Sunny Summer Solstice Quotes

High Point in the Solar Calendar

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The brightest season of Summer begins with Sun into astrological sign Cancer. 

Summer Solstice on June 21st or thereabouts is the longest day, too.  It's simply a day to celebrate being alive! 

In places where the indigenous European past echos most strongly, like Cornwall, in England, the old traditions are still alive.  The Cornish people, or the Cornovii, a Celtic tribe, still light beacons on hills (as seen in Lord of the Rings) and some hold hands and wind through the town in a serpentine dance.

It's one of four high points in the solar year and comes after the Spring Equinox.  It's the longest day and across the wheel is the longest night, the Winter Solstice.

What does Summer mean to you?  Here are some quotes to evoke the mood! 

Summer Solstice in Literature

It is Summer, it is the solstice
the crowd is
cheering, the crowd is laughing
in detail
permanently, seriously
without thought.

William Carlos Williams

Not only is it Sum­mer Sol­stice, there is a Full Moon. May love sur­round you like sun­shine on a sunny day.

From William Shakespeare's  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Summer Sayings

A life without love is like a year without summer. ~Swedish Proverb

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
-- St. Francis of Assisi

Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.  Bob Marley

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.  American orator Robert Green Ingersoll

  

Summer in Literature

Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.
-- Kahlil Gibran

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air... Ralph Waldo Emerson

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.
-- James Russell Lowell

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie...
True Poems flee
 Emily Dickinson, c.1879

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly....
~Pablo Neruda

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.  F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Astrologers on the Summer Solstice

It is the ideal time for gathering magical herbs: pluck them before dawn, before breakfast, while the dew still wets the petals. Fern and fern-seed is gathered on Mid-Summer's Eve, to harness the power of the Sun. Golden solar flowers such as St John's wort, mugwort and mistletoe, the golden bough, are worn as garlands.  Rob Tillett of Astrology on the Web

From Mystic Mama:  Since astrologically have moved into the water sign of Cancer, it is also a nice idea to involve the water element.

So adding some fresh herbs and flowers in a jar full of water water and covering and leaving it in the sun makes a magical SOLSTICE SUN TEA! 

The Sun is at its fullest power, and the darkness of winter is a fading memory. But just at this moment of greatest light, we begin to face death, for now the days begin to shorten and the darkness grows.  Cathy Pagano