Celebrating the Summer Solstice has been a tradition as early as the Stone Age, around 2.5 million years ago. Early civilizations honored the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and even built monuments to the sun’s movement (I’m looking at you Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids!).
Astrologically, this is perhaps the most important week of the year as Uranus moves into Taurus, an event some astrologers have lovingly called “Tauranus.” After a seven-year whirlwind in Aries—the planetary force of revolution, technology, and awakening—Uranus shifts signs on May 15. Occurring shortly after the Taurus new moon, this day marks a major shift in consciousness as well as offers an extra fertile time for new beginnings.