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Flag Day, Father’s Day, New Moon & Summer Solstice

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Thursday is Flag Day, Sunday is Father’s Day, Tuesday is new moon (29 degrees) in Gemini and Wednesday morning is Summer Solstice as Sun enters Cancer, sign of the nurturing principle and the Gate where Spirit enters matter. The unfurled flag symbolizes our nation and people’s freedom and liberty.

We honor, on Father’s Day, all fathers (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father), celebrating the principle of fatherhood, all paternal bonds, recognizing the vital and important influence of fathers in society and the family.

Tuesday’s new moon in Gemini’s meditative seed thought as we build our personality is, “Let instability do its work.” A profound quote explaining the complexities, confusions, instability and lack of cohesion within life. Which brings about the need for harmony, a Soul quality.

As we seek harmony through instability, adjustments are made in our lives that call forth the Soul’s presence. Our personality, exhausted as it is from life’s vicissitudes, gladly offers itself for Soul direction. Our life harmonizes. Gemini provides us with this “story.”

At Wednesday’s Summer solstice the Sun reaches its highest point. Solstice is derived from the Latin (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin) sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still (a “sunstanding”), before reversing direction.

The Sun, after reaching the Tropic of Cancer, stands still for three days, before its journey southward. Solstice is the longest day of light for the year. Then we enter the dark half of the year.

It is good to plant and/or harvest the golden-flowered mid-summer plants of Calendula (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula), and St. John’s Wort (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John%27s_Wort) (hypericum), followed by fennel, ferns, rue (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rue) (herb of grace, ruta graveolens), rosemary (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary), dog rose (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_rose) (climbing rose, symbolized monarchy), lemon verbena (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_verbena), mallow, foxglove and elder (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus) flowers.

Harvested flowers, herbs and leaves are hung in doorways overnight to receive the morning dew to later bathe in.

As Archangel Uriel resumes guidance over the Earth, 12 Sun seeds gather in the head of each of us. A Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding takes place there.

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