Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bright Summer Solstice Blessings!

Tomorrow June 21st is the Summer Solstice. This is the longest day of the year and the day with the most sunlight.

This is a great day to honor and connect to the sun by taking a walk outdoors during the day, meditating outside in the sun, going to the beach, having an outdoor picnic of abundant summer foods, greeting the sunrise, or lighting a candle in honor of the sun at sunset.

The Summer Solstice is a very high energy time for deep meditation. It is also a great time to begin new projects and to also reflect on intentions and goals you would like to start on the Summer Solstice and work on until the Autumn Equinox on September 23rd. Planning between solstices and equinoxes this way is a great way to break down your goals, projects, and intentions for the year working with and benefiting from the high solstice and equinox energies.

In ancient pagan times the Summer Solstice was called such names as Midsummer and Litha. This was a time of magic especially in the area of love, prophetic dreams, future divination, gathering herbs, and when fairies were easiest to be seen and interacted with. Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream is a wonderful example of this magical Midsummer time. In some cultures Midsummer bonfires were burned as well

To celebrate Midsummer today you can also explore these areas in your Summer Solstice celebration and acivities. This is also a great time for cleansing, purification, healing, and growth.

The Summer Solstice is a time to remember the light in the world, within ourselves and in others. As the longest day of the year when the sun's light is the highest, this is a great time to feel the warm sunlight of joy, spirit, fun, and creativity within yourself. Reflect on ways you can bring joy, spirit, fun, and creativity into your summer season.

Bright Solstice Blessings!