“The more light you allow within you the brighter the world you live in will be.” – Shakti Gawain
*This is an in-person circle in Toronto, ON. Friday June 24th 7pm-10pm
The Summer Solstice is the peak of the sun’s light for the year. Also named Litha meaning ‘light’ in Neopagan terms, and Alban Hefin meaning ‘light of the shore’ in Druidry, this is a potent, magickal time where it is believed the veil between this world and the Otherworld is thin, much like Samhain in the fall. This means that we have easier access to other realms to connect with spirit allies and ancestors. It is also believed to be a time where faeries can get up to a bit of mischief, and so traditionally spirits and faeries are appeased through offerings.
The sun’s power and vitality in full force makes this an excellent time to imbue our body, mind and soul with its light. As we do so, our energy body is cleared and we regain strength.
The Earth Mother is blossoming in her fullness and beauty, drawn out by the sun’s light. Like the light of a full moon, the Summer Solstice can bring things to light that were hidden and encourage us to shine our authentic truth into the world a bit more.
The Summer Solstice also initiates the astrological season of Cancer, the water sign that represents the Great Mother. In the Hearthfire Circles, we celebrate the Nurturer and Mother archetypes now. We allow ourselves to receive the gifts of the Earth Mother and the elements of earth, air, water and fire that are now alive in full force around us. When we allow ourselves to receive the gifts and energy of the Great Mother or Source of Life, we can better radiate our unique energy into the world, like the sun.
Some questions we can reflect on now are:
What is now being revealed and becoming clear?
How can I allow myself to receive the energy, vitality and joy I wish to embody?
How can I radiate my authenticity into the world?
What do I need for nurturing myself? How do I express my nurturing energy in the world?
In this Hearthfire Circle, we will go on a guided meditation journey to connect with the elements and discover which element will be a healing ally for us this season. We will then receive the healing this element has for us physically. We will also create our own suncatchers using colourful crystal and glass beads, feast and enjoy a bonfire (weather permitting).
This Hearthfire Circle will take place Friday, June 24th 7pm-10pm EDT in my backyard in Toronto, ON. Space is limited. Admission is pwyc $25. If this is your first circle, you can come for free!
If you are new to the Hearthfire Circles, please visit here to learn more.
If you would like to reserve your spot in this circle, please contact me below and ask if there is space. Once I have confirmed there is space, please e-transfer me pwyc $25 (non-refundable) or let me know if it is your first time attending. Your space will then be confirmed. An email outlining details will be sent out a couple days before the circle.
May your Summer Solstice be radiant and joyful!