Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice Blessings

Today, the sun reigns supreme as it reaches the apogee of its transit. It is at its zenith; at its highest in the sky. The symbolism of the solstice is interesting, in that it does not coincide with the character of the season in which it occurs. That is to say, while the solstice inaugurates the Summer season, it also represents the descendant phase of the light. Today has more hours of sunlight than any other day of the year. Henceforth, however, the hours of sunlight will diminish.

For this reason, the Summer and Winter Solstice were represented in ancient Greco-Roman religion and mythology as gates, through which transitional time passes. Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time, symbolized this liminal time of the solstice.

We, too, can look both backward and forward: back on the ascendent phase of the light, which began last December; forward, to see the seeds that we have planted growing during these summer months. I wish you the radiance of this day to light your consciousness throughout your earthly journey. Blessings of the Light upon you!

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