For those who keep the olde ways in the northern hemisphere, while the winter solstice (Yule) marks the longest night of the year, it also heralds the dawn of a new one.
The Oak King will triumph over the Holly King. The sun will grow stronger. Warmth and life will slowly return to the land.
It is a time of wish magic, setting intentions and divination work for the coming year.
Conversely, in the southern hemisphere, the summer solstice (Litha) marks the longest day of the year.
It is a time of fairy magic, manifestation, and celebrating the abundant splendors of the earth, before the sun begins to wane.
Here are some crystal suggestions for this magical day. You can wear them to tune into the energy of these magical days, and to enhance any of your manifestation, healing, ritual, or spiritual workings.
I’ve also included TWO FREE SPIRIT JOURNEYS below that you can do on solstice day as part of your magical ritual!
Staurolyte: the liminal point between spirit and earth, access to other realms, the place where magic + intentions begin
Smoky quartz: clearing of negativity, stress, grounding light for a fresh start
Sunstone: the power of the sun, activation of potential, divinely guided action, innermost knowledge
Merlinite: divination, psychic sight, the mastery of realms
Green apophyllite: communication + connection to the fairy realm, the divine spirit of nature, amplifies earth magic
Ruby: wealth, love, passion, sovereignty, and abundance
Rhodonite: the grounding of the heart’s pleasures in the earthly realm, love attraction, love-making
White topaz: Manifestation, achievement of goals and dreams, law of attraction
Blessed be, everyone, may you enjoy feasting and fun on this day!