Summer Solstice 2015 Sunday June 21st at 12:38 pm edt

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Dear, Adaptable and Ever-Changing Children of the Earth,

Summer Solstice is here!  The longest day and shortest night of the year.  The Great Wheel is turning and it’s the perfect time to step out of your routine.  All work and no play does serious harm to your nervous system and this Solstice is perfect for creating some new neurological pathways.  Expand your brain by looking at something you’ve never seen before.  Cleanse your endocrine system by laughing at something silly.  It’s Summer!  Time to fill up with light!

For as long as we humans have been standing up on our own two feet, Summer Solstice has been a time of Celebration.  Visiting friends, cooking outside, participating in large gatherings… all the fun activities of Summer take us out of our ordinary routine, relax us and allow us to make new connections.

There are thousands of ancient sites all over the globe that mark the Summer Solstice.  Our ancestors created these Sacred Sites as places to connect to Deities, to God, to the Great Mystery.  Sacred literally means “set apart for the worship of a deity.”  Whatever your relationship with the Mystery is, or how you define God, this is a perfect time to offer your respect and gratitude for this marvelous thing we call Life.

This Solstice, the Cosmos is giving us a beautiful Jupiter (Benevolence) trine to Uranus (Change).  Trine aspects are easy flowing and after our long, long Pluto square with Uranus, this can truly feel like a breath of fresh air.  With this aspect there’s a kind of trust that starts to happen again, a little bit of hope and sense of possibility is dawning.

Take this time to notice the simple pleasure of being alive.

Namaste, you light-filled being,

Mary


Summer Fruit
Full round apple, peach, pear, blackberry.
Each speaks lie and death into the mouth.
Look at the face of a child eating them.
The tastes come from afar and slowly grow nameless on the tongue.
Where there were words, discoveries flow,released from within the fruit.
What we call apple–dare to say what it is,
this sweetness which first condensed itself so that, in the tasting, it may burst fort and be known in all its meanings of sun and earth and here. How immense, the act and the pleasure of it.

…Rainer Maria Rilke

Check out this link to find more about the SKY MAGIC class I’m teaching this Summer!

http://jenaferjoy.com/skymagic-summer/

 

and check out these sites for more information about Summer Solstice:

http://earthsky.org/?p=3300                                                                                              http://www.mysticmamma.com/summer-solstice-northern-hemisphere-rituals-ideas-and-significance-june-20th-2013/

 

Mystic Mama has some really great rituals