Summer solstice 2022 is lurking around the corner, and it promises to be a breath of fresh air and warmth, much like the season itself.
Now is the time to ready your swimsuits, SPF and summer scented candles. You'll want to soak up all that this June astrology event has to offer, so mark your calendars (great gifts astrology fans love).
"It’s quite a positive energy," Noush, an astrologer at Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab), says of the summer solstice. "In terms of preparing, I would say it’s important to just be open to a new wave of energy that's about to enter your life, be open to something being rebalanced or releasing something that’s built up over the winter."
Here's what to expect when the sun reaches its zenith. Do you have shades?
When is the Summer solstice 2022?
The event takes place on June 21, 2022, and it marks the arrival of the summer season, and for the astrologically-attuned, the start of Cancer season. (No need to ask, "What astrology season is it?" because we have you covered.)
"Spend time outside and by the water," Noush recommends. "Find the way to take in the fire energy, but balance it with an activity that’s a little more grounding."
We'll have a mix of opposite energies at play, and it'll be important to harmonize them. Leo, the sun, will of course bring bold, dominant energy, but Cancer season is all about a soft, feminine feel.
"Enjoy that fire solar energy vitality that the sun brings, but also spend time in a more peaceful state in under the rays of the sun or nature. It’s a nice time to realign your energetic body to a more balanced state," Noush adds.
We don't need any convincing to soak up that vitamin d—it's one of the best habits for happiness we can look forward to. (Just make sure to lather on the SPF while you do so. We've rounded up the best sunscreen for face usage to help keep your skin healthy and safe.)
Now is also the time to realize that things are changing, and you can be proud of the adjustments that you've made throughout the winter months, and perhaps even beyond. It's also important to think about the goals you want to obtain in the latter part of 2022, a theme we'll also encounter during the Strawberry moon a few days beforehand.
"This solstice energy is bringing to light that transformation in a way that it’s about appreciating the journey you’ve been on and really understanding the power that you hold within you," Noush adds.
Expect a dose of creativity, connection and intuition, as we're entering a water sign's season. Overall, there's plenty to look forward to and yes, Mercury will be moving direct, so no need to fret.
Should you want to celebrate the start of the new seasons with a few crystals, Noush—who sells crystals via her Instagram account (opens in new tab)— recommends opting for something with a yellow or orange hue, depending on what speaks to you. Keep it close to your heart, set an intention and then release it into nature or a natural atmosphere within your home.
"Anything that kind of reflects the energy of the sun and creativity [works]," Noush says. "The first thing that comes to mind is citrine."
Citrine is excellent for ridding those negative vibes out of your life, and Noush says it's especially effective when you sleep with a stone underneath your pillow.
No negativity allowed during the summer—we don't make the rules, we just enforce them. (Be sure to read up on cleansing crystals so that you can maximize their energy.)
Regardless of what the summer solstice has in store for your crystal collection or astrological birth chart, it's bound to bring some much-needed positivity, and that is something we can all agree on. We'll see you down by the beach!
An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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