Certain times of the year are packed with power, based on transits and cycles that we all go through. The solstices and the equinoxes in particular are days like these – and they are excellent opportunities for change. The summer solstice – today!* – represents a peak: It’s the longest day of the year, and it’s when we shift into the second half. (Can you believe that 2012 is half over already?!?) This peak energy is perfect for bringing projects to fruition and taking life to the next level. The winter solstice is even stronger, based on some other factors at play at that time of year. Equinoxes have their own power, representing a special balance of forces.
What does all this mean?
During a transit, it’s easier to make a jump. You can break free of old patterns and accelerate your evolution — provided, of course, that you’re putting in the work! If you’ve got a regular practice of meditation, then you’re already doing a lot to embrace the possibilities for change. Around the time of a big transit like the summer solstice, you can meditate a little longer, or maybe add an evening meditation to your standard morning routine, to maximize the opportunities. Every time you meditate, you become more fluid, and the more fluid you are, the easier it is for the Universe to reconfigure you into a higher, brighter, happier formation.
Spend the solstice working on happy tasks and assignments that bring you joy. Make it a good-for-you day — go to the gym, eat healthier, maybe try to catch the sunset or spend some time in nature. Use it as a template for how you want all your days to be, and it’ll be easier to incorporate those habits of strength into your everyday life.
So have fun with it, and Happy Solstice!
* Today is June 21st. Each solstice (and equinox) technically falls on a different day/time each year, as they are astrological/astronomical events. However we always default to the 21st of the respective month for our main celebration – June, September, December, March – just because it’s in the zone. The solstice energy is not a pinprick event, it’s a phase, and you can take advantage of the transit over weeks, not just a single day.