Just as the moon pull is in new directions, as does the Earth. And just as the planets activate different expressions within us, as does the Sun.
Within ancient cultures, mythology, and esoteric history, there has been an honouring and celebration of the Sun cycles for as long as we know. This dance that the Sun and Earth move through is one of the many sequences that allow for Life – that allow for you and me. It’s a dance that lives within us, too. A cycle that we, as the Earth and from the Earth, ebb and flow through for as long we continue to breathe. A transition that is always taking place. And a meeting of our sacred edges, as this day is.
The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (“Sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”).
On this day for an astronomical moment in time, the sun stands completely still. It is a peak moment within this sacred dance of the Sun and Earth. It’s a day of extremes. Of full expression in one direction. Of longest or shortest. Brightest or darkest. Closest or furthest away. It is the one end of the spectrum that allows for the other.
When is Solstice 2023?
21 June, 2023.
Summer Solstice – Northern Hemisphere
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. Of all 365 days, this day takes up the most space and holds the most light. It is the portal of time and space that the Sun and Earth are the closest they will be in their sacred dance.
Here, the Sun shines the most light it will. The Earth receives the most light it will. It is a peak of expression, fullness, strength, abundance, fertility, creativity, warmth, and activation.
Winter Solstice – Southern Hemisphere
While the Northern Hemisphere faces closest to the Sun within its cycle, the Southern faces the furthest away. It is the shortest day of the year. It is distance. Space. It is the emptiness that allows for fullness. The silence that allows us to hear. The rest that allows for action. The stillness that allows for movement. The reflection that allows for insight.
This day is the preparation for a rebirth of the Sun. For after today, the Sun will continue to grow in its influence, closen in its distance, and strengthen in its expression.
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Solstice Spiritual Meaning
What do your edges feel like? Whether you are sitting on the edge of fullness or emptiness, lightness or darkness, stillness, or movement, the known or unknown, heights or depths.
Within us all exists sacred polarity. One extreme cannot exist without the other. Balance cannot exist as a middle point without both directions present.
How do you feel in the presence of full expression? Whether the full expression of your joy or despair, lightness or darkness, heights or depths.
To be fully human is to live fully present within all that invites us into it. When an emotion presents itself, can you allow yourself to be completely with it? When an experience reveals itself, can you allow yourself to be completely with it?
The Solstice is a day of full experience. Fully receiving what is being offered. Full presence with what is presenting itself. The Earth on this day is receiving the most or least light she will in her cycle. There is no half-way today. There is no half-alive. For if she doesn’t surrender to receiving the fullness that is being given, she cannot continue with the dance. She cannot meet the other side. She cannot be fully alive.
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus.
We exist within this dance of the Sun and Earth. Receiving the offerings from the Sun. One with the experience of the Earth. Just as the planets create aspects activating certain energies, the movements that occur within this dance activates certain energies within us, too.
Touch into the moment. Let it fill you. Feel the fullness that is present. The dance that is flowing. The sacred pause that this day is.
As the Sun stands still in our skies, we are invited to hold that same stillness, presence, beingness, and reverence. For it is within this state of being that we are a conduit, a vessel, a tuning fork to receive.
And it is on this day and in this moment of stillness we are offered the energy, frequencies, information, wisdom, and insight that is shared through the rays of the Sun, to support us through the next stage of our dance, and the next season of our lives.
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