Most ancient cultures were aligned with the Earth and the heavens, and so they celebrated the turning points of Light and Darkness, growth and death. While our modern society has forgotten the meaning and rituals of these turning points, it is surprising how we unconsciously still celebrate them. Before the Summer Solstice when we celebrate the gifts of Father Sky, we celebrate Father's Day. And what is America's 4 th of July except a celebration of summer and the triumph of Life! It's time to celebrate them with deeper meaning and insight into our lives. We need their sacred information so we can learn to live attuned once more to the Earth.
With a full summer of light and warmth ahead of us, most of us don't think about the fact that after Summer Solstice, the light begins to fade and the darkness grows. With our modern conveniences and our disconnection from the Earth, we no longer live within the Great Mother's rhythms and cycles.
But when we do, we experience the Summer Solstice as the height of a symphony of sounds and sights, tastes and touches and smells that will slowly fade away with the year. It is the season to experience the possibilities of heaven on Earth: that we can most surely nurture and create life to sustain us in the darker times.
At Summer Solstice, we experience the orgasmic ecstasy of life as Heaven and Earth engage in the Sacred Marriage. We get to experience the fullness and beauty of life. And also now, the over-heated threat of climate change. Gratitude and hope need to be coupled with determination and action.
a Full Moon, Summer Solstice gives form and intention to the seed
planted at Winter Solstice the Seed of Light and Life returning.
What did we need to shed? What do we need to manifest? What
have you made of your life so far this year?
Summer Solstice, 2019
Summer Solstice occurs on the day the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. This year it occurs on Friday, June 21 st at 8:54am PDT/ 11:54am EDT/ 4:54pm GMT.
This is the season to honor our family and to feel the roots of our existence and the deep foundations of our soul. Cancer asks us to meditate on what it means for our souls to be at home here on the Earth plane as well as in our body, which is the temple of the soul.
Cancer, ruled by the Moon, also awakens memory, so we can begin to understand what has gone before, so we can heal the hurts and wounds of the past. Cancer wants our emotional body to be whole and healthy. We need our lessons if our soul is to grow, but once we've learned them, we need to let go of that life, of that old story. If you've learned your lesson, then become whoever you're mention to BE! How have your past lives, your ancestors and your present life circumstances shaped you? What are the lessons? Have you learned them? If so, move on!