Solstice Andara Activation

How and why did we become part of a Global Andara Solstice Activation? To answer that, firstly, let's look at what a Solstice is, and why it has historically been celebrated.

Burleigh Heads

The Solstice

Is a term derived from the Latin words 'sol' meaning 'Sun' and 'sistere' meaning 'To Stand Still.' It signifies the moment when the Sun seemingly reaches its farthest position north or south in the sky. This marks the longest or shortest day of the year. Ancient astronomers coined this day as a time when the Sun appeared to pause, standing still in its apparent movement across the sky.

Sunrise, Summer Solstice

The solstices, occurring in June and December, mark the onset of Winter or Summer. Where we are located in the Southern Hemisphere, the June Solstice heralds the astronomical commencement of Winter. This presents the day with the least amount of daylight in the year. During the December Solstice, Summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere as Winter arrives in the North.

These solstices have historically been celebrated through various ceremonies passed down through generations. The well-known Christmas holiday, occurring a few days after the December Solstice, incorporates traditions borrowed from ancient pagan rituals that span millennia.

The Longest Day

The Summer Solstice celebrates the longest day of the year. This day is believed to hold the greatest energy, prosperity, vitality, and strength. In Pagan times, the Summer Solstice was referred to as Litha.  Rituals were conducted to honour the Sun gods, the Divine Light, and the element of fire.

People would rejoice and energize themselves under the warm light of the sun. They believed that because the Sun was strongest that day, so too was God. Vibrationally, the Summer Solstice is a time when Yang energy is high as well as the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakra.

Winter Solstice

Celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the Sun. It is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection. In Pagan times the Winter Solstice was referred to as Yule and was a celebration of the Goddess (Moon) energy. It was believed that on this day, the Moon would give birth to the Sun.

Because of this, many celebrated Yule as a day where light reigned over darkness. They believed it was a sign of good things to come.
Just like the Summer Solstice, the Winter Solstice was also celebrated with fire. However, while the Summer Solstice was more about fertility, the Winter Solstice was honored as a time of birth or the start of a new cycle. Yule was traditionally celebrated by lighting a candle or decorating trees with holly. In fact, many Yule rituals have been adopted in the celebration of Christmas.

Today, there are many ways you can celebrate the Winter Solstice. Activities such as spending time writing in a journal, inner reflection, doing dream work or meditation, working on your Heart, Throat, and Third Eye chakras, and bringing more Yin energy into the home. Celebrating with a Goddess bath on the night of the Winter Solstice helps clear away the old and welcome the new. 

Setting up before sunrise

Why This year?

This year prompted a personal inclination to celebrate and activate some Andaras with the energy of the Summer Solstice. I had already selected appropriate stock, setting it aside for Charmaine to activate.

After much consideration, this is the Frequency she used to infuse the Andaras: Flow of love;  Releasing negative energies; Trauma Recovery; Rescue Remedy, Ho'oponopono; Unconditional Love; Earth Balance; and Creating Healthy, positive thought forms on all levels.

Global Andara Activation

The decision solidified after stumbling upon an Instagram post mentioning a Global Andara Solstice Activation.
Considering Australia's position, almost a day in time ahead of much of the world, it seemed fitting to head to the coast, to the nearby Burleigh Headlands. This is one of the most Easterly points in Australia, and so witnesses the earliest sunrise in Australia. (Byron Bay Lighthouse is the most Easterly Point, and is located an hour from here)

Summery Andaras

So we will be doing a grid at Sunrise at the magnificent Burleigh Heads, overlooking the surf. We will use specially chosen summery looking Andaras, golden mango coloured yellow, deep gold, and rich summer-sky-blue.

Sadly, the grid won't be able to remain set up for the day at this very busy beach. They will be transferred to my garden nearby.  Here, they can hold the space through the 21st and 22nd of December all around the world, and connect in with the Global Andara Solstice Activation. 

Summery Solstice Grid

 The andaras used in this grid will then be available for adoption through our shop for those who feel called to add some Aussie sun, sea and surf vibes to their collection and their lives.

With Candles, ready for the Sun to go down

Links to dates of Solstice around the world are here
Further Solstice information here
The larger Altar Pieces in Rainbow and in Yellow are from our personal collection, however they are available - just email if interested