6 Little Ways To Celebrate This Once In A Lifetime Astronomical Event – Summer Solstice Full Moon

This year, the full moon will be gracing us during the summer solstice- an event that only happens once in a lifetime.

The summer solstice isn’t a rare event, and neither is seeing a full moon. However, the combination of those two together hasn’t taken place since “The Summer of Love“, in 1967, and this phenomena isn’t expected to happen again until 2046, using Universal Timecalculations. For those in the northern hemisphere, this is a spectacular thing to behold.

On June 20th, at 6:34pm EDT the sun will be at it’s northernmost point, as seen from the earth, marking the start of the “longest day of the year,” or rather, the day with the most sunlight. Joining the solstice, is the Strawberry Moon. Native American tribes used the sun and moon to calculate their seasonal events, and gave names like “Strawberry Moon” to these lunar occurrences because they coincided with their harvesting and planting times.

So now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s talk about what this joining of sun and moon really means. The symbol of the sacred feminine, the moon, will become full on the evening of the summer solstice, right when we are celebrating the power of the sun. This union of divine masculine and sacred feminine comes along to show us balance, and to remind us to be appreciative of both aspects within ourselves. Most of all, the courtship between the male and female energies will be felt; the passion which fuels our lives, our love, and our dreams becomes more intense. Vital energies are at their peak, and the attraction and desire between the masculine and feminine becomes transformed into new love, and new life.

I have compiled a list of a few things you can do to celebrate this magnificent event of synchronicity. Whether you are someone who typically celebrates the solstices or the full moon, or if you have never done anything like that before, the following list is for you.

1. Herbs play a special role.
Since ancient times, herbs have been collected and burned during the solstices and equinoxes. Create a small fire, or use an incense burner, and alight any (or all) of the following: Ruta, Verbena, Mistletoe, Lavender, Thyme, Fennel, Plantain, Artemisia and the grass of St. John.

2. Rise with the sun.
It may seem like it’s early, and it is, but the serenity felt during the sunrise of the solstice is unequivocal. Find a nice spot where you can watch the sky change it’s spectrum of colours as the sun rises, and feel the clarity flow through your mind. A simple sunrise breathing meditation will help to spark your inner-child’s wonderment, awe, and joy.

3. Drink to the sun.
Maybe you would like to do this one with the aforementioned suggestion. Enjoy a nice cup of cinnamon or ginger tea- one for you, and one for the sun. Make a celebratory toast. This is when you can give thanks for the warmth, courage, and strength he has provided, and request his power to fill you with radiance and confidence for the rest of this year.

4. Set your intention.
The full moon holds significant manifestation powers, and one combined with the duality of the summer solstice sun is no exception. In fact, this combination of masculine and feminine allows for a deeper connection of manifestation- so be careful with your thoughts. This is the perfect time to set your intention(s). Bring in what you desire, and release what you do not need. I’ve found that it helps to write down the things I intend to bring forth into my life, as well as the things I must let go. I hold on to the list of manifestations, and burn the list of things I wish to release, saying “I let go of…” or “I surrender…” to each individual listed behaviour/feeling/desire.

5. Put your fears on hold.
This is a time of celebration. Place all of your fears and insecurities aside and just be free. Our ancestors knew that music and dancing is the height of energetic play, and we could learn a lot from their free spirits.  Put some music on, bang on a drum, stomp your feet, clap your hands, sing, dance- express yourself. This is your celebration.

6. Crystals and water for purifying and cleansing.
The light of the full moon gives purification to our crystals, and the power of the sun revitalizes their energy. This is combination of both sun and moon energies is the opportune time to recharge and cleanse your crystals, and yourself. At the start of your day, lay your crystals out in the sunlight and leave them to bask in the rays of the moonlight overnight. Consider this a type of “supercharging” effect. Also, find a body of water like a river, lake, stream, or ocean, and take a dip. As full moon pushes and pulls the waters of our earth, a purification takes place. Even if it’s as simple as only sticking your feet in a pond, feel the water cleanse, rejuvenate, and invigorate your soul.
How do you like to celebrate the full moon, or the summer solstice?

source- .theearthchild.

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