Make friends with fey folk and they’ll bring a dusting of enchantment into your life. We finish off our journey with pixies…
Faeries are not just colourful characters from Disney films or imaginary entities from your childhood; these mysterious spiritual creatures are a part of nature, and calling on their mystical presence can help to bring healing powers into your life.
The first thing to understand when trying to connect with the fey is that they’re not visible to everyone – if you’re disrespectful to Mother Earth or animals, they will sense this and hide away. Always make sure that when you’re working with them you make as few disturbances as possible – picking flowers or dropping litter are big no-nos in the faery world. They also prefer it when your energy is open and calm, so take a few deep breaths to relax your mind and body before calling on their guidance.
As there are so many different types of elementals, all with their own quirks and attributes, knowing who to work with and when can be a tricky, especially if you’ve never tried before. So we’ve asked faery expert Lucy Cavendish (who has had magical visitations since her childhood) to explain how to make contact with five very different beings, and exactly how they can enchant your spiritual path.
The Gatekeepers: Pixies
You may have spied a pixie on a walk through a pretty park or garden; they are small twiggy beings made of moss, mud and sticks – all tangled together with a pure life force. Pixies care for the energy of places such as gardens, rocks, hills or woods, and love their chosen homes so deeply that they tend to the same place for hundreds of years. They’re pretty busy beings that enjoy nothing more than tidying their special abodes.
To say hello and offer them some help by clearing up an area of beauty from human debris. Because they’re such hard workers, pixies can become overwhelmed so they will appreciate your support. When they see you joining in they will ask their pixie friends to assist you in return. The best time to call on them is when you’re struggling to get things done around the house or at work, as they will help you feel less pressured about the amount of tasks at hand.
If people close to you are careless and wasteful, the pixies will help them become more respectful. Pixies can also remove toxic or stagnant energy, so asking them to enter a room after an argument will purify the atmosphere. If you’re moving homes, they can help to sweep away the energy of the previous owners and leave you with a more harmonious living space.
Lucy Cavendish lives a magical life and is an expert in all divinations. She is the author of Magical Spellcards, Oracle Tarot and White Magic: An Inspiring Guide to an Enchanted Life. She has also created meditation CDs. Visit lucycavendish.com