Midsummer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice!

Midsummer is a time to celebrate the power of light and also a time to show our gratitude for our Mother Earth. ~ We have a beautiful mother, so precious this small blue planet that we call home and we need to take better care of her.

Today the earth is in full bloom, alive with ripeness, abundance and the sweet promise of the harvest to come. We gather together with our friends and family to celebrate the warmth and fulness that the summer season has to offer us.

So many things to be thankful for ~ the laughter of children ~ breathing in the sweet scent of flowers ~ fresh vegetables from the garden ~ collecting lavender buds ~ warm sunshine kissing my face.


Folklore tells us that on this day the veil between the human world and the fairy world  becomes as thin and delicate as a spiders web, with the veil between the worlds becoming even thinner on the third day after Summer Solstice. Making it much easier for humans and other beings to journey back and forth between the realms.

It is also believed to be of great importance to leave offerings of milk and honey for the fairy folk to honor their presence in the world, so as to promote harmony between us. Some even claim that all magical work becomes more potent on this day.

Even today, many believe that fairies are simply nature spirits and therefore as ancient as wind and rain. In this view, they’re the manifestations of the living spirit in all organic matter.

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, mentions that fairies seem to have originally been emanations of the Earth Mother that subsequently became water and vegetation spirits, appearing frequently on mountains, in woods or forests, or near water~courses.

It matters not whether you believe or not, our fascination with fairies will most likely never fade away.  The folklore and myths surrounding fairies has been with us for centuries and will likely continue on as long as mankind walks the earth.


Fairy Procession by Charles Vess

“This is a work of fiction.  All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence.  Or lack thereof.”  ~Neil Gaiman

Everyday Goddessing is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi

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