Summer Crystal Power

The Summer Solstice, Crystal Power and Your Astrology Sign’s Journey!

Judi Vitale, our resident astrologer, has prepared information about harnessing the power of crystals for the summer ahead.  Here is her take on what to use yourself, or give as a gift, for navigating the near future. 

This is it! The moment we have been waiting for since the winds and snows of February has arrived at last.  The Summer Solstice took place Sunday June 21 at 12:38 PM EDT. We celebrate summer as the time of warmth and beauty that allows us to enjoy the fruits of the earth – in the northern hemisphere, at least! Everywhere, this is the moment when the sun enters the sign of Cancer, which is known for its insistence on nurturing others and showering the world with that “my baby can never do any wrong” kind of mothering love Cancer people just seem to exude.

You need to have sources of energy that will help to propel you in the right direction for the course you are about to take in the summer.  The collection of rocks and crystals we have at Journeys of Life now are the perfect tools for ensuring your summer goes the way that you want. Read on to discover how you can take advantage of the planets and their positions this month, and enhance your life with the rock, mineral or crystal that’s perfect for your astrology sign, and the journey you will begin at this year’s Summer Solstice. You can carry it with your or put it in a place where you can see it all day, the presence of the right mineral objects can make even the most daunting projects seem more do-able.


Uranus in your sign has poured gasoline on the fire that is your spirit. This has provided you with a lot of energy, but you could be burning the candle at both ends at times. Push could come to shove around July 8th. Use Blue Lace Agate to soothe your soul. and Citrine to keep your body from burning out.


Your relationship partners, in love as well as work, know you’re not a pushover. Expect someone to try really hard to change your mind when Saturn comes back to haunt you. You might learn about an idea around June 27th that’s pretty good, even if it isn’t yours! Use Amazonite to crack your mind and heart wide open.


Prosperity is a big thing for you at this time of year. The focus on earning is a good thing – just make sure you save some of your extra income for later. Mars begins to inspire a spending spree beginning June 25th. While uncut ruby will help you bring home extra bacon, the retentive qualities of magnetite might help you hold on to what you’ve got.


Being ultra-energized by planets in your sign doesn’t have to take you out of your comfort zone. If you relax and go with the flow, you’ll have a lot of fun this month. A romantic moment could rock your foundations around July 2nd, so allow agate to put you in the mood for accepting love. Use smoky quartz as a mineral form of “chill pill”.


You have no regrets about being an open-hearted and enthusiastic party animal, with Jupiter in your sign, but it’s important to learn the art of moderation. Look out for over-stimulation on July 1st. Chiastolite will inspire moderation, and a pretty agate will smooth out your rough edges.


People who come into your life t want you to suspend your disbelief long enough to listen to their hopes and dreams. Clarity is everything, but on July 18th you might actually allow for an experiment in expanded consciousness. Take moldavite and aura quartz on your soul journey.


Just when you thought your money situation had cleared up, you may need to be ready for an unexpected expense, particularly around June 28th. Put citrine and peridot to work on boosting your buck-earning power.


At least you learned how powerful you are before Saturn came back to start Round 2 with you. There’s no doubt you can overcome just about any obstacle, but there’s nothing wrong with getting help from power stones such as amethyst and lapis lazuli. You may need them around July 11th.


This is your best month for intimate relationships. Try to stay in one place long enough to enjoy the kind of TLC that totally warms your heart, and book a passion-fueled getaway around July 12. Take fire agate and Red Garnet along for the ride.


When the weather gets hot, you get romantic. This year, though, you may find your partner is more inclined to push your buttons than give you a romantic squeeze. The need to resolve conflict will be noticeable around July 15th. Go to Jasper and Tiger’s Eye for extra serenity.


Productivity is the theme of this time of year for you. You’ll have all the energy you need, but you may want some aid when it comes to taking time for yourself, especially around July 16th. Aventurine will open you up to asking for help from others, and flourite will help you keep life’s ride on an even keel.


It isn’t easy to stay grounded with Neptune in your sign, and being in your body will be a tough task around July 19th. Malachite will enhance your insight, while Obsidian helps you keep both feet on the ground.