With the solstice approaching this upcoming week (Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:07 am UTC1), all of us here at The Spiritual Sun wanted to wish everyone a wonderful solstice, filled with inspiration and joy.
In the Religion of the Sun the solstices mark important stages in the annual journey of the sun — a journey that reveals the process of spiritual awakening to humanity and symbolizes the path of consciousness returning to the source of creation.
In the Northern hemisphere it’s the summer solstice, a time of the greatest light in the year, and a time that spiritually represents the stage of ascension in the process of attaining enlightenment. It’s a time of great joy and celebration as light becomes greater than darkness (days becoming longer than night).
In the Southern Hemisphere this is the time of winter solstice — also a joyous and celebratory time as it is a time when the light begins to increase and grow out of the darkest point in the year. Spiritually it represents the birth of the spiritual Son within a spiritually prepared individual at a specific stage on the path to enlightenment.
There are many ways to celebrate the solstices to tap into the deeper meaning of these times of year and to gain inspiration and understanding from them — be it via a personal sunrise / sunset observance, a gathering with others celebrating the solstice, a visit to an ancient site aligned to the sun, spiritual practice, etc. Below are some links with further information about celebrating the solstices:
- A Guide to Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes
- Spiritual Significance of the Solstice and Equinox
- How to Practice the Religion of the Sun
- A Guide to Creating a Sacred Site Aligned to the Sun
- A calendar to check your local solstice time and date
- Mantras Related to the Summer Solstice
- Mantras Related to the Winter Solstice
- Christmas carols to sing or listen to on Christmas
We hope everyone has a happy and inspiring solstice!
— The Spiritual Sun Team
- Check your local solstice time and date via timeanddate.com.