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Blessed Solstice to all, Whitehawk
Tips for Celebrating the Summer Solstice Responsibly
by Heidi Light
Every solstice bears the opportunity for us to engage in activities and rituals that both honor and usher in a new phase of time, life, earth, and nature. Summer solstice is about honoring the sun and all its gifts.
There are many ways that we can pay tribute to the sun, including spending time in nature, building a flower wreath, meditating or doing yoga, building an altar, lighting a candle, or having a bonfire.
Beyond this, some solstice rituals can involve connecting to a spirit guide, spirit animal, nature diva, ancestral force, or angel, either individually, or in groups. A Shaman or Medicine Woman might guide this ritual to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. In today’s DIY era we’re often encouraged to explore these rituals on our own—usually with brief Internet references as our only guides.
Here’s where ethics come into play. Continue reading