Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

Beautiful Maya Sun print by Lu West Studio

Beautiful Maya Sun print by Lu West Studio

Did you know that the longest day of the year is linked to love & fertility?

According to ancient tradition, the time around the solstice would be mating season to ensure that children are born at the beginning of springtime (when they have the greatest chance at survival). 

It's a time of nurturing feminine energy, and coming together in love. That's where the legacy of a June wedding comes from, and why June is also Pride month. Nature is blooming and so is our love & sexuality.

Many cultures around the world have traditions for the solstice.
At Stonehenge in England, people gather at sunrise to see the rising sun align directly over Heel Stone.
In Sweden they call it Midsummer, where they raise, and dance around, a maypole.
Ancient Pagan couples would build large bonfires and jump through the flames together for good luck. 

The list goes on and on. Egyptians, Creoles, Chinese, etc. Every culture has a tradition for this special time of year.

Even if you're not spiritual, or don't celebrate any particular tradition, it's still the longest day of the year. The start of the summer, the day with the most sun!

How will you be enjoying the extra light?

-Lila