SOLSTICE WELCOMES US! LONGEST OR SHORTEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR OR BOTH?! EUKARYOTE SOLSTICE AND SEASON
of The Universe Story Calendar(TUSC) helps to update humanity on how and why we need to celebrate all five regions of Earth each seasonal beginning. Moving from south to north the five regions are: the South Pole to the Southern Hemisphere to the Equator to the Northern Hemisphere to the North Pole. Each solstice and equinox is an important marker for each region. Most people today are only focused on what is happening in their region and local bioregion around their home. TUSC helps to transcend, include and update this situation in 2020ce(common era).
"A night that seems like a lifetime, when your waiting for the Sun. So why not sing to the nighttime and the burning stars up above...on the longest night of the year."
The Longest Night Peter Mayer blueboat.net
Our new world calendar, TUSC, takes today's Winter/Summer Solstice and celebrates them both at the same time while telling our New Story of the Universe as well. How? By naming this solstice after the fifth month of TUSC called Eukaryote (Cells), the former June. In the New Story Eukaryote Cells are multi-cellular beings that were birthed on Earth around 2bya(billion years ago) so that they could turn Oxygen into a breathable element since they were killing most of life at the time. So, since Eukaryotes month is now the former June when the June Solstice happened, the all-inclusive, New Story-telling Eukaryotes Solstice and Season were born for this TUSC 2020ce Calendar!
This is a whole new consciousness process for humans. Early in our human story we saw our ancestors erecting sacred monuments and sites to celebrate the solstices each year. I was at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico two years ago and saw how the buildings were built by the Pueblo people precisely so that on solstice each year the Sun shine and Sun shadows would align perfectly. The whole site was built just for these celebrations as far as we know today. Stonehedge in England and New Grange in Ireland were and are this very day, solstice celebration sites. Many in South America as well.
Then we humans, mostly from the Northern Hemisphere, started navigating the oceans and the entire world the last 1,000 years or so. This is how we started to become aware of the two hemispheres of the planet and two solstices each six months. A few years ago some groups and websites, including earthsky.org, started naming this solstice June Solstice. This helpful step still is celebrating Junius, the Latin goddess, which is a myth/untrue story with meaning for a certain culture at a certain time in the human story. (For more on the history of the naming of the months, like June, in the Gregorian Calendar, go the TUSC book menu on this website.) Now, with our Universe Story and this Calendar we can transcend, include and update our June Solstice to our new Eukaryotes Solstice and three month Eukaryotes Season!
So, yes Eukaryotes Solstice celebrates the longest night of the year in our Southern Hemisphere and the shortest night in the North. How can we celebrate this new understanding of our Human, Earth and Universe Story(s)? Share this blog with others and jubilantly honor with wonder and awe the ecstatic beauty generated by our Universe! Cheers!