Solstices & Equinoxes & other Cycles
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.
MARCH 20 SPRING EQUINOX — JUNE 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE
JUNE 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE — SEPTEMBER 22 AUTUMNAL EQUINOX
SEPTEMBER 22 AUTUMNAL EQUINOX — DECEMBER 21 WINTER SOLSTICE
DECEMBER 21 WINTER SOLSTICE — 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”
2023 Solstice & Equinox Lunar Calendars Coming Soon