Pagan Blog Post
Most witches work very closely with Mother Earth and in doing so are working with the Fae. The Fae are little beings of light, of nature and you will discover them all around you even in the most unusual places. If you think about it we both have the same goals such as healing others as well as Mother Earth, looking after our planet so our children have a healthy and cared for home and it is said that faeries have been friends of witches for a very very long time............but there are more ways in which you are connected to the fae than you may think.
I am a witch walking a faery pathway, faery is my craft and has been since probably before I was born. Now how many of you love your garden? I love my garden and often can be found out there in all seasons pruning, clearing away leaves, sowing seeds and generally pouring the love within my soul in the soil. I get excited when the first buds start to show and I love the colours Autumn brings. Every flower has a faery as does every herb so when we use flowers and herbs to make our medicine we are calling upon the faeries to help with the healing process, their energies are within the soil, within the plant/herb and will be transferred to the person who takes the medicine. I love to work Faery Magick and I have a perfect one for Ostara:
"DAFFODIL~As Ostara (spring) approaches us, these lovely faeries will help bring a new start to your life. They will help you to realize your full potential by way of a dream. The Daffodil faery will show you exactly how beautiful you are, each and every one of you. A yellow candle is required, a Daffodil and the gem Amber, then make your affirmation, you may want to ask for a dream visitation or that you can open your heart and eyes and see how beautiful you really are. (if you don't have any Amber that's ok)"
I don't know about you but I think it is so important to look after Mother Earth, if everyone invested a little time in doing this then we will see so many positive benefits. The faeries work tirelessly to keep Mother Earth free of pollution both on land and the great Oceans but they do struggle and really need our help so when your recycling or planting trees, picking up rubbish and your own dog's poop in a bag then you are helping the Fae and they will be ever so grateful to you.
Faeries have a big heart and they do care for not only humans but animals too. Looking after each other is something a lot of us do not just as a witch but as a human being but we also need to be looking out for the animals and the wildlife because they add so much to our world. There are the Bees, Butterflies, Birds, yep even Slugs & Spiders that need protecting, just think about what it is they do. By filling up the bird feeder, leaving the odd web in your home (well you are a witch :) sowing some seeds that when in bloom will attract the insects to feed all of these actions will help the Fae, why because it is what they try to do themselves only you can imagine how hard it is.
What about trees? do you feel a pull towards them, Tree Nymphs or Dryads are beautiful and we can work with them too, I bet you hug a tree or more so a Oak when you get the chance and we have to look after our trees don't we. The fae together with the Dryads try to protect them and themselves but our forests are being hacked down and what would a world be without trees? exactly. Dryads is a subject I love and am learning so much about, so I want to share some Dryad Magick with you:
"The Rowan Dryad is most helpful and thinks highly of this world. She will protect against superstition and enhances a positive attitude. She is stronger around stone circles and barrow mounds. Rowan trees are planted near homes for protection and insight. You can perform the magick near a Rowan Tree or if there is a small branch that has fallen which can be made smaller for your altar. Place a white candle upon your altar along with a small bowl of water, crystal of your choice and some incense, say your affirmation."
When we care for our local park or woods, when we walk out in nature and pick Blackberries that we will use for a spell (yep you've guessed it there are Blackberry fae) they are connecting to our energies as we connect to theirs, they come closer to us when they feel that we have hearts filled with love and respect for each other and the world around us, when they know that we work in peace and our light shines brightly. So you might not think you as a witch actually have anything in common with a faery or that you have even worked alongside them but quietly you have been and you don't even had to have acknowledge them, they will be drawn to your passion for human kind and Mother Earth. So next time you pick some herbs or feed the birds think about the little folk who will be close by.
© Rachel Curtis/The Faery Enchantress 2012