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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I am back in Buffalo, NY the city I was born in. I no longer call it my primary residence but there is a foothold that I have here that is unlike any place I go to. It brings me back to my little girl days living with my parents and then my mom days raising my children. As my plane lands here it is always with mixed emotions. I look forward to seeing family and friends but invariably there are feelings that get churned up that are much easier to ignore when I am not here. This will be our discussion this evening on The Night Shift. Where we live and how it makes us feel. Are we water people or mountain people? City or country? Talk to Me!
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