The 21st June 2010 marks the Summer Solstice, and the beginning of a week of huge Cosmic shift. Also this week, we see Pallas Athene move direct, Mercury entering Cancer and the Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Cosmic Cross.
For today though, it is time to celebrate the Summer Solstice!
The Summer Solstice (also known as the Longest Day) is marked at the moment that the Sun enters the sign of Cancer each year in the Northern hemisphere. The Sun is at its highest point in the sky and all of nature is full of energy and growth. It is a time of abundance and manifestation – a time where nature is flourishing and ripening.
The Summer Solstice marks a time to celebrate our personal achievements. It is a time to enjoy the fruits of our labours and to find the joy and abundance within. The Sun is the life giver to our Solar System, to Earth and to each of us. The Sun represents our life spark – that little piece of light within each of us that burns brightly giving our lives joy, meaning, focus and strength.
The light within each of us glows strongly at the Solstice. It is a time to honour the gift of life and also to offer the Earth healing as well.
There is a sense of transformation around this time, a sense that we are nearer the fruition of our goals and dreams, and that these achievements can continue to flourish in the bright sunlight.
We are in the midst of a somewhat intense and challenging chapter of spiritual awakening at this time, and in some ways the Solstice gives each of us a brief opportunity to pause, reflect and to celebrate life and the progress we have all made.
The Summer Solstice is a day for coming together with like-minded people; it is a time to celebrate and to dance together to celebrate the life giver of the solar system, and the life we have within.
Many celebrate the sunrise on Solstice morning, and give thanks for the life that the sun brings. So, try to take a little time to honour the Sun, to honour the life within and the life all around. Send some healing to the Earth (if you are unsure how to do this, simply visualise a huge bubble of healing light encompassing the Earth – the land, the seas and all those who dwell on, within or above her).