As the warm air begins to fill our backyards, and sunshine soaked days feel less like a wintery dream and more of a reality, we gear up this week to celebrate the summer solstice, happening Friday, June 21st!
But why is the solstice so heavily regarded?
Well, for starters, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Solstice rituals have been celebrated for centuries, dating back to Egypt, Rome and Stonehenge, where people believe the rock formation was designed to align perfectly with the blissful yearly sun.
In ancient Egypt, the summer solstice took place at the initial phase of the Nile’s flooding, which was known to determine the Egyptian New Year!
Furthermore, in China, the solstice was celebrated as the yearly switch from yang to yin energy.
However, if you’re looking for reasons to have a personal solstice celebration at home this year, here’s what you need to know:
1. The Solstice celebrates the sun and the emergence of lasting light, illuminating our abilities to always recognize the light in ourselves.
2. The Solstice is a great opportunity to reflect on your life, where it is heading, and if you feel in alignment with your divine life plan.
3. The Solstice is a new beginning, a fresh start. What do you make of yours?
Happy Summer Solstice!