After a long and seriously unforgiving winter, folks in the Northern Hemisphere are finally reaping the benefits of summer, as June 21 marks the official 2021 summer solstice. Many of us are already marking our calendars with beach days, hikes, and picnics galore — but if you’re looking to tap into the spiritual aspect of the seasonal shift, there are several solstice rituals you can do to welcome summer, in all its glory.
From gifting friends with sachets as a natural mosquito deterrent, to enjoying a seasonal feast of locally-grown goodies, there are so many fun ways to welcome and celebrate summer, sustainably.
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a Partnership, a Gift
If this rune is pulled, that is a sign that unity, union or partnership is near. But you are requested, not to throw yourself into this connection. A true partnership can only consist of two independent, healthy beings, that preserve there own independence also in this union. This advice is important at all levels: in romantic relationships, in commercial things, simply in partnerships of every type.
Inner thoughts, intuition, contemplation, solitude, change.
Luis corresponds to the letter L in the alphabet, and is associated with the Rowan tree. This symbol represents insight, protection and blessings.
The Rowan tree has often been associated with protection against enchantment and magic. Rowan sticks were often used to carve protective charms on, and hung over a door to prevent evil spirits from entering. The berries, when split in half, reveal a small pentagram inside. The Rowan indicates protection, as well as knowledge and insight about what is taking place in your surroundings.
Mundane Aspects: Keep your awareness high, and go with your intuition when it comes to the people and events in your life. Trust your judgment, and don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security.
Magical Aspects: Keep yourself true to your spirituality, staying grounded even in times of doubt. This will help protect you from that which might bring you emotional, physical or spiritual harm.
The gentle Wind roams the Earth:
The Superior Person expands his sphere of influence as he expands his awareness.
Deeply devoted to his pursuit of clarity and wisdom, he is unconscious of the inspiring, positive example he is setting for others to emulate.
You have cleansed yourself; now stand ready to make your humble, devout offering.
The situation marks a rising to new heights.
As you climb for a better view of the panorama, you make yourself more conspicuous to those below.
This hexagram is also known as the Watchtower, because the shape formed by its lines resembles the ancient guardposts manned by Chinese soldiers.
These towers were placed on mountainsides to give a better vantage point.
To those below, the watchtowers served as landmarks to help them find their way.
The quality of your search for clarity in this situation serves as such a guidepost for others along the Way.
Similar to 12 – creative, individualistic, and unconventional. It relies on the self and is a little irresponsible. Not good at managing time, inefficient. 3 Based on 21, however, is more intuitive, sensitive, and cooperative; plays better with others.
See also 12…
Believe in yourself and stay positive! Affirmations will help you the most right now.
Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 9:30 AM to 5 PM EST today (6:30 AM to 2 PM PST). After that, the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.
For the next four weeks, you will dazzle people, especially bosses, parents, teachers and the police. Without doing anything special, you will earn the admiration of others. Obviously, this is your time to act! Make the most of this. Demand the advantage!
Your desire to explore new realms will be strong in the next four weeks. Therefore, grab every chance that comes your way to expand your horizons. Take a course. Take a trip. Enjoy meeting people from other lands and different cultures
You will be more intense about everything in the next four weeks. This will be particularly obvious in intimate relationships because passions will be running high. You will also have strong opinions about shared property. Suddenly, everything matters.
For the next four weeks, the Sun is opposite your sign. This is the only time all year this occurs it and it makes you a bit lethargic. You will need more rest, more sleep. You will also focus more intensely on partners and close friends.
You’re gung-ho to get better organized. Oh yes, in the next four weeks, you want to turn over a new leaf! You will work hard and work smart for what you want to achieve. You want to make all your actions count.
Lucky you! The next four weeks will be more playful, more lighthearted and more romantic than usual. Accept all invitations to party. Slip away on a vacation if you can. Enjoy social outings, the arts, the theatre and playful activities with kids.
Home and family will be your primary focus during the next four weeks. Some of you will be more involved than usual with a parent. You will also be happy to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings. “Will someone peel me another grape?”
The pace of your days will accelerate in the next four weeks because suddenly you’re busy! Oh yes. You have places to go, people to see and things to do! Short trips errands, appointments plus increased reading, writing and studying will keep you off your heels!
Your mind will shift to money matters in the next four weeks. You will focus on your salary, cash flow, income or possibly your assets and your possessions. This is a good time to take stock and figure out what you owe and what you own. You will also give thought to your basic values in life.
Once a year, the Sun is in your sign for four weeks and that day has arrived! This means you’ll be pumped and energetic during this window of time. Things will tend to go your way, and you will attract favourable opportunities and people to you. “Yay me!”
You’re entering a low-key window of time for the next four weeks because you are “waiting” for your birthday month. (It’s a bit like being in limbo.) However, you can use this time to make goals and think about what you want for yourself and your new personal year ahead.
You will be more popular in the next four weeks because suddenly, everyone wants to see your face. Please note: your interactions with friends as well as members of groups will benefit you. In fact, these interactions will likely be mutually beneficial.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland (1966) shares your birthday today. You are a courageous, adventurous person. Once committed to something, you are dedicated. You are well spoken and eloquent, which is why people listen to you. You are an optimist who is caring and compassionate. This year you have had a strong focus on relationships. Next year will be more sociable, fast-paced! Your zest for life will be ignited!
DECEMBER 21 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a courageous sport. The Sagittarius born today is curious about most things but particularly those things that are not conventional. You have an active imagination, and you’re extremely resourceful. On the other hand, you can be slow to make a move. You will think twice before taking the initiative.
Some decisions should receive more consideration than others, and you are a patient person. It serves us best when we don’t rush into things and read the fine print. You’re realistic when it comes to important contract matters and of the heart.
As the December 21st zodiac sign is Sagittarius, you are a cheerful individual. Some people think you were born under a lucky star. If you could bestow all of your friends one wish, you would wish them peace at heart and of mind. That’s where you get your joy – in helping others. You are constantly thinking of your friends and ways to enhance relationships. The December 21 birthday personality not only tells their friends and family that they care, but they show them as well.
If today is your birthday, you can be pig-headed when you want to be! Yes indeed, unmovable is an understatement. Moreover, you cannot follow a rule book if you wrote it yourself. You are defiantly a hard-working person but occasionally you get carried away. These December 21st zodiac birthday people tend to be obsessive. This could involve your work as well as your personal life.
As far as your finances go, you seem to be happy with the balance at the end of the month. Characteristically, you connect with your projects to make them your own and the outcomes have been successful. Usually, this Sagittarius birthday person likes being useful. He or she will generally exceed the expectations of others.
Money seems to come effortlessly to you, but we know that’s not necessarily true. You have a knack for juggling investments and you feel the sensible thing to do is to save it. It’s better to spend a set amount wisely and in moderation than to be soon parted from it.
The December 21 horoscope predicts that underneath all of that coolness is a big heart. Your friends say that you are extremely liberal and passionate. As their friend, you have been trustworthy and unswerving. Once you make a friend, it becomes a lasting relationship. You probably haven’t had too many romantic relationships because of this.
The December 21 birthday love compatibility report shows that the highlight of a partnership is companionship for you. Nothing gives you more pleasure than to enjoy a concert in the park with your lover, your best friend. For this relationship, you will make the needed compromise to make the other person happy. Additionally, you need someone with an active imagination to keep things popping in the bedroom.
Your friends who you grew up with have a tremendous impact on who you are today. It could be that your childhood was unforgettably good or bad. Its lasting impressions could be holding you back or altering your life in some way. The December 21st astrology predicts that your emotional health could affect your physical being. Negative forces have a way of getting into the body and posing as an illness.
Getting you on the treadmill can take an act of Congress. But once you start to reap the benefits from exercising, you will go to the gym willingly then. All you needed was a little motivation. But be careful, you don’t want to overdo it. Too much of anything is not good for you including exercise. The future of person who born on 21 December will be promising and rewarding.
The December 21 zodiac shows that you are patient and kind individuals. You have a way of making success look easy, but you work hard to achieve the status you have. Sagittarians born today love the sound of live music and want to share the good times with someone special.
As a rule, you break or at least bend them backward. Placing restrictions on a December 21 birthday personality is a risky business. You should look back at your childhood to find any clues that will give answers to why you have problems with authority or rules.
1985 – The music group Heart’s album “Hearts” goes #1.
1991 – Reggie Brown knocked unconscious in a Detroit Lions games.
2011 – Tropical Storm Washi’s death count now at over one thousand.
2011 – Approximately 17,000 chickens slaughtered after H5N1 virus threat.
Jupiter symbolizes expansion of ideas, knowledge, good fortune and new opportunities.
Saturn symbolizes efforts, control, restrictions, and maturity.
The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Sun Sign
The Sea Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Sun Sign
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This will be a wonderfully loving and romantic relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This is a relationship that could be excellent or extremely pathetic.
Number 3 – This number signifies spontaneity, fun, wit, enthusiasm, and enjoyment.
Number 6 – This number stands for a conventional idealist who heals and cares for people.
Read about: Birthday Numerology
Purple: This color signifies telepathy, compassion, spirituality, and renewal of feelings.
Blue: This is a color of peace, truth, expanse, freedom, and stability.
Thursday – This day is ruled by Jupiter and represents an excellent day to increase your wisdom and get serious about your job.
Turquoise gemstone is known to be a symbol of love and romance in relationships that might not be going the right way.
A T-shirt with a slogan for the Sagittarius man and a pair of interlocking heart-handle coffee mugs for the woman. The December 21 birthday personality can be severe and soft at the same time.
You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.
The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
The Waning Gibbous on December 21 has an illumination of 95%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 21 the Moon is 16.84 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
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The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe
21 December 2021
04:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 21, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Take a deep breath as we enter this time of the winter solstice on December 21 in the northern hemisphere. Think of it as a sacred gateway: an ending and a new beginning. With all the noise of 2021, it is time for some much-needed quiet and inner nourishment. Mother Nature is asking us to reflect, recalibrate, and strengthen our ability to shine in the world.
The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. At this time, many cultures believe that the archetypal Great Mother gave birth to a sun child (the Egyptian deity Isis gave birth to sun god Horus; the Greek Leto gave birth to a shining Apollo.) This is a moment to hold the light for yourself and others. Here are eight rituals to help you do so.
On the night of the solstice, unplug your phone, TV, and tablets. Instead of turning on electric lights, eat dinner by candlelight and…
For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse itself.
Winter solstice 2021, the shortest day of year and the official first day of winter, is on Tuesday, December 21. How it all works has fascinated people for thousands of years.
First we’ll look at the science and precise timing behind the solstice. Then we’ll explore some ancient traditions and celebrations around the world.
1620 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [OS=Dec 11]
1991 Soviet Union formally dissolves as 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1561 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Archbishop of Mechelen, made Cardinal
1598 Battle of Curalaba: the Mapuche people led by Pelentaru revolt and inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile
1620 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [OS=Dec 11]
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1925 “Battleship Potemkin”, Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov, premieres in Moscow
1952 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1941 David Diamond’s 1st Symphony premieres
1945 “Billion Dollar Baby” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
1946 “If the Shoe Fits” closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
1961 Beatles record “Sweet Georgia Brown” & “Ready Teddy”
1918 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
1925 Test batsman Hunter “Stork” Hendry scores career best unbeaten 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in drawn tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
1926 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
1932 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
1937 O’Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
1937 Chicago Black Hawks left wing Paul Thompson becomes first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother; scores on bro Cecil of the Boston Bruins with just 9 seconds left in regulation; Bruins win though, 2-1