June 23 is Midsummer’s Eve ~ the night women gather together to empower each other. It is a night for fairies and spirits. It is a time for rejoicing and dancing around bonfires.
It is a night to sprinkle dew on your face which the ancients believed would enhance beauty in the coming year.
If you live near a beach, it is a great night to dance in the moonlight and celebrate your feminine strength with those in your own Protection Circle. If you don’t have one yet, you can light candles to celebrate the support and love of your guardian angels who have passed on. Or, you can surround yourself with photos of people who have loved and cherished you. . .or those you dream of drawing into your life.
This quote from The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett speaks of the magic of the night for me:
It was time for the last ritual of Midsummer Eve:
What will you wish for, Aliena?
For all of you, I wish you peace.
If you’d like to learn about traditional Midsummer’s Eve and summer solstice celebrations, I recommend the blog Well Seasoned Woman from Sitka, Alaska. The photos are gorgeous, and the information interesting. And, the blogger is quite funny.