Archive | June 19, 2015

Merry Mid-Year Solstice

WinterSolsticeHappy Solstice Celebration

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 21st or 22nd. The Summer Solstice rings in the waning year and begins the slow good-bye of the sun as the days become shorter and the darkness returns to the land.

In the Southern Hemisphere the mid-year solstice it falls on December 21st or 22nd. Which rings in the slow hello to the Sun as the days become longer and the darkness becomes shorter.

In both cases, the Sun is honored with bonfires and celebrations of the Holly and Oak Kings. But this year coincides with the celestial conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon. Making this a very special holiday to honor and celebrate.

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven
wish you and yours a very Merry and Joyful holiday celebration.
May the Faeries in your home and garden
bless your evening and all the days of your life.

 

You can learn more about the Summer Solstice through these articles here on Reflections:

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A Solstice Conjunction for 2015

An Amazing Summer Solstice Event A sparkling triangle of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon will grace our night sky this Saturday June 20th. This spectacular conjunction will be visible from the later dusk hours to the first hours of full darkness. For Pagans, this is an extra special event, because it coincides with our Summer Solstice celebration.

Conjunction from February, 2015. Credit: NASA

Conjunction from February, 2015. Credit: NASA

The Summer Solstice The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. In Anglo-Saxon form, the holiday is known as Litha. A Germanic word for June and meaning mid-summer. In Irish form Meitheam. (From Old Irish mithem (“midsummer, June”), from Proto-Celtic *medjo-samīno- (compare Welsh Mehefin)). ~ From Celebrating the Summer Solstice  Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Hierophant

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - The Hierophant V

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t be something you’re not. Be yourself and others will hold you with respect and kindness. Stick to what you know. There’s nothing wrong with learning along side others. Share your knowledge together and be open to learning new things with humility and excitement.


Additional Insight:

Everyone has to start somewhere. No one, no matter how adept or experienced, knows everything. True wisdom is brought about by reading, research and practicing what you’ve learned for an extended period of time. But remember there are always alternative ways to do things.

Whither you’re still learning, but you want to stand up and lead; or you’ve gained the knowledge and need to step up and share what you’ve learned, remember that being humble is the way to true wisdom. Even experts have things to learn. So don’t be too in a rush to correct others and what they think they know.

The person who believes their way is the only way, really knows very little. Don’t be closed-minded and turn away from new ideas. You never know where you might find inspiration. You don’t have to agree with the alternative, but listen to it and learn from it. It could cause you to ask questions you’ve never thought of before.

Remember that what you say and do has consequences. Being something you aren’t, especially trying to be a leader or expert, when you don’t have the knowledge that goes behind it, brings karmic debt. Don’t take a chance on trying to run before you’re even ready to walk. You don’t want to damage your reputation for the future. Be humble. Be honest. “I don’t know” isn’t a fault or a failure. It’s an opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge. Continue reading