As the seasonal wheel turns and with the sun entering the astrological sign of Capricorn, today marks the time the Summer Solstice here in Adelaide, the longest day. In fact, at 9:14pm this evening we would have experienced some four hours and 42 more minutes than at the Winter Solstice in June.
Within various Pagan traditions, the divine masculine, the God, is perceived in his guise as the Sun, the Solar God, who is now at the height of his power, and increasingly, he makes us aware of his strength. This show however comes at a cost. While it will be some time before we actually notice, from the Summer Solstice onwards, the power of the Sun God slowly begins to wane. This darkness, however, is not perceived in a negative sense, because it is needed to ensure the fertility of the land. Still, in doing so, the Sun God sows the seeds of his own death.