the moon


There are many well known ways to see Faery Folk. One is simply to gaze through the opening of a holey stone or self-bored stone. These are usually found near running water or by the sea.

They are often seen within a natural ring of mushrooms at sunset or full moonlight.

When seeking nature spirits never wear iron or whistle in the woods.


There are many trees which are sacred to the Faery. The elder is said to offer protection for the Faeries from evil night spirits, and it will work for mortals as well. Try looking in oak groves for "Faery Folks are in old oaks". Acorns can be made into Faery talismans when found by the light of the full moon. The adler is also connected to the Faery, as Robert Graves states in "The White Goddess": "The Adler was, and is, celebrated for yielding fine dyes: green from the flowers and brown from the twigs and red from the berries: typifying fire, water and earth. One reason for the adlers sanctity is that when it is felled the wood, at first white, seems to bleed crimson as though it were a man. (or dryad or Faery tree spirit!) The green dye is associated in British folklore with the fairies clothes; so in so far as the fairies may be regarded as survivals of early tribes, forced to take to the hills and woods, the green of the clothes is explained as protective coloring; foresters and outlaws also adopted it in mediaval times. Its use seems to be very ancient."


The scent of roses is a powerful attracting force to the Faery. Wear rose oil when seeking the Fae Folk. A rose water preparation can be made to bathe in before doing any rite of the Faery Tradition (WIcca). It is traditionally made by taking 21 measures of rose petals and steeping them in a copper kettle with a lid. They should be left to soak for the space of full moon to full moon. This rose water can be used to scent the body and hair and as "holy water" in works of Faery Magic.

Stones & Metals

When perfoming any type of Faery Magic be sure that all your ritual tools are made of copper, silver or woods that are sacred to Faery, especially oak. The appropriate gem stones to use are Faery stones (staurorite), quartz crystal, celestite (blue quartz), selenite, labradorite, amethyst, moonstone, and amber. Flint is good to guard against mischievous nature spirits. Magical implements should be carried in a rabbit fur pouch lined with red linen and engraved with the appropriate Faery Runes.

 In the words of Lewis Carroll,"What is the best time for seeing fairies? I believe I can answer that... The first rule is, that it must be a very hot day - that we may consider as settled; and you must be a little sleepy-but not too sleepy to keep your eyes open, mind. Well and you ought to feel a little - what one may call "fairyish" - the Scotch call it "eerie", and perhaps thats a prettier word; if you don't know what it means, I'm afraid I can hardly explain it; you must wait till you see a Fairy, and then you'll know... And the last rule is, that the crickets should not be chirping. I can't stop to explain that; you must take it on trust for the present. So, if all these things happen together, you have a good chance of seeing a Fairy - or at least a much better chance than if they didn't..."

If you should be so lucky as to see a Faery, remember, it is said by some that you can only see the Wee Ones when you gaze steadily upon them. If you hold a Faery in your eye it cannot escape. :)

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