Are you ready to celebrate summer?
Summer Solstice is quickly approaching on Sunday, June 20th!
For thousands of years, humans have created meaningful festivals and rituals on this milestone.
So, let’s help you tap into that spirit in your cacao ritual. Make sure to check out our cacao recommendations and reflection prompts at the bottom of this email!
- What is Summer Solstice?
- How will it make me feel?
- Which cacaos & rituals can activate my celebratory energy?
*Friendly reminder: If you need cacao for Summer Solstice, we recommend ordering ASAP! Our summer shipping schedule is Monday to Wednesday at 1pm PST, so this is the best way to ensure it reaches you in time by June 20th. Please reach out with any questions regarding your orders and delivery needs!
What Is Summer Solstice?
The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol ("sun") and sistere ("to stand still”). At the solstice, the Sun appears to "stand still”, as it pauses before reversing direction.
The summer solstice calls in summer and the longest day of the year, in terms of daylight. This point marks the second phase of the Earth’s journey around the Sun, which starts with the Spring Equinox.
The special thing about the Summer Solstice is that it is a truly cosmic moment, beyond human-created time zones, days of the week, and months of the year.
It is the exact moment when the Sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer of our planet (see photo for reference), which will happen on June 21 at 03:32 UTC.
To find your local time for the Summer Solstice, check out this link here.
Ancient people, as early as in Stonehenge in England, were very keen to these cycles because their survival depended on harmonizing with the seasons.
After resting during winter, labor begins in Spring Equinox, during which literal and metaphorical seeds are planted. Next, Summer Solstice is about relishing life at the midpoint of the year.
How Will It Affect Me?
On the Summer Solstice, the sun reaches its peak and completes its cycle of growth. It is a point of very high energy for the year.
For the Northern Hemisphere, we are being bathed in the fiery energy of the sun.
This means that there is an abundance of solar energy for you to soak up and transmute into your life. This is about feeling enlivened, energized, radiant and inspired.
Generally speaking, the sun provides the power for all of life on Earth. During the Summer Solstice, you can feel the presence of this solar energy more so than other seasons.
Cacaos & Reflections For Solstice
This Enhanced 100% Cacao inspires strength, exuberance, and spirit. Reflect on the seeds you planted in the New Year and Spring Equinox: In what ways have you discovered how resilient you are? How would your life improve if you carried this with you?
Excellent for insight and inquiry, try looking inward and honoring yourself. How have you shined your light in the first half of this year? How might you acknowledge your brilliance and radiance?
Perfect for celebratory occasions, elevate your summer season with the warming spice blend in this Enhanced Cacao. As your heart begins more fully pulsing, reflect: what are you proud of that you’ve put in circulation this year?
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With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,
Jonas & The Firefly Family
P.S. - ❄️ We are now on a summer shipping schedule. All cacao is sent out with ice packs and recycled + recyclable insulation!
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🕰️ Wednesday @ 1pm PST is the last order time to make the above shipping window, so that we can reduce the likelihood of your cacao being delayed in a hot warehouse over the weekend!
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