Summer Solstice

June 21st is the Summer Solstice, the high point of our solar year, when nature is at perfection. The magical transformation of hard brown seeds into flower and color has culminated. The solstices and equinoxes tell us a story about light four times a year. Light pierced the heart of matter (the core of the Earth) during Winter Solstice, when Earth was in darkness. At Spring Equinox, the light rose from the core of the Earth and touched the roots with a globe of fire. Now, at Summer Solstice, there is a powerful radiation of released light in plants and trees. Their waving about is actually a movement of ecstasy. Earth is in a state of joy and well-being.

Angelic beings, fairies, and devas can be contacted more easily and intimately at this time. Summer Solstice marks the time when their great work of mixing and manipulating color, light, and sound to produce chlorophyll in plants is complete. In the etheric realms, fairy dancing and feasting takes place in fields and meadows everywhere in northern latitudes.

Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream describes accurately the inner workings of nature during Summer Solstice. Filled with drama concerning occult truths and the Mysteries of Initiation, the play lasts for four days, the same amount of time the Sun in Cancer is poised at its northernmost position perpendicular to the Earth. A marriage feast performed by the fairies at this time acknowledges the uniting of the feminine (receptive Earth) and masculine (radiating Light) poles. This is also the significance of Cancer’s glyph. The Hierarchy of Cancer, also called the Cherubim, are responsible for the appearance of all forms on Earth. It is through Cancer that birth is made possible.

Summer Solstice is under the guardianship of the Archangel Uriel, the constellation Cancer, and Sirius, the star that stimulates the power of beauty.