Ostara – Faery

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Faery Offerings by Color of Faery:

Honey: The faeries’ sweet tooth is satisfied by a bit of honey.

Offering wild honey is best.

White Fae

Magickal Qualities: Positive communication with the

faeries, divine inspiration, guidance, and protection, uniting

power, motivation, purity, illumination, lunar power, innocence,

love, peace, oneness.

Faery Flowers: Alyssum, aster, baby’s breath, candytuff,

daisy, gladiolus, hollyhock, jasmine, lily, pansy, peony, petunia,

primrose, rose, snapdragon, tulip, stock, zinnia, hyacinth,

narcissus, crocus, orchid, rockcress, masterwort,

bachelor’s buttons, sweet woodruff, camellia, sweet marjoram,

chamomile, caraway, anise.

Purple/Violet Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magick communication (especially

with faery nobility such as faery queens and kings),

second sight, higher wisdom, spiritual healing, heightened

awareness, psychic powers, ancestral lore, sacredness, protection,

Faery Dream Magic.

Faery Flowers: Petunia, tulip, verbena, coneflower, pansy,

violet, lilac, lavender, wisteria, anemone, iris, crocus, monkshood,

chive, bellflower, fushia, hyacinth, hydrangea, blazing

star, purple sage.

Blue Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magic healing, loyalty, divination,

psychic power, learning from the faeries, higher

wisdom, purification, protection from harmful faeries, flexibility,

introspection, sensitivity, flow, harmony.

Faery Flowers: Aster, bellflower, columbine, delphinium,

forget-me-not, grape hyacinth, lupine, morning glory, primrose,

bachelor’s button, gentian, crocus, lily of the Nile,

bluestar.

Pink/Rose Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magick love, romance, friendship,

family, balancing emotions, kinship, kindness, compassion,

charm, glamour, enlightenment (rose pink).

Faery Flowers: Rose, petunia, stargazer lily, tulip, hollyhock,

balloon flower, begonia, clematis, cornflower, foxglove,

geranium, aster, carnation, impatiens, gladiolus, sweet pea, tulip,

Cerise Queen yarrow, azalea, anemone, dahlia, dianthus,

hydrangea, camellia, purple basil. (Use caution when ingesting

roses, as some are poisonous.)

Green Fae

Magickal Qualities: Healing, growth, abundance, good

luck, shapeshifting, fertility, money, creativity, birth, healing,

ambition, prosperity, regeneration, renewal, Nature.

Faery Flowers: Lady’s mantle (with soft green-yellow

heads), angelica, artemisia, flowering kale, hosta, shellflower.

Gold/Yellow Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magick communication, understanding,

teaching, learning, intelligence, mental agility,

comprehension, creativity, solar power, wealth, expanded cognition,

attraction, imagination.

Faery Flowers: Calendula, chrysanthemum, cosmos, daisy,

gerbera daisy, daffodil, tulip, snapdragon, sunflower, yarrow,

marigold, lily, arnica, feathered-amaranth, wallflower, coreopsis,

dahlia, leopard’s bane, Mexican tarragon, goldenrod.

Orange Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magick happiness, fair play,

justice, healing, meditation, joy, generosity, success, friendship,

productive action.

Faery Flowers: Lily, marigold, chrysanthemum, poppy, butterfly

weed, canna, feathered-amaranth, fuchsia, gazania, gerbera

daisy, black-eyed Susan, Mexican sunflower, tulip.

Red Fae

Magickal Qualities: Faery Magick love, romance, passion,

sexuality, creativity, vitality, action, courage, focus, enthusiasm,

power, animation.

Faery Flowers: Rose, verbena, dianthus, petunia, canna lily,

gladiolus, nasturtium, Oriental poppy, petunia, snapdragon, stock,

tulip, dahlia, zinnia, columbine, blanket flower, scarlet sage, pansy.

 

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!”

Calling in the Faery Guardians

Have your offerings out.

Once you have created the Faery Ring and magick Circle,

it is time to invoke the faery guardians to protect the Elemental

gates of your sacred space. They guard the thresholds

of each of the Four Directions and remain there until

you release them. From the earth come the gnomes, garden

and forest faeries and dryads; from the Air come the winged

sylphs; from the Fire come the salamanders; and from the

Water come the merrows and the undines.

Face the Northern point of your Circle, ring the bell

three times, and merge with the Earth faeries. These are the

underground and surface Earth beings, such as the dryads

which are tall; green and brown tree spirits; garden and

woodland faeries who love the dawning sun and are brown

or green, small, and often winged, who love music and

dancing; gnomes who are short, squat, with large arms,

and live under rocks; leprechauns; and brownies. Earth

faeries live in trees, in tall grasses, and at the gnarled base

of old trees. As you merge with the Earth faeries, say:

“Helpful faeries of the North march.

Generous faeries of Earth

Come, I pray you.

Protect the gate of the North Ward,

And guard this Circle and all within

Come, I welcome you!”

Face East, ring the bell three times, and merge with

the Air faeries. These are the lovely winged sylphs who are

often surrounded by a radiant glow, and the weather

faeries, such as wind faeries, which influence storms whose,

wings are usually larger than their bodies. As you merge

with the Air faeries, say:

“Helpful faeries of the East march.

Generous faeries of Air,

Come, I pray you.

Protect the gate of the East Ward,

And guard this Circle and all within.

Come, I welcome you!”

Face South, ring the bell three times, and merge with

the Fire faeries. These are the Fire spirits and salamanders

who represent the destructive and creative power of fire.

Every time a fire is lit, a Fire faery is present. As you merge

with the Fire faeries, say:

“Helpful Faeries of the South march.

Generous faeries of Fire,

Come, I pray you.

Protect the gate of the South Ward,

And guard this Circle and all within.

Come, I welcome you!”

Face West, ring the bell three times, and merge with the

Water faeries. They are the salt Water faeries, such as the

merrows; and sprites who are playful and active, and often

look very human-like with webbed feet and hands. Fresh

water faeries, such as the undines, are dreamlike and beautiful,

with enchanting voices. They live in ponds, rivers, and

lakes. As you merge with the Water faeries, say:

“Helpful Faeries of the West march.

Generous faeries of Water,

Come, I pray you.

Protect the gate of West Ward,

And guard this Circle and all within.

Come, I welcome you!”

Now stand in the center of your magick Circle, ring the

bell three times, and say:

“Helpful faeries of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit

Come. I pray you.

Grant me your divine power and protection tonight

So be it! Blessed be!”

The faery guardians are now in place.

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.

Bidding Farewell to the Faery Guardians

Once you are done with your Faery Magick spells and

other works, bid farewell to the faery guardians. Face the

Northern most point of the Circle, ring the bell once, and say:

“Generous faeries of Earth, I bid you farewell.

Depart in peace and love.

Many thanks for your presence.”

Face East, ring the bell, and say:

“Generous faeries of Air, I bid you farewell.

Depart in peace and love.

Many thanks for your presence.”

Face South, ring the bell once, and say:

“Generous faeries of Fire, I bid you farewell.

Depart in peace and love.

Many thanks for your presence.”

Face West, ring the bell once, and say:

“Generous faeries of Water, I bid you farewell.

Depart in peace and love.

Many thanks for your presence.”

The Magickal Ways of the Faery 107

Stand at the center of the Circle and ring the bell once,

and say:

“So be it! Blessed be!”

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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