Look Up! ... A Season Begins - A Cycle Ends

Hello Sky Gazers,
The solstice Sun and the waning Crescent Moon with morning Venus are catching our attention now. Worldwide solstice meditations are strengthening the Light Grid of planet Earth. A solar season begins. A lunar cycle ends.

Celebrating the Solstice

Image: Student Britannica

Stonehenge is an ancient monument in England that includes a circular setting of massive stones. They were precisely aligned in relation to the rising of the sun on the summer solstice.

The summer solstice is celebrated Saturday, June 21, when the Northern Hemisphere of Earth is tilted most toward the Sun. It is exact when the Sun enters Cancer on June 21 at 3:51am PDT (10:51 UT). Note: Both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres celebrate the solstice at this time. The Southern Hemisphere celebrates the winter solstice because this part of the Earth is tilted farthest away from the Sun. Solstice means the Sun stops. In the Northern Hemisphere it stops moving in a northerly direction. In the Southern Hemisphere it stops moving in a southerly direction.

Summer Solstice
What's unique about the Sun and its shadows now?
What's it like at the North and South Poles during this solstice?
Participate in a wonderful solstice celebration any day!
What's the spiritual significance of summer?
Participate in solstice global meditations.

There are a variety of solstice global meditations occurring at various times during the day. Strengthen the Light Grid of planet Earth by participating in one or more of these meditations. Those living in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are participating in June's solstice meditations.

BTW: The Sun's magnetic field has flipped and we are in a Solar Mini-Max.


The Waning Crescent Moon Dances ...
with Morning Venus and Taurus the Bull

Image: EarthSky.org

Approximate Rise Times:
Monday - Wednesday, June 23, 24, 25
Venus: 4:00am Each Day
Moon: 3:15am, 4:00am, 4:45am
Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies

Waning crescent moon and Venus before sunrise June 23

Moon and Venus closest together for month before sunrise June 24

Moon near Aldebaran, Venus near Pleiades at dawn June 25

Waning Crescent Moon

The waning Crescent lunar phase is a time for conscious growth and enlightenment at a deep level. Rebirth can occur, as the lunar cycle wanes and comes to an end June 27.

Taurus the Bull and Venus

The enlightened mind is the gift of Taurus the Bull when one transforms desire into spiritual aspiration.

The sparkling Pleiades is the famous star cluster marking the shoulder of Taurus the Bull. It is said that the Pleiades transmit the Light of God (Universal Mind) into our minds, enabling God's light to descend on Earth.

Aldebaran, truly the "Bull’s eye" star of enlightenment, holds a vision that is seeded by the Pleiades. It is a divine ideal that can aid humanity’s evolutionary process through its political systems.

The waning Crescent Moon transiting Aldebaran and the Pleiades accentuates the quality of this lunar phase, enlightenment at a deep level. Rebirth can occur.

Venus in Taurus - At the esoteric level, this potent placement of Venus reveals the urge of desire for increased knowledge. This understanding may then be transmuted into wisdom for the benefit of all ... the individual is seeking out an understanding or attunement with ~the idea which embodies a particular form~. Venus in Taurus is thus quite perceptive of the quality of energy represented by a specific physical manifestation, whether this is a person or a particular object. Venus in Taurus

As this lunar cycle comes to an end, imagine Light descending on Earth. Imagine humanity aspiring toward wisdom and understanding. Call forth the Divinity that resides in all.

Charting the Heavens
EarthSky Tonight ... nightly highlights/maps
This Week's Sky at a Glance ... weekly highlights/maps
The Planets
See Night Sky Info for finder charts and info on each planet.


The Goodwill lunar cycle ends June 27. Its energies continue to stimulate the nations of the world, seed our vision, and ultimately enlighten our behavior for a spiritually infused leadership.

With the waning Crescent Moon of this cycle we have the opportunity to be reborn, to foster and increase goodwill, and to create a more wholesome infrastructure in our lives.

With Venus in Taurus the Bull we are able to go deeper than desire. We can aspire to understand the energy that embodies the form.

With the summer solstice our Sun exerts its maximum power ...

The time of full outward physical manifestation dominates ... As we experience the warm, full power of the Solstice Sun, we are called to make true on earth the words of the Master Jesus, "I and the Father are One." To understand this is to recognize the divinity in everyone we meet ... see God in each face that you greet. Summer Solstice / Essene Book of Days


Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky