Crystals for the Solstice
What is a solstice?
A solstice is an event occurring when the Sun appears to reach its most northerly or southerly point relative to the equator.
When is the solstice?
Two solstices occur annually, around June 20-22nd and December 20-23rd.
The Winter Solstice
The winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year when the Sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky. The winter solstice is a time for introspection and reflection. Celebrated on the 21st of June in the Southern hemisphere and the 22nd of December in the Northern hemisphere. The winter solstice is the turning point of the dark hibernation of winter as we move towards the coming of the light and celebrations of spring. The hibernation of the dark is in reflection and preparation for the coming of the light.
The summer solstice or Mid-Summer’s Day has been seen as a significant time of the year in many cultures where there are many festivals and rituals celebrating the longest day of the year which occurs in the middle of summer. Summer can begin with dreams of sun-worshipping, bonfires, sunrises and sunsets. A time of new beginnings as the sun is very powerful and it is looked upon as a time for agricultural growth. Our connection with the sun also symbolises personal and spiritual growth and this may include manifesting our personal goals, enhancing our intuition, our wisdom, our sacred knowledge, and any type of psychic ability. The Summer solstice occurs in The Northern Hemisphere on the 21st of June and in the Southern Hemisphere on the 22nd of December.
Crystals for the Solstice
Crystals are invaluable when it comes to cultivating our new beginnings.
Carnelian helps you to take big leaps in dedicating and focusing on a new path and applying and maintaining action with courage and confidence. Our physical body is our temple that must be maintained at a high level and Carnelian will support this.
Citrine is naturally infused to the energy of the sun and is known as an abundance stone, that will provide the strength to pursue goals until fruition. Citrine activates our thinking process enhancing clarity of thought, our creativity and magnifies our determination powers for manifestation. Without imagination, we are unable to bring forth ideas.
Clear Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier because of it’s unique formation. It absorbs, stores, releases, protects, regulates, and unblocks energy. A clear quartz crystal will work at the vibrational level of the person requiring healing or any type of spiritual work by taking the energy to the most perfect state, going back to prior to the dis-ease, unblocking and re-establishing perfect health, through all time, space and dimensions, all for the highest good.
Blue Hemimorphite is a stone of light activation assisting in bringing in more light into the energetic, emotional, and physical body. It clears and energizes the heart, throat, and third-eye chakras whilst it enlightens the emotional body, helping with communication and building bridges between hearts. Blue Hemimorphite will help resolve issues within relationships by allowing freedom of expression. It stimulates the third-eye chakra by increasing visions and can assist with remote-viewing, clairvoyant and telepathic endeavours.
Lapis Lazuli was used as far back as 3100 B.C. by the Egyptians to entomb and decorate the Pharaohs. Lapis was a stone of royalty, which symbolised spirituality and carried the vibration of the inner ‘king’ or ‘queen’. Lapis will help you delve deep within, to find our own ‘king’ or ‘queen’, and who you truly are. Lapis activates the psychic centre of the third-eye, allowing enhanced intuition and access to spiritual guidance with new information.
Celebrating new beginnings, pivots and turning points in your life
If your looking to springboard your spiritual and personal development the Solstice is a perfect time to welcome and embrace new beginnings. By choosing the best crystals to support you through change, you invite a smooth transition into a continuous flow of heightened vibrations and being.
Ride the wave celebrating the Solstice