The summer solstice is one of my favorite times of year. I’m usually a pretty introverted, receptive person – but at this time of year, I feel extroverted and active. I want to DO things. I want to soak up the sun and throw myself headfirst into the bright light of life. Maybe you feel that way, too? Today I’m going to share with you two of my favorite tarot-related activities to help you make the most of these powerful solstice vibes.
I know I’m technically a day late as the actual solstice was yesterday, but for me the solstice energy spans for several days. My birthday is June 24, and so I always feel that solstice energy radiating until then. I also know that last week I said I was going to take a blogging break. But I felt the urge to write a little about the solstice, so here I am!
The first thing I want to show you is a simple yet potent tarot spread that I’ve used for myself on several solstices now. This spread comes from the Sacred Journey Journal. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared it on my Insta-stories yesterday. Here it is:
I use this spread for each solstice and each equinox (if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you can definitely use this for the winter solstice). As you can see, the spread positions are simple, yet evocative enough to give you a really interesting reading. In my personal spread, I found it really interesting that I drew the Heirophant in position 1, essence. Lately I’ve been trying to re-establish some self-care and spiritual practices. I saw this card as an affirmation that bringing more structure to my spirituality can really serve me this season.
Now, if you’re looking for something really unique, try the Radiant Spectrum Intentions spread I created last year. I was just revisting this blog post and I’m still in love with this concept! This is unique in that instead of drawing cards at random, you consciously choose cards for this spread, and those cards represent your intentions for summer. I especially love how this idea of conscious choice ties into the autonomous energies of the summer solstice.
The first intention in the Radiant Specrums spread is “the energy I choose to radiate this season.” This year the choice was super easy for me: the Chariot. I have a lot of conflicting elements at work in my life right now, a lot of projects I want to work on and sometimes I lack a clear direction. The Chariot shows what I want to radiate: focus, an ability to tie everything together, and the grit to keep everything moving forward.
One more thing I’m really excited about this summer: the 15 courses that make up Tarot Summer School 2017. Since I’m teaching a course myself (Tarot for Empaths), I get access to all of the other courses! I’m going to take them all and they look so good! I’m particularly excited for Tarot for Shadow Work (taught by Benebell Wen), Creating Your Tarot/Oracle Deck (taught by Chris-Anne Donnely) and Ritual Tarot (taught by Avalon Cameron). You can get a season pass and get lifetime access to all 15 courses for $199, or you can purchase courses individually for $28 each.
Last but not least: I’m still planning to start the podcast I mentioned last week! Ideas are brewing and I’m hoping to get the first installment up sometime in July. I also want to thank everyone who reached out with feedback on the idea – you guys are awesome. Until we meet again, I wish you so much warmth, power and creativity this summer.