Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Summer (June) Solstice and the Energy

   On June 21st is the Summer Solstice.  It represents an important time of the year, when Yang transforms into Yin. The energy in Nature is very powerful during the 3-4 days before and after this date. It is exceptionally valuable period for more meditation and relaxation. No wonder why in the past in China the people didn't work for 3 days duing the Summer Solstice.

   The Yi Jing hexagram that is linked to the Summer Solstice is Gou 姤 "Encounters" (hexagram #44).

    In this hexagram there are 5 Yang and 1 Yin. The Yang energy starts to decrease, while the Yin energy (represented by the broken line) - to increase.

    Different energy points of the body correspond to the different periods of the year. The Summer Solstice relates to baihui acupoint 百会 on the top of the head. At this time of the year, bai hui naturally opens up and the energy at this place is very sensitive and intense.
   From the Winter Solstice till now the energy climbs up through dumai 督脉 (the Governing Vessel) channel on the back of the body. Now, at the Summer Solstice, the energy is at the highest peak - bai hui point. Similarly, now we are at the longest days of the year. After the Summer Solstice the days become shorter and the Yang gives way to the Yin.

   Happy Summer (June) Solstice to all!


  1. Good to know... thanks for your blog. :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing knowing with us. ;)
    Have a HAPPY DAY!