Read on to learn how to make a summer solstice abundance charm!
Hello little birds! I hope you’re all bathing in the afterglow of the 2018 Summer Solstice. This year, my best friends and I went to Talcott Mtn. in Simsbury, CT to get fresh air and celebrate the longest day of the year. Emma, Cleo, Ariana and I have been adjusting to the ways adulthood has changed the dynamic of our friendship. It’s refreshing to see us all following our dreams (and succeeding!), but the reality of weekend-long sleepovers and shared morning commutes to school have long since passed. Any get-together is special, and we acknowledged our friendship and the solstice with a DIY abundance craft!
The Summer Solstice is all about the peak of the year. The sun shines longer than on any other day, and in many pagan practices, people direct their worship towards a sun or sun-related deity, like Apollo or Hera. As we teeter on the brink of the waning half of the year, the balance of dark and light becomes particularly important. The Summer Solstice is a good time to ask yourself: “what struggles have I encountered this year, and what good has been birthed from the bad?” and “What do I want to manifest into my life in abundance?”. Emma, Cleo, Ariana and I focused on the latter question for our abundance charm.
Jenna’s Abundance Charm
- Dried vervain and rose
- 3 thyme seeds
- Small pouch
- Paper and Pen
Set the scene however you please. If you have a lemon oil or incense, it may come in handy here! Keep in mind, you do not need any of these contents except the paper and pen. You possess all you need to invite abundance into your life. The contents are just to help channel that energy!
We said a brief mantra, meditating on the power of the sun and our gratefulness for the year passed and the year left to come. We then wrote a short statement starting with “I WILL manifest….”, not “I hope to” or “I want to”. Be directive! We folded our papers, placed all contents together in our pouches, and mine is currently hanging on my car dash where it can soak up the energy of the sun all day long 🙂
If any of you are in the Hartford County area, CT, I highly recommend Talcott Mtn! It’s close to Elizabeth Park, a gorgeous spot to do lunch or stroll around in the rose garden beforehand. The hike is steep but short & the view is breathtaking, especially at sunset.