I am going to celebrate the Solstice with a group of friends. We will be dancing and drumming. This is a wonderful time to reconnect with the people you love and the love that is blossoming in your heart and the world around you. Are you going to celebrate the beginning of summer on the solstice?
Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2012, at 7:09 P.M. (EDT).
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).
The first day of summer—the summer solstice—is the longest day of the year, the Sun reaches its most northern point in the sky at local noon. After this date, the days start getting shorter.
In sacred geometry the Summer Solstice can be seen as the Flower of Life. This pattern is created when the seven circles of the Seed of Life blossoms to become the Flower of Life revealing nineteen interlocking circles.
Summer Solstice is also referred to as Midsummer solstice because it falls between planting and harvesting of crops and marks the time to celebrate the union/marriage/balance of the feminine (mother/earth/moon) and masculine (father/sky/sun) energies.