There are two solstices each year – summer and winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll experience the summer solstice in June while the Southern Hemisphere experiences it in December. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year.
You might be thinking: Every single day has 24 hours; how can it be the longest? To be more precise, the summer solstice represents the longest daylight hours. It also marks the transition into more daylight and less darkness for the year.
Check out more about the summer solstice in this video we found for online. You’ll learn how to use the energy to manifest your desires – no matter what month it occurs in where you live. Are you ready to harness the power of the solstice?
Now that you know how to do a manifestation practice on the solstice, let’s talk about other ways you can celebrate this seasonal transition. The following ideas are considered traditional ways of greeting the summer months.
- Attend a bonfire.
- Do some gardening.
- Design a flower crown with handpicked blooms.
- Do a summer solstice yoga practice with sun salutations.
- Spend some time sunbathing, but don’t forget to protect your skin with SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Spend time in nature.
- Decorate with yellow and gold.
- Light candles to celebrate the long day.
- Host a summer solstice celebration.
- Have a dance party – even if you just dance alone in your living room.
- Go hiking.
- Have a picnic.
- Collect herbs.
- Eat “sun foods” like lemons, oranges, peaches, squash, corn, tomatoes, or foods grilled over an open fire. Think of foods that are round, sun-colored, or heated.
The summer solstice is a time of celebration and welcoming in a new season. Your celebration doesn’t have to be complicated, and setting your intentions to manifest what you want doesn’t have to be complicated either. Keep it simple, and you can use the energy of the summer solstice to welcome in all you desire for the coming season.