Wishing Everyone a Blessed Samhain

The modern celebration of Halloween is derived from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marked the end of Summer and honored the Ancestors. Celebrated on October 31st, spirits may visit as the veil between This World and the Otherworld is the thinnest. This is also a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. […]

Beware the Beansidhe!

The Beansidhe (usually written in English as Banshee) is the Celtic faery spirit whose keening wail announces an impending death. Her lament is usually heard at night. The beansidhe can appear as an ugly hag or as a beautiful woman. To hear the shriek of the Beansidhe or see her is quite scary indeed. An […]

The Shapeshifter

A woman learns the art of shapeshifting from a wise raven. As she chants the magickal words over the cauldron, a transformation slowly occurs…Her hair turns blue/black and her dress becomes feathers as she takes on the raven form. Soon she will be soaring in the air, learning to fly with the ravens. Shapeshifter Print […]

A Magickal Autumn Garden

Summer has evolved into Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is almost time for the last harvest and the moon is new. Twinkling lights flutter over the garden wall. It’s the faerie folk come to celebrate the season. This is a garden for a small space. The apple tree is Espalier (horticultural and ancient agricultural […]

Happy Mabon to Everyone! Autumn Equinox

The days are noticeably shorter and there is a chill in the night air in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the trees are beginning to don their Autumn colours as we approach the dark season of the year. Mabon is the second harvest festival of the year, occurring on the 21st or 22nd of September. […]

Wishing Everyone a Happy Summer Solstice!

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, has been celebrated by various cultures all around the world for millennia. The longest day and the shortest night of the year is a celebration of the sun. In the Northern hemisphere everything is green and growing as we await a fruitful harvest. Wishing everyone a […]

Ocean Faerie Water Elemental

A Water Faerie (Undine, Water Nymph, Water Spirit) arises from the ocean on a wave wearing a crown of pearls and surrounded by shells. In Greek mythology she is called a Nereid. Water Faeries also inhabit waterfalls, lakes and streams. An Undine or Water Elemental can gain a soul if she marries a mortal and […]