Summer Solstice is coming this June 20, marking the first official day of summer. It marks the longest day of the year, where the sun will appear to stand still in the sky as it reaches its highest point.
The summer sun brightens our lives by inspiring action, inner power and abundance. The sun’s alignment with the Fire element means that the summer solstice welcomes the transition from the Air element associated with the Spring to Fire. An element of passion, vitality and transformation, Fire cleanses and purifies by burning away old, outmoded thoughts and feelings. Therefore the summer solstice has been long regarded as a very spiritual time to use the transformative energies of Fire to let go of that which no longer serves while empowering one to make changes to move forward with one’s higher purpose. Now is the time to be brave enough to embark on those healthier lifestyle changes and to reawaken your passions by trying new things and embarking on exciting adventures.
Some great gemstones to work with for enhancing Fire energy are:
Carnelian: Believed to bring fame and self-confidence to the wearer, Carnelian is a stabilizing stone with high energy. It is excellent for restoring vitality, motivation and for stimulating creativity.
Fire Agate: A stone of courage, protection and strength. Containing the healing energies of fire, it relieves fears while promoting and enhancing one’s energy.
Sunstone: A joyful, light-inspiring stone that instills joie de vivre, good nature and heightens intuition. It is an alchemical stone that brings about a profound connection to light and the regenerative power of the sun. It is said to facilitate self- empowerment, independence and vitality while encouraging optimism and enthusiasm. By clearing all the chakras and bringing in light and energy, Sunstone allows the real self to shine through happily.
Citrine: Known as the “success” stone , Citrine promotes abundance, optimism and creativity. Its radiating energy also aids in voice projection, thus making it the perfect stone for actors and public speakers. It is one of the only stones that dissipates negative energy and never requires cleansing or clearing.
Ruby: A wonderful gemstone for bringing fire, passion and motivation into your life. It strengthens courage, personal power, joy and leadership qualities.