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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