Summer Solstice Sun at Stonehenge
The year moves swiftly! It is time to honor the longest day of the Sun. Summer Solstice 2019 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 9:54 a.m. on Friday June 21, Mountain Time. How will you celebrate the longest day?
The summer solstice is associated with change, fresh starts, and with a celebration of Nature.
Solstice comes from the Latin words sol, meaning Sun and sistere, meaning to come to a stop or stand still. On the day of the June solstice, the Sun reaches its northernmost position, as seen from the Earth. At that moment, its zenith does not move north or south as during most other days of the year, but it stands still at the Tropic of Cancer. It then reverses its direction and starts moving south again.
Traditionally, our Ancestors had huge celebrations for Summer Solstice – a gathering of the tribes or of the people. There were games and challenges and markets or fairs, and huge feasts to share and celebrate the bounty of Nature.
It was a time of creating new things, arranging new trade agreements, and a time of settling old scores in an attempt to move into peace.
Some quotes about Summer…
- ‘I am summer, come to lure you away from your computer… come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.’ -Oriana Green
- ‘When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.’ -Wilma Rudolph
- ‘A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.’ -St. Francis of Assisi
Enjoy this day, and celebrate the Sun!
AUTHOR – Judith Hirst has been writing spiritual and technical blogs for the last thirteen years. She is a non-traditional shaman who has studied with shaman teachers from different lineages. As well, she has studied and uses Dowsing, Body Talk, EFT, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Hypnotherapy, Angel Karma Techniques, Angel Therapy, and has taught Star Talker Training classes. She is a seer and medium. Judith joined Questers in 2007, and now serves on the Questers Board as secretary and blog master.