Summer Solstice bathed in a full moon…
The longest day, Summer Solstice, of the year brings a full moon upon us.
Monday, June 20th, brings the Summer Solstice, aka Litha, which marks the beginning of the season and a chance to soak in copious amounts of sunshine and tonight; a bright full moon… moon rays of magic to soak in!
The solstice is celebrated by a variety of cultures worldwide. Every year, thousands gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, to rejoice the prospect of sunny summer days.
As if this day wasn’t already a wonderful excuse to run outside, Monday will also feature a full “Strawberry” moon… the name comes from the belief that strawberry picking season is at its peak during this time of the year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac… so, get out to your local u-pick farm and get some fresh strawberries to enjoy with the full strawberry moon.
Each solstice is a world unto itself. The Summer Solstice… all is new and growing, there’s potential in the air, the magic of fresh air and green leaves, which makes us lie in the grass and count the endless stars in the tail of the Milky Way. At the Winter Solstice… the power of a crisp cool wind, trees are bare and their limbs reach out as if to pray for us all to reflect in our stillness beneath blankets of grey clouds and warm slumber.
Summer Solstice (Litha) brings sun magic, soak it up while you may…