Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fairies, and how to attract them

          I do believe in fairies...I do, I do!....which is why I decided to try and attract more of the fae to my humble abode. Fairies are known for being notoriously shy and like to hide. If you truly want to interact with these elemental beings, you're going to have to create an environment where they feel comfortable. I've found that you'll need to start with belief, for that is the foundation with anything magically speaking. As children we have the innate ability to see the unseen, our imaginations haven't been tainted with what is "real" and what is not. Now that we've established the belief part, I'll move into the creating physical space...

Build a fairy house: Pick a location that is off the beaten path, somewhere that won't be disturbed. What you see above is, a simple lean-to, outfitted with fairy sized amenities. It's nestled under a hedge to lend a bit of privacy. Fairies enjoy a lot of greenery and natural surroundings, so using mostly natural materials is a plus. You can construct an abode for the fae out of hollow tree trunks or miniature wooden doll houses, even stacked rocks will do. This year I made mine out of fallen limbs from the trees out behind my house. Really, only your imagination can limit you on a project like this one. Include bright colors, and shiny objects in your building materials. You can even add bells or small wind chimes, for fairies love music and may want to party all night! However do not include anything made of iron. It weakens them and they have a very large distaste for that type of metal. For those of you who live in an apartment and don't have an outdoor space, you can always do a massive house cleaning (fairies are a cleanly loving folk) and hang some shelves or use some empty space on an already existing book shelf to make a home for them.

Create a fairy garden: Fairies love flowers and use them to make clothes, shoes, hats, and for food, medicine and wine. So include some of their favorites in your garden and your sure to attract the fae.
  • rosemary
  • chamomile
  • lavender
  • primrose
  • bluebells
  • pansies
  • mint
  • honeysuckle
those are just to name a few. Bushes that attract butterflies, and bumblebees are handy as well, for fairies like to hitch a ride on their backs. They also enjoy riding birds and dragonflies so maybe a water feature would be helpful also. Don't for get to leave regular offerings of some fairy favorites, such as milk, honey, and objects they can put to use, and your on your way to hopefully some fairy sightings.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fairy Wand

     These last two weeks have been overly stressful. Between job hunting and errands, plus a hayfeverish kid or two, I was ready to sit down for a good cry. Obviously the *Spirit of Spring wasn't having it...with my head hunkered down and arms crossed over my chest feeling pretty butt hurt, it hit me (literally, don't laugh). My youngest had thown, what would turn out to be, the loveliest curvy branch between my feet. A bit disgruntled and mumbling, I picked it up. I was about to chastize her about thowing things at folks, when I realized the raw energy just billowing off this branch. It was speaking to me in that way inanimate objects tend to do. So I grabbed my trusty whittling knife and set to work. Each pass of the knife seemed to relieve some of the stress, and by the time the branch was stripped of it's bark and sanded my blood pressure had gone down significantly...

Bless my big nerdy SyFy loving heart I found my wand from the movie "Willow"(directed by Ron Howard). I have wanted one of these for forever! The moment the Fairy Queen Cherlindrea gave the wand to Willow Ufgood my heart went pitty pat!

After sanding and oiling
     This was just the project I needed to bring me out of a funk...I hope Spring inspires something wonderful in each and every one of you!

*Yes I was speaking of the Goddess. I used the term Spirit of Spring to represent the playful nature of spring energy. Hope that cleared some confusion up.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Energy Incense

     Hope you like this video tutorial... making videos is NOT easy! Pardon Sophie's potty break... lol...she's trying to make her film debut! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY Elemental Candles

     It always happens...just when you think you have everything you need for a ritual set up,