Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Fairy Spells (Found

Spells and Incantations of the Fae Race

Faeries and witches share the secrets of spells and incantations that can bring good fortune but also havoc. They can also be thwarted through the use of spells. Several seventeenth-century magical manuscripts contain spells to obtain power over fairies. Some were to call them up, some to dismiss them from places were treasure was to be found, and some to gain their help and advice.

An excellent way to gett a Fayrie, but for my selfe I call margarett Barrance but this will obtaine any one that is not allready bound. First gett a broad square christall or Venus glasse in length and breadth 3 inches, then lay that glasse or christall in the bloud of a white henne 3 wednesdayes or 3 fridayes: then take it out and wash it with holy aqua and fumigate it: then take 3 hazle stickes or wands of an yeare groth, pill them fayre and white, and make soe longe as you write the spiritts name, or fayries name, which you call 3 times, on every sticke being made flatt one side, then bury them under some hill whereas you suppose fayries haunt, the wednesday before you call her, and the friday followinge take them uppe and call hir at 8 or 3 or 10 of the clocke which be good plannets and howres for that turne: but when you call, be in cleane Life and turne thy face towards the east, and when you have her bind her to that stone or Glasse. An Ungt. to annoynt under the Eyelids and upon the Eyelidds evninge and morninge, but especially when you call, or finde your sight not perfect. (That is, an ointment to give sight of the fairies) pt. (precipitate?) sallet oyle and put it into a Viall glasse but first wash it with rose water, and marygold flower water, the flowers be gathered towards the east, wash it til the oyle come white, then put it into the glasse, ut supra. and thou put thereto the budds of holyhocke, the flowers of mary gold; the flowers or toppes of wild time the budds of younge hazle, and the time must be gatherred neare the side of a hill where fayries use to go oft, and the grasse of a fayrie throne, there, all these putt into the oyle, into the glasse, and sett it to dissolve 3 dayes in the sonne, and thou keep it for thy use; ut supra.

The Bodleian Library (MS. Ashmole 1406)

Faeries and Magic

Fairy lore abounds with magic. Humans have been fascinated by them, feared them, and been annoyed by their shenanigans. It is said that fairies can be petitioned for a variety of magical purposes and will often come to the sid of humans if they believe the petitioner is sincere and approaches them with honor and respect. Here is a list of fairies and their associated purposes:

Protection of your home: Fu dog, BeanTighe, elves, brownies, pixies, Kolbalds, Geancanach
Prosperity: Leprechauns, gnomes
Protection and healing of animals: elves, gnomes, Leprechauns (they especially love horses), zips, brown men, brownies, Twlwwyth Tegs, BeanTighe
Protection and healing of people: Beantighe, gnomes, elves, heaven dogs, chili, fu dog, Dinnshenchas, brownies
Lost Objects: Knockers, merfolk, gnomes, elves
Protection of enviornment: gnomes, elves, Merfolk, undines, Water guardians, dryads, sylphs
Love spells: Nymphs, Moerare
Fertlity: Moerare, Beantighe, gnomes

Candle Magic for Fairies

Magenta- This is a good candle to burn with other candles when you need a speedier result.
Yellow- Good for working with the air elemental fae- bringing quick changes, mental creativity and developing your mind.
White- calm and peace, spirit guidance, direction
Red- Use with Fire elementals, courage, sexual relations
Gold -Solar fae, money and prosperity, good luck
Black -good for binding spells.
Blue-ending depression, changes in your spiritual dealings light, use when working with water faerie and elementals, peace, healing.
Green- good luck, good when working with earth faerie such as leprechauns, gnomes and elves bringing balance, fertility, quick money
Orange- renewing confidence, changing your luck for the better
Pink- love, healing, emotional matters

Spell to See the Fairies

Fairies are most often seen on nights between Midsummer, or Litha, and June 29. The best way to see fairies is to gather fern seed on the night of Midsummer. On June 27, make a wreath of fairies? thimble, otherwise known as foxglove. Go to your favorite spot in the woods just before sunset. Make a ring of stones, and build a fire in the ring. When the Sun dips below the horizon, rub the fern seed on your eyelids. Keep your thoughts away from the drudgery of the work-a-day world. Fill your thoughts with the beauty of the plants and trees around you. Dance around the fire. Do you see them?
by Lily Gardner
Llewellyn's Spell-a-Day 06/27/04

Fairy Charm Spell

Fairies are respected and feared in Gaelic culture, accepted as a fact of life by a people acknowledging the mystic realm. Victorian visions of gossamer-winged lovelies are actually a romanticized version of the Sidhe, a fairy spirit-race believed by the Scotch/Irish to have powers to harm and confuse the vulnerable, and influence human fate. According to one charming Irish custom, when a child spills a drink at a picnic or outing, the adult refrains from scolding him or her, saying instead: ?Leave it to the fairies!? Fairy lore asserts that fairies abhor a miserly spirit. To appease fairies in your life, leave small gifts of food and drink in your garden, on your doorstep, or any outside place you sense might be a fairy ring or fairy tree.
by Karri Ann Allrich
Llewellyn's Spell-a-Day 06/21/04

Fairy Invitation Ritual

Color of the day: Blue
Incense of the day: Lavender

To invite fairy creatures into your yard, try showing them the way. Choose a smooth surface, like a patch of bare earth or a patio, and lay out a circle of fairy footprints, that is,make a stencil by cutting tiny footprint shapes in a piece of paper. Lay the paper on the ground, and sprinkle it with sugar or some powdered milk. Then move the paper along, and keep repeating until you have a full circle. Put a few flower petals in the center. As you work be sure to sing appropriate words, such as:

Little folk of flashing wing,
little folk of dancing feet,
hear my words to you and bring
blessings with you when we meet.

Fairies love music and flowers. They especially enjoy dancing in circles. Give them this simple hint, and see what happens.
By: Elizabeth Barrette

Llewellyn's Spell-a-Day 2004-03-27

Said to invoke the faery into your dreams Make a dream pillow of fresh poppies to entice the fae to your dreams.

When planted in a garden or hung dried on the front door, primroses will attract the company of Faeries. If you have them growing under your care, do not let them die! The Faery will be deeply offended by your carelessness. Primroses are great in container gardens. Tie a pink ribbon around your container of Primroses while chanting;

"Sacred roses, hear my cry
for your protection, this I tie"

Roses attract the Faery to a garden. Their sweet scent will lure elemental spirits to take up residence close by. Roses can be used in Faery love spells. When performing the spell, sprinkle rose petals under your feet and dance softly upon them while asking the Faery for their blessing on your magick.

Roses are loved by the fey so you can plant Roses in your garden to attract fairies. Wild Roses are best for this purpose and you need to say the following spell as you plant your baby Rose bush:

"I ask a fairy from the wild,
To come and tend this wee rose-child.
A babe of air she thrives today,
Root her soul in the Goddesses' good clay.
Fairies make this twig your bower,
By your magic shall time see her flower!"

Wearing thyme will increase your ability to see the Sidhe. Sprinkle it
at the base of your door, and on window sills to invite the Faery to
enter your home.

The most sacred herb of the Druids. Mistletoe is a magickal activator. In Faery spells, use a dash of Mistletoe taken on Summer Solstice to empower your workings with Faery magick.

Both Monarch butterflies and fairies like milkweed. If Milkweed is planted in a Witches garden, the fey will always be in the area. The silky tassels of the Milkweed pods can be added to a dream pillow to not only make it softer but also to make you dream of fairies. In the Autumn when the pods are bursting and the fluffy seeds are flying across the fields, a wish is granted for each seed that can be caught and then released again.

The sweet scent is said to draw Fae spirits to your garden. Lilac and primroses for midsummers eve, will please the Fae.

Heather is said to ignite faery passions and open portals between their world and our own. Make an offering of Heather on "Beltane" eve to attract good fae to your garden.

The source of the modern heart drug Digitalis, Foxglove can have seriously dangerous results if taken internally. DO NOT INGEST!! Instead, plant Foxglove near your front door to invite the Faery in. Put a dried sprig of Foxglove in a talisman to keep you surrounded in Faery light.

Said to attract faeries to dance in your garden. On Beltane eve, make an ankle braclet of "Bluebells" and "jingle" bells to attract helpful fae folk to you.

A sacred faery plant, clovers of all kinds will attract them. Lay seven grains of wheat on a four-leafed clover to see the Faery.

Used to make Faery wine, these berries can be burned on a fire to invite the Good Folk to a gathering. Make a homemade brew of Elderberry Wine and you are sure to have some thirsty visitors. It is said that if a human drinks the wine, she will be able to see the Faery. If a human should drink Elderberry wine from the same goblet as a Faery being, he will be able to see them forever after.

Also known as Elfswort. This root can be scattered around the home to attract the Sidhe. It can be added to any magick or spell to invoke Faery blessing.