Make friends with fey folk and they’ll bring a dusting of enchantment into your life. We continue with the fiery souls that are salamanders…
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.
Fiery Souls: Salamanders
Have you ever watched a fire burn and noticed strange shapes curling in the flames? These are magical salamanders dancing for you. Small and dragon-like, these beings breathe flames from their tiny mouths.
Salamanders also live in the glow of a candle, the spark in hot coals, lightening bolts, sunsets and rays of sunlight. Kitchens are also sacred to them.
They have a high energy and are spontaneous creatures. Unable to be tamed, salamanders are courageous, fierce and loyal to those who call on them. If you want to feel their presence nearby, try cooking. Ask them to bless your dinner or offer them a piece of coal at your next barbecue.
When you need a pick-me-up invoke their power by visualising a warming flame coursing through your body. You can also work with them when you need to reignite your sense of passion, vitality, joy or community spirit. They’re useful guides to help bring families closer together, and can offer comfort whenever you are feeling lonely.
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