Corcelles-près-Concise, located between Lake Neuchâtel and Mont Aubert (Switzerland), not far from la Tène.
The megaliths of Corcelles–Concise consists in four menhirs with a height of 1.50 to 2.50 metres, arranged in a trapezoidal configuration. Only three of them are authentic, the fourth had been erected in 1843 to replace a standing stone disappeared in the late Eighteenth century. The Eastern menhir has about 12 cupmarks with a diametre of 3 to 9 cm. In 1994, excavations revealed the existence of two other menhirs buried in a pit filled with pebbles, in the extension of the South and East menhirs. According to some studies, one of the axis between the stones seems to be aligned with the sunrise at winter solstice, another axis with the sunset of the same day. A third axis seems to be aligned with the sunrise at summer solstice. Moreover the site of Corcelles-Concise seems to be aligned to the moonrises as well, making it an ancient astronomical observatory, indicating major astronomical events.
i am edie.
i am an artist, a creative and a lover of connection, stories and learning.
at a young age i realised i was surrounded by powerful and fierce women. women who didn't need to be protected or looked after. women who feared nothing and followed their passions and managed to make lives for themselves in the most creative ways.
i always found the concept of 'sisterhood' to be very grounding and supportive so what more could i wish to achieve than to create a group of beautiful women to surround myself with now as an adult.
having recently completed my training as a doula, this bond became stronger, as did the utter awe i have for my fellow women.
with 'solstice circles' i hope my friends and I can bring back the ancient art of ritual.
i hope we manage to create a collective of women who raise each other up in a society where we've been taught to push each other down. "what's the greatest lesson a woman should learn?
that since day one. she's already had everything she needs within herself. It's the world that convinced her she did not" - rupi kaur
Under the summer solstice sky,
I opened my heart to my own desires.
I need to be free
I won't trap myself behind a dense wall of regret again
I will let people see.
Under the summer solstice sky,
I shed old, tired skin.
When the sun came up,
I knew I could begin again.
Opening up my lungs to breathe,
Letting the light of the summer solstice sky guide me. (Little piece of a poem I wrote about one of the most memorable nights. Summer solstice 2017 was pivotal. That night, I realized how much fear was holding me back. Months later, it still does, sometimes. Change has been constant and trying, but picking up your feet to keep moving is half the battle. I'm still trying very hard to integrate the countless lessons of this year. Winter is the perfect time for reflection, but I have been feeling the blues lately, as I am missing the warmth of summer. Though I will say, writing is one way to warm the soul throughout the colder months. Add in some whiskey, wine, tea, and/or music, and Winter really isn't that bad, is it? Hope you enjoy the low-quality photo and words that accompany it.) #throwback#summer2017#summersolstice#crossranch#adventures#ofthesoul#memories
Good old summer time…on Saturn! Continuous sunshine is abundant in Saturn’s northern heisphere during its summer solstice, which took place on May 24. The Cassini mission used this unparalleled opportunity to observe changes that occur on the planet as the Saturnian seasons turn.
This view was acquired at a distance of approximately 733,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on April 17 using a spectral filter.
The Cassini mission is currently performing its Grand Finale, where it is exploring the area between Saturn and its rings…a space where no other spacecraft has gone before! The spacecraft will make a total of 22 dives before it eventually dives into the planet itself in September.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute