Let’s Celebrate Summer Solstice, June 21

Anita DaltonAt 10:51 Saturday the Sun will be at it’s highest point in the sky, resulting in the longest day and shortest night. Celebrations are held on June 21 and throughout the four days on either side.

By Summer Solstice, all seeds have been planted; it is a pause between early crops such as lettuce and nettles and the harvest of fruits and vegetables. Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate life. Festivities include lighting bonfires, which we won’t be doing in Sedona, since we already had our big bonfire. Many people gather at Sacred Sites, like our Vorticies. where it’s common to hear drumming . Leaving offerings of summer flowers , especially Sunflowers, and crystals are also common as a thank you to the Sun.

You don’t need to find an organized celebration to enjoy the Summer Solstice. You can celebrate Midsummer just as easily in your own home. Baking round cakes covered in yellow frosting. These can be eaten for breakfast and traditionally represent the Sunwheel symbol used in many ancient cultures. Ideally you should get up before the dawn, sit on a hilltop to watch the sunrise, while eating the cake as the Sun’s golden disc rises above the horizon.

Use any yellow cake recipe, but add saffron. Then frost and add some honey. Garnish with sunflower seeds. Oh and it’s also tradition to wash your cake down with a flask of Mead, a traditional honey liqueur. Bonn Appetite.

Now how about a Midsummer Love Spell to top things off. First mix a handful of fresh or dried rose petals and lavender in a non metallic bowl. Add a half a stick of crumbled cinnamon and two pods of star anise. Next add 6 drops of rose oil to the mix. Now grind the ingredients together.

Facing east, burn a teaspoon of the mixture on a charcole block and without holding a particular person in mind, ask your new love to come into your life. Close with the words, “may this be for the highest good of all’. May the magic of the Summer Solstice be with you.

 


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What is the Summer Solstice?

SolsticeIn Sedona the summer solstice will occur June 20, 2012 @ 4:08 PM. In the Northern Hemisphere, the date varies between June 20th and June 22 depending on the year. The June Solstice occurs when the sun is at its furthest point from the Equator. Those of us living north of the Equator experience the longest hours of daylight. The word solstice means sun stopping. If you lived or visited north of the Arctic Circle you would be able to see the Midnight Sun where the sun remains visible throughout the night. In the southern hemisphere it’s the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of winter.

In Ancient times, solstices and equinox were very important for guiding people to develop calendars. The Maya were experts in this area and studied the sky with great persistence and respect. Hence, the Mayan Calendar is of much controversy still today. The calendar and knowledge of the seasons were very important for growing crops, which was their main food source. Over the centuries the Solstice marked a time for celebration and festivals.

It is believed that Stonehenge, built in 3100 BC was built to establish when the solstice occurred. The sun rises at a particular point on the horizon as viewed from the center of the stone circle on the day of the solstice. In the Orient, Summer Solstice ceremonies celebrate the earth’s femininity and yin forces. It complemented the winter yang solstice.

In North America the Native Americans held many rituals and ceremonies on the Solstice. The Sioux were known to hold one of the most spectacular festivals. The cutting and rising of a tree would be considered a visible connection between heaven and earth. They put tepees in a circle representing the cosmos. They abstained from food or drink. They danced with their bodies painted in colors of red [sunset], blue [sky], yellow [lighting], white [light], and black [night].

There are many New Age and Neopagan groups around the world that celebrate Solstice. In Sedona there are many ceremonies and retreats to refresh, revitalize, and gain clarity, There is a water wheel ceremony at the Medicine Wheel created during 11/11 ceremonies.

Summer Solstice is a wonderful time for prayer and introspection of ones connection to the universe. Bonfires signify releasing the past and flowers picked during summer solstice are said to heal.

Where ever you are or whatever you do. Have a great Summer Solstice

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description

We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge


www.sedonanewagestore.com

info@sedonanewagecenter.com