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Welcome to Summer!

Today, we have an exceptionally powerful day, energetically speaking, with the Full Moon AND the Summer Solstice falling on the same day.

It’s time to start thinking about what you want to leave behind and what you want to manifest in the second half of the year.

Manifesting Under the Full Moon

Now, some people say that the energy of the full Moon lasts for the three days before and the three days after, and I always suggest using the growth/decrease cycle to add some extra oomph to your work – actually, I suggest trying both ways to see what works best for you.

You see as the Moon grows, you’ll want to think about the things you want to GROW in life, like happiness and fulfillment, self-confidence, and quite possibly your muscle mass and bank accounts (those are on my list). You’ll want to focus your energy on MANIFESTING MORE or INCREASING prior to when the Moon reaches its largest point (11:02 UTC).

After the Moon hits its peak and starts the waning/shrinking process, you can focus on the things you want to rid yourself of or have less of in your life.

Now, if you miss the growth/shrink phase, you can always be clever in how you state your desires.

For example, instead of increasing my checking account, I could decrease my debts and worry about finances. Instead of increasing romance in my life, I might seek to decrease feelings of loneliness or isolation. Instead of wanting to be more successful, I could work on getting rid of things like procrastination, self-sabotage, and blockages regarding my business.

Does that make sense?

Now, working so specifically with the waxing and waning phases of the moon isn’t a hard and fast rule, as many people have luck manifesting under the full moon, no matter if it is waxing or waning. You might want to experiment and find out what works best for you.

Summer Solstice

People have been celebrating the Summer Solstice for several thousand years – in fact, Stonehenge and the Pyramids are all about the alignment of the sun on the major solar event days of the year (Winter Solstice/The Darkest Day, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice/The Longest Day, Autumnal Equinox).

You can mark this day by meditating on what it is you’d like to bring more of in your life and also by being grateful for all of the good things you have. It’s time to see the positive over the negative and to work to increase the light/good in your life.

Personally, I know that I’d like to work more on connecting with people through my newsletters and also expand more into YouTube videos as well.

Sharing my own light sometimes helps others.

640px-Stonehenge_(sun) Image by simonwakefield – http://flickr.com/photos/simonwakefield/3149066878/ (cache of original license), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6029740%5B/caption%5D

Other things you can do to celebrate the Summer Solstice:

1) Thank the Sun for keeping your warm and alive! LOL! Go outside and think a little bit about how the sun affects you and brings warmth and positive energy into your life.

2) Shine some light onto your life. Contemplate what is and isn’t working for you. Write a list of everything you’d like to have more of in your life. Daydream about how you can bring those things into your life. Write a game plan or make a Vision Board.

3) Plant something green. Spend time outside today, digging in the soil and planting some sunflowers or other plants or trees that will make you smile.

4) Meet with friends. Today is the day to celebrate warmth and positive energy. Get some like-minded friends together and share your dreams for the future with one another. Share excitement and enthusiasm for each person’s goals to help him/her manifest his/her desires.

Do you do anything special to celebrate the Summer Solstice or to manifest under a Full Moon? Feel free to leave your own rituals in the comments!

Blessed be!
Sue Ellis-Saller