Longest day, shortest night, apex of the solar cycle, the sun reaches its peak! And special as it will be happening with a Full Moon - a powerful marriage of the Yin, Divine Feminine of the Moon with the Yang, Divine Masculine of the sun, both in their peak, an alchemical empowerment to us who tune into it!
This actually has not happen in 70 years, and will not happen until 2094!!
The Summer Solstice is a combination of joyous celebration and the realisation that the wheel has reached a pinnacle and is now turning towards the dark again. It is a time to gather loved ones and to celebrate community!
- Call the fire energy, invite towards you, feel or imagine its warmth in your heart, and tune your warm heart with the Mother Earth heart beat below and tune into the Divine Love above, all heart is one now! Enjoy it, expand it and share with others!
- And yet, a few quiet moments in a darkened room with a lit candle, give a sense of peace. It's a time for inner connection as well, because the inner and outer communities are interwoven.
We need fire to do the Inner Alchemy Taoist practices, as our body is mostly composed of water. The first practice starts with the inner-smile; inner-smile originates from self-love and self-acceptance towards our body.
- Sitting quietly, connect with your heart beat, relax all your body and your mind, and with your mind's eye look in front of you and see the sun, breathe in the sunlight through your midi-eyebrow, let this warm and energising feeling spread through all your being...and now smile at your heart, where the sun always shines, breathe in the light of love, and remember first love is self-love, the unconditional love towards yourself essential to receive and give true love; breathe in the red light of joy, think upon everyday life and its joyful gifts; breathe in red light of laughter and happiness, think of the laughter which always works as a spirit lift! And about happiness: The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The Sagittarius "The Truth Seeker" Moon is related with: acquisition of wisdom and understanding, expanding the conceptual horizons, travel that truly broadens the mind; adventures, just not in a physical level, but also mental; take your spirituality to another level.
In terms of healing it is associated with tendons - and a great thing to activate your tendons is QiGong and Tai Chi!
For some Moon Magic you can simply light a purple candle in the night and burn some incense or oil of sandalwood or clove (if you don't have any of these, no worries your intention always overcome anything).
Repeat an affirmation (great if you can make a rhyme) three times, based on the Sagittarius virtues; let this candle burn until the end. Do it facing the moon (if possible) even when indoors.
If you have a Jade Egg - what an amazing evening to charge it with this marriage of Sun and Moon in their peak, for it should be outside (even on a window sill.)
Can you integrate and do it all together? Of course you can! Or just give an idea of something you can choose from and adapt to you on this special and powerful day today!