It is here, my friends – the Summer Solstice. And what a beautiful day to be celebrating it on at that. Not only is it the longest day of the year but today also marks the first time a Full Moon and the Summer Solstice have come together in over 70 years – a truly once in a lifetime experience. I’m out on Vancouver Island for the week so I am greatly looking forward to experiencing this solstice with family, surrounded by flowers, water and the fresh sea air.

Late last week I had a tarot card reading by the talented Tegan of Tarot Readings by Tegan. It was an absolutely eye-opening conversation and I was amazed by how in tune and accurate her readings were – more about that below! We also chatted about the Summer Solstice and how readers can take advantage of this occurrence.

What does the Summer Solstice mean for all people?

Tegan: The Summer Solstice is the mid-point of the year when we enjoy the longest days because the sun has reached it’s highest point in the northern sky. Basically this is very positive and “bright” energy. Unique to this year, the Sun is travelling beside the planet Venus which helps soften the heavier challenges we may be coming up against at this time.

What is one thing people can do to take advantage of the energy of the solstice?

Tegan: What I find fascinating, is this year’s solstice is packed with some planetary aspects that are tremendously potent and stirring things up in all aspects of our lives. For example, dynamics that have become riddled with manipulation causing fear and control through disillusionment could start to crack open. As we start to see more clearly during this solstice, we can get a peek into the reality or truth of the situation. Unfortunately, this can be a very shocking wake up call. However, it helps us move forward in finding our power to reinstate strength and stability in parts of our life that have been hurting for a very long time. There is an abundance of healing and growth energy during this solstice period. Depending on what is happening for us at this time, there are options to move forward in brave new ways to bring deeper levels of prosperity and wellness into our lives.

What are your recommendations for the month ahead?

Tegan: One recommendation to help yourself, is to slow down and breathe. Feel into the situation with more depth and begin to let go of what is not working. The first wave of response is usually emotionally based and very subjective causing reactions and arguments to triggered. When we are ready to truly grow and love as deeply as we dream, we will make a choice to move forward with both our intelligence and our heart in partnership. The upcoming solstice is the perfect time to change any behaviour patterns that feel stagnant and gently explore the new path that is calling you onward.


Thank you, Tegan for this amazing guidance as we move forward into the second half of the year.

If you are interested in having a tarot card reading done by Tegan, I highly recommend her services. I had an hour long session with her and it was very eye-opening and thought-provoking – even inspiring! It was all done via Skype which was very cool. We covered all aspects of my life from career to big decisions to family. She was very open to me directing the reading and asking specific questions that I wanted answers to. I found her incredibly insightful and left the reading feeling refreshed and inspired to move forward this summer.

You can book with Tegan online here or if you live in Vancouver or Tofino you can have a tarot card reading done in person – send her a note for more details. Happy Solstice everyone!

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