Updated: Jul 12, 2022
June 21st, 2022 marks the Summer Solstice here in our dear Northern Hemisphere, also celebrated as Midsummer and Litha.
The Summer Solstice is a magical time on many levels. Living in the north, most of us long for this day, for the official coming of summer, of warmth, ease, and freedom. This is a time when the sun stands still at its highest point in the sky, and we can pause, and bask in the light of the longest day of the year.
The Solstice is a time when our wishes and desires really start to speak to us. They come out of the shadows and into the forefront of our hearts and minds, they want to be acknowledged and be allowed to shine like the Sun. As we approach the Solstice, we have the opportunity to get fired up, explore what we are really passionate about, and set intentions and goals for the months ahead. This is a time of fertility, a good time to feed the areas of our lives that we want to grow and flourish.
The Summer Solstice can also be an uncomfortable time for some of us. I love the heat, I feel at home in tropical climates and relish the ease of summer. And yet, on a universal level, I am much more comfortable in the world of the Moon, the inner, quiet places, places where I can feel safe to reveal my true nature. It may be a challenge for us Lunar people to open ourselves up to the Sun, but the rewards can be great. Call upon the energy of the Solstice to expand, stretch yourself, to reveal your glory to the world.
And of course, the Solstice is also a wonderful time to consult the Tarot.
Rise with the Sun, let your cards bask in the light, and see how they speak to you.
Here is a spread I created this year in honor of the occasion:
What new opportunities have emerged over the spring?
How can I bring my current projects to fruition?
What is expanding in my life right now?
What blessings am I receiving?
What truly fulfills me?
How can I shine my light in the world?