How to See and Communicate With Fairies in Your Garden
Ways to See Fairies in the Garden
Read on, fairy lovers, to learn how to see fairies in the garden and communicate with the Fair Folk of your local area!
One of the most common questions I get asked as a fairy writer is "How do I see Fairies?"
While this is not an easy or straightforward question to answer, one of the things I strongly advise is to grow a fairy garden if possible. Even if you are only able to grow a few tiny plants in a window box, this is a superb connection to the world of the fey.
Fairies are creatures of nature, and by bringing together the elements of earth (soil), water, fire (sun) and air, you have a much better chance of seeing fairies.
Learning to See Fairies
The first thing to understand about fairies is that, although they are real, they are not of the physical plane; they are of the spirit realms, or Otherworld. So it is not generally possible to see them with the physical eye, unless they undergo the rare process of manifesting themselves into the Physical. Occasionally they may take human or animal form, but this is rare in modern times.
So how does one see a fairy? In the same way that mediums connect with spirits, guides, ghosts and angels. Psychic ability is made up of four "clairs" -
- clairvoyance (clear seeing)
- clairaudience (clear hearing)
- clairsentience (clear feeling)
- claircognizance (clear knowing)
So to "see" entities from the astral or spiritual planes, one must work on their clairvoyance. To "hear" fairies, clairaudience, and so on.
But hang on, I'm not a psychic! I hear you cry. Well the good news is that everyone has psychic ability, it's just that most people never tap into it. You can find an excellent introduction to this concept at the end of this article.
Places to See Fairies in the Garden
So, once we know how to "see" fairies, where to go about finding them? If you have a garden, however small, you can maximise its attraction to fairies. I shared much of what I learned about designing a fairy garden in "How to Make a Fairy Garden." The things I discuss there are what I implemented in my own garden, and I now have a fairy paradise! The fairies have their favourite spots, however, and they have also divulged their secret hiding places to me over an acorn cup of mead or two.
Fairies are more often than not found here:
- Perched in leafy trees
- Hiding in the knots and furls of ancient trunks
- Talking in the long grass (leave those lawn edges wild!)
- Supping the nectar from their favoured flowers
- Dipping their toes in the secluded edge of a pond
- Dancing amidst mushrooms or toadstools
- Riding on the backs of insects under rotting log piles
- Chatting to birds in berry-filled bushes
The key to a successful fairy garden is to create lots of hidden, secluded places. Fairies are shy of humans and prefer to have lots of hidden nooks where they can conduct their revels in private, away from the prying eyes of humans! Of course, if you work hard at looking after the nature in your garden, and at building your relationship with the Wee Folk, they may let you take a peek into their realm now and again!
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Times to See Fairies in the Garden
Fairies are, of course, in the garden all year round, but there are certain times of day and year when fairies are more active, and more likely to be spotted by an eagle-eyed fairy-spotter!
- Fairy revels often take place at midnight—look out for fairy rings!
- Dawn and dusk are favourite fairy times as they love to watch the sun rise and set.
- Fairies will be dancing and making merry on the 1st May—the festival of Beltane
- Samhain Eve (more commonly known as Halloween) is the night of betwixt and between - the time when the veil between worlds is thin and spirits are abroad! If you want to actually "see" a fairy, tonight is a good time to look!
- Midsummer's Eve is also a prime time for spirit activity, especially from fairies. And the fairies of winter will be celebrating at Midwinter—so brave the cold to see some chilly fairy activity!
When designing a fairy garden, try to factor in a secluded area for yourself, so that you can join the fairies in their secret spots and get to know them better!
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I'd love to hear from you! Please leave your fairy sightings and general comments on this article here! Fairy blessings.
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