Solstices & Equinoxes & Cycles that organize Time



Solstices & Equinoxes

It’s important to stay in sync with nature. That means following the rhythms — of sun, moon, seasons, so on… The true shift in season are said to be the solstices and equinoxes (the astronomical seasons), which mark the suns positioning against the earths tilt. When the sun is closest or farthest from the earths axial poles we experience the longest and shortest days of the year (summer and winter solstice). When the sun is directly above the equator, we experience day and night of equal duration (autumnal and spring equinox).
For centuries, ancient peoples have celebrated these phenomena by constructing large monuments and hosting gatherings of ritual that honor the changing of the seasons, as well as both the practical and spiritual occurrences that these transitional moments present.

SPRING

START:
MARCH 20
SPRING EQUINOX


END:
JUNE 21
SUMMER SOLSTICE
SUMMER

START:
JUNE 21
SUMMER SOLSTICE


END:
SEPTEMBER 22
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX
AUTUMN

START:
SEPTEMBER 22
AUTUMNAL EQUINOX


END:
DECEMBER 21
WINTER SOLSTICE
WINTER

START:
DECEMBER 21
WINTER SOLSTICE

 
END:
MARCH 20
SPRING EQUINOX



What is a Week & what do the names of the Days represent?

a Week is a time unit of 7-day cycles
the word ‘week’ comes from the common germanic root *wik-
“turn, move, change”





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