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Celebration of Light: 2022 Summer Solstice

Celebration of Light: 2022 Summer Solstice

The First Day of Summer & the Longest Day of the Year

Solstice is derived from two Latin words:
Sol meaning Sun, and sistere to cause to stand still.

0° Cancer
 Tuesday, June 21 at 2:14 a.m. PDT

2022 ushers in the beginning of summer in the early morning hours of June 21th.(1) The June Solstice marks the Sun’s movement into the sign of Cancer and the longest day of the year — the beginning of summer.(2) Annually, on this day, the Sun appears to stand still as it reaches its furthest point in the Northern Hemisphere. Now, until the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21), the days will continue to grow shorter as the Sun heads south and enters Capricorn where it simultaneously joins the Southern Cross for three days to be reborn so it can resume its annual journey North, yet again.

Celebrated throughout the world, the changing of the seasons are a mystical astronomical occurrence. The movement of the Sun during the Equinoxes and Solstices, and many other celestial events, have been recorded for millennium at countless ancient sacred sites. One powerful Solstice example is that of the Sun’s perfect astronomical alignment with the ancient Cocev Kamen rock observatory, as depicted above.(3) As with our ancestors, experiencing and aligning to the mysteries of the heavens can provide us a special glimpse into the greatness of our universe and the unseen forces behind it.

Cancer — the watery sign of the crab is ruled by the Moon and associated with the womb, security, family, and balancing our inner versus outer world. With the Cancer Sun’s initiation of summer, we can find ourselves wanting to get outdoors to play and spend time with family and friends, often near or in water. Since the fiery Sun purifies and water cleanses, we can embrace these warm summer months as a time to purify and cleanse our spirit. Immersing ourselves in large bodies of water and letting the liquid light of the Sun wash away  stagnant pent-up energy caused by spending too much time indoors will deeply invigorate us.

By honoring this season of creation, we can embrace a renewed and conscious awakening consciousness. Get outdoors and share and rejoice in the ever-giving gift of warmth and inspiration that the Sun bestows to each of us during this season.  

Key Cancer New Moon Themes: the womb, motherhood, women, feminine, emotional security, early conditioning, family and domestic priorities, intuitive, nurturing, protective of others, feelings, moody (crabby), tenacious, enjoys the water

Notes:
1. The Summer Solstice typically occurs on the 20th or 21st and occasionally (albeit rarely) on the 22nd.
2. In the Southern Hemisphere June 20 is the shortest day of the year and December 21 is the longest.
3. Cocev Kamen is a megalithic observatory located in Kokino, Macedonia and is ranked by NASA as the 4th in age, behind Abu Simbel in Egypt, Stonehenge in Great Britain, and Angkor Vat in Cambodia. 

© 2022 by Linda Kaye

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