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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

INVITING MAGICKAL FEY INTO YOUR GARDEN

Fairies, Gnomes, Nymphs, Sprites Creatures of the Earth, Air, Fire
and Water those who live in the veil between this plane and the
next mischievous, lucky, magickal, beautiful and grotesque, large
and small All fey friends welcome! Welcome! We invite you to
inspire us! We invite you to invigorate us! Infuse us with mirth and
laughter! Excite us with your magick and mischief in a good way.
Come! Play with us! We welcome you.

Many a tale has been spun throughout the ages involving some sort of
mysterious creature. Fairy Tales, Fables, Folk Tales often with a
trickster, prankster, or magical creature that grants wishes!
I believe that these creatures exist all around us often unseen in
the nooks and crannies of our lives. Where many often banish the
fey, I invite them into my rituals to aid me in my magick.
What do the fey represent?

Every person has their own relationship with the archetypes
represented by different fey creatures. I like to think of the fey
as a "personification of nature".

The apple tree in the back yard has a true personality it's an
old, chatty wise woman, with her sweet apples and knobby branches.
She is great for climbing, and if you sit in a particular spot, she
tells you stories about the orchard that used to live there, and all
sorts of things that have happened. She loves to cradle you as she
sings you the song of the sunset, and whispers as the breeze flows
through her leaves. She is a tree nymph _ and she is wonderful. Also
in the yard are lots of little fey a family of gnomes under the
shed, and a whole clan of fairies in the back fence overgrown with
prickly blackberries. (They like to steal a tool or two and bury
them somewhere in the lawn)

You, too, can bring the fun and frolic of the fey alive in your
personal space as well. You can create a special garden or shrine
devoted to the fey.

Be creative! There are so many ways to invite these wonderful
creatures into your life! From simply hanging a sparkly wind chime
outside, to placing a sweet cookie on a pretty plate on your altar,
gestures to the fey really make a difference.

Here are some ideas on how to create a garden for your yard or a
smaller one for indoors. But this is by no means a limit to the
different ways you can connect with that special inspiration we can
only attribute to our beloved fey friends.

Indoors
Bring some of that ethereal inspirational spirit into your apartment
with an indoor fey shrine.

Start with a miniature arboretum. It can be planted in any size or
shape of container many of which are available at home and garden
stores.

Fill the planter with soil and plant herbs, moss and even mushrooms.

Smaller leaved herbs work well, like thyme and oregano. If well
clipped, rosemary and dill are great too. Think about the type of
fey that may live with you in your space, and allow them to inspire
the selection of plants. Add some rocks, crystals, and a pretty
ceramic bowl to use as a reflecting pool.

You can also create a hidden garden in a large houseplant you
already have. Beneath the broad leaves of a Peace Lilly or the
branches of a Fichus tree, arrange some small sparkly stones, and
tie some colorful ribbon to the stalks. With two different colors of
fish-tank pebbles, create a pattern on the soil.

The fey (and cats) that live in your house will enjoy discovering
these elusive hideaways!

Outdoors
Outdoors, the possibilities are endless. Use rocks or bricks to
build some sort of altar to the fey. Landscape a small area of your
yard with pebbles, crystals and a variety of plants. Transplant that
bothersome moss in your lawn to your fey garden it will really
grow! In the spring, plant Lobelia, Forget-me-nots, Baby's Breath,
and even Cosmos. I enjoy planting purple flowers in the spring that
bloom all summer. In the winter there are all sorts of perennials
that can be planted: herbs, grasses, ferns and succulents are good
ideas.

Using found materials that are attractive to the fey is a good
approach, especially in residential areas. Tiles, which can often be
obtained inexpensively, are a nice touch to a garden. You can also
place special crystals here and there. I like to work small, and
create little wee places for my fey friends to play.

If you see mushrooms in your yard, dig up a small patch around them,
and transplant to your garden. They will spore there and more will
grow next season.

You can add a fairy mound a small hill covered in moss, with a
small door (from a doll house, or hand crafted) on the side. A
variation is a small round mirror or reflecting pool on the top.
Even branches tied together with an old window, arranged rocks, a
shiny pinwheel, and ribbon streaming from the fixture is sure to
keep the fey as well as your human guests enchanted.

There are so many little things to do in the mundane world that
attract the fey. Perhaps the best idea of all is to allow these
magickal creatures to speak to you in meditation they will let you
know what they want (believe me!).

2 comments :

  1. Gee I have to write to myself just to see if the comment boxes are working. I been doing this blog for six months with over five hundred blogs and not a single comment? well except for my roomie who does it more or like to humor me, bless her heart. What is wrong with my writing folks? Does it really suck that bad that it's not worth a couple of minutes to give a short comment or at least click the damned g+1 button? :o(

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