The Fae can be described as Light or Dark in terms of their tendencies & energies. There are traditions which hold October as the month to honor the Fae. Considered the beginning of the Dark-half of the Year in much of the Northern Hemisphere, we see examples of the darker, more mysterious, & potentially dangerous trickster-faerie energies being guarded against as “the veil between worlds” thins out and lifts – allowing more Spirit & Etheric energies to move freely between various realms.
Opposite this, we see a whole lot about Faeries in the garden and springtime, and these Fae energies may be considered the glittery & helpful Light Fae. We might bring the light energy of these Faeries into our lives as winter thaws in February & March, or we may honor their energies around our gardens throughout April.
The important thing to remember is how we relate to the Fae & Nature. If we are disrespectful & unkind, we may be viewed as walking around with a “Kick me” sign on our backs. This gives the trickster Fae something interesting to do. If we recognize our true place as a part of Nature, put in an effort at being kind &respectful, and freely offer gratitude & recognition to Nature (and, incidentally, the Fae), then we are viewed as Friends and are respected & helped, especially with homestead & garden projects but often in many other ways as well.
Interested in fostering your relationship to the Fae?
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When it comes to food & beverages, I serve like I am serving a guest. Then, I will go out the next day and collect the dish or cup I used to serve.
Of course, if I am at a park or on a hiking trail and not on my own property, I make them something like a biodegradable goodie-bag - piece of cheesecloth or biodegradable napkin with some fruit drizzled in honey, or some trail mix. Or, instead of goodies, maybe just a gift – like flowers woven into a bracelet or a shiny coin.
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