Welcome Summer Solstice

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The Summer Solstice.....


What is it?

In the Northern Hemisphere this is where we have the longest day of the year in terms of daylight.  

This year the Summer Solstice 2018, in Northern Hemisphere, will be at 11:07am on Thursday 21st June

Solstice comes from the Latin word 'sol', meaning Sun and sistere, meaning 'to come to a stop or stand still'.

On the day of the June Solstice, the Sun reaches its northernmost position, as seen from the Earth.  At that moment, it does not move north or south as during most other days of the year, but it stands still at the Tropic of Cancer.  It then reverses its direction and starts moving south again; drawing days shorter then.

This occurs at the same time all over the world so can be on the 20th, 21st or 22nd of June.

It is also on this day that the Arctic Circle has 24 hours of sunlight; the only time this happens.


Why Stonehenge?

No one really knows why Stonehenge was built some 5,000 years ago, however many say it was to mark Solstices and Equinoxes. This is because during the Summer Solstice, the sun rises over the structure’s Heel Stone and hits the Altar Stone DEAD CENTRE (see below)!  How amazing is that?!

Summer Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge

Summer Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge

Every year, thousands flock to the English Heritage site to witness the spectacle. White cloaked and hooded druids among the standing stones to welcome the first rays of the sunlight.  They party and celebrate the longest day.


Summer Solstice Energies

The Summer Solstice Energies offer us an opportunity to reignite our inner fire and personal power! 

Some ideas:

  • Light a candle to symbolise your relighting and inner power

  • Get creative and connect with Nature...go for a walk, take your shoes off, do some grounding etc

  • Take a spiritual bath to re-energise, reconnect and ground with some oils, salts and candles

  • Make a list of what you want to release you’re your life, intentions plus manifestation

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We would love to hear how you celebrate the Summer Solstice....feel free to share with us!