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Midsummer Solstice

by | June 20th, 2011


Sacred Sunrise

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm PDT

The Sun Reaches 0 degrees Cancer

Tonight is Midsummer or Solstice Eve for those of us who live topside on Mother Earth. Marked by the Sun’s entry into the cardinal, water sign of Cancer, Summer Solstice is the culmination point of the Sun’s yearly journey north. As this peak of life-giving solar power is reached each year on the northern half of the planet, the masculine Sun just so happens to glide right into the arms of the feminine Moon, entering the very sign she rules — a blending of our male-female luminaries, adding to the already potent love magic at this almost too heady time of year.

Heralding the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, solstice was calledMidsummer by the Celts because it fell exactly in the middle of their summer season, which they started a bit earlier, on Beltane or May Day. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol(sun) and sistere (to stand still), and explains quite clearly what a solstice is: the Sun appears to come to a halt and for three days can be observed to rise in the same spot on the eastern horizon.


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Hello, Lesley Arleen Koop here. My sister Linda Beth, LB, of Elbe Body – Massage Therapy, asked me to help her out by posting on her web site blog. Being the dutiful eldest sister I am and a helper kind and good, I whole-heartedly agreed. I enjoy research and writing and so far this has proven to be a very interesting journey, not unlike the life I live. As I re-post, I include the URL so you can find more info about the subject or the author. I hope you enjoy. I may even share a few poems here and there as they are my passion. And remember, whatever happens along the way, “It is what it is.” Love Ever Strengthens Love Ever Yields. Live Life Relaxed.

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