The Chaldai Foundation has a long history of celebrating Summer Solstice through the venue of SolFest. The solstices had been an important part of the human tradition, history, and beliefs since ancient time. Throughout history, people were fascinated by the power of the universe and nature, so they celebrated the solstices, especially the summer solstice.
Beliefs: The annual midsummer night begins the critical stages of the cycle between the lunar light heralding a heightened time of insight and the first rays of the crimson sun signaling the celebration of light, life, and the commemoration of abundance and prosperity.
Spiritually: The summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves, by reflecting upon the potential for consciousness to awaken.
The celestial implications: Earth spins on its axis at an angle of 23.5 degrees. Keep that number in mind. On the June solstice, the northern hemisphere gets more exposure to sunlight than it does on any other day of the year. This is also the day in which the sun reaches its highest point above the horizon: At noon, the sun will be aligned over the Tropic of Cancer at exactly 23.5 latitudinal degrees north of the equator. (A similar phenomenon takes place on the December solstice, when the sun aligns with the Tropic of Capricorn, a southern line located 23.5 degrees below the equator.) The name Tropic of Cancer is an anachronism that references facts that, 2,000 years ago, the sun crossed in front of the constellation Cancer on the day of the June Solstice. Its path now aligns closer to Taurus.
Earthly implications: Many archaeological structures throughout the world are oriented to reflect ancient observations of the summer solstice. Many believe the ancient builders grounded and projected energies at these sites. The ancient builders created these extremely precise alignments, working with heavy building elements to gain access to the power that was flowing through them and these energy levels varied according to the seasons depending on the alignment of the site with the sun, the moon and the stars.
The biological implications: We know that light has a major effect on the biological body's circadian rhythm and energetic auric bodies.