The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice – New Article

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800px-Stonehenge_(sun) photo copyright  flickr user Simon Wakefield 2008

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The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to achieve its own awakening.

The progress of the sun throughout the year symbolizes the process of attaining enlightenment, and the summer solstice is the apex of this journey as the day of most light in the year.  It symbolizes the ascension found in many great spiritual teachings – the return to the Great Father Spirit, the triumph of light over darkness in the individual, and the return to wholeness in which the Son, Mother Goddess and Father God become one great consciousness.

The Druids, ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Essenes, Romans and many others have aligned their sacred sites to the summer solstice and conducted ceremonies on this day. At the Great Pyramids of Egypt the summer solstice sun crowns the head of the Sphinx; the Druids celebrated the marriage of heaven and earth and the defeat of the dark god of the year just as the Egyptians celebrated the defeat of the dark god Seth by Horus, the sun; and in Rome the festival of Vestalia continued a Druid tradition of guarding the sacred fire.

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  1. Wishing everyone a special Winter Solstice as well :)

  2. Hope every one in the southern hemisphere has a wonderful Summer Solstice. A celebration of hope!

  3. Michelle says:

    My husband and I celebrated the summer solstice together this year, chanting mantras and watching the sun rise over a lake. We never would have thought to do this without these articles and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that have arisen as a result. I really appreciate the explanations given in this article as I am relatively new to exploring the solstices and equinoxes; in fact, before reading about them on this site, I didn’t even know what they were! What you have written here has given me a lot to reflect upon and explore! Because of your articles about the solstices and equinoxes, I have been investigating these seasons and learning a lot about myself. In short, this quarterly “check in” has made a dramatic difference in my life. I have felt a real connection between my inner world and the seasons and now I wonder why I was so unaware of these internal seasons before. I have also noticed a dramatic change in my own appreciation for the beauty of nature. This has been a gradual, but truly life changing process!I feel like someone falling in love, slowly being able to see the beauty that has always been around me. My husband and I have been watching many sunrises and sunsets since the solstice, and my enthusiasm is growing. I am finding strength and will to awaken that I never had before. Thank you for all that you do.

  4. Thanks a lot for this article. With each one I read on the solstices / equinoxes I feel more in touch with the cosmic principles of life, and that if I work I can be part of something much greater than I realised, that expands throughout time and so many different spiritual / mystical traditions.

    A lot of the texts, traditions and symbolism you refer to I haven’t found to be very accessible before, but looking at them in a new light and with some more understanding based on your articles I get a lot more out of them now and find them helpful and inspiring. It’s great to be trying to explore and live something that others have understood and explored throughout the ages!

  5. Julian Kingman says:

    It’s pretty amazing the similarities between druidic traditions and Christianity, I had no idea there was so much overlap.

    I used to find myths like these pretty boring, but I have to say it makes them really interesting when I understand their significance better, and can actually make it relevant to my life. Thanks for bringing this all together!

  6. This is really inspiring on so many levels. The symbolism spread out into the various cultures and different periods of time all pointing to the same esoteric understanding is really profound.

    I’ve found that there are many aspects with the spiritual I have only begun to understand. It seems so helpful to be able to observe and reflect on the changes happening within a year that line up with the seasons, sun and stars. I’ve found it directly links to things I’ve experienced in my personal life now and even looking back to before I knew about the deeper meanings of the solstices and equinoxes. It’s really something.

    Thanks for providing this information since it really helps inspire further reflection and spiritual exploration/growth.

  7. I have to say, this article was phenomenal – the depth of wisdom and understanding, and the merging of the principles of spirituality with science, art, history, sound and even those incredible cymatics was just awe inspiring.

    Your articles are truly works of art! Beautifully inspired, created and shared.

    Looking around the web, I can honestly say your research and exploration on the solstices and equinoxes is outstanding. You have really enriched us on so many levels, thank you very much for unearthing an incredible part of life that we can now live!

  8. Yes, thank you very much for this renewed article on the spiritual meaning of summer solstice.
    I especially enjoyed the addition about the symbolic meaning of greenery, flowers and dew, and their connection to the purity of the eternal father. The old alchemical manuscripts also refer to the “morning dew” as something that needs to be gathered somewhere on the beginning of the Great Work by the couple and I have always wondered about its exact meaning.

  9. Thank you so much for another great article Belsebuub and Angela!

    They help me to understand more the quest of a spiritual awakening as well as just motivate to keep exploring further.

    Among other things, something which was very particularly interesting for me to read, was the explanation of the symbol of wreath. When we were kids we used to do them sometimes and it felt magical to play with them – intuitively, there was a sense of something great and profound to wear a wreath of flowers – but intellectually, the understanding was missing.

    It seems to be quite beneficial to read your solstices-equinoxes articles at least a few times: before doing the actual ceremony, afterwards, and also when it becomes a distant memory. Each time – something new to learn.

  10. Wow, what a fantastic article!

    Everything in this article is explained so well, such deep subjects about the principles and process of life are explained in a simple way that is easy to understand. From reading this latest article, I feel I gained new insights into the summer solstice and about the process of enlightenment itself.

    One part that really caught my attention was about the symbol of the absolute and how it can be seen in microwaves in the universe. Also the cymatic video of the mantra Om producing the absolute symbol was pretty awesome. I’ve looked into cymatics a bit, and it’s a very interesting and rich emerging field of study that explores the phenomenon of sound being visible. I had come across the video posted in this article, and found it quite striking and amazing. I guess these are further examples of how esoteric symbols related to the path to enlightenment are imbedded in nature and life around us. Amazing stuff! It’s really something to ponder the power of sound, and the power of the mantra Om, how much is really contained within in it when the image produced by it’s sound waves creates the symbol for the Absolute!

    Thanks for the article Belsebuub & Angela, much appreciated!

  11. Inspirational reading – thank you.

  12. Alexandros says:

    Thank you very much Belsebuub and Angela for sharing all this information, really appreciated.
    Your article touches my heart and gιve me strength and optimism.

    Thank you for the opportunity to study about the solstices and equinoxes and to be part in someone’s life so simple