Equinox and Solstice Meditation Celebrations
Four times a year we celebrate the seasons with guided and silent meditations. Everyone is welcome and no experience with meditation is necessary.
The word “equinox” comes from Latin and means “equal night,” referring to the roughly 12-hour day and 12-hour night that occurs only on the two equinox days of the year, spring during March and autumn during September.
Two times a year the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest day for the summer solstice in June and the shortest day for the winter solstice in December.
As spring arrives, we awaken from our winter hibernation to plant the seeds of our intentions for the year ahead. It is a time of rebirth and meditating creates a solid foundation. The Spring Equinox is the perfect time to set your intention for what you want to plant, and to clear the obstacles that stand in the way of manifesting.
In order to create a new beginning, we must be willing to do some “spring cleaning’ internally. Spring is the perfect time to clear out everything that is not you and all that separates you from your destiny.
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, the shortest night, and a tipping point: from here on the days get shorter and the nights get longer. The solstice is sometimes called midsummer because by now farmers have long done their planting but this is technically the first day of summer. It both ushers in the warmest season, and reminds that the season is short, slipping away day by day. read more
The Autumn Equinox is a meaningful time of year to honour the harvest. Whether that be a “real” harvest of the things planted in your garden or the harvest of efforts and intentions for your life path that you set earlier in the year. As you honour light & dark equally this is a perfect time to acknowledge your personal growth cycle and ask for balance and harmony in nurturing your life.
The winter solstice is the first day of winter with the fewest daylight hours, making it the shortest day and longest night. While it brings us into the colder winter days it also marks the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. The light of the Sun begins a new solar cycle at Winter Solstice. The rays shine into the dark, and nurture the newborn life there to be nourished. During Winter Solstice we celebrate the presence of Spirit and the power of faith that our dreams and visions of the future will manifest in the spring.