“The sun is now holding its place in the sky. Daylight is neither diminishing nor growing. Things are at a stand-still, as though the world were poised for the change that is coming.
For the ancients, this was a tremendously sacred time. The planet continues its annual rotation; day continues to follow night. But something deep is occurring to our planet. It has reached a significant pivot point in the annual cycle. Opposite to its parallel summer location, the earth now holds still.
The soul holds still like this, just before great change occurs. It is a silence so profound that it seems as though time has stopped. In this magical moment, we have the chance to set in motion great changes, great happenings. This is the moment when the seeds of new life, new growth, must be planted.”
~ Patricia Monaghan,
The Goddess Companion