Monday, June 21, 2010

summer solstice 2010: the honey moon

The longest day of the year is going to be a very hot one here, but even so, we celebrate the turning point, when the days begin to get a bit shorter and we move toward our favorite season, autumn!

The summer solstice is a wonderful day to go out and take conscious note of the bounty that exists for many of us during this time of year. Green grass, many flowers, abundant wildlife. And the vegetable gardens that are offering so much produce.

Pagans referred to the summer solstice as the "honey moon," and since we've just celebrated the apache moon here, it's nice to move into another special lunar time.

I invite you to share any rituals, readings, etc. that have to do with the summer solstice. I may add things throughout the day if I get a chance!


Grey Horse Matters said...

Hope it cools down by tonight so you can enjoy the "honey moon" of the longest day.

billie said...

Thank you, Arlene - it's 93 right now but heat index is high. However, it's going just below 70 tonight, so compared to some of the nights we've had lately it's good to get to room temp in the wee hours of the morning!