Midsummer/Summer Solstice

Author: Christina Aubin [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: June 23rd. 2001
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“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” — Maori proverb

Summer Solstice falls at the precise moment when the Sun’s power is at its zenith. It is the time of year when the noon sun appears to be farthest north from the celestial equator. “Solstice” is Latin for “sun stands still” (sol “sun” and sistere “to stand”). Summer Solstice is so named because to the naked eye the sun appears stationary in its northern and southern progression. The sun is directly over the tropic of Cancer at the summer solstice, at which time the sun is 23¡27′ north. The sun travels 23.5 degrees to reach its maximum distance from the celestial equator during both the summer and winter solstice.

It is the longest day and shortest night of the year. From the moment of Summer Solstice, the Sun immediately begins to wane. The journey into the harvest season has begun.

Midsummer has been one of the important solar events throughout the evolution of humankind. It was an indicator that the year was about to begin waning, thus winter would be again returning. Although not all the ancients were as precise in the calculations from an astronomical point, you can be sure that they were keenly aware of the sun’s progression, and did most assuredly know when Solstice was upon them, as the sun appeared to stand still in its northern progression.

The axis of Stonehenge, which aligns with the monument’s entrance, is oriented in the direction of the midsummer sunrise…

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Giving Away Power

With the holidays fast approaching this seemed like a good article to review.  Have to love the synchronicity that the Cosmic Cookie Trail leads me on!  You can read the blog post at the following link:

http://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi?aid=54643

How many times do we do stuff even though we don’t want to because of the holidays?  Looking at it with the view that we are giving away our own personal power when we do so makes me take a step back and make sure the things I am doing are really what I want to do.  Hopefully you can explore that concept for yourself as well.

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Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle

yule-wreath

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following post today….you can read it at the following link:

http://www.owlsdaughter.com/2016/11/the-first-candle-on-our-solstice-advent-wreath/

Tonight we light the first candle of Yule for Air.  The post goes into some of the meanings for this.

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Gratitude Day Kitchen Witchery

Love this blog post by Tess Whitehurst!  It is a nice list of the various foods and spices that may be used as people make their Gratitude Dinner!

You can read the list at the following link:

http://tesswhitehurst.com/thanksgiving-kitchen-witchery-27-ingredients-and-their-magical-properties/

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101 Positive Affirmations to Start Your Day off Right

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post today.  I walked a Labyrinth yesterday and the message I received was to be more child like and experience Joy in my everyday life.  These positive affirmations seemed like a good place to start!  You can read the list at the following blog post:

http://www.tut.com/article/details/181-101-positive-affirmations-to-start-your-day-off-right/?articleId=181

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Tess Winehurst: 4 Secrets to Trusting Your Magic

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SunRay Sorceress here Sisters and Brothers.

Let’s be real..

I have neglected my Magickal self, or thought I had because I haven’t been doing what has been considered by many as magickal, an example is, touching my stones or feathers, raising energy or meditating and reading my Witchy books. So in fact I have been accusing my self of not walking the Magickal path. When in fact that was just an elusion, simply touching Nature and appreciating all that is around you Is being Magickal❤ Keep on keeping on.

Check out the link for some practical Magick.

Brightest Blessings,

SunRay Sorceress