SUMMER SOLSTICE . . . . . Friday, June 21, 11:54am EDST

The SUMMER SOLSTICE is that point that occurs exactly when the Earth’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the Sun. It ushers in the predominance of the energies of the second three signs of the zodiac: Cancer, Leo and Virgo.

Note:  In both the Summer and Winter solstices, the season change depends upon your hemisphere.  In both hemispheres the progression of the signs of the zodiac – underlying the ambiance in the atmosphere  is identical, so the ritual for maximizing the time periods ahead remains the same.

Cancer, Leo, and Virgo dive into an intense participation in life—the enjoyment of feeling involved in close relationships with others. Cancer seeks the experience of the nurturing, deep love, and support possible with family members. Leo encourages us to follow our hearts and share relationships with those who trigger our feelings of love. Virgo encourages us to do things to help those we love have an easier, happier life.

The following three months are well suited to spending time with those you feel personally close to. It is a period for enjoying the special relationships in your life as well as allotting time for recreational activities that are pleasurable for you. Take a vacation, enjoy your favorite hobby, go to the movies, play games and dance! It’s time to celebrate being alive and enjoy the pleasure of spending time with those who are close . . . . .


HONORING LIFE ON THE DAY OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE 

Timing is everything. By taking advantage of opportunities when the larger timing is right, you achieve success. For example, when the tide is out in the ocean, it’s not a propitious time for the sport of surfing. The rules we’re shown daily by mother nature are self evident. By cooperating with that larger timing, we can fit into the natural world and use its cycles to our advantage.

By using the principles of natural timing, we cooperate with life and know when to pull back and when to press forward for success. The times of moving forward can be used for initiating new directions that are important for us. The times for pulling back can be used for reinforcing our position, organizing our lives and growing stronger within ourselves. The times of balance open the opportunity for consciously enjoying our lives and the people in our world.

Plan a celebratory activity for this day – a party with your friends, a fun family adventure, attending a special event that feels like a festivity to you. It is a day to remember to celebrate life and have fun! Do something enjoyable – an activity that brings you pleasure in its own right. It may be going . . . . . Members can READ THE FULL COLUMN here.

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