Sunflower field near Mittikellur village, Lingasugur taluk, Raichur district, Karnataka, India Date 1 August 2013, 10:57:30 By MikeLynch [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

August 7th Cross-Quarter Celebration

Please join us to celebrate the midpoint between the June solstice the September equinox next week.  To join the synchronous global meditation on Tuesday 7 August 2018, press play at 13:15 UTC / 6:15am PDT , or meditate on your own through the minute of the cross-quarter (13:27 UTC).

The astronomical cross-quarter moment is Tuesday August 7th, 2018 at 13:27 UTC. (See to learn more.)

Please participate in the global Novasutras solstice meditation during the exact moment of the cross-quarter, if feasible.  If you’re interested in celebrating the astronomical ‘cross-quarter’ as a global event, a pre-recorded guided meditation specific to this cross-quarter will be posted soon (or you can join by meditating for peace and loving-kindness on your own through 13:27 UTC / 06:27 PDT).

Help spread the word – tell your friends, share on social media, and help us grow the Novasutras movement.

Map showing day and night parts of the world


At 13:27 UTC on 7 August 2018, the sun will be directly overhead at at Latitude: 16° 20′ North, Longitude: 20° 03′ West. This is in the Atlantic, between the west coast of Africa (near the border of Mauritania and Senegal) and the Cape Verde islands, very close to where it was for the May 2018 Cross-Quarter. At that time, you are invited to face toward the sun, and meditate on agaya and ubuntu, so that people all around the world will focus their attention and wishes for global loving-kindness at the same time.

In the northern hemisphere this is the Summer-Fall Cross Quarter (associated with Lughnasad or Lammas, often observed August 1st or 2nd, with celebrations emphasizing the first harvest of grains).

A celebratory feast, including a Novasutras cornbread decorated with beans, squash and greens.


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