Today, June 21st, 2018, marks the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, when we experience the longest day of the year, and the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the Solstice represents the peak of the year and the point of highest energy. We have had a pretty tough first part of the year, and luckily for us, even with the intense eclipse and retrograde season in front of us, the second half of this year won't be as challenging and defeating. Make no mistake though, we still have lots to learn and many shifts to endure.The Summer Solstice is a time of light, masculinity and outward expansion. We can expect the power of the Sun to light up and illuminate everything that now needs our focus and attention.The Southern Hemisphere is experiencing the lowest point of energy for the year. The Winter Solstice for them, is a time of darkness, femininity, and inward expansion. Southern Hemisphere natives will find themselves in a reflective state as they are in the season of death preparing for rebirth.Regardless of where you are at in the world, you can feel the energy of the changing seasons by observing Mother Nature. Her energy in the North provides sunny days, warmer weather, with bright blue skies and rich greenery all around. The wildlife is alive, growing, and singing their songs of a new solar season. In the South, the days are dark, cold, and dreary. The colors of the sky and land are grey. There are no birds singing and chirping, as the season calls for rest.Even though there are differences in the energy of the Solstice, the planetary or cosmic energy is the same no matter where you live.There are beautiful patterns among the stars as they set us up to experience lessons in a way that allows the energy to build and become clearer and stronger as the planetary alignments take place. The Solstice lends us the energy to see the things we need to focus on in a brand new light, as the Sun reaches the peak in the Sky.The Sun moves into Cancer today as well, which lends us a softer energy to work with as we face these new issues and themes as they arise in the light of the Sun. The Sun in Cancer will have you focusing more on your family and your home life. This gentle water sign will have you feeling a bit more sentimental than usual, and calls your attention to the home and what part of you, and others, need to be more nurtured.With the moon currently in Libra, you may find yourself trying to balance the scales in relation to the time and energy you are spending with the ones you love. It's also a great time to even the score within yourself as you realize the parts of you that have been ignored and needing more love. Take this day to stay low key, as the energy is building to the eclipse season, starting off with the Full Moon in Capricorn next week.The cosmic energy around the Solstice and leading up to the Full Moon holds an intense energy, almost like the heavens are beaming down on us and lighting up areas of our lives that are screaming for attention.We are all going to be called upon to step into our fullest potential and begin aligning with our purpose and our highest path. Up until this point in the year, we were being asked to create a vision of our reality, what we wanted to see change and have the end result of our vision come into real life. The second half of the year, from today onward, will be taking action to make the changes necessary to have you living your dream by the time 2018 is comes to an end.
It is time to build bigger dreams, have higher ambitions, and to find more and more joy. In fact, if you don’t know where to start with all of this energy, start by following your joy and the rest will fall into place.Life is strange sometimes, but remember that aside from all the lessons and growth, we are here to have fun. Focus on using the cosmic energy of the Solstice to bring in as much joy into your life as you can. Set a foundation of happiness to grow on, because we are about to start building our dreams with much more passion and determination than you ever thought you had inside you.If you require any guidance navigating through these energies, I would be happy to help you on your path. You can book a session by clicking here.To receive information like this, mini readings, daily insights, and how you will be effected by these shifts according to your zodiac, please sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.Much love to you during this time! Happy Solstice! - The East Coast Energy Boutique