LIFE: 5 fun things to do to mark the Summer Solstice
You may or may not know, but the 21stJune is the Summer Solstice. This marks the longest day of the year and for many considered a sacred day. Throughout history this day has meant various different meanings. The Pagans celebrate this holy day and see it as a time of pilgrimage, travelling to a place sacred to them to connect spiritually and making wishes and pledges on this special night. Others, maybe less spiritual may find it a great excuse to just enjoy the long summer evenings and get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Whatever your beliefs it’s a fantastic time to get outside and enjoy the extra sunshine and the longest day of the year.
Here are 5 great things you could do to mark this mid-year milestone and make the most of your Summer Solstice weekend this year:
1. Enjoy the longest evening of the year with a beach BBQ. Gather friends and family together and enjoy the long sunset over the water (this is what I plan to do!).
2. Visit Stonehenge. Considered one of the most sacred sites in the UK, Stonehenge is one of the most popular places for a spiritual pilgrimage and has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since time began. Joining the crowds of people who gather here to watch the sunset or sunrise at this sacred site would be a once in a lifetime experience.
3.Havea psychic reading or your Tarot cards read.You may or may not believe in psychic readings, but the Summer Solstice is the perfect day for it. TheCircle offer psychic, tarot card readings and clairvoyance too andI have to say, I was sceptical when I first spoke to a psychic,but the things they can tell you are just so unbelievable, you have to try it to believe it!
4. Watch ‘The Craft’ – the classic 1990’s movie was one of my favourite movies growing up – I must have seen it over 100 times. What better day than the Summer Solstice to watch it!
5. Go Outdoors – The summer solstice is all about being at one with nature, so take this time to go on a long hike, go out sailing or just enjoy nature and your surroundings!
Whether you are spiritual or not, this weekend is such a lovely time to celebrate the mid-point of the year and to think about the coming months and what your wishes for the months to come.
What ever you are doing this weekend have a lovely time!