Mabon – Faery

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CREATING A FAERY RING

To attract faeries and other magickal beings to your door,

you can create your own version of a Faery Ring by drawing a

circle in the dirt where you want your Ring to be. The circle

can be as big (a large meadow) or small (a flowerpot) as you

want or have space for, depending on your needs and

living environment.

After you have drawn out the Ring, gather together

enough stones to line the parameter of your magickal Faery

Ring. One by one, set the stones on the outline of the Ring so

they all touch together. Take your time when doing this,

fitting the stones together while thinking about the ring you

are creating and its purpose.

Once you are done outlining the circular ring with stones,

sit or stand back for a few minutes. Now in your mind’s

eye, imagine a thread of bright white light energetically

connecting the stones together. Imagine light weaving the

stones together in a clockwise motion, around and around

the circle at least seven times.

As a finishing touch, plant flowers and herbs that attract

the faeries in and around the Ring. Select your favorites

and the faeries will be pleased. Faeries and other helpful

magickal beings are attracted to all beautiful things connected

with the living spirit of Nature.

Optimally, your Faery Ring should reflect the passing

of the seasons. For example, plant some narcissus, which

bloom in early spring, and perhaps some daffodils, tulips,

irises, all of which bloom shortly thereafter. Add a few

daisies or annuals, and a rose bush or three or seven (miniature

roses are great in Faery Ring flower pots). These plants

keep on blooming until autumn, and in some milder climates,

they bloom continuously. Be sure to snip all spent

blooms back, and water the plants regularly.

Creating a Faery Ring is one of the simple and enjoyable

ways in which you can get in touch with Nature, and

in turn, the magickal energy of the faery. The next section

further explores the ways in which you can work with

Nature to bring the energy of the faeries into your life in

order to do magick. Being magickal themselves, they bring a

potent power into your overall life patterns and your personal

goals, which define who and what you are and what

you like, dislike, dream about, value, do, and accomplish.

CREATING THE FAERY MAGIC CIRCLE

The Faery Magick Circle protects you from harmful

energies when doing magick. It acts as a vortex of light,

bridging the mortal and faery worlds. Each time you do

magick, you create the magick Circle. First, sprinkle water

from your cup clockwise all around the inside of the Faery

Ring to purify the area. Then hold your athame or wand

in your power hand with the point outward, face in the

direction North of your Faery Ring, and slowly spin in a

clockwise circle. As you do this imagine a blue-white light

shooting out of its tip. Trace a clockwise circle of light

with your athame over the Faery Ring you have created.

You are basically drawing a double circle. Next, face the

altar, and say:

“I consecrate this Circle of power

To the generous and helpful faeries

Of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.

May they bless this circle with their presence.

So be it! Blessed be!”

CUTTING THE ENERGY DOOR

After you set the faery guardians in place, cut an

energetic doorway from which you can enter and exit the

Circle without disrupting its magickal energy. Traditionally this

is done just below the Eastern most point of your Circle, but for

practical purposes you can also cut the doorway at the actual

doorway in the room. Use your athame to cut the doorway by

tracing a doorway with it. Each time you exit and re-enter your

Circle, open and close the doorway with a sweeping motion of

your athame.

 

Musical Faery Wand

 

At night, the faery hills are ablaze with merrymaking,

dancing, and music. Faery music is the finest and the grandest

ever heard. Beautiful and sweet, you can hear it on

moonlit nights in the hills, canyons, and hollows, or blown

in over the water or waves. Great musicians, especially pipers,

fiddlers, and harpists, have been inspired by the enchanting

music of the faeries.

 

The sweet-sounding bells on this musical faery wand will

attract the creative powers of the helpful faeries. Faery wands

are probably the most powerful tools in Faery Magick. Many

faery tales include the “waving of the magick wand” scene,

where people, animals, and things are magickally transformed.

The musical wand and silver branch are faery favorites.

This musical faery wand integrates the two into one powerful

Faery Magick tool. It can be used for making magick,

shapeshifting, and meditation. The best time to make your

wand is at dusk on the eve of one of the eight Sabbats. I

suggest that parents and children, and groups of friends

make their wands together as part of their Sabbat celebration.

 

It’s empowering and fun for everyone!

A white candle.

A branch (measuring 13 to 19 inches).

9 small golden bells.

Non-toxic silver paint.

Paint brush.

3 pieces of 18-inch ribbon (red, black, and white).

Sandalwood incense.

3 pinches of rosemary in 1/2 cup of hot water.

A soft cloth.

 

  1. During the daylight hours, go outdoors and find a

tree branch the proper size. Traditionally, branches from

hazel trees were used for faery wands, but I have found

that oak, apple, mountain ash, birch, madrone, and driftwood

also work well. Ideally, the branch should be a dead

branch that is lying on the ground, because when something

dies in the Earthly realm, it is reborn in the faery realm.

 

  1. At dusk, gather together the items you need to make

your wand. Then draw a Faery Magick Circle and call in the

faery guardians. Light the candle and incense, dedicating

them both to the helpful faeries. Sit or stand comfortably

in front of your altar, while gazing at the candlelight. Quietly

contemplate the energies you want your musical faery

wand to embody. After a few minutes, hold the branch in

both hands, and say three times:

“Tree spirit please empower me

In the name of the fae, blessed be!”

 

  1. Next, pass the branch through the incense smoke

three times. Apply a little bit of the rosemary water to the

cloth, and wipe the branch with it nine times, dipping the

cloth into the rosemary water each time. Wipe the branch

with the cloth from the base upward toward the point. This

empowers the branch with rosemary fae protective energy.

Once you are done wiping the branch, pass it through the

incense smoke again. Set the branch on the altar for a few

minutes to dry.

 

  1. Bathe the paint, paintbrush, nine bells, and pieces of

ribbon in the smoke to purify them as well. Then paint the

branch silver, and let it dry.

 

  1. Once the paint is dry, tie three bells on each ribbon,

and tie the ribbons on the wand, spacing them at least an inch

apart. The bells should dangle a little from the wand body so

that they can ring freely. Each time you wind the ribbon

around the wand body and attach three bells, say three times:

“Sweetly singing, helpful faery spirits

Please come into this musical wand now.

By the faeries, blessed be!”

 

  1. After fastening the ribbons and bells to the musical

wand, hold it in both hands. Gaze at the candle flame for a

few minutes, once again, quietly contemplating the divine

powers of your faery wand.

 

  1. Next, face North and take a deep and complete breath,

in and out. Hold the wand in your power hand. Sound the

wand by shaking it softly above your head three times,

merge with the faery energies of Earth, and say:

“Faery powers of Earth, I honor you

And invite you into this wand now.

Blessed be the helpful fae!”

Face East, take a deep and complete breath in and out.

Hold the wand above your head, shake it three times to sound it,

merge with the faery energies of Air, and say:

“Faery powers of Air, I honor you

And invite you into this wand now.

Blessed be the helpful fae!”

Face South, take a complete breath in and out. Hold the

wand upward, and shake it three times above your head to

sound it once again. Merge with the Fire faeries, and say:

“Faery powers of Fire, I honor you

And invite you into this wand now.

Blessed be the helpful fae!”

Face West, take a deep and complete breath in and out.

Hold the wand above your head and shake it three times to

sound it. Merge with the Water faeries, and say:

“Faery powers of Water, I honor you

And invite you into this wand now.

Blessed be the helpful fae!”

 

  1. Next, hold the base of the wand against your navel,

and say:

“By the Elemental powers of Earth, Air, Fire, and Sea

By the wisdom and power of the eternal sacred tree

Activate, bless, and protect the creative powers of this wand

By the faeries of North, East, South, and West, blessed be!”

 

  1. When you are done, bid farewell to the faery guardians,

and pull up your Faery Magick Circle. Allow the candle

to burn safely down on its own. Put your wand on your

Faery Magick altar when you are not using it.

 

PULLING UP THE FAERY MAGICK CIRCLE AND RING

Once you have bidden farewell to the faery guardians,

it is time to pull up the magick Circle and Faery Ring. Do

so by holding your athame or wand in your power hand,

face North, and slowly turn in a counterclockwise circle. As

you do this, imagine the blue-white light of the Circle being

drawn back up into your athame or wand. Then scatter the

flowers in the ring to and fro, and erase the mark of the

ring with your shoe, foot, or besom. Do this in a counterclockwise

motion. Lastly, ring the bell once, and say:

“The Circle is open, but ever unbroken.

May peace and love fill our hearts.

Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!

Blessed be!”

Now clap your hands three times. It is done.

 

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