June 18, 2023


Week 25 –

Theme – Celebrate

This week you can celebrate a couple of events – Father’s Day and Summer Solstice.

What is a Solstice?

A solstice is an event in which a planet’s poles are most extremely inclined toward or away from the star it orbits.

Summer solstice marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day, about June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December 22 in the southern hemisphere.

Just outside of Parowan, Utah there is a special gap in the mountain range we call Parowan Gap. The three-mile long pass near Parowan, Utah, is a classic example of a wind gap – an unusual geological landform.  And is situated in a way to record “summer solstice”.

The summer solstice has a deep spiritual meaning for many. For those who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is at this moment in June that astrologers believe the Sun will be at its most powerful. As the longest day of the year, the summer solstice represents new beginnings as summer officially begins—it's the perfect time to get out into nature and enjoy the milder weather.

Writing Idea #1

For some, Summer Solstice represents new beginnings. What new event will come forth this quarter of your life?

Writing Idea #2

How will I benefit from the power of the sun on this special day?

Writing Idea #3

Some believe summer solstice represents the beginning of the slide to the shortest day of the year, and winter cold.

Which makes sense to you and why?

If you ever get the chance to witness a solstice, summer or winter, think about how special it would have been to the First Citizens. It would represent a time of change to welcome and plan for.

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