Today marks the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. So what exactly is the summer solstice?

The word solstice is derived from the Latin words sol, meaning the sun, and sister, meaning to stand still, because today, the sun comes to a stop before changing direction. It’s a day meant for self-care, for being outside, and heck – to participate in some sun-worshipping rituals if you’re into that kinda thing.

Today, the sun reaches its highest point and we get between 14-17 hours of sunlight. You can bet it’s gunna be lit. Here’s how you can make the most of it!

Buy yourself some crystals

Crystals are all the rage. Which is pretty fitting given the tense cultural landscape we’re living in. We crave that light and positivity. If you’re looking for an energy boost or renewal, get to buying some crystals.

Spend time with your witches

Witches = squad. Round up the girls to celebrate! Have an impromptu dance party, a picnic, a movie marathon, any type of hang out, as long as the good vibes are present you’ll have a blast.

Jump in

Summer will forever be associated with water. Whether it’s at the beach, by a pond, or by the pool – jump right in.

OH, and we created a playlist for you to jam out to!

Xo, Ardene

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