"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice & Faerie's!

Today is the Summer Solstice!
The first day of Summer.
The longest day of the year.

It is said that, aside for Halloween, Midsummer is a prime time to catch a glimpse of a faerie. Do you believe? According to a past article I read in the Farmer's Almanac by Jamie McLeod, anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of a faerie can gather fern spores at the stroke of midnight and rub it onto their eyelids. You have to be careful, though, because the crafty faeries often led unwary humans astray, getting them utterly lost, even in familiar territory. This condition was known as being “pixie-led,” and could be safeguarded against by turning your clothing inside out, or carrying a small a few leaves of rue, a strong-smelling evergreen, in your pocket. :)

If you have little ones, make some Lavender wands for them to carry around while they watch for faerie's!

Midsummer, the Summer Solstice, is also said to be a time fo fertility for your crops.

And since it is the one day of the year with the longest amount of sunlight, get out and get your Vitamin D :)

How are you celebrating the Summer Solstice?

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suzanne said...

A Happy Summer Soltice to you Allison~ Happy fruit eating and faerie catching with your little one.

Lots of love

Susan said...

It is a Happy Summer Solstice! I had never heard about the Faeries before, but now I know why my garden is so magical. XOXO