Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Selenite Faeries

Faery Queen Selene (also greek goddess of the moon) has the Selenite crystal named after her due to it's moon like glow.

The Selenite faeries will help you to unblock any stale energies that lie within or around you and they will help to blow away any darkness you sense in your surroundings.  You may like to use this lovely crystal to remember your dreams and the lives you have lived previously.  These faeries are very big on commitment and it is important to them that we show it in whatever we do.  I also like to use this crystal to aid me in my communications with angels, spirit guides and also the fae themselves.

Always best to call upon these fae during the full moon.  Place a white candle upon your altar and set your Selenite near.  Place a faery ornament and some white flowers (Mine are craft flowers) to your table.  The flowers represent inner beauty, love, hope, rebirth........I have also used a Oracle card with the moon to add extra connection.  The card is from the pack Earth Magic by Steve D Farmer.  

Light your candle and as you do call out to the Selenite faeries, ask them to draw close.  I want you to speak from the heart, let your words flow.  You can write down your affirmation/spell before just incase you forget or get your words in a tangle.  You might want a stronger communication with the fae or perhaps you are needing more commitment from your workplace, whatever it is you want ask the fae to assist you. 

Selenite doesn't do to well with water so please be careful, I personally wouldn't soak it in water but instead I wipe mine with a wet cloth and then dry.

© The Faery Enchantress

Circle Of Stones (A Grounding Exercise)

Circle Of Stones

You are sat upon the green grass of Mother Earth, all around you in a circle stand tall stones.  You close your eyes and relax your hands palm upwards upon your knees.  You draw upon the energies that live within the stones.  The wisdom, love and protection that oozes from these stones now enter you, you feel them at the top of your head.  The wisdom swirls within your mind before they move slowly downwards where the love takes hold of your beating heart.  Draw these energies down through your stomach, thighs, ankles and out through your feet where they pass deep into the warm earth, keep the energies moving until they find a strong anchor in which to wrap themselves around.  Now pull these energies back up to you, feel them shoot through the grass, the wisdom and love re~enter your body while the protection wraps itself around the outside of your very being.  You are now grounded.

© The Faery Enchantress/Rachel Curtis 2010

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Yule Blessings With The Faeries

Yule is almost upon us and you can see as well as feel the changes the Yule faeries have brought.  You only need to step outside to witness Mother Earth shrinking right back to her bare core, tree's are bare and the earth looks asleep.  The cold tends to linger for longer in the air, griping our very bones and making us feel the chill, but there is still some colour within a few plants and upon some tree's.  The Holly which is a tree known for it's protection to the home will have a splash of red from the berries, if you should bring some Holly into your home it will offer shelter to faeries and they will in return look out for you and your home.  Holly is a sacred tree and can be found upon many altars at the Winter Solstice, it encourages the Sun God to be reborn and has a male energy.  The Ivy holds a female energy and is used for protection, fertility as well as faithfulness and will partner the Holly.  It's important to have a balance in life and both these are used upon a Yule Altar.

So let's celebrate the return journey of the Sun God in all his power by celebrating what we can bring into our life.  Out with the old and the stale energies that make us feel as if we are living in a world with the light turned off instead we want to embrace the new and fresh idea's, fun, laughter, a new way forward.  We want to make every day feel full of abundance and to be glad we are a part Mother Nature and we can do this by setting up our own Yule altar indoors or outside.  The Yule faeries will work alongside many kings, queens such as the Sun god or king and at this time they will be very excited in helping him to come back to his full glow.

For you altar choose a cloth of green, red or gold, place upon it some Holly and Ivy along with candles in the same colours as previously mentioned.  Decorations that represent the Sun, fertility are a must have along with crystals, faery ornaments and anything you feel best represents your Yule Altar.  As you set it up think about why you are doing it, what does it mean to you and you can also say a affirmation for what you want in the coming year.  Make it a special ceremony and one you will remember.  Take photos, invite friends and family and have a party, write down the evening's events in your Book of Shadows etc.

For me I will be saying a blessing, thanking the God/Faery King & the Goddess/Faery Queen for bestowing upon us such riches, we are blessed to have a beautiful world and all that lives within.  I want to thank them also for enriching my life with those special people who make every day worth getting out of bed for and for the hugs & kisses my family give freely to me, I truly am such a lucky lady.  The next part of my journey is going to be colourful and exciting because I choose it to be and I hope to see you all there at some point upon my path even if only to say Hello.

So I wish you a magikal Yule and here's to the new year that is almost here.


Rachel x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Faery Magick (online article)

My article taken from Silent Voices online magazine.

Faery Magick

As you become more familiar with the faeries you will feel more comfortable and confident in calling upon them to work with you when you perform your faery magick. Firstly, faery magick is something that is worked with love and always for the good, it is about enhancing the communication and connection between you and the fae. They will help guide us best they can. I know what some of you are thinking and it is always best to leave Faery Queen Caelia deal with matters of love for if she can see who is meant to be together for however the length of time then she will create a situation upon where you both will meet and the path that follows, she will never interfere so no matter how much you ask her if it is not meant to be then there is nothing she can do, freewill is important. We can ask for healing to be sent to someone but if they do not wish to receive it or are not open to receiving it then it will stay around them until a time perhaps when it may be needed, I do believe though that the healing or protection sent surrounds that person like a bubble but in a very gentle and non obtrusive way and will do it's best.

So now that we have that little thing of love out the way let us start at the beginning. Sometimes it is practical to just call out to the fae to come forth and help with whatever matter has just presented itself to you, we don't always have enough notice of trouble, inconvenience or other ocurrences ahead but that's ok all you need to do is just ask. But there may be times when we can plan ahead and make it a bit more special so preparing yourself and the area in which you will be using is important. Taking a nice soak in the bath with your favourite bubble bath with candles lit will help you to destress and cleanse your mind because connecting to the fae requires focus. You might like to add a few drops of essential oil or some herbs to the bath water but please be careful with both and check if you can use them, watch your step in the bath too!

Next take some time to cleanse the area you are planning on working in, open the windows in the room to let out the stagnant energies and the fresh Air in, take a smudge stick around the room and as you do so ask the fae to protect and ground you and bless your space. Think about the type of music you may want to play, does it reflect your mood or will it just annoy or distract you. So now you need to think about your faery altar and it doesn't need to be somewhere permanent or a large surface just somewhere with enough space for you to place a couple of items so you could work from your kitchen worktop or on top of your bedroom chest of draws.

For my altar surface I like to place a piece of cloth, the colour will reflect my wish so if I want to work with healing I would have a piece of green cloth, for protection I would have a blue piece and so forth. Next you will need a compass to find where the 4 elements are, in the North which is Earth place some fresh soil, I would have a small saucer to put it on so as not to mess the cloth. East is Air so place a feather there, South is Fire so place a candle in a holder, this candle will also represent your request and you can use coloured candles but a white one will represent anything so it is always handy to keep a supply. Last is West and the Water element, place a small bowl of water at this point. Ask Faery Queen Mab to also at this time bless your altar and to keep it and you protected. The other items we use will depend upon what magick we will be performing. Don't forget to light your candle, it does happen!.

You can write down your words that you want to use because like me I sometimes forget what I want to say! And then you will find yourself stalling and it may put you off. You can write your affirmation with regards to what you want as a poem or just a few words. Below I have a few faery magick affirmations to share with you.

Lavendar Faeries

To work with the Lavendar faeries, take a purple/lilac candle, add a sprig of lavendar to the one side and a amethyst to the other side. A Lavendar faery helps to unblock your mind, are very protective of you, they will help attune you into your psychic powers & encourage deep sleep. The amethyst also enhances all of these. Start your affirmation with "I call upon thee, Lavendar faeries ........and then continue with the words you have written down.

Buttercup Faeries

To work with the Buttercup faeries light a yellow candle, place a Buttercup by the side and use a Ametrine crystal. Call upon these faeries when you are feel you have low self esteem and need lots of positive energies. Also they will help to enhance the throat chakra which is the base of our spiritual communications. Ametrine crystals are used to balance & cleanse your aura, banishing negativity and letting the positive flow. It enhances the light & life throughout your body making you feel worthy of yourself. Great for helping your communication links with spirit as well.

When you have finished your affirmation just take a few moments to gather your thoughts and to then thank the fae for connecting, you can leave them a offering outside of some cake or milk. Blow out your candle before leaving the room but you can if you want leave the altar for a short while before clearing away.

I always like to encourage people to put together their own way of using faery magick, find a path that you feel is the one for you, use tools and words that flow. You can use whatever colour or gem you want or set your altar up differently, don't worry if you cannot find the flower you need upon the ground or you do not wish to pick one (always ask permission from the fae before picking anything). These are just the basics that can be changed to suit you. Most importantly in all of this is the intent of your wish, you need to be specific and to the point but also enjoy this special time because you are connecting to the power of the faeries and they to you.

I call upon them everyday and for lots of different things especially the car parking faery but for moments where we need just a little extra something by creating the above atmosphere the fae will realize just how important what you are asking of them is and they will do their best to guide or help but you have to remember the part you have to play in your life and the way in which you move forward, it's no good asking the fae to help you gain promotion but yet you do nothing to prepare for the interview or you don't put in the time and effort. We still are responsible for our life and you have to put in to get out, the fae cannot do it all!.

Faery Blessings