The Summer Equinox / Solstice
The summer equinox is also called the Solstice, It marks the first day of the season of summer in the northern hemisphere. This year the summer solstice falls on Tuesday December the 22nd at exactly 2.49pm (GMT+10) Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The Sun exerts its’ maximum power at the Solstice because the tilt of the Earth’s axis makes the Sun’s rays most nearly parallel on that date at points in the Northern hemisphere. The time is here to complete external physical manifestation and all energies are about exerting the will. In ancient times it was considered a time of fullness of life, worldly blessings and celebration.
Not much has changed today in how we look at summer. We see it as a time of vacations, play, celebration, fun, joviality, parties, and barbecues with family and friends at the beach or park. Days are longer which gives us more time to enjoy the sun and soak in its warmth. The Summer Solstice celebrates the joy, warmth and laughter of summer; and universal power. The beginning of summer represents a time for purification, renewal of the self, a time to release the sadness, fears and pains from your life. A time for purification and renewed energy.
For couples: it is also a time for renewing the bonds of love that brought the two of you together in the first place. Remember that song from the 1978 movie “Grease” with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta called “Summer Nights”…the amazing feelings of youthful passionate love…bu-ut oh, those su-ummer nights….). With renewed energy of the Summer Solstice all things are possible.
For those of you who are single, it is a time to renew you commitment to find your true love. Since the summer is a time for external physical manifestations then why not include manifesting the ‘right’ person to love? Then your summertime celebration will have even more meaning with a special someone to share it with.
The Solstice is a day to see the Creator in everyone you come in contact with and to recognize their divinity along with the recognition of your own self. John the Baptist is the recognized saint for the Summer Solstice. The belief is that summer solstice is for renewal, which needs to be a renewed commitment to the universe and to ourselves.
Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
The summer Equinox, solstice happens once a year. In this world we live in today it is important that we work with these energies, the universal energies. It is at these special times of change over during an equinox that we can tune in and make the changes in our lives with much more power than at any other time. We can work with these energies to empower our thoughts and desires and magnify what we would like to manifest in the coming months. The energy that is present during this special time is VERY powerful. This is a wonderful time that you can give thanks to mother earth.
Use this special power to delve within your subconscious to unearth your dreams and aspirations for the future.
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