Summer Solstice Energies

Summer solstice energies are stimulated as the sun approaches its maximum power, light and heat (in northern hemisphere). Our body usually experiences an increase in energy.

Receptors in our retinas conduct the light information which stimulates a reset of our circadian rhythms. This invokes a time of action.

People for millennia have gathered celebrating the peak of nature’s abundance and joy in the fullness of life at summer solstice. Every cell of our body responds to the season’s shifting. Participation in ceremonies at the 4 turning points of the year helps recalibrate our energy systems.

Ceremonial circle outdoors on Sedona red earth next to juniper tree. This represents working together to celebrate and to create positive change.

Solar eclipse ceremony we held in Sedona. Photo by Sandra Cosentino.

When you attune to the rhythms of the natural world, you consciously invite the seasons of birth, growth, death and renewal to reverberate within your life. You then become more adaptive and gain a sense of harmony and new balance.

“At the Summer Solstice the sun is reaching the height of its powers, before the energy shifts and the days begin to shorten gradually again.

This is summer’s height–midsummer–the longest day and the shortest night of the earth’s solar year. Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the winter solstice. In the midst of the longest day of the year, we simultaneously begin our return to the dark half of the year.

Solstice means “standing of the sun.” And we can connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking a moment to stop, be still, and look back at our own unique journey since the winter solstice.

From now to the Winter Solstice everything in earth will be withdrawing within.

We can use this time to focus on what we wish to nurture and develop in ourselves during the coming months.

The summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within.

Stand on the threshold and ask yourself what you wish to encourage in your life?”
(quote from Jillian Shipway)

Related Program

Summer Solstice Celebration of Light Ceremonies and Mystic Insight programs