CELEBRATING THE WINTER AND SUMMER SOLSTICES
Tomorrow marks the Solstice, (Summer in the southern hemisphere, Winter in the northern hemisphere). These solar festivals mark the coming and going of the light at different times of the year, and are powerful times for reflection. The solstices are festival days in the Wheel of the Year.
The Summer Solstice happens when the days are at their longest, the nights are at their shortest, and the sun is at the height of its power. In the northern hemisphere, it falls somewhere between 20th – 23rd June, and in the southern hemisphere it falls between 20th – 23rd December.
The Winter Solstice happens at the time of the year when the days are at their shortest and the nights are at their longest. In the northern hemisphere, it falls somewhere between 20th – 23rd December, and in the southern hemisphere it falls between 20th – 23rd June.
‘Solstice’ means ‘sun stands still’ or ‘standing of the sun’, and at this time of the year, for several days before and after the Solstice, the sun appears to stand still in the sky.
Summer Solstice is a time of completion and celebration. Plans that we made in the darker months should now be fully in place. The invitation is to stand back and take a moment to be still and celebrate what we have achieved in the previous six months since the Winter Solstice.
The Winter Solstice is a time of reflection and renewal. There’s an invitation here to take a moment out of our normal lives to be still and connect to the bigger picture of where we are in our journey.
This makes the Solstices the perfect times of year to review and energetically release the twelve months you have just journeyed through, and call in what you want to experience over the coming year.
I have two special offerings if you feel called to work with the energy of these special days:
- The Summer + Winter Solstice Rituals: learn about the Celtic Wheel of the Year, the Summer and Winter Solstices, how to tune into, honour and harness the energies of this time of year and be led through two activating rituals for the Summer and Winter Solstice. You can receive the Solstice bundles, including the rituals, instantly when you join my Membership here.
2. The Work Your Light Annual Visioning Process: this is a very special process and workbook I have been crafting for over seven years. The solstice is a wonderful time to reflect on what was and dream into what one day might be. The workbook has been done by over 2,500 people all over the world and this year’s one is my best yet! You can download the workbook instantly here or receive it for free when you join my Membership here.