One of the appealing aspects of Paganism is the connection to astronomy. Unlike astrology, no faith is required here. The earth will reach its maximum tilt toward the sun and the longest day will happen whether we believe it or not.
This year Summer Solstice occurs Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:51 AM EDT. It’s been a long and dismal winter in the Northeast, but it’s safe to put the snow shovel away for a while.
Midsummer is a time for bonfires, fertility and dreams. The season has just begun, but after the longest day each day gets shorter. The warmest, brightest days are still ahead, but the wheel never stops turning.
Nature is showing her bountiful face. There is still time to plant, and early harvest is showing up in the farmer’s markets. Now is the auspicious time to get things done.
The beautiful image above is from RenavigatingTheHumanProcess, a sacred art site.