On this Summer Solstice 2013, we celebrate the sun, the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer in the northern hemisphere*.
Today, I woke up with a lightened spirit. How can I rejoice and feel the expansiveness of this beautiful sky, earth and life? I pay homage to the sun and all its warmth and delight. (My favorite time of the year.)
The solstices have always been important dates for humans. Determining the exact date of the solstice was important to fix the calendar, and structures like Stonehenge in England were built to make accurate measurements of the sun’s rising and setting points.
A Numerological Perspective
In numerology, we look at the theme of the day by taking the sum of the day, month and year.
June (6) 21, 2013 is calculated below:
6 + 2 +1 = 9 /2 +0 +1+3 = 6 / 9+6 = 15 (5+1=6)
I will break down the number values in two sections. First the day, June 21, is a nine (see above), which represents the spiritual warrior, all about transition and transformation. It is interesting that 9 in mathematics always cancels itself out, so it enhances and holds the value of the number next to it. In this view, the summer solstice of June 21 will always enlighten the theme of the current year. This year, the sum is 2+0+1+3 = 6. Six represents compassion and matters of the heart, family, friends and community.
How Will You Celebrate?
Today, as we celebrate and dance to the sun and ourselves, let’s send gratitude to all the people in our lives who we love and who have supported us through laughter and tears. Let’s send healing to all that need it and to our cherished earth. As we take homage to the sun, let us never take our environment for granted and do what we can to assure its brilliance and long life.
There are lots of celebrations that are happening all over the world from New York City’s yoga fest, to the yearly pilgrimage summer solstice ritual to Stonehenge. What will you do to celebrate? I welcome all comments.
Much love and happy rejoicing!
*Did you know? According to the Washington Post, “At 5:04 UTC (1:04 a.m. EDT) on June 21, the sun can be seen straight overhead along the Tropic of Cancer, while the North Pole reaches its maximum annual tilt toward the sun. As the planet rotates on its axis, areas within the Arctic Circle see the sun circle through the sky for 24 hours.”