June 19, 2022
As we move through June, we soar into new beginnings as the hot nights of summer take over and guide us to a season of fun, laughter, and adventure. Often referred to as the season of hope, summer is a rich time of year full of optimism and new beginnings. It is a time when we channel more energy towards our personal endeavors, spend time with those closest to us, and make plenty of new unforgettable memories. Not to mention, it is also a time of personal empowerment as we embrace more of the fiery light within ourselves and allow it to shine with the guidance of the sun and the Solstice.
Because of this, doing what we can to welcome in and honor this energy is essential to truly make the most of it and can help to enhance our spells and rituals at this time. And what better way to do that than by setting up a summer altar? So in this blog, we wanted to share a few of our favorite ways to decorate your altar to welcome in and celebrate the summer season, as well as a few product recommendations that align with the energy of this time of the year as well. So, without further ado, here’s our personal guide to setting up a summer altar to make the most of this beautiful season.
Starting off, it’s always best to tackle your altar decor first. This is because our altar is often our place of prayer and is where many of us focus our energy on honoring and celebrating the summer energy. In the summer, many people love to create a natural altar outside in the woods to honor the summer abundance, while others choose to place their altar in the window to honor the sun. Wherever you choose to put it, the first step to setting up your altar space for summer is to start by asking yourself what summer looks like to you. Is summer full of flowers and warm colors? Is summer rich in earth green hues and woodland decor? What does it look and feel like to you personally?
For us, the summer makes us think of colorful flowers, beautiful green scapes, earthy smells, and all things outdoorsy. For that reason, we love to set our altar with woodsy decor, much of which you can collect in your own backyard. However, there are also plenty of other corresponding items you can find in the stores or make yourself. With that said, a few natural decor ideas that you might consider putting on your altar include:
However, if you’re looking for some altar decor pieces that aren’t all woodsy, we have a few other recommendations that might interest you and can help to add a different element to your altar.
Our first recommendation is the carved soapstone mortar and pestle. Designed to make grinding and crushing herbs easier, a mortar and pestle has long been associated with the healing arts and has been used by spiritual practitioners for centuries. With a triple moon design and soapstone material, this mortar and pestle is said to carry with it energies of calmness and positivity. It is also said to help those seeking to expand their mind or go a new route in their life, making this an excellent piece for the expansive summer.
Magical and multi-use, this is the perfect piece to use to add a little extra magic to your kitchen witchery.
Inspiring, calming, and the perfect way to honor the sun, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful prism suncatcher.
Lastly, another product that is a must for us on our summer altar is the Live by the Sun Surrounding Mist. Vegan and all-natural, this spray is designed to help bring positive energy to you and your space. With key natural ingredients such as rose water for balance, lemon for a boosted mood, bergamot for anxiety, orange for stress reduction, and grapefruit for happiness, this is a great spray to use for working at your altar, when preparing to meditate, as a body mist, or just as a nice room spray if you’re in need of a little summer boost.
Truly, the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your altar for the change of the season. But more than anything, it’s important to include any decor that speaks summer to you, and that feels connected with the season for you, even if it isn’t on our list, as this will help your altar to better align with your specific energy and intentions and ultimately help to make your craft that much stronger.
Next, alongside the rich and fiery colors of summer and the beautiful natural decor around you, candles are another key piece to include on your altar for any season. Candles are one of the best pieces to have on an altar not only for their connection to any time of the year but because they can be used for just about anything. For that reason, you’ll want to look for candles in colors of red, orange, yellow, white, green, or any other vibrant colors that match the beautiful summer season for you.
For scents, lavender, rose, sage, frankincense, pine, or cedar are a few excellent choices and are often believed to correspond with this time of the year. Of course, since summer is also a lush time when all the flowers are blooming, and the trees are in their prime, any floral scents relating to these would also be an excellent choice.
With that said, our personal recommendation for a summer candle is the Abundance Meditation Candle. With a natural, earthy blend of chamomile, oats, and honeysuckle, this candle has been crafted to hold the divine essence of Venus, the Sun, and earth to offer you a unique array of healing benefits all in one candle. Topped with quartz crystal, this candle holds key energies of abundance, luck, and happiness and is the perfect candle to work with this summer.
Next, it wouldn’t be a seasonal altar setup if we didn’t add in a couple of options for crystals. Crystals are just one of those things that, no matter what you use them for, are bound to amplify the intent of your practice further. Therefore, swapping out altar crystals each season for ones that are more aligned to the energy of this time is a great way to work more closely with the season and welcome the abundant changes of its energy. With that said, since summer/Litha correspond with the energies of happiness, confidence, and vitality, you may want to keep an eye out for crystals that align with these energies, such as:
And more. Of course, choosing crystals is a very personal practice, so remember to always use your intuition to guide you towards the ones that feel right for you, even if it may not have made our list.
Next, incense is another important part of decorating your altar and can help to capture the beautiful essence of the season in aromatic scents and invite it into your home. So, since the summertime energy is rich in earthy floral blooms, the fresh aroma of new tree growth on the summer breeze, and earthy scents from the ground below, you’ll want to look for scents that can mimic these calming and rejuvenating smells to welcome the season into your space. With that said, a few ideas for corresponding incense for the summer season might include:
However, our personal favorite incense for summer is the Satya Spiritual Healing Incense. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly, this incense carries a warm, uplifting citrus scent that is sure to soothe nerves and help to give you a more positive mindset. Best used during meditation or yoga, this is the perfect incense to use if you’re looking to calm your mind, find your center, and all-around create a place of serenity within you and within your space.
Next, protection items are always a must on your altar, no matter what season it is, so it’s always a good idea to change them up from time to time to help keep the energy strong. Therefore, a few ideas for protection items that you might want to consider adding to your altar for summer include:
Whatever you choose to use, protection items are a must on every altar at all times to keep your practice safe and sacred and your energy protected.
Next, for us, another big part of enhancing your altar for the season is to make sure you’re switching out old beauty products with new products of the season. However simple this may seem, this can help you welcome in and absorb the healing properties of the seasonal magic better and ensure your skin is getting the proper care it deserves through the seasonal changes. From sprays to lotions, here are some of our top favorite summer beauty products that you may want to consider adding to your altar.
Our first pick for some summer beauty favorites is our 4 seasons of the witch sample set. With a unique selection of 4 scents for summer, spring, winter, and autumn, this same set gives you the best of all the seasons to help you find the perfect scent for you individually. Take the summer witch perfume, for example. This perfume is made with a unique blend of patchouli, anise, grapefruit, tonka absolute, and labdanum to offer you a refreshed, re-energized scent that gives you a potent earthy aroma. Not to mention, these perfumes are also all made of natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients, making them a smart and environmentally conscious choice.
Perfect for those looking to experiment to find the scent best suited for you, you can’t go wrong with this refreshing and inspiring little set.
Our second beauty recommendation is another perfume known as The Sun, which is a tarot-inspired perfume. Tarot itself is a powerful practice used by many to delve into the mystic wonders of themselves and the world around them. And in tarot, the Sun card often indicates hope, positivity, optimism, and inner fulfillment. For that reason, this is the perfect perfume to use if you’re looking to invoke these energies in your own life.
With key natural ingredients such as bergamot for detoxing, blood orange for self-awareness, and petitgrain for clarity, this perfume is rich in all the essentials you need to channel positive energy, personal power, wisdom, and clarity into your life. Not to mention, it is also made with 100% natural fragrances, so you never have to worry about using harsh ingredients. Energizing and powerful, this is the perfect perfume for those looking to add a little mystical summer magic to their routine.
Next, if you’re in need of a little season refresh with your lotion, the Summer Witch Vegan Body Lotion is for you. Made with a combination scent of anise, citrus, patchouli, and labdanum, this lotion is rich, lightweight, and designed specifically to help smooth and nourish dry skin. Not to mention, this lotion is also long-lasting and non-greasy, perfect for those looking for a hydrating refresh that penetrates deep but doesn’t leave any uncomfortable after-effects.
Vegan, cruelty-free, and hand-made, you can’t go wrong with this rejuvenating lotion for all of your summer skincare needs.
Next, if you want to add some summer beauty to your bath routine, this citrine bath bar is perfect. Perfect for bringing about a calming and rejuvenating bath experience, this crystal bar is vegan, non-toxic, and all-natural to help you get the cleansing you deserve without any of the negative side effects.
Spiritually, citrine is often referred to as the stone of happiness, and with its high vibrational aura, this is sure to bring some healing energy into your space. With key energies of abundance, wealth, and vitality, this crystal bar is perfect to use daily to bring a refreshing boost of positive energy to you and cleanse away any negative energy that may be lingering in your aura. Not to mention, this soap bar also comes with key notes of lemon, which is also believed to help with uplifting, manifestation, and success. Multi-purpose, full of rich, nourishing ingredients, and energetically charged, this is the perfect product to use for daily cleansing to keep your energy field in tip-top shape.
Lastly, we have the Good Fortune Body Oil full of warm summer cheer. With a soft hemp and citrus scent, this body oil has been carefully crafted to give your vibration a life, help to attract blessings and good fortune into your space, and help to keep you in a positive mindset. Not to mention, this good fortune body oil has also been charged with reiki energy and intent to help to keep its energy as sacred and potent as possible.
Whether you choose to use it on your body or anoint spells and candles, this oil is perfect for a variety of magical uses and is sure to bring some inspiring new energy to your space.
Next, while we already covered some altar decor ideas, we wanted to include a quick section covering a few of our favorite miscellaneous item ideas for the season to help you invite the warm and abundant energies of summer into your space in other ways. With that said, here are a couple of our favorite miscellaneous pieces to bring into your home this season.
To start off, one of our favorite miscellaneous pieces for summer is the 5 Element Bamboo Kitchen Utensils. Made of high-quality bamboo, these utensils have been laser-etched with mystical witchy designs to help incorporate some elemental magic into your cooking. Perfect to use when making your favorite summer dishes, this set comes with a spatula, rounded fork, solid spoon, pointy spoon, and a slotted spatula for a variety of purposes.
High-quality and all-natural, you can’t go wrong with the bamboo set for kitchen use or home decor to add a whole new elemental boost to your space and your cooking.
Secondly, we have our vintage hair sticks as the perfect accessory for summer updos. Available in multiple symbols, including the moon, snakes, a moth, a skeleton hand, an axe, or a mermaid tail, these vintage hair sticks are the perfect way to add a mystical element to your look everywhere they go. Not to mention, they are perfect to use for a variety of creative hairstyles.
When in doubt, don’t be afraid to accessorize with these fun symbols for a truly enchanting look.
To sum it up, summer is a beautiful time of new hope, new energy, and new direction as we move forward and align more with the energies of the season. With newness lingering around us, setting up a summer altar is the perfect way to embrace all the changes this new season has to offer and can help you to work with it in your own personal endeavors to make something truly magical. Above all else, we hope this article has given you a few ideas for how to set up your own summer altar to truly make the most of this beautiful and opportunistic time of the year.
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June 27, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we welcome hot summer nights, new beginnings, and self-care into our space as we all learn the importance of slowing down and grounding to our current environment. Entering the month of July, we are led by the sign of the emotional and intuitive Cancer, encouraging all signs to slow down and live more in the moment. This could have us turning more to our roots and becoming more in touch with our intuition and our emotions, helping us to build a more grounded foundation within ourselves mentally and spiritually.
In terms of planets, this month, we have the influence of many different planetary changes going on this month. This includes Venus, Jupiter, and Chiron as some of the main events. With that said, Venus will enter Cancer mid-month, highlighting a nurturing, compassionate, and gentle approach to love. This could also bring changes to the way we connect with and communicate with those we love, as well as invoke a deeper, more caring approach to our self-care routine. Following this, Chiron will turn retrograde on the 19th of the month, pushing the signs to turn within for wisdom and introspective for the next several months. We will then enter the Leo season on July 22nd, helping us to channel some fiery new confidence that invokes creativity, hard work, and a shift in focus towards creating the life we want. And finally, Jupiter will also go retrograde on July 28th in the sign of the Aries, pushing the signs to deeply examine and evaluate their life and their path to better navigate where they want and need to be.
As you can see, July is likely to be full of many unique energies that are likely to inspire many changes within ourselves as well. But, to give you some deeper insight into what you can expect this month, today, we're going to touch on what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout July and how you can adjust your life this month to make the most of it.
June 19, 2022
Summer is finally here, and it’s time to get out, let loose, and get crafting on all your summer spells and rituals. With new opportunities beaming around us and a new burning flame of passion within us, this is the perfect time to align more with confidence and motivation as we pick up the pace in our lives and become more fearless in our approach to our goals and dreams. And one of our favorite ways to do that is by making sun water.
Energetically, the sun is known as the divine master healer of the cosmos and the creator of solar energy. It is the cosmic force that gives health and life to all, and without it, we and all life of our world would cease to exist. For that reason, the energy of the sun is incredibly powerful to work with in our practices and can help us to channel health, vitality, and healing within ourselves. Not to mention, it can also help us to see more of the light in the surrounding world as well as within ourselves. For that reason, sun water is a popular thing to make in the summer to absorb some of this radiant energy to truly make the most of the solstice and the season. For that reason, today, we’re going to direct our focus to sun water, its benefits, and a simple step-by-step guide for how you can make it for your summer practices. Let’s get started.
June 16, 2022
As we move through into the summer season, we get ready to welcome our next sabbat on June 21st, known as Litha. Often referred to as the Midsummer or the Summer Solstice, Litha is a high-spirited fire sabbat full of buoyancy and merriment. With the earth coming alive, the sun is beaming, and nature flourishing, this is a time for reconnecting with the cycles of nature and honoring the growing light within ourselves and all around us.
Throughout time, Litha was often deemed a time for celebrating the Goddess in her pregnancy, while the Sun God continues to rise until he reaches full strength. For that reason, people would often hold bountiful feasts, perform ceremonial dances, and host bonfires to honor his light and her fertility. However, as the longest day and shortest night of the year, for many, Litha is also a powerful time of honoring our own inner light and coming into our own peak of strength, making this an excellent time for rebirth and change within ourselves.
With so many warm and jovial energies circling around us now, there are many fun and exciting things you can do at this time to honor the energies all around us. So for today, we’re going to share 10 of our favorite rituals you can do to celebrate Litha and welcome in all the healing energy of this summer sabbat in a beautiful new way. Let’s get started.