Aries: adorns herself in red silk with shimmering wings the color of fire. can be found in environments with fire or heat, like volcanoes. is immune to the heat. can manipulate and create fire and spends her days playing with phoenixes and friends she creates out of burning embers. usually has swirling gold tattoos.
Taurus: a gentle fairy who can be found in forests. she spends her time playing with forest animals and making flower chains. she wears clothes made out of pieces of cloth she finds and always has some type of flower in her hair. her wings are soft as a feather, translucent and give off a golden glow. she can talk to animals, and she attracts them wherever she goes.
Gemini: the ultimate trickster. very petite, with razor sharp blue wings. she almost always wears a hat that covers her dark tresses. she wears a short dress with high boots. she is never without her staff. covered in her trinkets, her staff is her main tool to help her practice voodoo. other fairies come to her for potions and spells, but beware, she will turn on you if it benefits her.
Cancer: can most often be found in water. everything about her is silvery blue, from her skin to her hair to her eyes. she looks like she is made of moonlight. she only comes out at night, to sing songs to the moon. her wings are made of millions of tiny water droplets, but she rarely shows them. she can craft moonlight into beautiful pieces of art.
Leo: if you ever manage to get a glimpse of this fairy, the first thing you’ll notice about her is her hair. her thick red curls spiral out everywhere. considering wings are sacred to this type of fairy, it’s no surprise that hers are extravagant. like the wings of a monarch butterfly, her wings are especially strong, even though they look especially fragile. her clothes are made out of autumn leaves she finds in the woods where she lives. she usually has leaves decorating her hair. her favorite pastime is playing with the butterflies she shares her home with.
Virgo: like Leo, this fairy has wings like a butterfly, but hers are shades of deep blue and rich green. she looks delicate, but will defend her home fiercely. she wears clothes she creates from natural materials, and will typically have flowers in her hair. she spends her days protecting her home from humans and predators alike.
Libra: this dainty fairy spends her time high in the clouds. wears clothes made of pure white feathers and clouds. though she doesn’t have wings, she has a naturally ability to control air, and uses that to her advantage. she is an amazing dancer and spends her time dancing in the clouds to beautiful music only she can hear.
Scorpio: the rumors surrounding this fairy are plenty. with her swirling black tattoos, dark hair, and leathery, deep purple and blue wings, she intimidates most who venture into her home, which is how she likes it. skilled in the most ancient magic, she spends her days making potions for those willing to pay the price.
Sagittarius: perhaps the most daring fairy, her favorite pastime is to give humans glimpses of her, but she never shows her face. she only comes out when the leaves are changing colors. she wears a dress spun from pure gold, with a beautiful crown made out of golden feathers. her wings look like feathers but are actually very sharp, and are also gold. her favorite trick is, once you get a glimpse of her, she hides herself among the leaves until you go mad looking for her.
Capricorn: no human has ever gotten a look at this fairy, who is always found in cold environments. cold as ice, she’s as small as the snowflakes she crafts. her crystallized wings are more beautiful than any snowflake, and she wears a dress and jewelry crafted out of pure ice. her silver hair matches the color of her eyes.
Aquarius: one of the rarest fairies, every part of her is silver, except her fragile, translucent wings. she only comes out during a full moon and is found in quiet, moonlit forests. she wears a dress made out of silvery moonlight. her favorite accessory is a crown made out of moonflowers.
Pisces: this fairy frequents vast meadows, looking for a flower to make her home in. she makes her beautiful dresses out of stray flower petals she finds. her huge, butterfly-like wings are as big as she is. her most prized possession is her wooden flute, which she can use to call animals to her.
Were 'all' humanoid faeries really pale/light skinned with straight hair or is that just a thing humans like depicting them as?
Oh, darling, no! “Humanoid faeries” are as varied and unique as humans are. With skin tones like ash, sunset, and the bright blue of smoke and hair like leaves and vines and waterfalls. Skin like bark or scaled or unnaturally smooth like rover stones. Humans are horrifyingly unimaginative (and racist and ethnocentric) and there are every kind of humanoid faeries you can imagine.
Take me for example. My skin is the crystalline silver of frost. My hair like the wildest cascading waterfall, dark blue like the midnight sky and speckled with stars. My eyes are the deep sapphire of the lake. But my King has skin like charcoal with a texture almost like tree bark. His hair is a wild cloud of branches and shadow. His eyes are the the cruel glint of obsidian glittering in the moonlight.
There is a sylph in my court who wears a gown of monarch butterfly wings that she harvested and sewed herself. Her skin is the soft orange of dawn, her hair wispy strands of hair that frizzed around her face, her eyes the bright unmerciful sun at noon.
I have walked with dryads who has flowers for hair and bark for skin. I danced with elf knights whose clothes were sewn from leaves and their skin was the beautiful copper of a summer sunset. The faeries that serve as my honour guard are as unique as any humans on this earth, with skins like the fertile soil and the moonlight and the red sunrise. Hair that is braided with vines, wild curls kept in place by tightly woven flower crowns with thorns, long hair that floats behind them like mist.
how many more decades of oppression must pass before englishmen rise up against the tyranny of the crown? rise up brothers and sisters and depose your monarch butterfly, for its wings are flightless and its antennae have softened to your cries. all ye men of the commonwealth, now, now I say, is the time to unite! for democracy, for brotherhood, for the rings of true liberty!