Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Happy Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice


A few ways of marking this magical moment in the Great Round when the sun seems to stand still for a moment... That is what the word solstice means, "sun standing still". It is we earthlings and our planet who are in motion though, not the radiant star at the heart of our universe. It is all downhill from here. After today, sunlight hours will wane until Yule (also called Midwinter or the Winter Solstice) on or about December 21st.

Be outside in a field at sunrise and watch the sun come up. Try to capture the moment with your camera or cell phone.

Sip a mug of Jerusalem Artichoke (Earth Apple tea) in your garden at first light and drink in the light of this hallowed day as you do.

Float a wreath of wildflowers on a pond, canal or river and watch the current carry your offering away.

Make a sunwheel or sun mandala out of flower petals.

Arrange sunflowers in a vase and place the vase in a prominent place in your home. Sunflowers are the official flower of Ukraine and more significant this year than ever.

Plant something sunny and golden in your garden. Chrysanthemums? Marigolds?

Build a fire on your favorite beach after darkness falls and and toast sweet "stuff" in the dancing flames.

May all good things come to you on this longest day of the year!

2 comments:

Pienosole said...

And to you! ☀️

Barbara R. said...

Happy Summer Solstice to you! Love your wishes! May your choices of enjoyment give you marvelous fun and great memories.