Yesterday was the summer solstice. Or to be more globally correct, the “northern solstice”.
I also know that if you live in Scotland, you’d know yesterday was “midsummer’s day” (Although I suspect you’ll have looked out the window and thought “What??!!”)
However, here in France, yesterday is known as the first day of summer. Either way, it was “the longest day”.
Just after the sun set on the longest day I took this photo from my garden. If you look carefully you can see the moon, Jupiter (just to the right of the moon), and Venus (a bit further to the right). In fact, Jupiter and Venus are moving closer together in the night sky and will converge completely on June 30th.
Were there any celebrations where you live this weekend? Or did you mark this day in some personal way?
I ask because a time like this offers a great opportunity to connect yourself more consciously to the rhythms of the Earth and our solar system.
Deliberately connecting to what is greater than you is a lovely way to develop your quality of your life.