Moon Phase: Waxing Half Moon Sun Phase: Summer Solstice
Video: Plants As Medicine by: kuwa jasiri
Moment to Pause to honour the brilliant Sun
Summer Solstice (June 20) marks the midway point of Summer in my Ghanaian tradition. Summer Solstice occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. The Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest duration of Sunlight.
Marvel at the potency of the Sun during this midsummer celebration! My favorite ways to interact with the Sun are lighting a fire with a magnifying glass, growing plants and sunbathing. There are so many wonders the Sun aides in. This Waxing Moon get to know some of the plants that absorb sunlight and require warmth to germinate.
The Asante peoples of Ghana use Adinkra symbols to express the connection between the verbal and the visual in Akan culture. These symbols are traditionally carved and adorn our fabrics. Some Adinkra symbols are included.
Sun medicine is conscious and intentional, legible, and rational. One expresses and requires Sun medicine in order to move consciously towards goals, to keep one’s word, to show up, to maintain a health routine, to connect with other humans, to affirm boundaries, and to be accountable. Work with the Sun this Solstice to live your best life.
Sunlight offers us energy boosts, cleansing, vitamins, and a pleasant mood. Direct exposure and high temperatures can be harmful in prolonged doses. This Solstices connect deeper with the vibrant, nurturer Sun.
Ways to connect with the Sun
-Make a Sun Altar with showy flowers, gemstones, glass and other majikal items
–Pray to the Sun for support with your specific needs
-Acknowledge the East and West directions
-Charge your majikal tools in direct Sunlight
-Dance, Sing, and Praise the Sun
–Play and Rest in the Sunlight
-Dream with the Sun
Check out our FREE e-zine Botanical Anatomy to explore the intricacies of plants.
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