Embrace the Season: 3 Rituals, Tarot, and a Guide to the Summer Solstice
Lisa

Lisa

Jun 27, 2023

Embrace the Season: 3 Rituals, Tarot, and a Guide to the Summer Solstice

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As we bask in the golden light of the summer sun, it's the perfect time to delve deeper into the mystic world of the summer solstice, tarot, and their potent rituals. 

This season symbolizes abundance, fulfillment, and the zenith of power. The Summer Solstice is a period where the sun is at its peak, shining its brightest, illuminating our lives, and the tarot provides a unique prism to channel its energy.

This post will take you on a spiritual journey, elucidating the relevance of the Summer Solstice, tarot, and how to commemorate this time with powerful rituals.

The Radiant Beacon: Understanding the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice, also known as Litha, is the longest day of the year, usually occurring around June 20th or 21st in the Northern Hemisphere (for 2023, the Summer Solstice was on June 21st). This marks the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

It's a time when the Earth is tilted towards the sun, absorbing maximum light and energy. This solar festival symbolizes a period of growth and abundance. In various cultures, it signifies a time of joy, renewal, and celebration, honoring the sun's power and warmth.

The Illuminated Path: Tarot and the Summer Solstice

Tarot, a mystical tool dating back to the 15th century, holds a deep connection with the seasonal cycle. It's a mirror that reflects the ebbs and flows of our lives, encapsulating human experiences and seasonal transitions.

The Summer Solstice correlates with the tarot card of "The Sun," which represents energy, enlightenment, and clarity. This card invites us to embrace the sun's power, optimism, and our innermost desires.

Rituals of Light: Celebrating the Summer Solstice with Tarot

To tap into this time's mystic energy, let's dive into some enlightening tarot rituals for the Summer Solstice.

Ritual 1: Solstice Sun Spread

Begin by finding a quiet space where you can be undisturbed. Lay out your tarot cards and choose the Sun card from your deck. Place it at the top of your reading area to symbolize the Summer Solstice's zenith power.

Create a six-card spread below the Sun card in the shape of a pyramid. These six cards represent different aspects of your life:

  1. The Foundation: This represents your current state of mind.
  2. Yoour Desires: This signifies what you're yearning for.
  3. Your Strengths: This illuminates your inner strength.
  4. Your Challenges: This highlights any obstacles.
  5. Your Potential: This represents your untapped potentials.
  6. Your Path Forward: This symbolizes your next steps towards growth.

Take a few deep breaths, meditate on the Sun card, and ask for clarity and enlightenment. Then, draw your six cards from the deck and interpret them in the context of their positions. This spread is a powerful tool to gain clarity and find the path to growth.

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Ritual 2: Sun Invocation Ritual

This ritual is a symbolic invocation of the sun's energy. Begin by going outside, ideally during sunrise or the solstice's peak. Hold your Sun tarot card towards the sun, feeling the warmth on your skin, and envision the Sun card's qualities infusing you with energy, optimism, and positivity.

Recite an invocation, such as:

"Radiant Sun, I honor your power. Infuse me with your light, warmth, and vitality. Guide me towards growth, clarity, and abundance."

After the invocation, carry the Sun card with you throughout the day to channel its energy.

Ritual 3: Solstice Fire Manifestation Ritual

Fire has been a central part of Summer Solstice celebrations for centuries, symbolizing the sun at its peak. This ritual combines the transformative power of fire with the introspective insights of the tarot to manifest your desires.

Materials needed:

  1. Tarot deck
  2. A small piece of paper and a pen
  3. A fireproof container or outdoor fire pit
  4. A small twig or piece of dried wood

Steps:

  1. Find a quiet, comfortable space outdoors if possible. Light a small fire in a safe and controlled way in your fireproof container or fire pit. Remember always to practice fire safety.
  2. Meditate on the energy of the Sun card and the abundant growth symbolized by the Summer Solstice.
  3. Reflect on your desires and what you want to manifest in your life. Shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card. This card represents the guidance or energy needed to manifest these desires.
  4. Write your desire and the name or essence of the tarot card drawn on your piece of paper.
  5. Attach this paper to your small twig or dried piece of wood.
  6. Say a small affirmation or prayer, visualizing your desire coming to fruition. For instance: "With the power of the Summer Sun, I call upon the energy of (drawn tarot card) to manifest my desire for (your desire). As this burns, may it be released to the universe."
  7. Safely place the twig into the fire and watch as the fire transforms it, releasing your intention into the universe.

This ritual allows you to engage with the tarot and the element of fire, symbolizing transformation, to set clear intentions and manifest your desires during the potent energy of the Summer Solstice.

Remember, rituals are deeply personal, and you can modify or add to this as you see fit. The most important thing is that it resonates with you and your personal beliefs.

Conclusion

The Summer Solstice, combined with the mystical practice of tarot, offers a unique opportunity to harness solar energy, gain clarity, and fuel personal growth. 

These rituals are a potent way to honor this time of abundance, light, and renewal. Let this period illuminate your path, guiding you towards your most radiant self.

References:

  1. McCluskey, S. C. (2017). Ancient Astronomies and Rituals. Oxford University Press.
  2. Nichols, Mike. (1998). The Witches' Sabbats. Acorn Guild Press.
  3. Moore, M. (2020). Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading. Weiser Books.
  4. Kynes, Sandra. (2018). Midsummer: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Litha. Llewellyn Worldwide.

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa is a Reiki Master, Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, and trained in the Bengston Energy Healing Method. Lisa is also a Certified Life coach and currently in her second year of graduate school for a Master of Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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