Not long now until the Summer Solstice is here.
Every year I get up and watch the sun come up at Midsummer. I prefer to do this alone as I find it a very peaceful and personal experience. It gives me time to think and reflect.
However, in the evening I shall be attending a solstice gathering. There will be people from all different walks of life and pagan backgrounds there. It’s at the same place where I have been asked to read tarot this summer in a fully restored, genuine gypsy wagon – wow! It sounds like a very daunting but amazing experience, but I figure that expectations will be higher than usual, which is making me question whether to do it or not – I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone.
I have also been planning a spiritual retreat with a difference. It’s unusual because most of the ‘retreat’ will be spent at home. The premise centres around how we can improve the quality of our spiritual lives without completing removing ourselves from the world in which we live. So it’s an experiment of sorts. I am planning to begin it at Midsummer – it feels like a very auspicious time for such a thing.
Do you have any plans for the solstice year and who will you be spending it with, if anyone?