At 7:28 (EDT) this morning the earth was tilted at its maximum angle towards the sun, in the Northern Hemisphere.
This is the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year, and the most Yang day of the year, when the sun’s arc peaks and it shines brightly on us the longest.
Now the cycle turns again towards the darkness of Yin, which gets to its maximum point in December.
In Feng Shui the season of the Fire element has begun: hot, bright and filled with activity.
Celebrate today by staying outdoors to enjoy the sunshine for as long as you can!
For your further enjoyment, here’s a little photo diary of Solstice celebrations around the world.
(photo courtesy Nicholas Raymond on Creative Commons/Freestock.ca)