Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Heading into the second half of the year, the Summer Solstice marks the start of our favorite season. Around this time, we like to take the time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far. And of course, celebrate! The Summer Solstice is the perfect time to review and renew your intentions for the rest of the year as the Earth will be at its strongest. Be ready to channel abundance and fertility with our favorite ways to celebrate.

Gather. If you can’t make it to Stonehenge to see the sunrise, bonfires are a fun substitute to celebrate. Light the flame, gather in a circle and let the good times roll! Make sure to have your intentions in mind at 11:54 AM to set yourself up for best for the rest of the year. Oh! And don’t forget to keep the fire lit! We read that you want to coax the sun to stay out and not withdraw back into winter by keeping the fire alive.

Feast. Celebrating the solstice can be as simple as having dinner with all your loved ones. Create a menu and grab all your ingredients from your garden or farmer’s market as the closer it is to nature, the better you’re honoring the sun and celebrating the Earth. During the feast, go around the table to have everyone say one intention they would like to set and one goal they have met! That way you’re intentionally sending them good thoughts on their new intention’s journey and the second, to celebrate!  

Dance. As you can tell, Earth and sun love a good party. So what’s a party without some dancing? Native American tribes hold ritual dances to honor the solstice with The Sun Dance. But if you’re not versed in this ritual, we think dancing to Taylor Swift can work too! Grab your friends to revel, rejoice, renew through dancing like no one is watching! Although, there is a good chance that the Earth and sun will be.

Nature. Bringing light and love into the world with this new solstice places a huge emphasis on being in nature. That’s obvious! You can do something as simple as sunbathing OR celebrate International Yoga Day by going to Yoga in the Park to perform sun salutations. Yoga is the best way we like to celebrate as the practice of yoga intentionally means to meditate and set intentions. Plus, we love a good round of cat-cows during our lunch break. No matter what option you do, you’ll get a tan anyway. So make sure to apply sunscreen!

What is your favorite option? Will you set intentions and celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 21st? Let us know what your intentions are below!

June 19, 2019 — sheila vaske