June 20th, 2024 - Summer Solstice is Here!

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June 20th, 2024 - Happy Summer! We have come to the time of the year again when we feel immensely the nourishing light of the Sun growing and how it radiates life and warmth to the surroundings more than any other time. Birds are singing. Plants and trees are bearing fruits. Flowers are blooming with radiant colors. There is just an enthralling scent in the air that invites you to stay outdoors. On June 20, 2024, we officially enter Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter in the Southern.

Coming from the Latin word, solstitium–from sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped), the Solstice has long been significant to ancient cultures. The June Solstice is marked by the moment that the Sun moves into Cancer at 1:51 pm PDT, and the Earth’s North Pole is tilted most closely towards the sun. When this phenomenon happens, the Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight, and we experience the longest day of sunlight of the year. 

What makes this Summer Solstice extra potent is that it coincides with the Full Moon in Capricorn, happening the next day, Friday, June 21st.  So, while the Sun is at its most fertile point of the year, so is the moon!  Together, they are creating enormously activating energies for us to bask and be charged up with!  

As this magical moment of the Summer Solstice invites us to embrace and shine with our own dazzling radiance, the Capricorn Full Moon rises and pushes us to get real about balancing striving for our dreams with caring for our inner selves, our relationships and passions. 

We are being called to harness this cosmic motivation to explore different areas of our lives and uncover where we need to grow.

The Summer Solstice also represents our life journey. Just like how the Earth is travelling from the darkness to the light, we trust the eternal flame within us that, despite the uncertainty, brighter days are coming soon. Our light of hope can spread all the way to the far end of the globe and inspire others. The glow and warmth also encourage us to set ourselves in motion. Focus our energy on the important things that give us life and meaning. We are the life force ourselves. We can nurture others, as much as the Sun nurtures the Earth.

May this Summer Solstice be a period of your transition, renewal, and increased connection to the Source.