I often go out to the countryside to
visit my mother. Her home is like a magnet;
it draws you in from the street. Walking
up to her porch, one cannot mistake how
the air sparkles. Even the cares of the
world, which have been weighing down your
shoulders, seem to melt away into the
earth along the pathway like rainwater.
I am not the only one drawn to mother’s
house. Several years ago mother came upon
an old, out-of-print fairy book at a library
book sale. Within these pages she learned
how to attract fairies. Since then, her
home has been the refuge of human and
fairy alike. The following suggestions
will help you create a fairy-welcoming
atmosphere in your home:
The most effective way to invite fairies
to your home is to plant their favorite
flowers. Fairies share the same habitat
as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Flowers that attract these creatures will
also attract fairies.Bluebells, foxglove,
forget-me-nots, heather, hollyhocks, lilacs,
lilies, marigolds, pansies, peonies, primrose,
and roses are flowers beloved by the wee
In addition to flowers, clover, ferns,
and thyme are plants especially attractive
to fairies. Oak trees hold special powers
Since fairies are sensitive, it is best
not to refer to them directly. They find
the name “fairy” particularly offensive.
If you must talk about them, you may use
the terms: wee folk, good folk, or the
Fairies enjoy both well-manicured
and wild areas in gardens. It is good
idea to reserve a special corner in your
garden for fairy use. Placing a special
statue or a small fountain in such an
area is much appreciated by the wee folk.
Leave out a food offering
over night. Fairies especially love dairy
products, bread, cakes, and cookies. Don’t
despair if in the morning it doesn’t look
like the meal has been eaten. Fairies
are able to extract the essence of food
without physically eating it. Food should
be discarded after a day or two, since
it will have little nutritional value
left for the fairy. If an animal should
approach the food don’t chase it away!
Sometimes a shy fairy will assume the
shape of an animal to accept its present.
Fairies love water. Fountains,
bird baths, ponds, and streams will all
Abodes of various types
are appreciated by fairies. Using rocks,
caves can be made at the base of rose
bushes. A bird-house can be easily adapted
for fairy use by adding bright colors,
dollhouse furniture, and glitter to the
inside. Toadstools and mushrooms (real
or fake) are also a favorite of the wee
folk. Colored stones and crystals, especially
in a water-filled bird-bath, will attract
Set aside a table top or
a corner for an altar, where you can leave
offerings for your fairy friends in a
basket. Offerings may be food, flowers,
herbs, pretty leaves, stones, or anything
else you think your fairy might like.
Keep your home reasonably
tidy, as fairies hate a mess.
Most important of all,
you must cultivate a sense of reverence,
wonder, and fun—as these are qualities
necessary to befriend a fairy.
About the Author:
This article was written by Robin Daniels.
Robin is a mystic and contributes to Mystical