Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice occurs usually June 21st, at zero degrees of Cancer, the day the Sun reaches its greatest Northern declination. The sun seems to literally standstill,(sol/sun sistere/to stand still) for three days, a time when the Ancients celebrated through the night(s.) From this point, the pole begins its tilt in the opposite direction, making days shorter, nights longer. The out-rushing energies of Aires, Taurus, and Gemini give way to greater nurturing, strength and expansion within the plant. Summer heat creates greater sensuality and conservation of energy for the establishing, flourishing, and readying of the harvest.

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