Beth (Birch) December 24 to January 20
Luis (Rowan) January 21 to February 17
Nion (Ash) February 18 to March 17
Fearn (Alder) March 18 to April 14
Saille (Willow) April 15 to May 12
Uath (Hawthorn) May 13 to June 9
Duir (Oak) June 10 to July 7
Tinne (Holly) July 8 to August 4
Coll (Hazel) August 5 to September 1
Muin (Vine) September 2 to September 29
Gort (Ivy) September 30 to October 27
Ngetal (Reed) October 28 to November 24
Ruis (Elder) November 25 to December 22
December 23 is not ruled by any tree for it is the traditional day of the proverbial "Year and a Day"
in the earliest courts of law.
Said to attract faeries to dance in your garden. On Beltane eve, make an ankle braclet of "Bluebells"
and "jingle" bells to attract helpful fae folk to you.
A sacred faery plant, clovers of all kinds will attract them. Lay seven grains of wheat on a four-leafed
clover to see the Faery.
Used to make Faery wine, these berries can be burned on a fire to invite the Good Folk to a gathering.
Make a homemade brew of Elderberry Wine and you are sure to have some thirsty visitors. It is said that if a human drinks
the wine, she will be able to see the Faery. If a human should drink Elderberry wine from the same goblet as a Faery being,
he will be able to see them forever after.
Also known as Elfswort. This root can be scattered around the home to attract the Sidhe. It can be
added to any magick or spell to invoke Faery blessing.
The source of the modern heart drug Digitalis, Foxglove can have seriously dangerous results if taken
internally. DO NOT INGEST!! Instead, plant Foxglove near your front door to invite the Faery in. Put a dried sprig of Foxglove
in a talisman to keep you surrounded in Faery light.
Heather is said to ignite faery passions and open portals between their world and our own. Make an
offering of Heather on "Beltane" eve to attract good fae to your garden
The sweet scent is said to draw Fae spirits to your garden. Lilac and primroses for midsummers eve,
will please the Fae.
The most sacred herb of the Druids. Mistletoe is a magickal activator. In Faery spells, use a dash
of Mistletoe taken on Summer Solstice to empower your workings with Faery magick.
Both Monarch butterflies and fairies like milkweed. If Milkweed is planted in a Witches garden, the
fey will always be in the area. The silky tassels of the Milkweed pods can be added to a dream pillow to not only make it
softer but also to make you dream of fairies. In the Autumn when the pods are bursting and the fluffy seeds are flying across
the fields, a wish is granted for each seed that can be caught and then released again.
Peony seeds were once used to protect children from faeries. A garland of the seeds were placed around
the child's neck to keep them safe from kidnapping. In this day and age, with faery contact so drastically diminished, I doubt
that anyone would want to don this faery banishing herb unless they were living smack dab in the middle of a circle of crazed
Said to invoke the faery into your dreams Make a dream pillow of fresh poppies to entice the fae to
When planted in a garden or hung dried on the front door, primroses will attract the company of Faeries.
If you have them growing under your care, do not let them die! The Faery will be deeply offended by your carelessness. Primroses
are great in container gardens. Tie a pink ribbon around your container of Primroses while chanting;
"Sacred roses, hear my cry
for your protection, this I tie"
Roses attract the Faery to a garden. Their sweet scent will lure elemental spirits to take up residence
close by. Roses can be used in Faery love spells. When performing the spell, sprinkle rose petals under your feet and dance
softly upon them while asking the Faery for their blessing on your magick.
Roses are loved by the fey so you can plant Roses in your garden to attract fairies. Wild Roses are
best for this purpose and you need to say the following spell as you plant your baby Rose bush:
"I ask a fairy from the wild,
To come and tend this wee rose-child.
A babe of air
she thrives today,
Root her soul in the Goddesses' good clay.
Fairies make this twig your bower,
By your magic shall
time see her flower!"
Wearing thyme will increase your ability to see the Sidhe. Sprinkle it at the base of your door, and
on window sills to invite the Faery to enter your home
From Flock of Fariries
Oak , Ash, and Thorn - the Fairy triad of trees. Where they grow together, it is said that fairies live.
Herbs fairies do NOT like are : St. Johnswart, red verbena, daisies, rowan or mountain ash. And especailly a four leaf
clover. This is for unfriendly fairies.
It is said one can see fairies readily by looking through a stone with a natural hole in it.
Fairies like humans to leave out fresh water for washing their babies, and enjoy an offering of milk, bread, and cheese.Also
wine, ginger, and cookies.
The Alder is often associated with faeries who are said to like to dance under
the trees when they are flowering. Carrying Alder twigs or flowers acts as a charm for communicating with the fey. Alder are
also protected by water spirits.
Burn the bark as an offering to the Good Folk on Midsummer's night. Also used in
faery love spells. To ensure good harvests, leave the last apple of your crop for the Apple-Tree-Man (a spirit that lives
The Ash is often called The Unicorn Tree, because unicorns are supposed to be fond
of the tree. To catch a glimpse of a unicorn, carry Ash wood or leaves. Placing Ash berries in a cradle prevents the child
from being traded for a changeling.
"On a switch of birch was written the first Ogham inscription in Ireland, namely
seven B's, as a warning to Lug son of Ethliu, to wit, 'Thy wife will be seven times carried away from you into fairyland or
elsewhere, unless birch be her overseer." - Robert Graves, The White Goddess. If the spirit of the birch tree (The One With
the White Hand) touches a head it leaves a white mark and the person turns insane. If it touches a heart, the person will
Held sacred by fairies. The Luantishees are blackthorn fairies.
It was a British belief that placing a child in an elder-wood cradle could cause
it to be pinched black and blue by fairies. Elder is said to offer protection to the faeries from negative spirits. Elder
Sometimes is a witch disguised as a tree. Burning elder wood is dangerous since it invites the Devil. Wood spirits are said
to live in Elder trees and wood elves are said to come to listen to music played by a flute made with Elderberry wood.
also known as Witches' Tree, is one part of the sacred triad of trees that are
said to be sacred to the Faery. Oak, Ash, and Thorn, when growing naturally together, create a place where it is easy to see
the Fey. Hawthorns were once believed to be the transformed bodies of Witches, who had shapeshifted into tree form. It is
more likely that the spirit seen in the Hawthorn was that of a dryad or tree faery.
Legend tells us that "Faery folks are in the oaks". Oak trees are believed to provide
safe havens and homes for many varieties of faery. In British folklore ancient, hollow trees (called bull oak in England,
bell oaks in Scotland and Ireland) are trees that stood in old sacred groves. They were often believed to be the home of spirits,
elves, fairies or demons. You were supposed to turn your coat or cloak inside-out to neutralize their magic: "Turn your clokes
For fairy folks Are in old oakes." Oakmen are created when a felled oak stump sends up shoots. One should never take food
offered by them since it is poisonous.
Rowan berries were often regarded as magickal and were the food of the Tuatha De
Danaan. If a rowan tree should take root in your garden, then your home and all who dwell therein are blessed, for the garden
is under the special protection of the fairies. Should you happen upon a flourishing rowan which is most bountifully hung
with cluster upon cluster of delicate red berries, then you may be sure that some saintly soul lies buried close by. Rowan
protects against bad spirits. Used in butter churns so that the butter would not be overlooked by Faeries. Bewitched horses
may be controlled by a rowan whip. Druids used rowan wood for fires with which they called up spirits whom could be forced
to answer questions when rowan berries were spread over the flayed hides of bulls.
The wind in the willows is the whisperings of a fairy in the ear of a poet. It is also said
that the Willow tree can uproot themselves and stalk travelers at night, muttering at them.
From Flock of Fairies
There are many 'Fairy Trees' along the roadsides and especially at the
crossing of roads throughout Ireland. Usually these are gnarled old Hawthorn bushes. Also considered
sacred were the Oak and the Ash.
While many magic wands were made from the Rowan branch. It is considered
a profanation to destroy them or even to remove one of their branches. Many different types of otherworld creatures
are said to dwell in the tree or nearby.