The summer solstice falls on June 20th this year and what makes it all the more remarkable is that there is a full moon on the same day. This is an event that has not happened since 1967 and occurs only once every 70 years. The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year with approximately 17 hours of light. The word solstice comes from the Latin solstitium meaning “sun stands still”. It happens because the sun stops heading north at the Tropic of Cancer and then returns back southwards. The summer solstice marks the official beginning of summer and has links to many ancient traditions which celebrate the day as a time of renewal, fertility and harvest. The full moon in June is called the “strawberry moon” by Native Americans as it marks the beginning of strawberry season.
What makes this pairing unique is the positive energy that we can all use right now. The summer solstice celebrates creativity and self-expression and masculine energy. This energy is one of motivation, action, and intention. It signifies a time to open our hearts and literally let the light in. Symbolically releasing the darkness of the winter and making way for the light of the summer. The full moon represents the time of the goddess, the feminine energy which reminds us to receive and allow things to come to us. The coupling of the Moon and the Sun, the energetic light and dark is a wonderful opportunity to examine your own life and see where you can bring it back into balance and create harmony.
June 20 is a great day to meditate outdoors if possible. Soak in the sunlight, the moonlight and allow yourself to celebrate this time of rejuvenation, renewal, and recharging!
Join me tomorrow on The Night Shift as I talk about this energy with renowned psychic Heather Hildebrand. We will be taking your questions in the chat and of course sharing the oracle card of the day!
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With what has occurred in Orlando I know that the last thing we may be thinking about doing is laughing. Just seems like there is nothing to laugh about. Although that may be true on one hand, on the other it may be just what we need. Laughter has many benefits:
- It relaxes the entire body. A good, belly laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- It boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- It triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- It protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
- Adds joy to life, improves your mood and relieves stress.
- It can strengthen relationships, enhance teamwork and help defuse conflict.
I am going to discuss this on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on The Night Shift. Share a light hearted moment from my book Songs Of My Life…Slightly Out of Tune, a joke or two. Of course we will have the oracle card of the day and I will be taking your questions in the chat. I invite you join me in helping lift the energy with a good dose of laughter!
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It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and many of us have mothers that are no longer here with us physically. We yearn to talk to them and tell them one more time how much we loved them, how they changed our worlds, and how much we miss them. In a chapter of Thomas Edison’s memoirs he talked about his ambition to build a device to hear the voices of the dead, which he called a “spirit phone.” He believed that not only was there an energy the survived death but that we could communicate with it if we had the proper tools. His dream was never realized but interesting that in the 1920’s he was pursuing that idea. Today there are mediums that profess to have the ability to talk to our departed loved ones and the idea of having that ability is appealing to many of us. This week on The Night Shift we are going to explore reaching out to people who have crossed over with an emphasis on mothers. My guest this week will be Laurie Barraco who is a practicing medium/psychic and has been doing so for the past 16 years. Ms. Barraco can not only talk to your departed loved ones but give you tips on how you can hear their messages from the other side. I too have had experience with mediumship and will share what I know. This is a not to miss show on a fascinating subject.
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