CREATING A FAERY GARDEN
“We are truly fortunate, for though Faerie Realms remain distant from our own world in this mundane time, there are times and places where the two worlds meet, where a traveller may wander into this Hidden Place. Between places are entrances into this Magical Realm: between Earth and Sea, between Day and Night, between One Place and the Next. This is why gateways and doorways are prime ways into the Otherworld. Standing within a doorway, one is neither in one place or the next, neither outside nor inside. It allows us a passageway into the in-between world of Faerie.”
Cross the threshold from your ordinary life into our magickal faery world, where just for a moment we can believe with the faith of our childhood in the whispers and glitters of what is not seen…
It’s sad to realise that as we grow up, we let go of the beauty and magick our imaginations allow us, replacing it instead with the worry of every day life. Take some time for yourself to reconnect with your inner child and let your imagination run free!
Every-one needs a faery garden! This is a little spot you create especially for you – a place to rejuvenate your creativity, imagination and sense of magick.
FAERIES AND THEIR FAVOURITE PLANTS
Start your faery garden by choosing plants that faeries love:
Foxglove (Faeries use the petals to make hats and gloves)
Primrose (The flowers are said to have magickal powers – “making the unseen seen”! Eat one to see Faeries!)
Pansies (According to folklore, Shakespeare invented a Faery king called Oberon, who used these flowers to make a love potion)
Clovers (Look out for four-leafed clovers – they’re not only lucky, they can also be used to break a Faery spell)
St Johns Wart (Used widely in homeopathy to relieve stress, calm the mind and uplift, this herb can also be used to break Faery spells)
Toadstools and Mushrooms are of course a great addition. Try make a faery ring for your Faeries! Any mushrooms will do, but see if you can track down any of these types of toadstools: Fly Agaric, Yellow Fairy Club, Slender Elf Cap, Dune Pixie-Hood, and Dryad’s Saddle.
CRYSTALS TO CONNECT WITH THE FAERIES
This is a must for any Faery garden! Fairy Quartz has an earthy vibration and links directly to the Faery Kingdom. Great for children, Fairy Quartz calms after nightmares. This Crystal soothes the environment and removes emotional pain. Fairy Quartz also helps you to unravel your family myths – ancestral and cultural stories you are locked in.
Tourmaline has a strong link to “Devic” (faeries and other spiritual beings) energies. It is great for plants and keeps away pests. Tourmaline is protective and can change negative thought patterns into positive ones, while stopping feelings of victimisation. This Crystal is grounding and a powerful mental healer.
Green Tourmaline (Verdelite)
Green Tourmaline helps in visualisation and creativity. This Crystal is a powerful healer and protector during detoxification. It facilitates the study of herbalism, enhances the effect of remedies and heals plants too. It attracts prosperity and abundance! Green Tourmaline can also help you to re-programme negative emotional patterns.
Harlequin Quartz is a combination Crystal – it contains the properties of Quartz and Hematite. It also has the following specific properties. Harlequin Quartz acts as a bridge between the spiritual and physical worlds. It expresses universal love and stimulates healing of the heart. This Crystal provides inspiration and is great for soothing Indigo children.
Bloodstone is an earthy stone that helps you to live in the present moment. An excellent blood cleanser and immune booster, Bloodstone heals and revitalises. It reduces irritability, aggressiveness and impatience. Great for children (and adults!) because it grounds, protects, keeps out undesirable influences and teaches to avoid dangerous situations.
Jade is a protector against danger for children, and can undo physical harm. This Crystal is a symbol of purity, serenity & nurturing. It brings insightful dreams, stabilizes personality and integrates mind & body. It encourages you to become who you really are by helping you understand yourself as a spiritual being on a human journey.
Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love, and heals the healer (making it great for therapists and parents!). It puts you in touch with the Universe’s energy grid when meditating. Prehnite teaches you how to be in harmony with nature and the elemental forces, while revitalising its surroundings and de-cluttering space. It’s useful for gridding the environment and seals your aura in a protective shield.
Turquoise creates a bridge between Heaven and Earth, and is sacred to the Native Americans. Given as a gift, it brings good fortune and peace to the receiver. It is protective and a good healer, assisting you with your soul expression. Turquoise helps you to attune spiritually and enhances communication with both the spiritual and physical worlds. It also helps you to release old vows that are no longer relevant, inhibitions and stops self-sabotage.
PUTTING YOUR FAERY GARDEN TOGETHER
You can choose the size of your Faery garden to suit you – indoors or outdoors, in a potplant, a group of potplants, or in a section of your garden.
You can start off with just one faery if you like, but it’s nice to start with two or more (so they have friends!). Choose the faeries that most appeal to you and arrange them between and around the plants. Add the Crystals you have chosen from the list above (again, you can have as many or as few as you like to begin). Now personalise it by adding things like a bit of wood from the garden, or some shells you picked up at the beach. A Light Catcher or Dream Catcher is a great accompaniment. A water feature is great if you have the space!
Have you created a faery garden? Let’s see the pics!