Sunday Surprise – Fairy Info

February 22, 2009 at 3:44 pm (Associations, Fae, Faery, Fairies, Fairy, Flowers, History, Lore, Magic, pagan, Sunday, Wisdom, Witch)

I believe the source for this is Garden Spells: The Magic of Herbs, Trees and Flowers by Claire Nahmad, but I’m not sure. Even if it isn’t, it is still a good source for information if you’re inclined towards fairies…


Fairy Trees and Flowers: The fairies care for all growing things, and these folk swarm over the garden in little bands. But some fairies are deeper and nobler of spirit than their fellow tiny beings, delightful though these are. The individual fairies are taller, more beautiful, mysterious and magical, of greater stature than humans sometimes. Often they will take on the guise of a little old man or a little old woman who appears to the keen and tender gardener and gives wise advice and secret knowledge of the life of the garden under that gardener’s care. Sometimes too, they will slip over the threshold into a human dwelling, if the door is left open to the garden in the cool of the evening, or at noon, or in the early morning. Then your home will feel enchanted, and you will know that a mystic visitor walks abroad, suffusing the house with a joyous magic. There are a number of flowers and trees which the fairies love particularly, and these are as follows:

  • Rowan
  • Periwinkle
  • Cowslip
  • Bramble
  • Cuckoo flower
  • Henbane
  • Ash
  • Bean
  • Clover
  • Wild rose
  • Cyclamen
  • Daisy
  • Oak
  • Valerian
  • Yarrow
  • Garden rose
  • Rue
  • Morning Glory
  • Thorn
  • Vervain
  • Lavender
  • Briony
  • Elder
  • Primrose
  • Birch
  • Thyme
  • Fern
  • Mandrake
  • Foxglove
  • Snowdrop
  • Apple
  • Rosemary
  • Bracken
  • Celandine
  • Hazel
  • Snapdragon
  • Aspen
  • Bay
  • Betony
  • Chicory
  • Lily
  • Springwort
  • Lilac
  • Nightshade
  • Hemp
  • Meadowsweet
  • Honesty
  • Honeysuckle

Fairy Dreams: A number of flowers there are which it is said the fairies bring into our dreams, so that we may guess something of our future and the destiny of our souls.

  • Clover: A happy and prosperous marriage
  • May-blossom: A new love
  • Marigold: Coming wealth
  • Periwinkle: A spirit watches over you
  • Lilac: Luck in love
  • Lily: Good luck
  • Honesty: Money-luck
  • Nutmeg: A change for the better
  • Rose: Your heart’s desire will come to you
  • Myrtle blossom: A wedding
  • Apple blossom: A birtH
  • Rosebuds: Many blessings
  • Rosemary: Everlasting love will be yours
  • Sage: You will marry
  • Windflower: Your love is untrue, seek another
  • Poppy: A message
  • Bluebell: A stormy and passionate love affair is foretold
  • Buttercup: Business success
  • Carnation: A secret admirer
  • Crocus: Danger in love
  • Primrose: A sweet new friendship
  • Snowdrop: You will have secrets to share
  • Iris: A letter
  • Forget-me-not: Find a new love
  • Honeysuckle: Tears and smiles
  • Geranium: A soon-mended quarrel
  • Peony: You must grasp opportunity
  • Violet: Your spouse will be younger than yourself
  • Daffodil: You are neglecting a friendship-make amends

Fairy Days And Hours: These are the times and days that you are most likely to see the fairies; be respectful, honor the little people; and mind not to stare at them, but seek to glimpse them out of the corner of your eye; be patient, for they are shyer than the wildest creatures of the woods.

  • Twelve o’clock noon
  • Bright starlit nights
  • Midsummer day
  • Twelve o’clock midnight
  • New moon
  • Midsummer Eve
  • Sunrise
  • Hallowe’en
  • Christmas Day
  • Full Moons
  • May Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Early evening
  • Lady Day
  • Walpurgis Night
  • Dusk

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