Summer Solstice: Between June 20th - 22nd. Sometimes falls on my birthday. The 20th

Summer Solstice: Between June 20th - 22nd. Sometimes falls on my birthday. The 20th

"Why do you celebrate Christmas? You're not a Christian." And here's the answer - I celebrate Yule (in my native language Finnish, even the Christians call it JOULU = yule).

"Why do you celebrate Christmas? You're not a Christian." And here's the answer - I celebrate Yule (in my native language Finnish, even the Christians call it JOULU = yule).

Stonehenge - Visited here one day before the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2012. All around they were finalizing preparations for an onslaught of Solstice visitors - lights, concessions etc. Crazy.  JB

Stonehenge - Visited here one day before the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2012. All around they were finalizing preparations for an onslaught of Solstice visitors - lights, concessions etc. Crazy. JB

ORANGE MINT ICED TEA @Renee Peterson Peterson Peterson Peterson King Soileau with Ray

Orange Mint Iced Tea

ORANGE MINT ICED TEA @Renee Peterson Peterson Peterson Peterson King Soileau with Ray

Winter Holiday Tree Squeegee Painting. A lovely colorful winter art project for kids with a unique painting method.

Winter Holiday Tree Squeegee Painting. A lovely colorful winter art project for kids with a unique painting method.

Pagan sabbat wheel of the year, Ostara or the Vernal/Spring Equinox.

Pagan sabbat wheel of the year, Ostara or the Vernal/Spring Equinox.

Throughout each age in human history, people have gathered to celebrate and honor the sun.  These special rituals during the time of the solstice and equinox each year mark not only the movement of the sun, but the cycles of spiritual and physical life. Click here to read my latest post about solstice meaning and rituals.

Celebrating Light- The Spiritual Meaning of the Solstice

Throughout each age in human history, people have gathered to celebrate and honor the sun. These special rituals during the time of the solstice and equinox each year mark not only the movement of the sun, but the cycles of spiritual and physical life. Click here to read my latest post about solstice meaning and rituals.

Solstice means ‘sun stand still'. Christians celebrate the birth of Christ this time of year & Yule is connected to the joy at the birth of the Sun God, child of the Goddess. It's a celebration of rebirth. It's a turning point in the year, when the days become longer & the darkness of winter is overcome. It's easy to understand why our ancestors held Solstice in such reverence. Their lives were governed by the sun, & the promise of its return would, of course, be sacred.

Solstice means ‘sun stand still'. Christians celebrate the birth of Christ this time of year & Yule is connected to the joy at the birth of the Sun God, child of the Goddess. It's a celebration of rebirth. It's a turning point in the year, when the days become longer & the darkness of winter is overcome. It's easy to understand why our ancestors held Solstice in such reverence. Their lives were governed by the sun, & the promise of its return would, of course, be sacred.

Yule/Winter Solstice    Other names: Mean Geimhridh, Alban Arthuan, Modranicht (Mother Night).    Date: December 20,21,or 22 depending on the calendar. Sun a 1 degree Capricorn.    Meaning of the word: Yule means “wheel” (Scandinavian derivation); solstice means “the sun stands still.”    Primary ritual focus: Rebirth and renewal, “saining” or “blessings” in ritual form, burning of the Yule Log.

Yule/Winter Solstice Other names: Mean Geimhridh, Alban Arthuan, Modranicht (Mother Night). Date: December 20,21,or 22 depending on the calendar. Sun a 1 degree Capricorn. Meaning of the word: Yule means “wheel” (Scandinavian derivation); solstice means “the sun stands still.” Primary ritual focus: Rebirth and renewal, “saining” or “blessings” in ritual form, burning of the Yule Log.

Happy  summer solstice! It's a washout here at the Trevillion offices, meaning…

Happy summer solstice! It's a washout here at the Trevillion offices, meaning…

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