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Summer Solstice Tarot Rituals: for Love, Growth and Healing

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Using the Season's Energy for Powerful Readings

Every Tarot reader I know is deeply connected to the elements and natural phenomenons. Of course the Moon is a spiritual guide and friend to many of us. But the Summer and Winter Solstices are crucial moments of the year that make for wonderful and unique Tarot readings. These are perfect times to create meaningful rituals and associate them with unique Tarot Readings.

To make the most of these special phenomenons, I have tried and tested several rituals over the years. Here are 2 that I wanted to share with you as we prepare for the longest day of the year.

These rituals and readings are easy to learn and you won’t need complex or expensive items.

Long lasting love ritual

The first tutorial is for a small and simple tarot ritual to bless young relationships and those that need a little consolidating. Or just to meditate on your love.

Aim of this Ritual

The goal is to connect with your current love situation, to focus on its bright side and make the most of the blessing you have received through love. It is also to give back to ensure you keep feeding this virtuous circle and help it grow.

summer solstice tarot for love

What You’ll Need

  1. A fresh long branch with young green leaves

  2. A deep dark vase half filled with water

  3. One Crystal Quartz or Amethyst (you can use a handful of smaller crystals or one bigger piece)

  4. Your Tarot Deck

  5. A cloth or support for your tarot reading

How to Proceed

Before you start, decide where you’ll sit to mediate and do your reading. It should be outdoors: a park, your garden or a forest.

Fill the vase with fresh water. Add your crystal(s) in the water and let them infuse while you meditate and focus on your current love situation. Think of how you’ll commit in the long run and why you want this to last.

Are there issues that need resolving? Try to think peacefully of efficient solutions.

Gently put the branch in the vase while meditating on the depth of your love.

Focus on what Blessings love is bringing to you and your life and what you’re willing to give in return. Once you reach a totally peaceful and positive state of mind, proceed to the following Tarot reading.

Associated Tarot Tutorial

Only use the major arcana for this reading. Set the minor cards aside and mix your cards well while continuing your meditation. Then proceed to choosing 3 cards. Place them in front of you, going from left to right.

summer solstice  tarot rituals for love tutorial

CARD 1: What is love teaching me now?

CARD 2: How can I give back in a meaningful way?

CARD 3: How can I make this love last?

Thank the cards for their answers.

When the reading is done, take the branch out of the vase and plant it in a safe and open space where it will have a chance to take roots.

When you’re ready, bless the branch and say goodbye. You will have to re-energize your crystals afterwards.

Healing Ray of Light

Sunny outside doesn’t mean happy inside. Sometimes our troubles and worries can be so overwhelming we forget that every day still is a blessing. That every sunset holds beauty we’ll never experience twice. This ritual is all about finding joy and courage again: to shine light in the dark.

This ritual must be conducted under a tree, it is the main imperative. The power and the energy of the tree will be the source of everything and essential to the success of your session.

Ideally, you should try to find a tree, which speaks to you personally. It does not need to be old or rare. But special to you. It could be the tree you planted when you first moved into your house or one you pass by regularly with your dog and like to salute on the way. Having a connection – or building one on this occasion – with a tree is key.

Aim of the Healing Ray of Light Tarot Ritual

The purpose of this simple tarot ritual is to let a little light in. To find joy and feel better, no matter what is happening in your life.

summer solstice  Tarot Rituals Herbs

What You’ll Need

  1. Fresh seasonal flowers, ideally wild but if you can’t find any you can buy some, just make sure they’re in season!

  2. Healing herbs (fresh mint, sage, thymian etc.)

  3. Tiger eye crystals (ideally 8 small crystals)

  4. One white and one black stone or crystal (if you own such crystals (Onyx for example) that’s perfect, but you’ll have to sacrifice one piece! otherwise find a black and a white stone of approximately the same size. In this case, I am using glass balls of my collection)

  5. Your Tarot Deck

  6. A cloth or support for your tarot reading

  7. A natural healthy treat or snack (I brought apricots and almonds. Do not use processed food.)

How to Proceed

Find a quiet place under a tree. If you own a garden, prepare an area below your favourite tree. If you don’t have a garden, you can proceed to this ritual in a forest, under a tree that inspires you. If you live in the city, find a quiet spot under a tree in a park or any area that speaks to you and where you feel safe and calm.

Once you’re sitting comfortably under the tree with all you items at hand, meditate on your current issues.

What is making you sad? What is keeping the sun from shining and what are these dark (inner) clouds telling you? How could you chase them away in a constructive and long lasting manner? If you don’t have all the answers yet, that is fine.

This is exactly what the following Tarot spread will help you with.

If it helps you, make a list of all the things bothering you: from the smallest annoying thing to your major issues. Set it aside before you start the reading so that you cannot see it. You’ll want to reach for it at the end of the reading.

The healthy snack will close your session: it will bring you joy while nourishing your body without harming it.

summer solstice  tarot ritual for healing

Associated Tarot Tutorial

Before mixing the entire deck, find the Sun and set it aside. Place it at the center of your reading area, then mix the remaining cards.

Cut your deck in two using your left hand. The pile you’ll place on your left will be left out, you shall not draw cards from it for your reading. Take the pile from the right and mix it again.

Keep the black stone in your hand as you draw the cards and place the white stone above the sun. Arrange your reading area with the fresh herbs and flowers, leaving room for the 4 cards around the Sun. Take all the time you need to make this reading canvas beautiful. This arrangement is part of the process.

When this is done, proceed to drawing 4 cards and place them around the Sun like on the picture below. The first card goes above the Sun, the second to the right, second at the bottom and the last on the left.

As you draw and read, focus all your negativity and let all your problems flow from the palm of your hand into the black stone. Keep it all through the reading.

Place 2 pieces of Tiger Eye crystals on each card.

summer solstice  tarot ritual for healing

Now read as follows:

CARD 1 – THE LIGHT: What is my true situation?

CARD 2 – THE SILVER LINING: What am I learning from my current problems?

CARD 3 – THE BRANCH: I need to bury this issue for good.

CARD 4 – THE SPROUT: And this is what will grow in due time

Take mental (or written) notes and try to truly capture how each card is making you feel. Does it make you immediately think of a person? A keyword? These information will help you process the session afterwards and let the results and solutions unfold and reveal themselves over several hours and days after the session.

As your session comes to an end, make sure you covered everything that is currently bothering you. At all times, let it flow into the black stone.

After the reading is done, put your cards together again, then grab all the healing herbs you used for the session and wrap the black stone in them. Dig a hole, as deep as you can and bury the stone with the herbs. As you cover the hole with dirt, tell the black stone “all is forgiven”.

Thank your cards and feast on your healthy treat.

Keep the white stone with you for the next 7 days and let it remind you of the ritual’s lessons and healing effect.

Let me know if you try those rituals or have other tips to share with our community!

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