As we enter into the astrological sign of Cancer, we celebrate Summer Solstice with its nurturing emotional connections. Flowers are in bloom and love is in the air. Unveil your love and enjoy the energy as the earth revolves around the sun. Celebrate the rituals and bask in the sunlight!
Solstice is derived from the latin words (sol) sun and sistere (to make stand ). As the sun in the summer sky appears to stand still in the sign of Cancer, the solstice boasts the longest day of daylight which can last up to 15 hours. Open your heart as it is a time to celebrate.
Cancer, the feminine energy is associated with mothering, nurturing and emotional connections. As a result of the sun beaming down on us, we feel more vibrant and alive, more vital. Bathe in it, to nourish your body and soul.
Wedding season and Gay Pride are celebrated in June, which is not coincidental, but very much on purpose. The coming together of love and energy and the sun makes the world go around. It is considered to be a holiday for lovers, as it coincides with nature’s blooming flowers. Powerful energy from the solstice is reflected in nature as flowers, plants and nature is blooming.
Cultures around the world have celebrated summer solstice as a major holiday, throughout history. People often tried to attract their lovers to them via charms and chants by casting spells to bring lovers to them.
According to Donna Hines, author of Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles and Celebrations, “In New Orleans about a century ago, the Voodoo Queen performed a snake-like dance called the Calinda dance to represent sexual, slithering energy. Everyone would partake in the celebration at the square — slaves, ex-slaves, Creoles, etc. — which was marked by frenzied drum beats, bonfires, swirling dances and imitation of sacred African serpent affects.
How will you attract love and happiness into your life?
Here is a ritual to try with your Loa doll by your side: place 3 drops of lemon oil on the heart of the Loa voodoo doll and recite the following wish spell.
May the Goddess and God
of light and love,
grant me my wish
and quiet my heart.
I place my desire in your hands,
For you to do as you will
and as I deserve.
So mote it be.
Manifest love, inspiration or desires in your life, with the Mekabre Loa Voodoo Doll!
~Peace, Love and Light