fae spirits

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Easy offering for the Fae

If you’ve tended to a thriving garden or taken the time to smell the wild lilacs, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered some form of Fae. In my experience, these devious little angels hide out in floral escapes and foliage. If you’d like to pay tribute to these babes or attract them to your own garden, here’s a sweet rosy treat to lure them in.

Ingredients

3 tbsp rose petals (dried or fresh, food grade)

1 tbsp rosehips

1 tbsp chamomile flowers*

1 vanilla bean

2 cups sugar of choice

*If you’re allergic to chamomile or ragweed, feel free to substitute with lavender.

Method

1. Grind the rose petals, rosehips and chamomile flowers with a mortar and pestle. Think about the reasons you wish to draw the Fae to your humble abode and infuse those feelings of comfort, safety and kindness into your herbs. 

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, or if this type of action isn’t something you’re able to do, feel free to use a food processor. Your intent will come through just the same. :)

2.  Slice the vanilla bean down the middle and place it within your jar.

3. Pour the sugar and ground herbs into the jar. Shake the jar and charge it with your own energy. 

4. Leave the jar on the window sill, either during the day for solar energy, overnight for lunar/cosmic energy, or both if you’re so inclined. I like to surround my jar with crystals and herbs, as well.

5. Pour out some of the mixture into a dish and leave it outdoors for the Fae to snack on. If you’d like, you can also use this in place of sweetener in tea and share it with them - just be sure to strain out the herbs!


Recipe from my personal grimoire.

Faerie Sight

How to see faeries:

  • Wearing one’s coat inside out.
  • Wearing a posy of primroses.
  • A four leaf clover crushed and put into an ointment may give one sight of the Faeries as well as placing Faerie Ointment on the eyelids.
  • Bending over and looking backwards through your legs.
  • Looking through a Fir knot hole.
  • Looking through a loop made with a Rowan twig may cause Faerie sight.
  • Looking through a hag stone
  • Meditating on a daily basis.
  • Averting one’s vision.
  • Dawn, moon, dusk, and midnight are the best times for faerie sightings.
  • Believe - faeries will most likely not show themselves to non-believers.
  • Have good intention - faeries can sense it.
  • Looking for a long time without blinking.
✨ signs of house fae ✨

okkkk this post is just for fun and for you babes are into the more mystical side of spirituality! signs there are faeries in your house : 

  1. you see lights dancing out the corner of your eye 
  2. your shoes seem to move - when I was little, I would always swear to my parents that my shoes would shift every time I woke up. the movements are usually so tiny that most people will dismiss it as their brains messing with them.
  3. jewelry and shiny objects vanish  a l l   t h e   f u c k i n g   t i m e.  I once left a dangly earring on my bathroom counter, turned around, and looked back to see it slipping into the sink. it was as if a magnet was pulling it in, craziest thing in the world !! (then proceeded to cry because I really wanted to wear that fucking earring bitch)
  4. you walk into a room and immediately forget what you went in there to do/get - sometimes just a psychological thing but if it happens randomly + frequently, could be a sign!
  5. plants grow effortlessly around your house - even if you live in an urban area or don’t actively garden, you’ll find that everything just grows quickly.
  6. birds, bees, wasps, etc. build nests around your house - even though there are a thousand other natural places for them to live.
  7. your pets get random bursts of energy/excitement despite any visible stimulation - in celtic folklore this is considered a sign that the fae are playing around with your pets!
  8. you hear bells, tapping, or singing at night or early morning - will sound like it’s distant but close at the same time, as if drifting from another realm.

🌷 feel free to add onto this list with your own signs and experiences! 🌷

🌻 fae offerings for beltane 🌻

if you’re like me and completely forget about beltane the day before and need to do something easy, fae offerings are a good option!

time: best performed at beltane, but you can leave a fae offering anytime!

gather: milk, honey, dried lavender, thyme, daisies, other flower heads of your choice

🌿  find a shallow bowl / dish and fill it with milk

🌿  stir in some honey

🌿  add dried lavender, thyme and any other herbs you like

🌿  make a daisy chain long enough to surround your offering (this will also protect the offering from evil spirits and pesky cats)

🌿  add some flower heads that are seasonal to beltane. i used dandelions and violets!

🌿  if you like, you could add some coins or other shiny objects that attract the fae

note: as i was setting this offering up, i heard the gentle tinkling of a wind chime. this usually is a sign of nearby fae, so i took this as a good omen! if you experience this as well lmk 🌙

On Fae and Names

Quick PSA to any witches working with Fae: Do not give them your name under any typical circumstances. Give a nickname, or no name at all. BUT! If you give a nickname, don’t say: “My name is -insert nickname-.” Because that is a lie, and a fae will twist that around their little finger and use it to manipulate the shit outta you anyways. 

INSTEAD, say: “You may call me -insert nickname-.” This lets them know that this name probably doesn’t have power over you and that you are both cautious and intelligent. 

Stay safe kids. 

  • Alfalfa: protection, money, happiness, grounding, fertility
  • Anise: dreams, youth, lust, blessing, cleansing, divination, offerings, protection, spirit protection
  • Allspice: energy, money, luck, healing
  • Aspen: protection, healing, performing arts, spirit work
  • Aloe: femininity, healing, protection, beauty, love
  • Basil: protection, grounding, happiness, peace, money, love, luck
  • Bay Leaf: wishes, dreams, psychic ability, cleansing, healing, curse breaking, banishing
  • Catmint: healing, animal magic, relaxation, calmness, happiness, psychic ability, love, wishes, meditation
  • Clove: healing, prosperity, friendships, money 
  • Clover: money, prosperity, luck, happiness, spirit work, fae, protection, healing
  • Chamomile: calmness, money, love, peace, cleansing, love, meditation
  • Chives: protection, balance, divination
  • Coriander/Cilantro: love, protection, divination, fertility, psychic ability, peace
  • Cinnamon: safety, calmness, love, happiness, money, blessing, protection, healing
  • Cardamom: femininity, love, charm, performing arts, relaxation, calmness
  • Cumin: protection, love, fertility, banishing
  • Cayenne: strength, curses, protection, heartbreak, curse breaking, love
  • Dandelion: wishes, dreams, psychic ability, lunar magic
  • Dill: dreams, money, protection, luck, love
  • Eucalyptus: energy, healing, cleansing, protection
  • Elderberry: healing, protection, blessing, banishing, cursing, cleansing
  • Fennel: divination, concentration, energy, meditation, fertility, confidence
  • Ginseng: love, fertility, beauty, healing, strength
  • Ginger: energy, speeding things along, passion, travel, healing
  • Garlic: healing, curses, curse breaking, lunar magic, protection, energy, protection, luck
  • Holly: dreams, luck, banishing, spirit work, protection, beauty
  • Juniper: cleansing, fertility, curse breaking, psychic ability, protection
  • Lavender: calmness, cleansing, love, happiness, fertility
  • Lemon Balm: cleansing, confidence, overcoming challenges, relaxation
  • Lemongrass: psychic ability, divination, cleansing, communication, protection, love, luck, jobs
  • Magnolia: love, fertility, meditation, psychic ability, healing, strength
  • Mint: communication, energy, money, spirit work, cleansing
  • Marjoram: protection, happiness, banishing, cleansing
  • Marigold: love, protection, peace, femininity, comfort
  • Mugwort: healing, divination, astral projection, dreams, psychic ability, cleansing, protection
  • Nettle: spirit work, protection, curse breaking
  • Nutmeg: luck, travel, love, meditation, psychic ability, money
  • Olive leaf: healing, luck, protection, cleansing, fertility, offerings, blessings
  • Oregano: happiness, peace, luck, protection, healing, general health, letting go of the past
  • Peppermint: healing, cleansing, sleep, love, money
  • Parsley: protection, communication, spirit work, passion
  • Paprika: spell work, energy, psychic ability, curses, creativity
  • Pepper (Black): curses, curse breaking, banishing, spirit work, jealousy, absorption of negativity
  • Raspberry leaf: fertility, femininity, menstrual cycle, lunar magic, love, creativity, protection
  • Rosemary: cleansing, curse breaking, blessing, healing, fertility, psychic ability, past lives, dreams, marriage
  • Rose: love, fertility, femininity, protection, marriage, self love
  • Sage: cleansing, protection, spirit work, smoke cleansing, wisdom, wishes, funerals
  • Saffron: healing, offerings, wealth, strength, blessing, cleansing, psychic ability, sleep
  • Spirulina: power, strength, health, luck
  • St. John’s Wort: cleansing, blessing, offerings, spirit work
  • Thyme: dreams, sleep, strength, confidence, leaving the past behind you, moving forward, health, healing, fae
  • Tarragon: luck, calmness, secrets, peace, love, protection, meditation, spirit work
  • Valerian: spirit work, absorption of negativity, protection, self acceptance
  • Wheatgrass: cleansing, protection, blessing
  • Ylang Ylang: beauty, love, luck, happiness, relationships
  • Yarrow: love, divination, dreams, psychic ability, marriage, courage, communication, focus

Not all of these herbs are edible or safe in some/all circumstances, please do research before eating/using any of the plants listed here!

Offerings to the fae

Firstly, remember not to bury or leave glass or plastic in nature. Here are some other ways that you could make your offerings: 

  • If your offering bird seeds or other organic materials that can be buried in the ground as is, do so.  
  • Rap your offerings up in large leaves 
  • I read an idea that you could make a sort of bowl from ice and place your offerings in it. It will melt over time. Perfect if you want to leave an offering in the sea or a lake. 
  • Use organic material like paper (preferably not white, bleaches paper) to rap and bury your offerings in. 
  • You can always place a glass or plastic jar somewhere where you can retrieve it. 

Ideas for what to offer: 

(Fae folk love all that is sweet) 

  • Honey  
  • Cookies
  • Milk
  • Fruit 
  • Bird seeds 

Remember, when leaving things in nature you have to take into account that animals might get to it. Leaving candy for the fae is great for the fae but you can’t really be sure no birds or other animals won’t eat it, and they might get sick.

Make sure the things you leave in nature are nature and animal friendly.

Originally posted by lionrae

Other Witches: you need to be super focused, no bad feeling for spells. Demons will get you <3 <3 xx

My Neurodivergent dissociative ass:

Energy Modes:

Empath - Someone who tends to be hypersensitive to the emotions and emotional states of others.  (definition courtesy of @witchy-funs​)

Discharger - The opposite of an empath, someone who affects the emotions and emotional states of others.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots)

Emotional Empath - One of the most common types of empaths who picks up the emotions of others around them and feel the effects of those emotions as if they were theirs.  (definition courtesy of @witchy-funs​​)

Physical Empath - Can pick up on the energy of other people’s bodies. They intuitively know what ails another person. (definition courtesy of @witchy-funs​​)

Nature Empath - Sometimes called place or environmental empathy. Those with this ability have a fine attunement to the physical landscape, nature, the earth, or plants and trees.  (definition courtesy of @witchy-funs​​ with slight adaptation from @spiritroots)

Intuitive Empath - One glance at someone can give them all kinds of insight into that person. They will immediately know if someone is lying to them because they can sense the intentions behind their words. (definition courtesy of @witchy-funs​​)

Spirit Empath - An ordinary spirit worker can communicate and sometimes see spirits, but the spirit empath has a very strong sense of spirits’ emotions just like emotional empaths are with humans. (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

Energy Vampire - Someone who needs to receive energy from an outside source on a regular basis (does not include sanguine vampires). There is a lot of misinformation about energy vampires, so please don’t make assumptions.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

Nature Vampire - An energy vampire who has a tendency to feed off of nature energies such as energy from the earth, landscapes, and environment.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

Energy Feeder - Anyone who does not require any energy from outside sources but may want it anyway and ask to receive it. They are not the same as energy vampires and do not accidentally or unconsciously feed on energy around them as untrained energy vampires might.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

Energy Sun️ - The exact opposite of an energy vampire, energy suns give off too much energy for them to handle and need to let it out somehow or ground their energy very often. They may want to become an energy donor! Sometimes they are known as power towers, batteries, or generators.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

Energy Chameleon - Energy chameleons have an energy core that is so thin or light that it takes in the energy of their surroundings at a much higher degree than normal. This can often result in having an external type of energy integrated beyond the surface level of their own energy - for instance, having demonic energy after hanging out in hell realms or fae energy after being around fae spirits (all to a much deeper extent than for non-chameleons). Energy chameleons may also find it easy to actively mimic others’ energies, even all the way down to their core. What differentiates it from empathy is that it’s a shift in one’s innate being. An empath can take in the feelings and energies of people around them but their whole energy body and energy systems won’t alter themselves to mimic those of others, which is what occurs in chameleons. Also, chameleonism doesn’t give a heightened ability to sense emotions or energies.(definition courtesy of @subterraneanroses)

Energy Mirror- Energy mirrors are like quintessential mirrors – their inner core is strong and stable, unchanging no matter who is with them or not. However, when other people look into them, the other person sees only themselves and not the mirror within. This can lead to a lot of confusion for the energy mirror as they’re told contradictory labels, depending upon who views them. Energy mirrors function as the in-between state between the common superficial mimicking that most people do in social situations, and the deeper core-changing mimicry of the energy chameleons. 

Enhancer - Someone who constantly draws in the energy around them and then uses an internal process that can be described as enhancing, intensifying, or amplifying the energy so that it increases and becomes more dense. This results in their natural energy output being more powerful than the energy they naturally took in. There are some similarities here to Energy Suns, but a key difference is that Enhancers use an external source of energy while Energy Suns produce extra energy internally. Enhancers may also be likely to be an Energy Feeder but they are not necessarily also Energy Vampires.  (definition courtesy of @space-squid-soup)

Converter - Someone with the ability to convert or transform energy from one type to another. For example, positive into negative or emotional energy into neutral energy. This ability can be innate or acquired.  (definition courtesy of @spiritroots​)

All energy mode definitions are directly from members of The Energy Spiral Community or from the owners of the blogs tagged. 

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These are called Fairy stones! Most of these are found in certain areas of Canada. They are actually formed by underwater colonies of tiny organisms. 

The property that is discussed in most legends is that of luck and prosperity! Fisherman used to carry these stones with them, or wear them during fishing and hunting trips!

For many centuries, these stones have also been used as gifts of love! Each one is unique and believed to embody the pure, unique love towards a partner.

Because these are concretions, they embody several grounding, stabilizing properties. They’re said to help the wearer remain pragmatic and stabilize thought processes.

I’ve used these for meditation and find that they really help me stay focused and each stone has a very unique energy and leads to a very different meditation session! Super cool!

Many psychics and those working on Astral Travel also prefer these stones as they help create a grounding tether during these activities.

One of the neatest things I’ve heard about these stones is that people believe they CHOOSE their owner. Once a Fairy Stone has chosen you, it remains your little helper as long as its needed! Awesome!

I have a few for sale in my shop!

Artsy Witch Ideas/Tips

For all of my witches out there that are artists or just love art of any kind, here are some things to consider adding to your craft.

Originally posted by gypsyastronaut

  • Use vine or compressed charcoal dust to make black salt
  • Use sketchbooks as unique grimoires, book of shadows, book of cosmos, dream journals, etc that allow you to use markers, paints, etc to your heart’s desire
  • Red liquid ink can substitute for blood
  • Black liquid ink is good for curses especially for blinding, confusion and chaos
  • Blue liquid ink can represent water or the ocean 
  • Yellow liquid ink for divination
  • Green liquid ink for protection and healing spells
  • Enchant your calligraphy pens for sigil work to strengthen the sigils you make or spells you write with them
  • Use doodles of people or how you see a person for taglocks in curses and bindings
  • Melt crayons for wax seals on jars or other spells by placing them in intense sun or heating them in a wax melter (use caution that you don’t heat them too high)
  • Melt crayons and mix with coconut oil and olive oil for anointing oil corresponding with the colors you use (also can be used as lipstick if desired)*
  • Use scrapbooking paper in your grimoire to give it unique and artsy pages
  • Use your paints to make painted spells. Make a sigil and paint it onto your page or canvas, and based on the sigil’s intent once dried paint over it an image that corresponds with that intent to activate. Hang up in your room or home. Cleanse and charge regularly
  • Glitter my witches, great for color magic and jar spells (note glitter is not good to be tossed into the environment so please don’t)
  • Write down a person or ‘force’ in your life you wish to remove and use erasers to erase it away as a simple severing spell
  • Use your dirty paint water for curses or inspiration spells
  • Use stickers to seal spell jars 
  • Unable to burn something in your apartment? Drench it in black ink or paint instead
  • Use mechanical pencil lead in curses by break it up. very effective for writer’s block and creativity block curses
  • Bead enthusiasts or jewelry makers, use your beads to make spell/enchanted jewelry based on colors, shapes, and letters used in it for correspondences
  • Make your own ouija boards, crystal grids, pendulum charts, etc on some matte board or foam board using paints to make unique affordable tools
  • Use chalk dust for warding and protection spells
  • Buy chalkboard paint to turn a wall or other object into a chalkboard for sigil use, spell writing, organization, etc
  • Use those plastic reusable paint containers for small portable spell jars
  • Sharpies and black markers are good for curses in general
  • Use your color wheels for divination via colormancy
  • Use modeling clay or pottery clay to make your own offering bowls, statuettes and poppets for a variety of uses
  • For a quick and easy black mirror simply paint the back glass of a picture frame with black acrylic paint. It may take several layers
  • Reuse bottles and cans by painting them up to make them witchy containers for your tools, art supplies and other storage purposes
  • Make drawings, write poetry, write stories, make pottery, make a painting, etc to make as offerings to deities, fae, spirits, etc. Just be sure not to sign it if it is for fae (your name can give them power of you)
  • Use glue or tape to seal spells, for binding and for strengthening spells
  • Use whiteout for banishing and invisibility spells
  • Use henna, temporary tats or body safe paint for fun body sigils
  • Save pencil shavings for inspiration and creativity spells
  • Enchant your art supplies to bring you creativity, focus, motivation and inspiration when you use them
  • Use your paints to paint rocks colors for easy color magic
  • Turn your name into a sigil to sign your artwork so people will recognize it as yours (or other such desires)
  • Use used paint sponges to absorb negativity before throwing away
  • Mix paint or ink with water to make color potions or spell jars
  • Collect markers, crayons, colored pencils, pens, highlighters, etc to use for colorful written spells, amplify sigils, and to strengthen spells
  • Illustrate your grimoire, book of shadows, dream journal, etc with images that you feel are important or doodles to add your own extra touch to the spells and information inside. Make it your own
  • Paint, draw, or design your desires or wishes and charge the art in the moonlight to help welcome those things into your life. Keep the piece of art in your room or home
  • Use lines from your written poetry, stories, lyrics, etc as spell incantations or lines when writing spells to make them more personal
  • Use old sketchbooks, idea notebooks, free write journals, etc for bibliomancy 
  • Try/Practice automatic writing or drawing for divination and spirit communication
  • Make collages out of posters, drawings, photos, writings, poems, etc on your wall to act as a low key altar

How to have a good relationship with nature spirits (from my experience)

Nature spirits are not fairies—they’re a distinct type of entity. Fairies are spirits of nature, but they’re not the same thing! A fairy is a being that resembles a human, and tends to be mischievous and volatile depending on their mood.

Nature spirits, on the other hand, are just cognizant blobs of earth energy. They don’t speak, nor do they really “interact” with people the way fairies do. Think of nature spirits as wild animals. They’re neutral, but if they perceive you as a threat, they can become dangerous.

I’ve come into contact with nature spirits who look like big round blobs the size of trash cans. Others manifest in swarms of insects shaped like people (kind of like spriggans—no joke!). Others are HUGE, like the size of several large trees! There’s a diverse collection of nature spirits in my backyard way out in the Ozarks. One of them looks like a shadowy sloth. There’s one that looks like an enormous bear spirit, and another that looks like a child caked in mud.

The key thing to remember is that these beings are manifestations of earth’s energy. Again, they’re like wild animals—they don’t speak, don’t act like fairies, and they don’t respond to offerings or altars in the same way. In fact, a lot of the time they DON’T like altars! So how do you nurture a healthy relationship with your local nature spirits

🌿TAKE CARE OF THE EARTH! More than anything else, nature spirits love it when you do anything that makes the earth a nicer place. This includes gardening, picking up trash, and cultivating land. Nature spirits WILL show up if you do any of these things. They seem to really like farming, as long as it isn’t destructive.

🌿 Take care of animals! Particularly farm animals like chickens, cows, sheep, etc. My local nature spirits are very interested in my chickens. They seem to like it when I take care of them, especially when I go out of my way to really nurture them and give them treats and care for them when they’re sick. Nature spirits love it when you extend kindness to animals.

🌿Little things like watering plants, feeding birds, planting a garden, picking up litter, and just spending time outdoors will attract nature spirits.

Nature spirits are very intelligent beings and they know if someone is gentle and kind or malicious. My local nature spirits love my mom, who’s one of the most naturey people I know, but they HATED my sister’s ex-boyfriend, who did things like burn small animals to death for fun (he was a nutcase). If you want to get on good terms with your local nature spirits, just do small things to beautify nature and show kindness to it. They will extend their blessings to you.

So why would you want to attract them at all? In my experience, my outdoor space feels more “alive” when they’re around. They make it feel less lonely, so in a way they can be attracted for companionship. Nature spirits also make the plants and animals healthier, and that can extend to humans in the form of good health. All in all, I like to have them around and I feel that they’re really good magical allies to have! Especially if you’re a green witch :)