5 Ways We’re Celebrating the Solstice

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Though we keep a crystal or two on our bedside and we’ll always read our horoscopes when we find a newspaper lying around, that’s about as shamanic as we get. Blame the unending ping of our inboxes, blame binge-watching TV, or blame light pollution, but we usually forget that some major celestial event is happening until after the planets are done aligning (here’s—not—looking at you Perseid Meteor Shower every summer for, like, ever).  Today, though, we’re feeling downright mystical, positively witchy, and with good reason. It’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and this year it coincides with a full strawberry moon for the first time in over 6 decades. Moon-struck and star-crossed, here’s how we’re going to celebrate.

1) Finding a roof. We’re always down for a good rooftop soirée, even more so when there’s something to peep besides the across-the-street neighbors. There’s something utterly magical about watching the moon rise over Manhattan, especially one as magic-feeling as this one.

2) Reading our astral projections. Diving in deeper than some silly paragraph in the back of Cosmo, we’re loving these two reports on what to expect with the moon in Sag.

3) Mixing up a special cocktail. A “Pink Moon” or two should do the trick. Gin, lemon, rhubarb syrup, and rosewater? Yes, please.

4) Buying a lunar calendar. This, this, or this. So we don’t miss it again.

5) Channeling our inner Stevie Nicks. Endless layers of chiffon, gypsy style. Because all of the aforementioned things are best done in a diaphanous, lighter-than-air-robe.

We hope you’ll pause for a moment this afternoon + evening to head outside and take a deep breath, look at the sky, and remind yourself there’s magic all around….and that “if you get caught between the moon and New York City, the best that you can do…is fall in love.”

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