Today is the Sun’s celebratory day, the Summer and Winter Solstice!
The summer solstice occurs when the Sun’s movement across the Southern hemisphere sky reaches its highest point. It’s the day that has the longest daylight hours of any in the year.
The winter solstice in the northern hemisphere sky is the day that has the shortest daylight hours of the year.
The word “solstice” derives from the Latin sol for sun and “sistere” meaning “to come to a stop or make stand.”
Wherever you are in the world, pause, give a thought to this life-giving planet, and its dual nature of giving and taking life.