I can’t believe it’s already June 21. Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year. A time when people gather to celebrate the Sun.
Midsummer Eve is a truly magical time. The Faeries venture to the human world, many of them for the sole purpose of causing havoc and taking great delight in doing so. It is said that the Selkies come ashore, shedding their skins so that they can be human for one night. The gather and dance on the shore, but if disturbed or discovered they will grab their skins and head back out to sea.
Let’s look at the Midsummer card from the “Fairy Ring” oracle deck. We can spot Robin Goodfellow and his friends, gathering for a celebration in the human world. In the distance, but closer than at any other time of year, is a Faerie island. It is said that on this day, humans are able to travel to the Faerie Realm. But be warned. They journey there can be straightforward. The journey back, however is not.
“The Midsummer card ushers in joyful energies of magic, enchantment, consummation, culmination, celebration, delight, fun, light, illumination, and clarity.”
This is an excellent time to seek the guidance of the Fae in your own life. To ponder the questions that you have been asking yourself. To connect with Nature and take a moment to truly appreciate your surroundings. If you are in an urban area, try to seek solitude wherever you can. Find a way to plant your feet on the grass or the soil. Take a walk through the woods or sit by the lake.
It’s a bit gloomy here and looks like we’re in for a wet summer. I don’t mind the rain, but we had such a long, cold winter that I was hoping for a lot of sun, especially today. So let’s look at the bright side. It’s a perfect day to snuggle up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book. I hope to finish “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and get back to work on my next novel.
What are your plans (or non-plans, as the case may be) for today?