Summer Solstice 2023 In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice is the day with the longest amount of sunlight. The shortest amount of darkness. It is a day to celebrate and honor the light.
This day represents a little piece of ancient magic in our modern world. Stonehenge aligns with the sun at sunrise on this day. The great pyramids in Egypt highlight the sunset perfectly. Peru, China, Mexico, and other countries all have ancient sites aligned perfectly with the solstice. Even bonfires, stemming from ancient European cultures were held due to their belief they boosted the sun’s energy for the growing season.
“Bonfires also were associated with magic. It was believed that bonfires could help banish demons and evil spirits and lead maidens to their future husbands. Magic was thought to be strongest during the summer solstice.” – history.com
Energetically we can feel the magic in our bodies. This dynamic pull to our ancient cellular connection and the future blossoming and unfolding. This is a time for abundance and growth. It is time for us to nourish the light within us.
Life feels like it slows down in the summer. Maybe we slow down and enjoy it more. We connect to our feminine and we shed the layers of protection. We breathe in the sunrise and the outdoor air that fuels our cells. There is a reason the zodiac sign of cancer is so lovable and caring. The energy of the world, during this time of year, is shining its light for everyone to see.
Take inventory at this moment. What light is within you that you would like to nourish and grow? Honor your feminine. Dive deep into your emotions. Create a ritual that makes you smile. Thank the sun for its healing power and hold onto a little piece of that magic to keep you moving forward with abundance and peace this year. .