“O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.”
We divide our year into four seasons, but many of our ancestors observed but two: summer and winter, the bright half and the dark. The summer solstice is the middle of the bright half, and is therefore called Midsummer. The winter solstice, Midwinter, marks the middle of the dark half.
Both solstices are sacred, mystical times when the realm of the fae intersects with our human realm. At Midsummer, the fairies dance amidst the flowers and inspire humans to fall quickly and hopelessly in love. At Midwinter, the wild hunt rides through the sky: a parade of ghostly souls and numinous creatures, led by the wise old god Odin astride Sleipnir, his eight-legged horse.
On either solstice, it’s beneficial to work sleep magic and pay special attention to your dreams. On Midsummer Eve, anoint your pillowcase with lavender oil or place a lavender blossom under your pillow. At Midwinter, drink a cup of valerian or chamomile tea before bed. In either case, ask the Faerie Queen to bless you with insightful dreams. Write them down upon waking.
Divine Feminine Wisdom from the Queen of the Fae
From all such stuff that dreams are made of …
… even now, answers are on the way to you. On the wings of an endless midsummer’s night, something blessed this way comes, powered by the earth, the wind and the divine radiance of the Faery Queen.
Ancient and powerful, Queen Mab is an elemental emissary of charm, moonlight and manifestation. Turn to her for meaning, revelation and insight into the poetry and empowerment at play within all that is and all you shall become.
“Queen Mab, I hear and embody your wisdom so that I may own my divinity and affirm magic in the world.”