(Winter Solstice/Yule for those in the Southern Hemisphere)
Happy Summer Solstice!
Sun goddesses/gods are very common across cultures, and Solarcentre published this poster of some of the main ones just in time for the Solstice.
The ways that many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago. Some of us may be lucky enough to be celebrating at Stonehenge today, but for those who are not, remember that there are at least hundreds of other stone circles in Europe, and many others on every continent (except Antarctica, of course). That includes the United States, where they are often known as Medicine Wheels – as well as many recently made circles, like the small stone circle we made in the woods behind our house. Just a few years ago, I held my Summer Solstice ritual next to the ancient earth circle in central Indiana (which has a Summer Solstice notch). This year, I had the unusual pleasure of being the Sun god Ra at our UU Summer Solstice service yesterday.
In whatever way you are celebrating, Happy Summer Solstice!