Mythical Monday: How to Attract Faeries

 

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Artwork by Suzanne Gyseman

I’d like to start this post off by saying I’ve discovered this AMAZING faerie artist, Suzanne Gyseman, and I wanted to share her beautiful work with you! I’ve posted some of her faery art here on Inspiration Pie for you to enjoy, but if you’d like to see more, do check out her website!

Why would you want to attract Faeries?

Faeries have always been fascinating to humans. They are magickal, supernatural beings, each with their own gifts, talents and unique personalities.

Some believe they are always around us, especially when we are out in nature, and that you must be friendly to them in order to see them.

But are they guests that you would want in your home?

Not all Faeries are friendly or wish to have human contact at all. Some are helpful and kind, but others can be downright destructive.

Over the ages, there have been oodles of stories of faeries playing practical jokes on humans, stealing food and tools or even burning down a barn. Some people go through great lengths to not offend them, and might even use such elements as iron or bells to repel them from their homes.

The best types of Faerie to have in your home is the Scottish Brownie. They are known to help out with chores around the house.

Be careful not to invite Faeries of the Unseelie Court into your home, as they can be quite mean. You might feel a sickening feeling in their presence.

How to attract the right faeries

To attract helpful and kind Faeries, and win their favour, practice what they honour and avoid what they hate.

What characteristics do Faeries love in humans?

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Artwork by Suzanne Gyseman
  • Kindness and virtue
    • Courteous manners
    • Truthfulness
    • Performing random acts of kindness to a stranger
    • Keep promises made
    • Be generous and fair in all dealings
  • Cleanliness
    • Welcome them with a neat and orderly home. Faeries don’t like clutter.
  • Respect Mother Nature
    • Recycling
    • Not littering or further damaging the Earth
    • Plant a Faery garden
    • Leave a corner of your garden wild and uncultivated
  • Be straightforward in your answers and ask straightforward questions
  • Show appreciation for their gifts.

If you wish to make contact with faeries, you must first work to win their trust.

Beltane and Midsummer are excellent times to make contact.

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Artwork by Suzanne Gyseman

Gifts and food they love

  • Ground ginger, barley, sweets, cream
  • They love anything that glitters.
  • Clean water, butter, wine, honey and bread

Never toss gifts out like you are feeding wild animals, however. They consider this to be very disrespectful.

Faeries are also known to love stones as well. Some of their favourites are tiger’s eye, peridot, jade, lava, fluorite, and especially emerald.

Faeries are particularly fond of Hawthorn trees, Foxglove and Groundsel. Take care not to damage these plants, you might be dealing with a peeved Faery!

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Motorway built around the “Sceach” , the sacred Faery bush

Faery trees such as Hawthorn and Blackthorn are considered dangerous to chop down. In 1999, a roadway in Clare County, Ireland had to have its plans changed because of protests not to damage the sacred Faery bush, also known as a “sceach”. Read the article here!

Interested in planting a faery garden?

Here are some plant that will attract faeries:

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Artwork by Suzanne Gyseman
  • Common Yarrow
  • New York Aster
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Western Giant Hyssop or Horsemint
  • French Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Fountain Butterfly Bush
  • Orange-eye Butterfly Bush
  • Shrubby Cinquefoil
  • Petunia
  • Verbena
  • Pincushion Flowers
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnia
  • Foxglove
  • Primrose
  • Ragwort
  • Cowslips
  • Pansies
  • Bluebell
  • 3-leaf Clover
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Toadstool
  • Foxglove
  • Groundsel
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Forget Me Not
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Artwork by Suzanne Gyseman

Trees that Faeries love

  • Hazel
  • Rowan
  • Blackthorn
  • Hawthorn
  • Oak
  • Willow
  • Elder
  • Birch
  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Ash

Source:  www.earthwitchery.com

I will have more next Monday on how to attract faeries (and how not to drive them off!)

What about you? Would you welcome Faeries into your home or are you afraid of them?

Thanks for reading and stopping by!

Jo-Ann

 

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