The Swamp Fairy – Winter Solstice Invitation

I awakened to a dark rainy morning this December 21st, 2014.  The much needed rain had fallen in huge drops most of the night giving nourishment to the parched grass in my backyard.  Bright green sprigs now poked out from my dormant brown lawn.  I grabbed a cup of coffee, my nourishment for the start of the day.  Of course, Sugar and Spice my Pomeranians, leapt at the door to be let out.  I let them outside and looked at the horse-hole.

dark horse hole

There floating above the ground just before the horse-hole was a fairy ring with some words floating above it.  The dogs needed to go outside desperately.  I let them out the door and walked outside onto the patio.  Neither dog went near the fairy ring.  They were intent on their own call to nature.  I peered through the misty rain and this is what I saw:

Solstice invitation

December 21, 2014 at 5:03 P.M. my presence was respectfully requested, I read.  I knew this was the exact time the Winter Solstice occurred here in Pensacola, Florida.  I also knew who had sent the message – The Swamp Fairy!  She used her signature fairy ring so I knew it had to be her.

I remembered that she had told me that her powers were the strongest around the New and Full moons.  The New Moon was today and with the Winter Solstice event the same day, I knew this was a momentous occasion. I was surprised and really interested to find out what the Winter Solstice could mean for me and the Swamp Fairy.  She must have something of great importance to tell me.

I knew the Winter Solstice signified the shortest day and longest night of the year.  Long ago, this was a time of contemplation and reflection on the past year and the new year which lay ahead.  Stonehenge was a significant ancient religious site that celebrated the glory of the winter sunset through its rocky pillars once each year.  People flock to the site every year to see the glorious event.

The Winter Solstice was clearly an important time of the year for the ancients, it had to be for the fairy realm too, I thought.  I brought the dogs back inside to get out of the misty rain and glanced at the clock on the wall.  In only a few hours time, I would have another encounter with the Swamp Fairy.

I could not wait to see what this new mystical encounter was all about!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll let you know what happens this evening.  Follow the Swamp Fairy stories here or go to my menu and read the stories in order.

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16 thoughts on “The Swamp Fairy – Winter Solstice Invitation

  1. Thanks for posting about the winter solstice. I always pay attention to the equinoxes and solstices (people think I’m sorta weird)…the ancients recognized these dates for a reason. Enjoy the shortest day of the year and the start of winter (at least in the northern hemi)!

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  2. The celtic name of the winter solstice is Alban Arthuan and means “light of Arthur”. The theme of this fairy festival are structure, clearing from inner processes, choice and tests. It is also the festival of the new born light, since it is the longest night of the year.
    My teacher and mentor is English and a celtic shaman. I joined a class about druids and celtic habits. Also I read a lot about those festivals which are also celebrated by the nature spirits. Great it is coming back to me on your blog.

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