The Summer Solstice 2021

By Lisa Stardust

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday season! With that comes cheer and merriment — in both our personal and professional lives. The change of season also brings us BIG Capricorn energy and the longest day and shorter night, which means it's an ideal time to cut loose and have some major fun with colleagues at the parties you attend.


The office holiday party turned out to be more dramatic than an episode of reality television. Everyone tried to get your boss’s attention and admiration — even you. Reminder, you don’t have to be thirsty to prove you’re better than your coworkers — your work says it all.


Thinking about hitting the waves or taking a surfing lesson this season? Well, the Solstice is the perfect time for you to fully get away from it all — which means turning an OOO reply on your office email and turning off your iPhone for your much needed vacation.


Your finances may be holding you back from having the ultimate Solstice experience, but you can have fun! Have a low key party with co-workers and friends. You’ll get mushy thanking each other for being the best in 2021.


Treat yourself to a dinner to celebrate the most important person in your life — YOU. You may be tempted to make it a dinner for two - it’s important for you to indulge yourself after all the hard work and long hours you’ve put in at the office this year.


A “schmoozer” by nature, it’s time you started networking to prepare for the New Year. Head over to a local meet and greet to connect with others from your profession. This will prove handy later, when you choose to switch up and change your career goals.


Your creativity and artistic visions are on FIRE! You’re finally able to break through the blocks that have been holding you back and start work on your goals. Finally, you can breathe knowing that you’re no longer creatively stifled. The future is bright and full of vitality. Finally! Go you!


Although you may want to spend the Solstice wrapped up in your sheets watching “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel,” you’re actually going to opt to be social. That means hanging with the team from work - even at home. Yes, you can watch TV with them too!


Planning your office’s holiday party proved to be more stressful than you assumed it would be when you took on this responsibility. Words of Advice: It was fab no matter what. Don’t let your anxiety hold you back from enjoying yourself. Be more extroverted, don’t be a wallflower.


Connect with your old crew — we’re talking childhood buds — to evoke a dream that you all started in your youth. While a partnership with them may not be possible, it will be great to catch up and helpful for you in getting your creative groove back this season.


It’s never too late to do the right thing — this includes sharing the spotlight and credit for an innovative idea with your deserving colleagues. Although you may be tempted to take the cake and prize for your novel ideas, your conscience will steer you to do the noble thing.


Give yourself a break from the boring humdrum activities of office life. Just be sure not to drink too much eggnog because loose lips may force you to confront your boss about the small holiday bonus you received this year.


You’re beginning to lean into a leadership role at work, which means keeping boundaries with your colleagues. Find a middle ground with your co-workers that ensure you get the respect you deserve without giving them the cold shoulder.