Money + Abundance & House Blessings: After eclipse season and the most intense Mercury retrograde of 2021, the tide is turning… in a good way!
As the days get longer and warmer in the Northern Hemisphere, our excitement about the future makes a comeback. The Summer Solstice is one of the four most powerful events of the year, and one that has always been celebrated across different pagan cultures across the globe. It is the longest day and the shortest night of the year, when the sun is at the highest point in the sky, ushering in the start of summer.
Although the Summer Solstice begins on the exact same day every year, it doesn’t always arrive with the same cosmic blueprint, as the planetary connections of that particular day are different every year. The 2021 Summer Solstice occurs on the night of Sunday, June 20th as the mighty Sun enters zodiac sign Cancer, marking the beginning of a completely new season. And guess what? This year, the stars are aligning and smiling upon us! Both, Cancer Season and the Summer Solstice begin on a high note, setting us up for three months that bring the promise of more abundance, luck, and optimism.
You can thank mighty Jupiter for emanating such sweet and dreamy vibes. Currently swimming in the empathic waters of Pisces, Jupiter will be going retrograde just a few minutes before it’s officially summer. This is perfect timing, as it means that the gas giant will impregnate the overall energy of the season with its jovial, cheerful, and even sometimes extravagant influence.
This growth and expansion can be channeled through many different rituals, but it’s ideal for manifesting abundance in our homes. Cancer’s motto is “home is where the heart is,” turning our attention to our birth as well as our chosen family, our roots, and our ancestry line. This makes June 20th the perfect time for a ritual that incorporates images and objects that remind us of our closest bonds and the people that in one way or another, have played an important role in our lives. Beautifying our home with our own unique style to make it feel comfortable is also a great use of this summer-loving abundant energy. Similarly, if we are not happy with our current home situation, this day is ideal for setting intentions about manifesting a better place to live.
In the astrological chart of the Summer Solstice, the Moon will be in Scorpio, which speaks to the overall emotional tone that will prevail during this seasonal head. Being a water sign whose waters run deep, Scorpio is the sign of emotional depth and intensity. So, in short, we will all be in our feels, share a mood of introspection, and even those who are happily single might want to, suddenly, be with someone.
Scorpio is a sign that naturally wants to merge, but this merging happens at a soul level. For this reason, relationships in general might intensify as we see our bonds grow deeper. And because this Scorpio moon will also be connecting to Mars in Leo, this emotional depth will also carry a strong sexual connotation. Mars is the planet of action, desire, and sexual drive—and in fire sign Leo, its influence is bold and sometimes in-your-face. Big displays of affection and red-hot passion will be the norm—however, swinging between extremes is also possible if we are not careful. This astrological combination could make us ambitious and intense at getting what we want. Once we realize we want something (or someone), we will want it now, which is why it will be important to channel this intense desire into creative or ambitious pursues and endeavors.
Lastly, for centuries, ancient magic practitioners and astrologers have paired planet-sign combinations with certain spiritual tools that serve as allies. For this Summer Solstice, these are:
RECOMMENDATIONS TO HARNESS THE ENERGY:
Crystals: Amethyst, lapis lazuli, sapphire, bloodstone, jasper, and garnet.
Herbs: Sage, borage, agrimony, and thorny thistle.
Metals: Tin, platinum, iron, and steel,
Color candles: Purple, blue, scarlet, and bright red.
Numbers: 4, 5, 16 25, 34 65, 136, and 325