The most amazing coincidence with a full moon 19th June followed with the Summer Solstice on the 20th. Famous Fairy artist Myrea Pettit has chosen this moment to show her latest image to the world. It shows an innocent child who will become ‘The Messenger,’ peering between the trees from her dark drab world. To her surprise she has her first sighting of fairies, a world of fantasy, of love and light, something to believe in, she is now able to tell others of its existence. There in front of her is one of natures endangered species the Cinnamon Humming Bird with its’ guardian Cinnamon Fairy and creatures that give soul to childhood and a belief that shines brightly, reflecting in her eyes. It is the moment of pure magic, of a true connection to the energies of Mother Earth and nature itself, and as any good fairy lover knows, full moon or a Solstice are prime times to perchance upon the faeries. The 2008 summer solstice officially is at 7:59 p.m. in the Northern Hemisphere for USA and 23:59 in UK.
The solstice is the alignment of objects out in space that potentially produces the most sunlight of any day of the year — about 15 hours between sunrise and sunset today depending on the weather in your area. It is the arrival of summer.
The June 20th/21st (the time varies slightly each year) is the start of Summer Solstice. About three days after the solstice itself June 24th is known as Midsummer’s Day which is also World Fairy Day, and St. John’s Feast Day,it is observed by Northern Europeans and Anglophones also it is a cultural, Pagan, Christian celebration that marks the Ancient middle of Summer called by others names, L?go, Litha, Ivan Kupala Day, the astronomical beginning of Summer, and the nativity of St. John the Baptist. There are great celebrations with fairy festivals, bonfires, feasting, singing, and Maypole dancing