Happy Summer Solstice sisters! Its the longest day of the year and a hot, hot 96 degrees here in little Rhode Island. Here are some of my favorite summer inspiration images from my Moon Woman tumblr and pinterest pages. Scroll down for some inspiring words on honoring the solstice from a variety of wise women!
"Midsummer is upon us! As we revel in the long daytime hours, the Solstice pause reminds us that nothing lasts forever... within the bright light of the most brilliant Summer Sun lies the unseen conception of Winter's longest night. And so it goes... season after season... on and on as long as our dear Sun continues to shine.
In celebrating these moments of seasonal transition, we recommit ourselves to the everchanging present, with gratitude for the opportunity to do so and deep appreciation for the cycle itself, this magnificent rhythm that is who we all are." - Guiliana Serena
"Summer Solstice marks the peak of the solar cycle. In the midst of the longest day of the year, we simultaneously begin our return to the dark half of the year. Summer Solstice is active: it's about doing and expanding, living the dream we envisioned in the dream-time of Winter. The Earth is fertile, and the womb of the Earth Mother grows ripe with life.
In the mythic cycle of the Goddess, the Maiden Goddess experiences the joy of union with Her creative, sexual, sensual Self and begins to manifest Her creations. Thus, this holiday begins the Maiden Goddess's transition to the cycle of the Mother Goddess as Maker/Creatrix.
Honor and celebrate the many ways you manifest the creativity in your life. Regardless of whether a woman physically gives birth, she becomes "Mother" when she nurtures, sustains and protects life, human or other species, through her life's work and activism. Where is your passionate energy focused in your life? How do you feed your creative fire? How are you a "Mother/Maker/Creatrix"? How do you nurture, sustain and protect your creations?" - Ruth Barrett (via The Spirit That Moves Me)
The energies of the plants are throbbing as the longest day of the year floods us all with warmth and sunshine. It’s a good thing the days are long, there is so much to do.- Susun Weed
Thank you wise women, for sharing your needed wisdom on this joyous day! X.Aja