun since the “unofficial” start over Memorial Day weekend, then keep on keeping on. But June 21 (the day the summer solstice falls on this year) is still a day for celebration and some rituals if you want to welcome it in with something special.
What Is the Summer Solstice?
Aside from it being the start of the summer season, according to the National Weather Service, the summer solstice occurs at the moment the earth’s tilt toward the sun is at a maximum: “Therefore, on the day of the summer solstice, the sun appears at its highest elevation with a noontime position that changes very little for several days before and after the summer solstice.”
So how are you going to mark the first day of the most laid-back, carefree, and fun season of the year? We have some tips below.
Fun, Summer Solstice Rituals to Try:
1. Connect with Nature by Taking a Walk or Hike
It’s the perfect time to get outside and appreciate the Earth. And since it’s a longer day, you have more time to enjoy the great outdoors.
2. Gardening: Get out in your garden and tend to it, or even plant something. And if you don’t have a garden, you can check up on your houseplants.
3. Go to the Beach
Beach days are here! And while you’re there you can work on your intentions. It's definitely my happy place!
4. Set Intentions
A new season is prime opportunity to set some new ones. Enjoy a bonfire or light a candle to set your intentions to and help manifest your dreams.
5. Take a Bath
To unwind and relax this summer solstice, draw a bath with flowers and herbs. We have several floral soaks and baths to choose from for all you relaxation desires!
Take some time out for meditation, stillness, and being present.
7. Decorate Your Mantle or Front Door
If you have a fireplace mantle, you might want to freshen it up for the new season. Adding a new wreath, signage or plants to the front door is fun too!
8. Have a Party/ Host a Workshop
Bring your favorite people together to ring in the summer season...I mean who doesn't love a reason to throw a party, right! Host a workshop for an interactive gathering with friends and family. Choose from sugar scrub, salt soak and body oils workshops and I bring everything needed for you and your guest to create a custom product. Find out more details here!
Take Care & Happy Summer!