Summer solstice 2022 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 4:13 AM CDT on Tuesday, June 21 in the northern hemisphere.

Astronomically, the summer solstice marks the first day of summer. Astrologically, it marks the beginning of Cancer season. With the sun in Cancer, it’s a good time for everyone to take ownership of their feelings and their actions and to focus on loving each other and overcoming selfish goals.

On the summer solstice, the sign of Aries is in the seventh house, which means preparing for particularly aggressive interrelations. Simply put, the Seventh House symbolizes your “cosmic plus one,” and yes, that refers to romantic partners, as well as other important relationships in your life. Those with natal planets in the Seventh House tend to be very focused on relationships, gravitating towards partnership in all areas of life.

When the weather is hot, our metaphorical temperatures can rise. And with Aries in Mars, Jupiter, the moon, and the minor planet Chiron, there are sure to be disagreements everywhere around the world. This is a particularly aggressive solstice, which does not bode well for worldly events. This is a strange and uncertain worldly climate, but with Mercury in Gemini, there may also be great ideas coming from various leaders of the world about how we may come together in a more peaceful way.

The bright Sun and the dark night both influence our pineal gland, which is known as the seat of consciousness or as the seat of our soul. When the Sun is bright, our pineal gland supports the flow of our life force. When the dark night falls, the pineal gland helps to awaken our dream state, sparking our imagination, clairvoyant gifts, and out-of-body experiences.

All of nature responds to the increase or decrease of daylight that occurs on the Solstice. It may be subtle, but if we tune in and connect, we too can feel the shifts these shifts within our bodies.

Our ancestors, who were much more connected to the Earth, knew the Solstice was a highly potent and magical time. Many monuments around the world were built to align with the Sun on the day of the Solstice. Rituals, festivals, and offerings were also conducted leading up to this special day.

It is said that the Solstice brings a thinning of the veil, allowing the world of Spirit and the world of the material to feel far less separate. It is also said that on the Solstice eve, the entire energy grid of the planet moves into harmony, allowing us to connect with Spirit with greater ease and the healing power of Mother Earth.

One of the best ways to feel this energy for yourself is to spend time in nature on the Solstice eve or day of the Solstice. If you’re unable to do so outdoors, take a moment at some point during your day to acknowledge the shift in global energy and give thanks to the energy that gives you life.