SOLSTICE – Solar enters Most cancers
– Wednesday 21 June (15:58 GMT+1)
This week is the Solstice week when the Solar strikes into Most cancers, one of many cardinal star indicators. The Solstice and the Equinoxes are important markers in western astrology because the zodiac is aligned with these 4 factors within the astrological calendar. They’re the foundations and cornerstones of western astrology.
Solar Standing Nonetheless
That is the mid-point within the 12 months which brings a change of season. Within the northern hemisphere, this coincides with the longest day of the 12 months and the official begin of summer time. Within the southern hemisphere, it’s reversed with the shortest day of the 12 months because the nights develop longer.
Solstice means ‘solar (sol) standing nonetheless’ i.e. the Solar is at its highest or lowest level earlier than it adjustments into a brand new season.
Historically, the Solstice is the time of the 12 months to honour the Solar. Many traditions embrace constructing bonfires as hearth and warmth are related with the Solar. You can have a fireplace pit or mild candles if the solar’s not blazing down wherever you’re.
In our endlessly, celestially revolving world, the solstice beckons for a second of stillness and reflection. Its etymology – from the Latin sol (solar) and sistere (to face nonetheless) – signifies that nearly miraculous level of transition, sandwiched between cycles of motion.
Wanting from earth, the Solar has reached its most northerly or southerly tour relative to the celestial equator after which, after “standing nonetheless”, reverses course.
It’s the longest day, the triumph of the solar, a celebration of midsummer and a marker that the steadiness of day and night time will start to shift. For a fleeting second all the 12 months is on maintain, a second of flux and suspense.
- Use this second within the 12 months to cease and deeply join with your self and the universe. You may plan a dawn stroll or sit in contemplation because the solar units.
- Maybe, you need to discover a while within the day to be quiet and hearken to your internal voice. You can cease on the precise second of the Solstice – see date/time above.
- You may write in a journal, discover what you’re grateful for and what your intentions are shifting into this subsequent three month chapter between the Solstice and the Equinox on September twenty third.
- We’re nearly on the midway level within the 12 months. Subsequently, you might mirror on how far you’ve come, the place you’re heading subsequent and why.
The summer time solstice as soon as marked the start of calendars, the season of harvest, the traditional center of summer time: a time to have fun fertility and the life-giving power of the solar in a pre-industrial surroundings.
In as we speak’s much less rural world, for many individuals that historical reference to the cycle of nature has been misplaced. But our fascination with the solstice stays curiously undimmed, as if deeply embedded in our ancestral reminiscence.
There’s something so hopeful concerning the Solstice. The traditional custom of honouring the Solar connects us to the distant previous and the comforting repetition of the Solar’s motion is a reliable anchor in our lives day in, time out.
Dawn represents the symbolism of the promise of a brand new day, a brand new daybreak. The standard of the second when the solar rises and the sunshine returns, brings with it hope and a sense of peace that the darkish hours are behind you.
Many historical cultures honoured the Solar and constructed temples in alignment with the Solar’s passage via the sky. Probably the most well-known is Stonehenge – see picture above – hundreds of individuals will collect once more to welcome this awe-inspiring sight.
How will you honour the Solar? Right here’s one among my favorite poems by Hafiz, a reminder to be eternally grateful for the celebrities, the Solar, Moon and planets as they tirelessly and ceaselessly proceed their dance with our earth.
The Solar By no means Says
Even in spite of everything this time
The solar by no means says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what occurs with
A love like that,
It lights the Entire Sky.
Might you have got a blessed & enlightening Solstice expertise.
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