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2020 Summer Solstice Crystal Rituals

yellow polished nails holding yellow jasper sun pendant The longest and brightest day of the year is almost here, so get ready to celebrate Summer Solstice. Let's honor the precious Sun that gives us life, and the beautiful outdoors that nourishes our soul.

Take a deep breath from the worldly events that consume your everyday mind, and join us for refreshing crystal rituals under the Summer Solstice. Heal your spirit and replenish your positive vibes.  

Date of 2020 Summer Solstice 

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice of 2020 takes place on June 20, 2020.

In the Southern Hemisphere, it happens on December 21, 2020.

Depending on what part of the world you live, you can find out exactly what time the Summer Solstice begins in your city.

The Definition of Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is the first day of the summer season.

There are two points in a year that the sun travels the longest path in the sky, and therefore those days have the most sunlight.  

There are only two solstices per year. One happens in June and the other in December. One is called a Summer Solstice and the other is Winter Solstice.

People on the opposite hemispheres of Earth celebrate opposite Solstices. Those living in the Northern Hemisphere have Summer Solstice in June and Winter Solstice in December. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere have Summer Solstice in December and Winter Solstice in June.

A more detailed scientific explanation can be found HERE.

The Metaphysical Meaning of Summer Solstice

Metaphysically, Summer Solstice is your time to shine. It is the season where you are meant to enjoy the fruits of the Earth. After a toiling winter and a sprouting spring, the results of your hard work are in full effect on Summer Solstice. 

Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate life- your own life and that of everything around you. While we take the time to honor Mother Earth, we also must stop and honor ourselves. That is why Summer Solstice kicks off the season of vacations, activities, and festivals. The world comes alive.

The Sun is traditionally associated with masculine male energy. It brings out your inner power, strength, happiness, and optimistic nature. If you have been consumed by dark thoughts or depression, it is a chance to reset. The Summer Solstice is about regeneration, self-care, and self-reflection.

Crystals for Summer Solstice

For Summer Solstice, you need crystals that celebrate solar power. The collection of stones called Sun Crystals include Sunstone, Amber, Citrine, Golden Calcite, Yellow Jasper, and Golden Quartz.

These Sun Crystals resonate with the power of Apollo, channeling his sunrays down to activate your inner chi. They are bright like the sun, boasting tones of yellow, orange, and red. 

Sun crystals energize your lower chakras. They celebrate your physical existence here on Earth, allowing you to indulge in the fruits of the planet.

Sun crystals protect you by blasting off dark thoughts and negative energies. They are so vibrant that when you hold and use Sun Crystals, you automatically feel better and your mood transforms to one of optimism.

Summer Solstice Traditions

Summer Solstice has been celebrated for centuries all around the world. Communities gather for rituals that will ignite a safe and fruitful summer. Gatherings of Pagans and those of other beliefs are common on this special day.

Here are a few Summer Solstice Traditions:

Bonfires and Burning Witches

Fire is present in almost all sun celebrations, as it is believed to repel evil spirits. In European countries like Denmark, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, and Spain, a witch figurine made of cloth or straw is burned in the bonfire. This sends a signal for witches and bad forces to stay away.

Dancing with Herbs

In Sweden, Norway, and Romania you may find people dancing through the Summer Solstice festival. They collect herb that is believed to increase the power of fertility. These dances and herbal cures are meant to stimulate love and fertility for the Summer season.

Stepping into the Sea

In Japan, Summer Solstice is a time to purify your body and soul. The "Geshisai" ritual is an event held at the Futami Okitami Shrine where hundreds of people dressed in white step into the sea and stand between two sacred rocks (male and female). 

International Yoga

In countries like India, people may participate in yoga for the Summer Solstice, which coincides with international yoga day. Yoga helps you discipline the body and mind connection, and can be done alone or in masses.

Crystal Healing Rituals for the Summer Solstice

This Summer Solstice, you can benefit by practicing healing rituals with Sun Crystals. Let us introduce to you the Satin Crystals' Summer Solstice stone sets, and then explain to you how to use them.

Sun and Moon Balanced Yin-Yang Set

sun and moon crystals for the solar eclipse and summer solsticeBuy now for Summer Solstice

What is in it: 12 Yellow Jasper Sun Crystals and 12 Moonstone Moon Crystals

How to use it:

1. Clean the stones before use by following one of our Crystal Care Methods.

2. Charge the stones under the Summer Solstice sun for the entire day (even if it's a cloudy day, you still get the benefits).

3. Program the Yellow Jasper sun crystals for strength, joy, and yang energy. Program the Moonstones for psychic, healing, and yin energy.

4. Use these stones to balance your yin and yang. Lay down and place the stones either around or directly on your body. The male Sun Crystals will be around the waist down, and the female Moon crystals will be around the waist up.

5. To keep yourself harmonious and healthy on the go, carry them with you in a case or pouch.

Sun, Moon and Earth Elements Set

sun moon earth elements healing stone setBuy now for Summer Solstice

What is in it: 11 Yellow Jasper Earth Crystals, 10 Citrine Sun Crystals and 10 Moonstone Moon Crystals

How to use it:

1. Clean the stones before use by following one of our Crystal Care Methods.

2. Charge the stones under the Summer Solstice sun for the entire day (even if it's a cloudy day, you still get the benefits).

3. Program the Yellow Citrine Sun crystals for spiritual solar powers. Program the Moonstone Moon crystals for lunar healing. Program the Jasper Earth crystals for grounding nature energy.

4. Use these stones for gridding a space or doing a layout.

  • For crystal grids, place the Sun Crystals high up in hanging pouches or hanging plants. The Moon Crystals can go on windowsills or table-level spaces. The Earth Crystals belong near the floor on lower level shelves or in the garden.

  • For layouts, the Earth Crystals cluster near your feet. The Sun Crystals can be placed on your lower chakras and the Moon Crystals on your higher chakras.

5. To keep these elemental energies surrounding you at all times, carry the stones with you in a case, pocket or pouch.

Summer Solstice Protection Set

sun protection summer solstice crystal gemstonesBuy now for Summer Solstice

What is in it: 13 Yellow Citrine Sun Crystals and 13 Smoky Quartz Protection Crystals

How to use it:

1. Clean the stones before use by following one of our Crystal Care Methods.

2. Charge the stones under the Summer Solstice sun for the entire day (even if it's a cloudy day, you still get the benefits).

3. Program the Smoky Quartz stones for Protecting you this summer, and the Citrine Stones for happiness, strength, or prosperity.

4. To protect a space and the people in it, grid your home, office, or a room by placing one of each stone in a corner, windowsill, or strategic spots. See the Feng Shui map if you need ideas.

5. To protect your aura, carry them with you in a case, pocket or pouch when you are on the go.

Your Summer Solstice Zodiac Horoscope

Did you know that your fortune is written in the stars? Every month, your Horoscope can be predicted by astrologers who decipher the movement of the sun, moon, earth, and planets. You can find your Summer Solstice astrology by checking your Zodiac sign at Crystal Horoscopes

Every month the sun brings a new adventure for you to enjoy. Join the Satin Crystals VIP Club to receive your personal crystal horoscope report free to your inbox monthly.

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What Crystals to Wear on Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is a celebration of life. Feel good inside and outside. Look good too. Satin Crystals has designed a special line of Sun Crystal Jewelry to brighten up your mood and your wardrobe.

Visit the entire Satin Crystals Sun Jewelry collection to see all the offerings. 

Meanwhile, here are some of the bestsellers:

yellow jasper sun earrings
citrine bracelet solar plexus chakra
sunstone sun earrings on sterling silver
sunstone bracelet for healing and solar energy

Your Summer Solstice 

Do you have stories from past Summer Solstice experiences? We are happy to answer any questions or hear your stories and comments, contact us anytime. 

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