Today is the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice for our friends in the south. It is the official start of summer and so much more.
In many pagan, mystic and spiritual traditions this day holds immense power and potential. I have reposted a few different descriptions of what the Solstice means and will bring. There are so many glorious thoughts and meanings behind this day it was difficult for me to choose so please don't get overwhelmed by all the words. Read what you wish, take what you want.
Remember the essence of today is a celebration of new frontiers, galactic energies and divinities.
Today is a great day to take a moment in reflection and to set an intention for yourself.
Envision yourself on your future path and light a candle,
you will be planting your seed in extremely fertile ground! Namaste!!!
"The Solstice.....a portal time when galactic energies and synergies are more readily able to reach us, and we, connect with them." (Marytha Paffrath, my most amazing and inspiring drumming teacher!)
“Summer is a celebration of the earth incredible bounty! Summer is a festival of this inner fire/power, the power that makes abundance and nourishment grow from tiny seeds.”
Honoring the solstice can remind us just how precious each day and season is, because the truth of its passing away is also acknowledged. Gifts need to be appreciated, not taken for granted. Some will use their religious ritual to raise energy for healing, for re-aligning and redressing environmental wrongs, or for strengthening the sense of being part of nature, not set apart and individual, but interconnected in a larger whole, including the past, present and future. Such is the power of participating in the turning of the wheel of the year.