Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere tomorrow at 7:09 p.m. EDT!
As you probably remember from high school, the solstice’s timing depends upon the instant the Sun reaches its northern most point from the Equator. The more direct rays cause the Earth to warm and voila! It’s time to hit the beach!
There are many energetic shifts normally taking place around the Solstice, and some people say the celebrations of 2012’s first day of summer will be more important than previously. That may or may not be true, but the Solstice does bring eleven hours of sunshine, and that much daylight can’t help but perk up a body!
Solstice also brings changes. This is a great time to examine your fears and let go of the past. If you notice anger infecting your mood, take a look at the root cause, which may not be obvious, then thank your anger and let it go. The emotion is there for a reason, but unless you recognize the basis of the negativity, it will return, causing anxiety or fear. The more you let go, the more room you will have for joy and inner peace. After all, you have a lot more light available to use for illuminating the dark corners of your thoughts during Solstice.
You may also use the Solstice to plant the seeds of what you wish to see in the world. This is the season of growth, after all. Sit down and make a list, or at least think through, what you’d like to have happen in your life over the next six months to a year. If you are so inclined, offer your list to the universe at 7:09 p.m. tomorrow, with the intention that only the highest good for all concerned comes to pass.
Check your list in a few months – do you still want the same things and have they arrived? Or perhaps something better than even your best dream has come into your life. Don’t be afraid to dream big and leave it up to the Universe to make your wish come true. Most of all, understand that you deserve to have all the wonderful gifts you can imagine and more!
My best wishes to you for a wonderful Summer Solstice. I hope all your newly planted dreams come true.