If it’s the fae folk you wish to call upon, simply set up a fairy altar to enchant them into your life
One of our favourite magical creatures here on Soul & Spirit, we are always looking for ways to invite more fairies into our lives. They bring with them an abundance of love, happiness and wisdom. Below are our fairy summoning must-haves and how you can set up your very own fairy altar. We suggest that you place yours outside, but indoors will be fine, too – we could all do with a kitchen fairy to help us keep on top of things!
Fairy altar how-to
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1 Before you lay out your offerings, you need to decide what sort of fairies you would like to attract. If you’re after house fairies, also known as ‘brownies’, then you will want to set your altar up inside, perhaps in your living room. However, if you want a fairy from the heart of Mother Nature, then set your altar up in your garden.
2 If your altar is indoors, you can use a shelf, small table or desk to arrange your offerings. If outside, an old bird bath or even a tree trunk would make the perfect garden fairy altar. Really make it your own by painting or decorating it, too, as fairies appreciate homemade touches.
3 Lay out your tools and gifts on the altar. You may wish to light some fragrant smelling candles, as the flames and soothing scents will let the fairies know that you invite them in. As you lay each item down, close your eyes and gently whisper: “Fae folk come unto me, I wish to share happiness and love.”
4 As the seasons change, adapt your altar accordingly by having colours in keeping with the seasons, i.e brown leaves and acorns for autumn, and bright yellow flowers and honey cake offerings for spring. If you harness anything from nature, be sure to ask for permission before taking from Mother Earth.
5 And finally, remember to keep your fairy altar clean and fresh – fairies hate untidiness – so remember to replace flowers and treats regularly. In no time, you should be able to see and hear the twinkling presence of the fae folk nearby!
Entice the fae folk with these holistic must-haves
Many faeries cherish acorns for a number of reasons. Falling from the mighty oak tree where many fairies reside and harness energy from, acorns are believed to be used during autumnal celebrations, and fairies have been known to wear the tops of acorns as hats!
Fairies are enticed by the sound of music and are particularly entranced by the magical, melodic twinkling of wind chimes. Keep a set of these hanging near your fairy altar to alert the fae folk to your presence and that you welcome them with open arms.
These beautiful blooms have long been referenced in fairy folklore, as it’s believed that the little winged folk wear these flowers as hats. Foxglove also attracts hummingbirds, who in turn will entice more fairies along with them.
This is an essential crystal for your fairy altar, as it resonates with all chakras, elements and signs, therefore increasing your chances of connecting with the fae folk. Plus, faeries are partial to anything eye-catching, and Clear Quartzes are great at absorbing natural light – they’re believed to help bring more light and happiness into your life, much like fairies.
Sweet offerings such as cakes and biscuits are very much appreciated by fairies, as they love anything sweet – just remember to replace them regularly, as anything stale is seen as offensive.
About the author
Danielle A. Lett is the deputy editor for Soul & Spirit Magazine.