Although I don’t guarantee a solstice/equinox post over here, I do bring my own spirituality into things I write frequently whether within a whole themed post or small aspect merely influenced by the spirituality in daily life.
I am definitely a spiritual person, though I don’t follow a religion, and this holds a huge part of my self-identification and pride.
Tomorrow is the day of 2018’s summer solstice, and connecting with nature and the higher spiritual power has never seemed so relevant to me.
Things are changing in my life and I’m not even sure about how I’m dealing with it. I’m in the process of moving forward from a place I’d say I’m already perfectly happy at this moment in time but I am seeking out passion and inspiration and progressing onwards , because that’s just how life rolls. I do enjoy the static, yet chaotic, motions in my life, but I seem to be constantly on the go without evidential statistical movement. As a result of this, finally feeling comfortable in myself and ‘ready’ to return to education, I have made the choice to further pursue my passion for literature.
Returning to education may seem simple, but for a ball of anxiety (myself) who has not properly been in attendance of full time education for a year and a half, it brings with it a million stresses and things to overthink, never mind the physical move from Herts to Surrey. I am most certainly one to panic, so even when things are falling into place, my mind self-destructs and I’m faced with stress over things that are perfectly, and rationally okay. This is merely one of the reasons I turn to spirituality and seek out positive energies I may not find elsewhere.
What is the Summer Solstice?
“The Summer Solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when a planet’s rotational axis is most greatly inclined towards the star that it orbits” – Dictionary Definition.
Now that we’ve got the scientific bit out the way… what actually is it?
Summer Solstice is what many may regard as the longest day of the year. The word comes from the Latin word ‘Solsitum’; ‘Sol’ meaning ‘Sun’; ‘Stitum’ meaning ‘Stop’. This usually happens at the end of June.
This year, the longest day (21st June) is in total 16 hours and 32 minutes meaning the sun will rise at around quarter to five in the morning and set gone half past nine (4:42-21:31, to be precise). Many people will wake early to watch the sun rise and stay up to watch it set, especially at famously pagan sites like Stonehenge.
At Stonehenge, it is celebrated as the only day the sun directly aligns in the middle of the stones, shining sunlight on the central altar.