Monday, May 19, 2008

Faery Magick


Faery Magick: Best Times and Places

It takes a certain kind of magick to believe in the world of faery. There has to be a deep and loving connection to the earth and an innocence of spirit. To discover the world of the fey, you must let go of what you think you know and allow yourself to experience a whole other level of awareness. You must pay attention to all your senses, both physical and psychic, if you want to encounter the faeries. However, you can stack the odds in your favor once you realize that there are certain times, places and days of the year when the veil between our world and the faery realm is thin. Faery activity is at it's peak and it is here you are most likely to have the best luck viewing, contacting, and working with the faeries.

As to the proper time to communicate with or to work your faery spells and enchantments, go for the classic "in-between" times. These 'tween times are at dawn, dusk, noon, and midnight. Dawn and dusk are the perfect 'tween times, as these moments during the day are neither one nor the other. It's somewhere magickally between daylight and dark. Noon marks the smack dab middle of the day. While many would never even consider trying a spell at noon, they need to open their eyes and realize that magickal opportunities surround them more frequently than they think. Sure, casting a spell at midnight is more likely to feel mysterious and witchy, but noon is a 'tween time to. Is it morning or night, or is it both? On the flip side midnight is the best known magickal time. As it is neither night nor morning, one calender day or the next, it actually hovers for a brief moment just in between the two.

The general rule of thumb when it comes to faery haunts is to look for the outdoor places that are also in between, such as a stream or riverbank. If you are standing on the banks, then you are neither in the water or on dry land, you are in between, same thing goes for ocean beaches and lake shorelines. Faeries are found in more places then just the forest; they like the water as well. Also keep your eyes open if you happen to be in a place where streams intersect or divide, and geographical areas where two or three rivers meet. These are natural, powerful, and sacred places.


The garden and the local woods also provide you with many excellent opportunities for working with faeries. Nature spirits love the flowers, so whether they grow in your backyard garden, you stumble across a little cluster of wildflowers tucked under a tree in the woods, or you happen across a field of wildflowers, faery activity will be present. Also, consider the hedgerows, under a tree in the park, at a crossroads in your neighborhood, or even under the stairs of your house.
It is certainly true that the faeries are out and about all the time and on every day of the year. However, there are days and then there are "days". The eight sabbats are prime faery days. So are the nights of the Full Moon, including the occasional Blue Moon. Also, some texts claim that you will find success on the day of the New Moon as well.


Hand in hand, with faery grace,
Will we sing, and bless the place.

This is an article I enjoyed from my Witches Datebook 2008 by Ellen Dugan so I thought I would share it with all of you.
Brightest Blessings,
Kathy


3 comments:

Joanne M. said...

Hello,

Where have you been?? I miss u LOL. We need to do my reading soon. Let me know when I can call u. I like the blog and the page. You are a creative genius (but then again you know that) ;). Hugz to you and Bella Luna and Katie...

Call me soon!!

BlossomingTree said...

All the best to you and your new blog. Looks great.

Princess61470 said...

Great blog, I love it. I had to run and get my datebook and see for myself, didn't even realize that article was in the 2008 book!