June 20: Summer Solstice is at 11:04PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). This is definitely a time to celebrate what’s new, what is coming, where your transition is taking you, and what’s next as well as to be in gratitude for the many gifts and support you have received along the way. The desire for being in love with others and life and the future is strong and we would advise being around people who are on the same page as you. ~ Power Path, School of Shamanism
Ahhh yes, the longest day of the year! Welcome Summer Solstice! As we welcome this new season, will see new life relaxing and taking in the lazy dog-“daze” of summer.
But what is solstice anyway?
In simple terms, “the word solstice is derived from the Latinsol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. ” (Wikipedia)
Solstices occur twice a year: once in the winter and once in the summer. In many cultures, the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer. TODAY, for example. The day of the solstice is either the longest day of the year (in summer) or the shortest day of the year (in winter) for any place outside of the tropics.
Let’s welcome in the official start of summer and follow the lead of our Gosling friends. Let’s gather around people of like mind and heart. Since this is the longest day of the year, whether we’re at work or at home, take a few moments (OR LONGER!) to go outside, take in the the vitamin D that our high-sitting, long-standing Sol is offering us on this very special day that marks the beginning of the Summer Solstice of 2013!