What’s New at The Witch’s Corner ~ Fairy Rings!

Dear Readers,

I know, this is another somewhat commercial post, but I still hope you enjoy it and that it gives you an opportunity to touch base with my blog. There’s 10 years worth of blogging here, so I hope you use the search options, and the archives, to browse a plethora of older posts on a wide range of topics.  I’m focusing all of my writing at the present time into a book manuscript, so I want to thank you for all your patience and support, and I hope that I’ll have something magickal to present to you by next March.

Blessings, Amythyst

Fairy Rings

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 Jewelry enchanted with fairy energy.

Photo courtesy of Pintrest ~

georgina-gibson.deviantart.com

These rings are silver tone with cubic zirconia.

Ring #1

SIZE 7 ~ click on the image to enlarge

$19.99

Ring #2

SIZE 6 ~ click on the image to enlarge

$19.99

Ring #3

SIZE 8 ~ click on the image to enlarge

$19.99

Ring #4

SIZE 6 1/2 ~ click on the image to enlarge

$19.99

Ring #5

SIZE 7 ~ click on image to enlarge

$19.99

You can purchase these rings at The Witch’s Corner

click  HERE

 

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Money Magick, what else could it be?

My daughter recently bought a new car.  The price she had to pay for the car was $1800.oo.  She went to her bank and asked the cashier for this amount in a cashier’s check, which the lady immediately made out and my daughter cashed on the spot in order to pay this man in cash.  The cashier counted out the money into my daughter’s hand.

My daughter immediately took this money to the car dealer and paid him for the car, counting out $1800.00 cash to this man.  Three people witnessed this event:  my daughter, the car dealer, and my daughter’s friend Anna.  The dealer handed over the keys to the new car, and the deal was done.

Several days later, my daughter gets her bank statements in the mail.  It was off.  It was off by $1000.00 in her favor.  She had one thousand dollars more in her account that she should have had.  Looking at the statement, we saw that the cashier’s check which was written out to pay for the car was made out as $800.00, not $1800.00.

We went to the bank today to straighten out this error.

The bank employee was extremely puzzled and, quite frankly, a little more than amazed. 

The facts were:

1.  The cashier’s check was, indeed, made out for $800.00 instead of $1800.00.  We assumed that the cashier, chatting away with my daughter, had made a mistake in writing out the amount on the check, but she had obviously counted out the right amount of cash into my daughter’s hand.

2.  The cashier’s till-box count and records for that day would have shown an error if she had written a cashier’s check for $800.00, and then handed out $1800.00 in cash.  However, the cashier’s till-box count and records for that day were all correct– showing that an $800.00 check had been written, and $800.00 had been given to the recipient (my daughter).

3.  My daughter swore that the cashier had counted out $1800.00 into her hand, and then she had immediately recounted it in front of the lady.  However, when the bank reviewed the video tape of this transaction, it was evident that the cashier had only counted out $800.00.

No one knows what to think, and no one has a logical explanation for what happened.  What makes it so odd is that my daughter obviously had the correct amount on her for the car ($1800.00), because the car dealer would not have handed the car over to her if she had not paid the correct amount.

So, where did the $1000.00 come from?

The bank employee’s explanation…Money Fairies.

 

Litha: Summer Solstice

Another Summer Solstice is almost upon us. This is a quiet holiday at our house. When my son was a little boy, he used to like to stay up through the ‘witching hour’ and watch for fairies. He’d get comfy in his pj’s and robe; I’d gather up a lawn chair and place it beneath the large apple tree in our yard; and I’d prepare a special candle, placing it in a cauldron along with some herbs to offer the fairies. It was his time to sit quietly outside in the dark and watch for fairies, the only light being that of the candle.

Most of the time, these evenings were uneventful, but one Mid-Summer’s Eve, my son’s patience was rewarded.

From across the lawn, he saw what he said looked like three very small blue lights dancing along the top of the fence. Eventually these three tiny lights dropped from the fence to the lawn beneath, where they bounced around in the grass for several seconds, and then they disappeared. My son came back to the house breathless and wide-eyed to tell me what he had seen.

The next morning, we went out to investigate the grass where the lights had been. Overnight, three mushrooms had popped up to create a perfectly formed triangle in this area, and the grass in the middle of this formation was whithered and yellowed.

I can’t tell you with 100% accuracy whether what my son saw were fairies or not, but that really doesn’t matter. All that really matters is that one little boy had a very magickal and memorable night.

At my website, you’ll find more information on Pagan holidays, including rituals and videoes. I have this link set to take you directly to “Wheel Of the Year”:

The Witch’s Corner

On Mid-Summer’s Eve, 1980, my step-grandfather died after enduring a long and tortorous bout with throat cancer. I’ve always thought that perhaps, when people pass on this magickal date, the fairies that are about will help these souls cross into the Summerland.

Following are correspondences for the month of June, including correspondences and other information for the pagan holiday of Litha. This information is an excerpt from my books, “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” & “The Book of Magick”, and is copyrighted material.

© The Gray Witch’s Grimoire/The Book of Magick
Amythyst Raine 2011

June

Named for: “Juno”, chief Roman goddess and female counterpart
of Jupiter

Anglo-Saxon: Sere-monap

Birthstone: pearl, alexandrite, moonstone

Flower: rose

June Moon Magick:

Mead Moon

Herbs: almond, dill, lily, lemongrass, clover

Stones: citrine herkimer, alexandrite,
blue lace agate

Scents: lily of the valley, lavender

Colors: orange, yellow-green

Trees: oak

Deities: Isis, Green Man, Cerridwen

Elements: Air/Water

Astrological Influences for June

Gemini: ruled by Mercury, projective/masculine, mutable/air

Cancer: ruled by the Moon, receptive/feminine, cardinal/water

Pagan Holiday

Summer Solstice/Litha

June 21

This is the longest period of daylight in the year, a time of magick, fairies, and the immortalized Mid-Summer’s Eve. Fairy contact is generally easier to achieve on this day, for those of you who are brave enough to invoke the mischievous little folk, that is. But don’t be surprised if soon after you can’t find your favorite earrings, or the car keys, or any other shiny inviting objects you may have left laying around.

This is a popular month for weddings, though few in the Christianized world realize why…The Druid’s celebrated the Summer Solstice as the ‘marriage between heaven & earth’, and thus the popular belief that June is a ‘lucky’ month for marriage ceremonies.

There will be Pagan spirit gatherings all around the world at this time, the most famous and the most notable at Stone Henge, where large groups of people will light bonfires and stay up all night in order to welcome the dawn.

Herbs:

fennel, lavender, chamomile, cinquefoil, mugwort, thyme

Altar Flowers/Herbs:

larkspur, rose, wisteria, St. Johns Wort

Feast Foods:

apples, citrus, fruits, ale, mead, honey cakes

Animals:

butterflies, frogs, toads, wrens

Incense:

ylang ylang, thyme, rose, sandalwood, chamomile

Rituals/Spells:

all night fairy vigils, candle magick, dream work, familiar blessings, herb gathering, self-dedication, sun magick

 Crafting Your Magick:

Fairy magic will be powerful and their presence could herald both the mystical and the mischievous. Work on magic now that clarifies communication and highlights the element of Air. Use magic of the wee folk to tap into the fairy realms. Magic now is all about movement– movement of ideas, creations, people, and places. This is the perfect time to cast spells of transformation, spells to increase/decrease, to banish/manifest. Think about where it is you want to be, either from a mental or physical perspective, and cast the magic needed to move you along to this destination.

The solar plexus is the chakras to focus on. Learn to assert yourself, or to tone down an overbearing attitude. And which energy applies to you? If you don’t know, I’ll bet the people around you do.

Fairies

fairies Pictures, Images and Photos

Fairies

Some people believe in angels…I prefer to cast my chips with the Fairies. I never was comfortable with angels, even as a child. I didn’t perceive them to be the soft and cuddly, feel good, guiding, watchful creatures that the PR people in the Land of Christendom claimed them to be. Of course, not all fairies play on the white side either—but they’ve never pretended to. You know where you stand with a fairy.

As much as I adore Fairies, I choose not to work with their energy. I have found them to be masters of guile, quick-silvered, hot-fingered little kermunchigans. I got tired of my car keys, house keys, and *especially* my earrings disappearing. Granted, they have helped me retrieve (or given back to me) some missing jewelry at times, but they like to play ‘light fingered Louie’ too often for my taste. Their energy is often unpredictable and scattered.

For those of you who want to work with fairies, you might note that they do not like iron. As a matter of fact, iron is used to keep fairies at bay because it interferes with their energy. That means you don’t want ritual tools, like your iron cauldron, sitting about your cast circle when you’re trying to invoke these sprites. (You are invoking them from within a cast circle, I hope.) You might also notice that when your invocation is successful, some people actually experience a physical sensation as fairies make their presence felt. You may feel a tingling sensation on your arms or other exposed skin, kind of like the sensation you feel when little bugs are crawling on you. (Have you cast that circle yet?)

Below you’ll find a couple of links to sites with more information about these whimsical, sly, and elusive creatures:

Faerie Central

http://faerie.monstrous.com/index.htm

and

Irish Fairies

http://faerie.monstrous.com/index.htm

Faires…The Legend

A Question About Fairy Dust

I was asked a question today, basically, whether fairy dust is “real” or not.  It was a good question.  This is my answer:

All “magic” is mental.  It all stems from the mind– the ability to perform magic is inherent within us all, but most people have lost the capacity to accomplish magic because they’ve lost the ability to “believe” and the ability to “visualize”.

That is where the “fairy dust” comes in– it is a magickal “prop”, as are candles and cauldrons, athames, and other items used to cast spells.

The majority of pagans need these “visual aids” to perform magic.

There are, however, a few rare people who don’t need all the ‘trappings’ of witchcraft– their mental abilities are such that they can cast spells and work magic without all the props– these people are called ‘adepts’.