“This year, the Day of the Summer Solstice will begin on June 21 at 00.44 Moscow time. The sun will enter the sign of Cancer. On this day, you can and should make all your innermost desires. The sun represents our ego and self-worth. In any person's horoscope, it is the symbol of "I". This day is ideal for doing any practice and making wishes on a conscious level. There is a high potential for them to come true,”says astrologer Oksana Yunina. But it is necessary to articulate desires and perform the necessary rituals correctly.
What to wear and how to "charge" jewelry
The summer solstice is the middle of natural summer and the longest day of the year when the Sun reaches its highest position. This day was of great importance for the Slavs and Celtic peoples, subject to natural cycles. “Since ancient times, the solstice has been considered a time when the energies of all elements - fire, earth, air and water - are gathered together. On this day, nature has a special magical power,”the expert adds.
To tune in to the energy of this day, it is worth putting on clothes of “sunny” shades - yellow, orange, red or pink. Special attention should be paid to decorations.
“In astrology, the Sun symbolizes gold. Therefore, on this day, you must definitely wear jewelry made of this precious metal. It is better if it is something that you wear constantly. For example, rings, earrings or bracelets with "sun" stones - garnet, ruby and amber. Rose quartz is perfect for single women. This stone will help you find your betrothed in the next six months,”the astrologer notes.
Before putting on the jewelry on yourself, you should carry out a simple ritual - to charge the jewelry with the energy of the sun. Despite the fact that the Day of the summer solstice begins on June 21, the peak of the Sun's energy will fall on the next day. Therefore, it is better to "recharge" the selected talismans on the night of June 22.
“In the evening, put the jewelry in a place that will be illuminated by the sun's rays at sunrise. When you wake up, first of all, thank the Sun for life and everything that brings you joy, and then ask him for support through the talisman. Then you can put on the jewelry charged with positive energy,”advises Oksana Yunina.
How to protect your home from negative energy
Having tuned in and prepared yourself for the solstice, you need to do the same with the room in which you live or spend most of your time. The experience of our ancestors will again help with this, because since ancient times it was believed that only the energy of fire can cleanse the aura, get rid of damage and other evil eyes. Therefore, Midsummer Day is a great time to perform a ritual to cleanse negative energy and protect your home.
“The practice of cleaning the living space should be carried out with the use of" solar "candles - yellow, red or" gold "in color. First, with a lit candle, you need to go around the apartment clockwise, starting from the front door. After making a circle, thank the fire for clearing this room. Next, you need to go counterclockwise, speaking your innermost desires. You can ask for protection for your home. All desires should be only positive. To say the phrase: "I want there to be no quarrels" is wrong. Replace it with: "I want it to be calm, comfortable. To have money and love in the house," the astrologer recommends.
Wormwood will help clear the room of negative energy. Other protective herbs include St. John's wort, anise, and honeysuckle. It is not required to fumigate the apartment with the latter, it is enough to wrap them in red cloth and put them in any secluded place in the house.
What dishes to cook today
So, the apartment was put in order. You can eat. What is customary to cook at the solstice? Everything is very simple. On this momentous day, all round dishes are welcome. Ideal options are pancakes and Charlotte pie with red or yellow apples.
There is a belief that if you treat your loved one or someone you like with such a dish on Solstice Day, it will only benefit the relationship.
Those who do not want to spend this beautiful summer day at the stove can limit themselves to scrambled eggs. For snacks, oranges are good.
“Since the sun has a spherical shape and is depicted in astrology as a circle with a dot in the center, it is better to eat at a round table on this day. If this is not possible, then you can arrange the dishes so that a circle forms. It is also important to spend this day with your family,”says the astrologer.
Nature and love
From time immemorial, the Midsummer Day was considered a real holiday and embodied fertility, abundance, generosity, happiness and fullness of life. Those who celebrated it believed that the spirits of all four elements rejoice and have fun with people on this day, so they tried to spend the whole day in nature. In the evening, a bonfire was surely kindled, because the element of fire symbolizes vitality and life itself (read also: "The Return of Saturn: Theory of Woman's Life Cycles").
If you suddenly have the opportunity to spend time outdoors this weekend, then do not miss this chance. “On this holiday, it is customary to go to nature, closer to the water. If possible, then at the reservoir you need to kindle a fire from dry branches and leaves or paper on which nothing is written. And then jump over it to clear your aura. An exception is pregnant women at any time. They cannot jump over fire,”the expert clarifies.
Ritual bathing, flower wreaths, and dancing around the fire are all elements without which the Solstice is unthinkable. “Herbs are gaining a lot of energy at this time, so you can make a wreath out of them. It is especially good if you can weave fern, Ivan da Maryu grass, mint, chamomile, thyme or wormwood into it. During weaving, you need to formulate desires in such a positive way, as if they have already come true. In the present moment, without the "not" and the past tense. After that, you need to walk around in a wreath for a while and either save it until the next solstice, or send it by water. If it is not possible to weave a wreath, then you can buy or collect wildflowers of yellow, red and orange shades and put them at home,”the astrologer advises.
When it comes to love affairs, Midsummer Day is the perfect moment to get a little bit of magic. No, you don't need to cook any potions, ordinary water will be enough for us. “It used to be a belief that if a man pours water on a girl that day, then soon they can form a lasting union. Therefore, for couples who are in a relationship, I recommend taking a joint shower or bath by candlelight. You shouldn't drink alcohol on this day, but you can make your own berry juice,”says the astrologer.
Also, the period from June 21 to June 23 is perfect for creating or adding a wish card. When choosing images that fit your dreams, you should only think about the good. Skepticism and negative thoughts must be eliminated. Imagine for your pleasure (read also: "What your" personal number of the year "prepares for you: numerological forecast for 2019").
“Negative thoughts on this day must be excluded, any negative messages to other people will return with double force. Also, do not accept gifts from unfamiliar people on this day. Even candy. And in any case, do not pick up objects found on the street,”the astrologer warns.
And finally, one more interesting tip - it refers to the so-called "knot magic":
To do this, you need a bright ribbon and 10 beads, you can use any colors. The scheme for creating jewelry is simple: knot-bead-knot. Stringing each bead, you need to make a wish (for each bead - your own wish, or one - for a whole piece of jewelry).
“This ribbon cannot be worn as a bracelet. She should be straight. You can hang it by the door, by the head of your bed, or put it in your wallet. She should not touch the body,”says Oksana Yunina.
All these magic rituals, jumping over the fire and weaving wreaths should not confuse you. After all, the main essence of the solstice is for people to learn to enjoy life, love it and enjoy it. It helps to open up the heart and feel happiness.
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