Solstice & Equinox Celebrations
The significance of the Solstice and Equinox in Spirituality is the universal and eternal knowledge of awakening which is celebrated four times a year.
“In ancient times across many cultures, these solar occurrences held immense importance. The physical significance of these events as signals of the seasons and their connection to planting and harvesting is one explanation for this importance — one that is comfortable for us moderns to accept.
But the solstices and equinoxes were not celebrated as purely physical events. They also held enormous ritual and spiritual meaning in many cultures. The life cycle of the sun finds its parallel in the lives of solar deities and spiritual figures around the world and in the mythologies of societies spanning time and place.
For mystics, the cycles of the sun have their own special significance. Going back to their most ancient origins, the various myths and rituals surrounding the solar journey are reflective of a universal process of spiritual change: the ascendency from the material to the spiritual, the struggle against inner darkness, and the victory of spiritual light. “
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“Trees and animals, humans and insects, flowers and birds: These are active images of the subtle energies that flow from the stars throughout the universe. Meeting and combining with each other and the elements of the earth, they give rise to all living things.” --The Hua HU Ching
“For the light of the sun in its shape in truth is not in this world, for its light pierces through many veils and regions.” Jesus, in Pistis Sophia (early Christian writings)
“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.”
--Jesus, Gospel of John