How to Make the Most of the Summer Solstice!

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This Summer Solstice is on June 21st, the time when the Sun is at its peak. For thousands of years people have worshipped this astrological event, but in a modern world it’s not easy to get to Stonehenge or even find a bonfire to dance around! So here are some small things you can do to mark the occasion and bring in some sunshine to your life.
 

First, what is the Summer Solstice?

 
Summer Solstice, or “Midsummer”, is the time when the days are longest, and the sun is at its highest peak in the sky. We’re at the halfway point of the year and after this, the Sun will start to lower, and the days will become shorter. This is a time of celebration and joy, a time to worship the light and fill yourself up ready to welcome in the harvest and the dark time of year.
 
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Organise Your Thoughts

 
Since we’re halfway through the year, it’s a really good time to write about how far you’ve come and where you’d like to go next. Think of it as a breather before we enter the second half of the year. What goals would you like to accomplish? What are you proud of having achieved so far? Set a timer if it helps and don’t stop to edit, just get all your thoughts down on paper so you’re ready to move forwards.
 
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Collect Plants

 
The days surrounding Summer Solstice have always been known as a good time to collect plants for medicinal or magical use and it’s been said that they will have extra potent powers if collected at this time of year. If you have some nature nearby, why not organise a trip to see what you can find? Wild lavender, mint, garlic, blackcurrants and dandelion can be cooked, put in tea or used in rituals and spells for extra healthy benefits.
 
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Have a Dinner Party

 
Solstices are a traditional time of celebration and what better way to celebrate than with a big slap up meal with all your friends and family? Serve foods like honey, fresh fish, strawberries and cream – anything summery and indulgent that makes everyone feel filled up and happy. Perhaps get the Pimms out and toast to the summer Sun?
 
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Take a Walk

 
Since growth is at its peak right now, this is a great time to take a walk and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s gifts. Get out there and enjoy everything summer has to offer, before long it will be harvest time and the plants will start to return to the earth, so take the opportunity while you can.
 
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Dance

 
In Celtic times, the pagan people would light a bonfire to dance around, now nobody’s saying you need a bonfire to do this, but just dancing around your living room, or even better, your garden, will bring in powerful and positive energies for you to take with you into the second half of the year.
 
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Practice Gratitude

 
Everything around you exists because of the earth providing it to you, so most importantly out of everything at this time of year, we should say thank you. In whatever way you feel comfortable, thank the earth for providing you with shelter, food and light to keep you warm. Write, light a candle, say a prayer, give something back, whatever feels right to you and helps you to remember how beautiful life can be!
 
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So, Happy Solstice, stargazers! I hope you have a wonderful time and remember that Summer is a time to enjoy – so get out there and enjoy it!

Much Love!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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4 Ways Uranus in Taurus Will Rock Your World – by Ellie Rose Astrologer

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Uranus has just moved into Taurus, where it will be until mid-November, which means we have six months to harness this metamorphic energy and become the butterfly we know we deserve to be! This is a time of great change, in so many ways, but we need to be strong and flexible in order to reap the benefits.

So how will Uranus in Taurus affect us? You might experience one, or all of these, the energy will focus on the area of your life that needs the biggest makeover!
 
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1. New Ways of Doing Things

 
Uranus encourages us to look at how we’re currently doing things and gives us the courage to do them differently as we need. Like a snow-globe, Uranus is here to shake things up and turn them upside down if that’s what will benefit you, but either way, you’ll start to notice a difference.

Over the next few months, you might find yourself trying out new things – whether that’s a new hobby, new recipe, new style, or bigger things, like a new way of thinking, or a different approach to dating.

You’ll no doubt notice changes outside your own life too as politics are rattled, new technologies are invented, and philosophies alter under the pressure of progress. The whole world is starting to shed its old ways to make room for the new.

Don’t be afraid to join in – change is always beneficial in the long run and you should welcome it with open arms to make the most of it.
 
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2. Rebellious Acts of Self-Worth

 
Uranus in Taurus will change the way we see ourselves and show us what we’re truly made of. In particular, how much we value ourselves will be a big focus.

More people will begin to speak their mind and social media has already begun to shift towards building people up rather than tearing them down.

Ask yourself if you value yourself as much as you should? Are you confident in who you are? Do you bite your tongue when someone upsets you, just to keep the peace, or have you ever thought you weren’t good enough for something, or someone?

We all have our down days, of course, but over the next few months, channel this great energy into believing that you are good enough, the energy of Uranus in Taurus will reward you for it.
 

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3. A Shift in Relationships

 

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of Love, so it makes sense then that Uranus in Taurus would be here to mix things up in the dating department!

If you’re single, are you chasing something or someone that isn’t right for you? Or if you’re in a relationship, are there some patterns that could do with a bit of a shift?

No doubt we’ll see more revolutionary romances. We’ve already had the ground-breaking marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan (the New York Times called it “the dawn of a new era” – now if that’s not Uranus energy I don’t know what is!), and you might notice yourself beginning to follow your own heart, even if that means having to go against everything you’ve been made to believe.

Uranus will break the patterns of old and show you what you need to do to truly enjoy your relationships, all you have to do is pay attention.
 

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4. Changing Wealth

 

And last but by no means least, our financial situations will be up for judgement! Uranus in Taurus will bring an erratic energy to the economy, our own personal bank accounts, the stock market, even new things like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will break through into the norm.

In fact, “the norm” will be no longer beneath the dynamic energies of Uranus in Taurus. Everything is up for debate and ready to change. This can be good news, if you take advantage!

If you’ve been having money worries, new opportunities will arise to make that bank balance a little healthier looking, but you might have to start doing things a little differently!

Work hard. Trust that things will settle after some turbulence and put faith in your own ability to earn what you need – Uranus in Taurus will take care of the rest.
 

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So! These might sound too hopeful to believe right now, but the trick is to become aware of the call to change. Uranus in Taurus will shift your life in so many ways, but you have to willing to take the leap!

Please leave your lovely comments below! Much Love!

Ellie Rose x

 

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Healing Crystals for Your Zodiac Sign by Ellie Rose Astrologer

Hands up who has a crystal problem? You’re not the only one! With so many beautiful crystals to choose from, it can be overwhelming knowing which (or how many!) to pick. Aside from the old trick of letting the stone choose you, did you know you can also pick your crystals based on your zodiac sign?

Use one of the following astrology crystals for the ultimate healing potential:

 

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Aries – Ruby, Garnet or Carnelian

All that fiery energy needs a deep red stone to balance it, making rubies, garnets and carnelians a great choice for an Aries. Hold a stone in your active hand (the one you write with) for increasing focus and stamina, so you can get all those amazing ideas out into the world with courage and dedication.

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Taurus – Jade, Pyrite or Moss Agate

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A creature of the earth, a Taurus needs stability and grounding to feel safe and happy, so keep a pyrite, jade or moss agate stone in your pocket to protect you from other people’s negativity and to help you to feel confident in yourself when you need it most.

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Gemini – Emerald, Aquamarine or Turquoise

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For the Gemini with too many ideas, an emerald, aquamarine or turquoise will help you find direction and keep you on your path with clarity and self-confidence. Put a stone where you can see it to keep your thoughts focused on the task at hand.

Cancer – Moonstone, Quartz or Opal

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Ruled by the Moon, moods can shift like the changing tides for a Cancer, so to ground those emotions, rub a moonstone, quartz or opal whenever you feel negativity, anxiety or any other undesirable feelings start to flood in.

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Leo – Citrine, Tiger’s Eye or Gold

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Though a Leo can be loud and proud, they can also suffer from bouts of low confidence. To help you reach successes you perhaps didn’t think you were capable of, wear a piece of jewellery with a citrine, tiger’s eye or something gold to give you a much-needed nudge in the right direction and the courage to shine your true colours.

Virgo – Amazonite, Sapphire or Kunzite

The incredible analytical powers of a Virgo can often leave them feeling stressed out and closed to their emotions. To balance your heart and mind, place an amazonite, sapphire or kunzite under your pillow and heal while you sleep!

Libra – Rose Quartz or Watermelon Tourmaline

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The lovely Libra is kind to everyone around them, but perhaps sometimes not to themselves? To bring in that much needed self-confidence and self-love, hold a rose quartz or watermelon tourmaline against your heart for a minute or two before making big decisions, or when you’re feeling down.

Scorpio – Citrine, Malachite or Amethyst

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For the deep and thoughtful Scorpio, carrying a citrine, malachite or amethyst with you at all times can transform any negative energies like anger or depression into happiness and peaceful tranquility. Just take out the stone when you need it and look carefully at it to help you focus on where your thoughts are taking you.

Sagittarius – Turquoise, Topaz or Atacamite

It’s hard to tell sometimes, for a Sagittarius, whether they’re chasing adventure, or running from a problem. To ground yourself in the real world and bring clarity and focus of mind, hold a turquoise, topaz or atacamite between both hands whenever you feel yourself beginning to spin too high again.

Capricorn – Aventurine, Cinnabar or Magnetite

You’ve got big dreams, Capricorn, so to see them manifested in reality, whisper your goals to an aventurine, cinnabar or magnetite – they’re very good at bringing in wealth and helping you have the strength to bring your epic plans to life.

Aquarius – Fluorite, Amethyst or Onyx

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An Aquarius is an insightful soul, constantly observing and analyzing their environment, so when things get a little overwhelming, try meditating for ten minutes while holding a piece of fluorite, amethyst or onyx for positivity and mental balance.

Pisces – Quartz, Labradorite or Aquamarine

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Your compassion is your strength, Pisces, but sometimes you can feel things a little too strongly, carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders and getting lost in your own head. To train your powers of intuition and give you emotional strength, carry a quartz, labradorite or aquamarine in your left hand and focus on its healing energies.

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Do any of these crystals resonate with you? What’s your favourite stone for healing? Please leave me your lovely comments below!

Much Love!

Ellie Rose x

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Ellie Rose Astrologer in Rishikesh, India

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Allow me to update you on my exotic and enlightening travels in India! I was last in Goa (read my earlier post here), where I stayed for several weeks enjoying the beautiful seaside and studying Vedic Astrology with a well-known Hindu spiritual expert. Now I have decided to move further up north to the city of Rishikesh in order to escape from the heat and humidity that this time of year brings to Goa.
 

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After a long journey, we’re finally settled in Rishikesh – the holy city of yoga! It’s crrrazy here, a lot like Varanasi, which we visited last year. They’re both very important Hindu pilgrimage places so there’s lots of ashrams, or holy men (and fake holy men – but I learnt my lesson with them last year!) and the magnificent River Ganges – which I swam in yesterday (it’s very clean up here in the mountains, as opposed to the famous murky waters of Varanasi) – it’s meant to be spiritual and cleansing and it was certainly very refreshing so I might try and make a habit of it!
 
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We stayed for the weekend in the thick of it, but I very quickly got tired of the constant noise and commotion! So today we’ve relocated up away from it all in a lovely little leafy residential area which is wayyy quieter and more peaceful!
 
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I’ve included you a couple of pictures of Rishikesh and two of the famous Beatles Ashram which we visited at the weekend – it’s INCREDIBLE! Built in an ancient/futuristic hybrid style in the 60s, the Beatles lived there for a month, and also wrote some of their most famous songs there. It’s all abandoned now, and covered in incredible graffiti – definitely well worth a Google if you don’t know it!
 
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Much love, my dear stargazers! And don’t forget to read my weekly horoscopes for Psychic Future here!
 
Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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Top Tips for Winter Health & Wellbeing!

Top Tips For Winter Wellbeing

The hectic Christmas holiday season can have a detrimental impact on your wellbeing and health. The pressure of meeting expectations can pile on the stress and leave you feeling completely run down. To protect your immune system, and to avoid missing out on the festive fun, it’s important to take steps to ensure that you look after yourself.

 

Keep Hydrated

Most people need to be reminded to drink more in the winter. As it’s cold outside you may not feel as thirsty as you are when the temperature rises. This doesn’t mean that you can get by on skimping on your water intake. Consuming 8 to 10 glasses of water a day (for men) and 6 to 8 glasses (for women) is the recommended quota. If you’re not keen on the taste, add slices of fresh lemon. Drinking green or black tea also counts. The teas help to lower your cholesterol, and are also beneficial to your cortisol levels, which are responsible for balancing your stress hormones.

 

Moderate Your Indulgences…

Just because you’re wearing extra layers of clothes, and you don’t have to get your body beach ready, it doesn’t mean that you can let loose on those indulgences. Most people expect to put on a few pounds in weight over the festive season. To make sure that you maintain a healthy diet you need to moderate your unhealthy habits. Regular exercise can also help you combat the excesses. Give your body food and drink that help to boost its natural vitality. Looking after your body in this way will greatly reduce the number of colds and ailments that you have throughout the winter.

 

Go Outside!!

When it’s cold, motivating yourself to get outside can be hugely challenging. Wrapping up warm and going for a walk is an excellent way to ward off winter chills and blues. When you most feel like hibernating it’s the ideal time to make an effort to go outside. Doing moderate intensity exercise will improve your quality of sleep and make you feel more motivated in the mornings. With limited sunlight, during the winter season, many people also like to take vitamin supplements to top up on Vitamin D.

 

Enjoy A Lie In

The dark mornings and limited daylight hours of winter can have a negative effect on your mind, body and spirit. Not only do you naturally feel like hibernating, but you also produce more melatonin, which can make you feel overtired and sluggish. To improve the quality of your rest and sleep, set yourself a seasonal routine. Switch off all mobile and electronic devices, and make sure that your bedroom is comfortably cool. Don’t eat or exercise immediately before bedtime, if you want to be able to drift off to sleep in no time at all. Sleep has the power to impact on your overall wellbeing, so it’s essential that you get enough. Enjoying a lazy lie in every once in a while is also recommended.

 

Be Realistic!

There is only so much that you can achieve before you start to feel pressured. Instead of having lofty expectations, especially during the busy Christmas period, be more realistic. Don’t make New Year’s resolutions that you know you will struggle to keep. Set the bar at a height that you can comfortably reach. You can always commit to additional goals once you achieve your initial targets. Not taking on too much will also greatly benefit your wellbeing over the winter months.

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