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Summer Solstice Celebration

  • Empress Vintage 1757 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States (map)

Come join us in scared community to celebrate the summer solstice! The summer solstice is one of the most powerful days to celebrate and honor your solar power and the light within you. We will set our intentions through the magic of the Tarot, do a manifestation ritual, call in the four directions, perform an invocation and a releasing ritual. **We will be having a fire so if you have a sensitivity to smoke please note these will be the conditions of the ritual. 

Some ideas to heighten the experience,

*Bring an offering for the alter a crystal, stone, feather, poem, confession, a flower, a herb or whatever your heart desires. Know you can take these items home after.

*Dress in something devotional if that feels right for you. 

*Write down a passage or confession that you'd like to offer to the ritual and ceremony.

What is the Summer Solstice?

The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).

The summer solstice ritual is one of the most popular events I host each year pre-registration is highly encouraged. register here:


Deep bow of thanks you all, the earth, and all beings everywhere.

Laura Zuspan is an artist and seer. Magic and art are her guiding forces; what most interests her in these realms are transformations in consciousness. Her artistic and intuitive practice is to facilitate collaborative healing ceremonies, ritual awakenings, and the development of inner vision to feed and inspire the spirit. In this practice Laura draws on the ancient book of Tarot, and on practical life coaching techniques. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her art internationally. She has studied Buddhism at Insight Meditation Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Thailand and trained at the Niroga Institute in yoga outreach. Influenced by the work of Joanna Macy, Linda Montano, Angeles Arrien and Dipa Ma, Laura is interested in shifting the way we understand ‘Tarot’ into a functional and ethical tool for individual insight and empowerment. Laura recently opened a private reading room to see clients privately located in central Oakland. She is currently creating her own tarot deck through watercolor painting.