For those who follow the meteorological definitions we are now in summer, with our hottest season of the year starting on June 1st. Those following the astrological definition won’t declare summer has started until the solstice on 21st June. Arguments about start dates aside, we’re all agreed that summer is the season of long, warm evenings drinking cold drinks without wearing a coat (and sometimes regretting that and buying an emergency umbrella!). It’s the season where streets, pubs and parks are full of people relaxing and basking in the sunshine and where everyone seems to be significantly happier and friendlier than they were back in January.
Looking to nature we see the flowers are out and at their brightest, splashes of colour popping against the riot of lush greens. Trees are full of birds, returned from their winter retreats and singing their little hearts out. There is a real sense of abundance and full-of-life-ness. It’s a time of self-expression. Like the flowers in bloom we want to express ourselves, to meet and be social, to be out in the world.
Generally speaking, the summer is the easiest season for most people. You may well feel more energetic and active at this time of year. There is an energy available for self-expression and creativity. It’s a great time to follow these impulses.