Setting Summer Intentions
Summer Solstice on Sunday June 20, 2021 marks the end of spring and beginning of summer! It is also the longest day (daylight hours) and shortest night of the year. Solstice comes from Latin solstitium from sol (sun) and stitium (still or stopped).
These past months living I have witnessed the different positions of the sun setting on the horizon from my home in the Cariboo. The sun moves northward or southward in the sky as the seasons change, presenting spectacular and unique sunsets every night. I prepare myself for the next season, summer. As the sun reaches this most northern position it doesn’t change for short time before it appears to reverse. This pause is the Summer Solstice we celebrate.
The new beginning associated with spring makes room for ‘standing still and pausing’ associated with Summer. It’s time to relax and set intentions that capture patience, nourishment and trust.
Additionally, we have the last super full moon of the year on Thursday June 24, 2021. This full moon (called rose or strawberry moon) reminds us of the power of love, the sweetness of life. Strawberries are the fresh, abundant and the first harvest of the season. This is the time to celebrate you.