So the Solstice is fast approaching. If you live near Tulsa, Oklahoma Like I do it begins Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:34 PM CDT. This is when the sun seems to stop what is doing in one direction and start back in the other direction when really it’s all has to do with the tilt of the Earth. The solstice date can be anywhere from June 20th to June 22nd Just varies during year to year. Also considered Midsummer, the solstice is a day of celebration the longest day and shortest night of the year.
A solstice happens when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On the June solstice, it reaches its northernmost point and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about 23.4 degrees.It’s also known as the northern solstice because it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.
This time of year to me is the time to break out the barbeque and Fire pit. Celebrate with friends and enjoy nature to its fullest. I not one to believe in spells or what nots like this. The Goddess and God are the ones to be thankful to for giving us life. They may watch over us but I believe they gave us the greatest gift and curse and that is of free will. Your probably wondering what I am talking about. Well think about it would there really be love, joy, happiness, sadness, crime, accidents and such without free will. No I truly believe there wouldn’t be. So on this longest day of the year I am grateful to our loving deities for this great gift they gave us. They also gave us other gifts such as our thoughts, our bodies, and the earth where all the plants and animals live and I am truly grateful for this we know its majesty. I am sad though that the majority of us are destroying our own.
So start today set up a compost pile, give your overabundance of food, clothing to the needy, and recycle as much as possible we don’t have unlimited resources and we and quickly running out our children or our children’s children will one day have to face an earth that will no longer take care of them it is already happening in some places. Drought, Famine, encroaching desert lands, Sea levels rising, Hurricanes are more powerful, the overall temperature jump of global warming what ever some people may think by sticking there head where thoughts stagnate it really is happening. If you don’t believe me believe how hot it is in your town this summer compared to 30 summers ago or heck even one summer ago. I was very long ago that many states went through a horrible drought we are making up for it now but I think I need to prepare for the next one.
We also need to be kind to our animal friends set up bird feeders, humming bird feeders, trees with nuts or oak trees with acorns and fruiting trees that you wont eat in a place that is in a corner away from the house for other animals that eat them or even other people especially if that tree is hanging over a side walk in a city .