Solstice and Equinox
The Solar Seasons of Good Fortune

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars,
blown about us by the wind, and drink the
universe in a glass of rain."

Ihab Hassan

Solstice and Equinox are the four changing points in the Solar Cycle marking the mid-point of the changing of the seasons.

The Earth's cycles flow in the natural rhythms of the seasons.

Find your balance in the flow and you'll enjoy the ride to Good Fortune.

Each shift during a Solstice and Equinox cycle has long been recognized as a potent time to Focus and align with the transitions that are underway. The coming Season is not apparent on the surface, only in looking within do you align with the potent force of Nature.

Once in balance and harmony with the life-cycles of Solstice and Equinox, then your personal Dreams easily grow into the future you desire.

"Thorough preparation
makes its own luck."

Joe Poyer

Each Season has its own unique beauty.

Like the tree, you go through dramatic internal changes as the seasons change.

Solstice and Equinox: Align with the energy dynamics of the current season.

The year begins for many on November 1, the beginning of the Winter Season. The actual turning points are the mid-season although the calendar often refers to the date as, "...the first day of winter or spring..." The natural planting and harvesting cycles are self-evident.

The Seasons are each 1/4 of the year and 3 months long.

  • Winter Solstice is about December 21st
    Winter Season
    - November 1 through January 31st.

  • Spring Equinox is about March 21st
  • Spring Season - February 1 through April 30th.

  • Summer Solstice is about June 21st
    Summer Season
    - May 1 through July 30th

  • Fall Equinox is about September 21st
  • Fall or Autumn Season - August 1 through October 31st.

Visit the current Season's description below and you'll find your own way of adapting to the changes that are inherent in each time of the year. Each cycle holds it's own promise and potential for the future.

If you are in the Southern hemisphere, then you are entering the opposite season from the Northern hemisphere. The energy time of the Winter season is the opposite of Summer, so follow the season appropriate to where you are on the planet.

Winter Solstice

Every culture from the beginning of recorded history celebrates Winter Solstice traditions. It is the one time of year that mankind globally celebrates together. It is the Solstice magical time of the "returning of the light."

"Silence is the great teacher,
and to learn its lessons you must
pay attention to it.
There is no substitute for the
creative inspiration, knowledge,
and stability that come from
knowing how to contact your
core of inner silence."

Deepak Chopra

Use Winter Solstice Magic to Assure Your Success: Winter Solstice – changing from the old to the new. This is the start of fresh magical potential for great Good Fortune in the year ahead. This is a natural inner-focused time of soul-searching - the time of year to set new intentions and anticipate a successful future. Find your Inspiration now, at Winter Solstice.

"Nothing happens
unless first a dream."

Carl Sandburg

Aligned with the Winter Solstice Wisdom are the New Year celebrations. 3 Steps Promise New Year Abundance. Take 3 simple steps and plant the seeds of prosperity and harmony for your New Year ahead. Now is the time to clear out the old and guarantee a successful New Year now during the Winter Solstice Season. Simple, easy and it works!

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox Inspires Planting Seeds of Good Fortune. Spring time wakes you up from the winter quiet and Inspires clarity, rapid growth and abundance.

Plant the seeds you want to harvest.

You can't expect to harvest if you don't sow the seeds!

First, find your balance and then make decisions.

Wait for Inspiration and then plant the seeds you want to "blossom and bear fruit."

Spring Equinox is March 20 - plant the seeds of Good Fortune with your self-talk and feelings.

Your talents and abilities are the "seeds" that grow into your destiny.

Now is the time to give your Vision of the future your full attention.

You can’t harvest later if you don’t plant now. Tune into the season - align yourself - and make this a break-through year.

Your Attitude, Focus and feelings grows quickly into your future and as your momentum increases you'll find yourself in the flow of Good Fortune.

"All the flowers
of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds
of today."

Indian Proverb

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is a Season of Passion and Compassion. Midsummer Solstice is June 21st, and the time Mother Nature is at the peak of abundance.

Join this natural cycle and accomplish miracles.

Give your full attention to your fiery passion in life, and nurture and restore yourself with fluid emotional compassion for where you are now -- and also for the future you desire.

That's an ancient formula for creating abundance during the hot fiery season of Midsummer Solstice.

If you are in the Southern hemisphere, then you are entering the season of Winter Solstice.

Your path to Good Fortune blossoms all around you.

A time of passion and compassion - and rapid growth.

The energy time of the season is the opposite of Summer. New Year planning for a successful Fall harvest is now underway.

2005 Sunrise Summer Solstice celebration at Stonehenge.

Photo by Peter Strasser, Managing Director of The International Dark-Sky Association

Autumn or Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox

is a time of changes. From the heat and passion of summer you now slip into the quiet of fall.

As the earth turns inward, find ancient hidden mysteries and your own Inspiration and guidance.

Fall Earth-Mother is honored worldwide for abundant harvests.

Assess your personal harvest - is life all you want it to be?

If not, now is the time to reflect and plan for a more prosperous future. If you don't change - then your past WILL BE your future. The energy of summer has crested, the wave vanishes into a quiet time of preparing for the coming winter season of introspection. Find quiet time to reflect and dream.

Autumn Mother Nature turns inward.

It is from inner quiet that new beginnings gather strength.

Very soon the leaves will fall.

And life draws within to refresh and restore - preparing for the coming year ahead.

"Whosoever wishes to know
about the world must learn
about it in its particular details.

Knowledge is not intelligence.

In searching for the truth be
ready for the unexpected.

Change alone is unchanging.

The same road goes both
up and down.

The beginning of a circle
is also its end.

Not I, but the world says it:
all is one.

And yet everything comes
in season."

Herakleitos of Ephesos

Solar Seasons: Gateways at each Solstice and Equinox.

Each Sun Season (Solstice and Equinox) has a distinct quality or feeling - "The spirit of the times." Each threshold marks a shift in the Flow of life energy. Changes have been recorded from time-out-of-mind.

The ancient wisdom from every culture for each period and time of change is remarkably similar.

All ancient text define holy-days and customs around the seasons - and the wisdom teachings are celebrated in rituals, traditions, songs and dance.

Your genetic heritage encodes the wisdom and you can access it easily through giving every Season your Attention.

You are not limited to the last few hundred generations.... no one is further removed from you than a 50th cousin, and one million are no further than a 10th cousin. We are ONE family when you view the whole picture of life extended back into time.

"Our task must be to free
ourselves by widening our circle
of compassion to embrace all
living creatures and the whole
of nature and its beauty."

Albert Einstein

The Flow of Good Fortune.

Living in harmony with the Natural cycles of Solstice and Equinox enhances your creative power.

Good Fortune is the flow of life

and in following the natural current you align

with the flow to your own unique destiny.

Wonder what your destiny is?

What do you love?

What makes your heart sing?

What do you have to offer the world that makes it a better place?

That's it! You've found it.

"Those who follow the Tao
are clear of mind.
They do not load their mind
with anxieties and are
flexible in their adjustment
to external conditions."

Chuang Tzu

The Sun is light and life.

Following the seasons is following a natural rhythm.

Use Solar power at the Solstice and Equinox to restore and vitalize.

The reward of aligning with the Solar cycles of Solstice and Equinox are feelings of connection to your Life Force and creative power. When you align with the natural cycles, life is easier and flows effortlessly to a future you want.

As you feel a part of the whole, you gather strength and when you set your Intention on what you want next -- you have a sense of certainty of attaining it.

1. Return to Nature and observe the natural cycles in your life. Visit planting in the Springtime, abundance in the Summer growing season and harvest in the Fall. Walk in the quiet of Winter and reflect on the year gone by. Tour the wildflowers and visit the Farmer's Markets. Keep fresh flowers and follow the seasons in your home.

Refresh your spirt at sunrise - feel appreciation for the new day ahead.

Sunrise warms you and inspires you to clarity Joy.

2. Greet the Sunrise. Make it a daily or weekend practice. Join an Easter Sunrise service.

3. End the day in gratitude at the setting sun.

Enjoy the sunset.

In Florida, the setting sun is the evenings ritual entertainment and residents flock to the beach to watch the show.

Applause follows spectacular sunsets.

Join in the fun.

You don't need a beach, sunsets are spectacular wherever you are!

Take time to appreciate the
beauty around you.

Many studies have been done on the healthy benefits of sunlight and sunny days.

Pick up your spirits and take a hike in the sunlight.

Refresh and clear your mind.

Offer gratitude for a perfect day and glorious sunset.

All life depends on the sun...and so does peace of mind!

4. Sun-worshippers abound.

Love of a sunny day is universal.

Why not align with the life you WANT to live? Dream it, Imagine it - live it.

Sun-bathers, beach volleyball, surfing, surf-sailing, sailing, snorkeling, fishing, and more.

There's low to no UV value one hour or so after sunrise and before sunset, if you want to enjoy without sunscreen.

For an affective natural sunscreen try pure Jojoba oil.

Sun Worship Today looks a lot like the joy and appreciation people shared in ancient times.

Solstice and Equinox Solar Mysteries and Mystic Insights Through the Ages

There is very little difference between the writings and reports from the mystics of all traditions. The experience of "awe" Bliss, Nirvana, Great Mystery, Rapture and At-One-Ment are shared by Christians, Sufi, Buddhists, Jews, Vedic Seers and Native tribal people.

Life Force is known by many names and traditions, and there are many paths up the mountain - all arriving at similar peak Source experiences.

Those who worship the Sun as their focus of prayer today experience the same Joy and Bliss as expressed by others through music, art, writings and dance.

Are you looking for a natural cure?

A present day Solar healing practice that is very successful for many is Solar Healing.

Hira Ratan Manek, from India, retrieved the ancient Vedic practice and art -- and offers instructions free. Spontaneous healings have occurred for many diseases and conditions.

Science has documented the process, together with the phenomenon of surviving on solar energy (and not food); and there are studies of the results. Some of the research is posted on the site.

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Astronomy and science behind the Solstice and Equinox.

Are you interested in the sciences behind the phenomenon of Solstice and Equinox? Visit Wikipedia for astronomy details and science facts. Better yet, the Open Course on astronomy is very detailed and get's you "inside" the information with great visuals.

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William Shakespeare

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John Dryden

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George Burns

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Walter Lippman

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the things you
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