- It acts as the mid point marker of the sun's journey from winter through to summer (opposite if you are in the southern hemisphere)
- It has been essential in the calculation of the Christian festival of Easter for centuries (more about that next time)
- It coincides with the sewing of many crops in the farming calendar.
From this point on until the autumnal equinox in September daylight hours will exceed those of darkness and the long cold days of winter will once again slip into the memory archives.
This is a time to bring a sense of balance into your life between work and play, between relationships and self. It is also time to put all the plans into action that you have made during the dark days and seeing your dreams rise along with the sap.