We are halfway through our yearly circle around the Sun.
While we celebrate the New Year by ringing it in, making toasts and singing Auld Lang Syne, are you taking the time to celebrate the Happy Mid Year?
Shall we make Mid Year’s Resolutions like so many do on the New Year?
This is no longer a new year, but a middle-aged year. It’s day 183 of the year with 183 days left, we are perched upon the year’s midpoint.
If we compare the phases of the Moon to the progression of the year, we start at a New Moon (New Year) and the midpoint would be represented by the Full Moon.
The midpoint is now. With maximum fullness, light and reflectivity.
After the Moon is full, like the year, it will wane, retreating from fullness into inevitable shadow, death and rebirth.
So will our lives and the lives of all whom we love and will ever know.
The circular cycle of birth, growth, fullness and disintegration mirrors every aspect of our lives, our years and the heavenly bodies in the sky.
If we choose, the midpoint of the year – like the fullness of the Moon – is just as appropriate a time to reflect, take personal inventory and begin again.
While you can certainly choose a New Year or a midpoint or a Full Moon as the auspicious moment to make changes in your life, you can also choose any day, any moment, any moon to grow, to evolve, to do the right things.
A day or night like this one is a reminder for us to look at our calendar, look at our lives and look into our souls.
Sometimes the New Year or the mid year or the Full Moon whispers to you that your time is now. And like the year and the ever-changing Moon, your days are full, but also waning.
Perhaps now is the time to choose to become more of the person you came here to be.
Ring it in.
Raise a toast.
Sing Auld Lang Syne.
Even in July.
Happy Mid Year!