As the longest day of the year, when the Sun’s energies are the strongest and we move from Gemini (air, social, talkative) to Cancer (emotional, family, homey), the Summer Solstice is definitely worthy of celebration!
This is the official beginning of summer, when we focus on vacations, fun, parties, leisure, and celebrations. The Summer Solstice is a time of expanded will, celebration, blessings, spiritual renewal, festivals, and love. We want to look at what areas of our lives are not abundant and how we can change that. There are various rituals and fun ideas you can do at a party to bring everyone together for a purpose. Pick your favorites and be sure to send us an invite!
The element for the solstice is fire. So, you’ll want to include fire in some form in your party. How about a bonfire? Many people choose to have a gathering where everyone writes on a piece of paper what they truly want and throw it into the bonfire. Or, on the flipside, you can write down what you want to get rid of! It’s a very powerful technique. The bonfire encourages fertility, health, and love.
If you choose to go to the ocean at sunrise or sunset, the magical effects of that time of day can be used in your manifestation of fire. Since the Sun is at it’s strongest peak, so you should use it to bring positive vibrations in, and the negative vibrations out. Make sure you clean your house before the solstice and purge outdated stuff, if necessary.
The colors for this day are red, orange, yellow, and gold. If you are decorating for a garden party, you may want to use these colors in the tableware and flowers. Some great flowers for this day are sunflowers, daisies, marigolds, honeysuckle, and yellow roses. You can take the petals after your party and throw them into moving water to further enhance your desires. Also look and see if you can add red to your outdoor furniture. Is there an old piece you can paint and revitalize?
One of the symbols for the solstice is the Sun. How are you radiating out into the world? Use the celestial Sun (in gold, perhaps) on an altar, out in your yard, or painted on your party glasses. In the Tarot, the Sun card represents celebration, ego, joy, happiness, creativity, and being childlike. You can also make copies of this card and place it around for inspiration.
This is the time year for renewal, enhancement and letting go of the old. The objective of the party can be a ritual, a festival, a wedding, or a backyard BBQ. What matters is whom you are inviting. This should be a group of people you love and feel really comfortable around. Many people choose to get married on this day when the light is the most powerful and our joy is exalted.
Since the Sun moves into Cancer on this day, our attention turns to family. Do you feel blessed or stressed by your family? Do you feel closer to your friends? Bring them together for a solar inspired party.
Set the Tone with the Star Power
The astrological chart for this day is a powerful one! A grand trine brings opportunities, good fortune, and relaxation to your party. You will feel inspired and want to give lots of love to those around.
At the same time, there is a grand square involving the Sun in Cancer, Jupiter/Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and Saturn in Virgo. This grand square will particularly affect the Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). It will prompt us to expand our lives, change, let go of the old, and make a breakthrough.
Also on this day the Moon will be in Libra, the sign of balance, romance, art, harmony, peace, and beauty. What a great day to have a party and bring people together! Libra is also the matchmaker, so if finding a partner is one of your solstice wishes, say “yes” to invites and be open to letting your guests invite friends. Venus makes her appearance in Leo on this day, splashing drama, gold, and fun wherever she goes. Venus is the planet of love and Leo is the star of the party, making this an absolutely celebratory day!
You now have all the ingredients to plan a spectacular party filled with passion, purpose, joy, color, and fun! Take the solar energy to infuse your desires and let them come back ten-fold! May your day be a success on all levels!