How to work with the Faery Folk

My understanding of a Fairy/Faery is this: They were a race who once lived on Earth in physical form and were bonded with nature in a very real way. They could talk to trees and plants and find healing cures; they were and still are intuitive, magical, and telepathic. They are incredible artists and craftspeople. Some theories say they were a race here before humans and there was some crossover; the Fae and the humans co-existed on Earth in in physical form. Fairies eventually chose to live without incarnating into physical bodies. Some call them our ‘ancestors’ and ‘cousins,’ or our ancient kinfolk.

 The Fae now live on the astral pane, the band of energy that is a higher and faster vibration than our current physical world. The astral plane is also where human souls who have left their bodies dwell before they seek the higher light. The Fae are like us, they have good and cheeky souls and are still evolving, so that’s why some like to help humans and others like to frighten them! Our coarse human energy is repugnant to them, especially as we continue to clear forests and natural landscapes for profit.

Faery Queen

The movie Avatar comes very close to explaining what the Fairy race may have been like when they were inhabiting this Earth – not in looks, but in attitude and being deeply connected to the land.

A note on Faery vs Fairy. I use both terms. Fairy come from the Latin term ‘fatum’ which means ‘Fate’. Faery is from the Gaelic term ‘Fear Sidhe’ which means ‘Man of the Sidhe.’ Sidhe is the name given to the ancient Faery race of the Celtic Isles. You will find that many cultures have their own form of Fairy legends, and here in Australia there are many Aboriginal stories that speak of Fairies.

The following is an account of my journey with the Fae Folk in this lifetime.

Enid Blyton

I can clearly blame Enid Blyton for my fascination with fairies. From the age of seven, I started reading her books. The green lushness of a magical English forest was a world away from the red dirt and searing sun of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There are fairies here in Australia according to Aboriginal legend. When I was in Brownies (a faction of Girl Guides), my group sported the emblem of a small yellow bush fairy with wings called a “Moora Moora.’ The Moora Moora care for sick and injured animals. I truly, truly believed in Fairies when I was young.

Aboriginal Moora Moora Bush Fairy
Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Fairy Paintings

All throughout primary school and high school, my fascination with fairies was channeled into drawings and paintings. I had an intellectual view of them at this point – never really ‘felt’ their energy or saw one, I wanted to believe …I hoped that they existed but never had any proof. I did not actively seek them, but I spent a lot of time reading about them and wandering in nature talking to trees (not out loud, that would be crazy *ahem*). I particularly loved The Enchanted World’s book ‘Fairies and Elves,’ and referred to it often.


At the age of 21, I moved to Scotland, and by this time I was actively seeking the Faery Folk. I mean, this was the land of my ancestors, where the myths and legend I read about had come from! The forests of Scotland did not disappoint and with a little practice and patience, I began to feel their presence. Their ‘otherness.’ Gentle, playful, powerful, mischievous, and curious of us humans. It helped that I went to places that were renowned for Fairies; usually cemeteries and hills surrounded by forest.

Waiting for some Fae in the rain, as you do.

Tapping into Fae energy, I found a strong link between nature and spirituality, the sacredness of trees and woodlands and a respect for the divine beings that control the natural world.

I visited Ireland as well, another part of my family history, and discovered the triple spiral at the Neolithic site of Newgrange, which is my sacred symbol and one I have tattooed on my left arm.


I found that spending time alone in nature, surrounded by trees and standing stones, and creating rituals using rocks, and plants and flowers so peaceful and healing, that I knew this was the perfect way to express my spirituality. A deep respect for, and a working relationship with the Fae is part of this. My belief had morphed from an intellectual one into a heart felt one.

The places I found with the biggest Faery energy (should you wish to go there) are as follows:


  • Findhorn Foundation
  • Isle of Skye
  • Craigmonie in Drumnadrochit
  • Tomnahurich Hill in Inverness


  • St Brigid’s Well

Findhorn Foundation

 The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ, United Kingdom

Findhorn is a spiritual community in the Scottish Highlands. It attracts many new age visitors and seekers from around the world. You can take day visits there and guided tours. It’s a gorgeous place with forest and sea. When Eileen and Peter Caddy first started a community there in the 1970’s, the residents claimed to ‘speak to the fairies’ for help in growing produce in the barren, sandy soil. The foundation is renowned for producing the most amazing fruit and vegetables, despite the poor conditions.  I went there 25 years ago so the details are a little hazy, but two main memories stick out.

  • The man taking us for a guided tour was very tall with a booming voice and had wild white hair. He claimed to have seen Pan in the Findhorn forest one evening and Pan asked him,

“Why are humans so stupid?”

Why indeed.

I drew a picture of the incident when we got back to our hostel that evening.

  • We went down to the seashore. It was covered in beautiful smooth stones of different colours of grey. I selected one, and in return, sang a song in Gaelic to the Sea Fairies as thanks. I still have it. It is my Yes/No stone which I painted a triple spiral onto. It’s a very special treasure.

Isle of Skye

Ironically, the places touted by the tourist board as Fairy Hills and Groves are the places I felt the least fairy energy! The Fae I found were in secluded groves and bubbling brooks. The Isle of Skye is an incredibly magical place and worth a visit if you love your Fairy legends. Isle of Skye folk tales tell of the humans (Scottish Lairds) marrying Fae women and producing half faery/half human offspring.

Isle of Skye


Drumnadrochit, Inverness Shire

Craigmonie is a small hill at the back of Drumnadrochit with a magnificent view of Loch Ness. The locals say, “I’m going up the rock,” when they want to admire the view. I lived in this part of the world for 18 months and was bewitched by its magick.

 Craigmonie is part of Balmacaan Woods and is the site of an iron age fort. It was infamous in the past for executions, but to me it just feels peaceful and full of Faery energy. The surrounding woods are strange. There used to be a stately home there called Balmacaan House, and when it was demolished by explosives, the staircase stubbornly remained – apparently the staircase was notoriously haunted even whilst the house was still standing!

Balmacaan forest is creepy, overgrown, rich, green, and fecund with flying insects, with many sacred groves and paths. My friends and I went walking through there one fine Summer’s day and got completely lost for about an hour. Scarily lost because it seemed like the trees kept repeating themselves and corralling us into circles. The weirdest thing was my two friends were village locals who had grown up playing in this forest and even they were lost! The whole adventure left me with a weird, spaced out feeling. In retrospect, I think we were being messed with by the Fae!


Tomnahurich Hill

Tomnahurich Cemetery Hill Inverness IV3 5BD, United Kingdom

Tomnahurich means “hill of the fairies” in Gaelic. Tomnahurich Hill is a cemetery situated southwest of the Inverness town centre. According to legend, Thomas the Rhymer, the famous 13th-century seer is buried there. There are many old Victorian graves are there too, and it is surrounded by lush forest. The energy there is incredible. I used to go walking and picnicking there to read my tarot cards and just enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

One time, I was in a bit of a tizz and had gone hoofing up the hill to seek some solitude and headspace. Well, such was my haste, I tripped and was about to go rolling down the steep hill when I felt my whole body being pulled upright by…something. What was it? I still don’t know, but always assumed it was a kind Fae who stopped me from substantial injury. A helping hand, just at the right time and I am still grateful!

I don’t have any pics of the Hill, although I went there often. Here’s a link to a cool blog about the place.

St Brigid’s Well

Churchtown Mountbriget, County Clare, Ireland

Have you noticed that many of the sacred Pagan places in the UK and Ireland have become sites of religious significance? None more so that the Holy Well of St Brigid, in County Clare; a sacred place for Catholic pilgrims, but I’m here to tell you that place is teeming with faery energy! The Well has a wishing tree, groaning with rags and ribbons, where people have asked favours of the faery folk to help make their wishes come true. I did this myself 25 years ago. I can’t remember what I wished for, but I hope it came true!


Back in Australia at my parents place, which backs onto a bush reserve full of gum trees and native plants, my sister and I and a good friend were sitting on the veranda overlooking the reserve and enjoying an evening cigarette (yes, I used to smoke, and I enjoyed it, but I gave up 12 years ago). Suddenly, a bright light about the size of a five-cent coin came zipping up to my face, and flitted from left to right, to left again and then scooted away as quickly as it appeared. I was stunned.

“Did you see that!?” I shouted.

“What?!” said my sister and friend.

“That light, that thing!”

“No…are you sure it wasn’t just the light from your cigarette?”

“No! It was different, it moved left and right and then just zoomed off!”

Clearly, something odd had happened and we all got a little freaked out and decided to go inside and be nice and quiet and never speak of this again.

Darlington Bushscape

Honouring the Faery Folk

My own practice honours the Faery energy ‘whatever that may be.’ It might be different for you, but this is my experience. My favourite way to connect with them is to go to a beautiful, secluded place in nature and just listen. I take my tarot or oracle cards with me and ask them questions, and they speak through the cards.

A word to the wise. When working with the Fae and/or asking favours, do not demand or be grabby. They can see into your heart and your true intentions and do not like being bossed around! I mean, would you?

I have five Oracle Card decks in print, with two more in development, and every single one has a card dedicated to the Fae Folk. I like to honour them for the joy and delight they bring me, the quiet communion with nature, the insights and the sense of magick.

L-R Priestess Moon Oracle, Enchanted Unicorn Oracle, Enchanted Spell Oracle, Making Magick Mini Deck, Making Magick Deck (not shown).

Books on Fairies that I recommend:

Witta, an Irish Pagan Tradition’ by Edain McCoy (1993)

This is a good source of information on the faery folk and their role in Celtic Paganism.

The Faery Teachings by Orion Foxwood (2003)

Orion Foxwood is a renowned Faery Seer, who also incorporates Hoodoo into his spiritual practice.

The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld by John Matthews (2004)

This book is about the discovery of a special ancient symbol called the ‘Great Glyph’ etched onto a stone in a burial tomb in Ireland, and its power to channel messages from the Fae.

I’d love to know about any experiences you have had with the Fae Folk!

The Story of Enchanted Unicorn Oracle

It all started back in 2015 with a harebrained idea to draw a unicorn a day and post it on Instagram and Facebook, to amuse myself and my friends. What started as a bit of a joke soon had a cult following, with people eagerly awaiting the next unicorn, and even making suggestions about which unicorn to draw.

During this self-imposed challenge, one of my friends, who studies ancient esoteric manuscripts, asked if I’d heard of the Voynich Manuscript. I quickly looked it up online and was entranced by the weird and wonderful botanical illustrations of this 600-year-old manuscript. The Voynich manuscript is a curious little beast. It is a 240-page handwritten and illustrated herbal is dated between 1404 and 1438 AD. It contains text and illustrations featuring astronomical, biological, cosmological and pharmaceutical information, as well as herbal recipes and details on the cosmos. Thus far, the author remains unknown, as well as the language it was written in. To this day, world class cryptologists still haven’t cracked the code. Even famous World War II code breakers were mystified by the Voynich Manuscript and could not decipher the meaning of the text. Over the years, many scholars have claimed to have unlocked the secrets of the 6-century year old transcript, but each theory has been subsequently disproven.

I was inspired! My unicorns took a turn for the fantastical, and I started taking my cue from the manuscript to create unicorns with foliage sprouting from their heads and bodies unicorns are colourful and strange, using a mixture of felt tip pens and computer design; intended to capture the off-kilter charm of the Voynich Manuscript’s drawings. But, why the unicorns? Well, the mystical nature of the Voynich Manuscript beautifully echoes the myth and magick of the unicorn legend.

As I was drawing these unicorns, I realised they were speaking to me! I believed that I could turn these drawings into an oracle deck and write down the messages I was getting whilst I was working on them. I was going to self-publish and call the deck “The Peculiar Unicorn.’ This was after I had self-published my first deck, the Priestess Moon Oracle. Meanwhile, I had secured a contract with Rockpool Publishing for the Enchanted Spell Oracle, and so work stopped for a little while on my unicorns whilst I concentrated on that.


However, the siren song of the unicorns was too strong, and in my spare time I was constantly working on them and really enjoying writing the guidebook. In 2017, I purchased a reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript to work with; The Voynich Manuscript; The Complete Edition of the World’s Most Mysterious and Esoteric Codex.  As I was working, I felt the presence of a Being behind me. Gentle and powerful, it seemed pleased I was doing this work. A peaceful and comfortable feeling washed over me, and I was able to easily channel the meanings of each card. I felt like this was sacred work, not of this world. In fact, some theories about the Voynich manuscript suggests that it contains information from extra-terrestrial beings.

I was speaking to a psychic about the cards and she said:

“These are very sweet and gentle, yet powerful. I sense that these are from another realm to Earth, almost alien in nature. It’s definitely time for these cards, the world is ready for them.”


Once you start working with the cards, that’s when the magic begins, so why not give them a try? Each card comes with a cool little spell or ritual for you to perform. They are meant to be a joyful, calm thing to lift your spirits in a sometimes-confusing world. At its very core, the Voynich Manuscript appears to be a book on self-healing and self-care, and likewise, this is the intention of the Enchanted Unicorn Oracle.


What people are saying about the Enchanted Unicorn Oracle:

What a delightful oracle this is! I’m totally enchanted by your charming illustrations and upbeat messages.

Absolutely love them! Already picked a card and it has given me much hope and food for thought. The workmanship in the cards is beautiful and amazing.

I have had your beautiful deck with me now for a few days and it’s just magical. The cards, your artwork and the messages are wonderful. Thank you for creating an unusual and beautifully crafted Oracle Deck.

I have had your beautiful deck with me now for a few days and it’s just magical. The cards, your artwork and the messages are wonderful. Thank you for creating an unusual and beautifully crafted Oracle Deck.

These are not your typical unicorns, which is what we love about them, they have a real Dr Seuss vibe! 

I was instantly hooked on the almost psychedelic and whimsical imagery of the enchanted unicorns, they are just so crazy they make you smile! I love how they are magically connected with the associated plants, spells and rituals. 

This deck has been years in the creation 🦄 and I was so pleased when @rockpoolpublishing decided to have Priestess Moon fully nurture and “birth” this unique deck 🔮 It is colourful 🌈 and fun, yet full of meaning AND based on an ancient manuscript 📚 So good 💜 xo

The Enchanted Unicorn Oracle deck just arrived for me this morning and I am obsessed! As is the standard with all @rockpoolpublishing Oracle Decks the quality is superb. Everyone knows that I’m a huge fan of all things Priestess Moon, and these cards do not disappoint!

The cards arrived today, they are really lovely, a really classy product. When I split the deck, the card I picked was 1967 which is my year of birth. So definitely some magic going on already.

The gorgeous unicorn card pack just arrived and is an absolute delight!! You have truly surpassed my wildest expectations.

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Making Magick Oracle

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Symbols have been used as talismans for thousands of years to attract good luck, prosperity, healing, love and success, as well as being employed as amulets to repel unwanted influences. Enter the charmed world of magickal symbols!

Featuring a dynamic combination of mediaeval charms, ancient symbols, alchemical glyphs and Priestess Moon’s own channeled sigils, each card depicts a powerful cypher that has been designed to tilt the future in your favour.

This deck is your tool for manifesting the life you want. Making Magick can assist you in spellcraft and in manifesting your deepest heart’s desires. Each symbol has been meticulously researched by Priestess Moon, who has been working with many of the talismans for over twenty years. This deck is an expansion of the Making Magick Mini Spell Cards and includes a full explanation of each symbol, how to use it, powerful spells, and the history behind these gorgeous glyphs.

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There are four symbols from the Making Magick Mini Deck that are not in the Making Magick Oracle; Mystic Star, Power Symbol, Awen and Triple Moon

Free Spell: House Blessing


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‘Illuminate’ is featured in both the Priestess Moon Oracle and the Enchanted Spell Oracle. The artwork is inspired by Medieval illuminated manuscripts, particularly the Book of Kells folio 8r, and the Codex Aureus folio 11r. My idea was to create an illuminated style painting with an inspiring message, but one relevant to our modern day.

The text states:

“I am sending you light, even now.

Shine on beautiful ones. You are loved.” 

The intent behind this artwork is for it to be a house blessing. You display it in your house, and the good energy in the artwork encourages a safe and happy home.

The following House Blessing will illuminate all the corners of your house and bring more light into your life. This can be on a physical or energetic level. Stale and dense energy can become trapped and brood in nooks and crannies of your home, and you will want to drive it out! Start by imagining yourself filled with a bright, white light.

Illuminate Your House Blessing 

1 sage smudge stick

1 white candle

200 grams Rock Salt 

4 clear quartz crystals

Light the sage smudge stick, place into a ceramic bowl and visit every part of the house, allowing smoke to penetrate all rooms. Be sure to visit particularly dark corners and under beds. Have the windows and doors open, as this lets the smoke out along with any dull or heavy energy.

When you have smudged the whole house, place the white candle into a holder and pour a generous amount of rock salt around it, in a circle. As you light the candle, imagine you are drawing bright white light all around you. You are clear, like a crystal, becoming a transmitter of light. Hold up your hands and imagine light streaming from them and filling the entire house. The light fills every corner.

Next, place the four clear quartz crystals in the four corners of your house. Visualize four bright Angels surrounding your home at the quarters of north, east, south and west. They are singing

“I am sending you light, even now.

Shine on beautiful ones. You are loved.” 

Feel your house full of light, safe, happy and vibrant energy.


Your Own Spell Recipes

Cocktail Spells

The above image is from a friend who was having a lovely time trying out my cocktail spell recipes, and adding a few twists and ingredients of her own – which I think is fabulous! I hope you can take my spell recipes and make them your own, too– intuitively adding things that suit you and your personal preferences. Just like any recipe you find in a cookbook, these recipes can be tweaked to suit you.

If you are creating a food and drink enchantment, a good tip is to research which flavours work well together. Start with your chosen quality, such as luck, then research the ingredients that ‘attract’ this quality- for instance vanilla and pears, and then research which flavours go well with vanilla and pears, and in the end, you should have a delicious spell that is both effective and yummy!

Hopefully, this is all giving you some excellent ideas on how to create your own spell recipes. It’s a very personal thing; only you know what ingredients you like to work with. There are plenty of recipes around to take inspiration from, and you can give them your own tweaks and personal stamp. I guess what I am asking you to do is to get creative. Think about what a particular herb or flower means to YOU and use that in your spell work.

I designed The Enchanted Spell Oracle to work as a deck that you could actively choose a card from and choose your own adventure, so to speak. Choose Opulence or Faith or Strength and craft that spell for the quality you most want in your life, then relax and watch the magick happen.

The Enchanted Spell Oracle is unique in its guidance and is crafted intentionally to help you create the life you want. There’s a reason I presented it in the style of an illuminated manuscript, because in essence, I wanted it to read like a cookbook – where you could consult the pages for Abundance or Success, or Luck. The cards are intended as tools to help you access your intuitive self.

That’s the end of this course, if you have any questions or queries about the spells or content, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear from you!

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Happiness Spell

When I created the Happiness Spell, I wanted to use the colour orange predominantly, because it is such a happy colour. Gold is the colour of celebrations and high achievements, so I included that colour with some ribbon. Oranges magickally attract joy, and cloves; love. As well the smell of orange and cloves remind me of Christmas, and I just love Christmas. In fact – you can hang this spell on your Christmas tree and each clove could represent 15 best wishes for the coming new year. The significance of the number 15 is in the Key of Solomon Symbol for Happiness, which I included in the Happiness image.  Within this key is a box of 9 squares with numbers in them, and each row of numbers adds up to 15, both across and down. I’m not sure why King Solomon decided that fifteen was the happiest number, but there you go. If you know – I would love to hear why!

The Happiness Spell is really just a traditional orange pomander, but in this case, we use it to hone our intent and create happiness.

Stud a fresh orange with 15 cloves, with each clove representing something that makes you happy. The scent of fresh orange and spicy cloves alone is enough to bring happiness, but the intent will help you focus on what truly makes your heart sing.

Tie this up with a gorgeous gold ribbon, so it looks like a precious gift.

The end result is a beautiful natural bauble that smells delicious and really helps you to get clear on what makes you happy in life.

Next fortnight, we will look at how you can create some of your own fun recipes.

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Prosperity Potion

Another recipe I created to attract prosperity is the prosperity potion. I took inspiration from the classic martini recipe:

This version is for over 18 only, because it contains alcohol – there is also a mocktail alternative, which I will be demonstrating in the soul kitchen tomorrow.

Combine 15mls of gin and 10ml of orange liqueur, 30ml of pomegranate juice and a dash of lime juice over ice into a cocktail shaker, shake well and pour into a frosted glass and garnish with a slice of lime. Focus on the Prosperity card as you drink to future abundance.

The symbol in the image is a Medieval amulet for strength, riches and abundance.

With this spell, I wanted to use the vibrant colours of red and green for wealth and vitality. The orange, lime and pomegranate fruits all contain the spiritual properties said to attract wealth & prosperity. I wanted this potion to be a playful homage to the Cosmopolitan cocktail, so instead of using cranberry juice, I substituted it with pomegranate juice – it gives a nice sweet/sour flavour. It might seem frivolous to some that this spell is actually a cocktail, but I must tell you that one of the key components of a successful enchantment is keeping things playful and light-hearted, especially when it comes to attracting the joyful things in life.

Next fortnight, we create a ‘Happiness’ Spell.

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Cinnamon Money Spell

The first spell I want to talk through is a money spell, and this spell comes with the Abundance card. I have used this many times, and it is good for small windfalls.

For this charm, you will need a potato, 8 toothpicks, a stick of cinnamon and a gold coin. Cinnamon is often used in money spells and is known as the ‘sweet money spice.’ I like to start this spell on a new moon, as this is a great time to work magick for things you want to increase in your life.
This spell is adapted from a book called ‘Witta, an Irish Pagan Tradition’ by Edain McCoy – it has some excellent Kitchen Witch charms and enchantments in it and it’s well worth a look. This recipe is an example of how we can take an idea that we love, expand on it, tweak it and add our own personal stamp on it.
Cinnamon Money Spell 
We need one potato and we are going to cut that in half, and scoop out the flesh of each side with a teaspoon.
Then place some cinnamon stick, and a gold coin inside the hollow. The coin is optional, though. Join the potato back together with 8 toothpicks – 8 being a very lucky number, money wise. This spell then needs to be buried in the garden, underneath a fast-growing money herb such as basil. You will see that the potato will grow good strong leaves quite fast, and I like to visualise the money growing along with it.

There are all sorts of symbols in the Abundance image that carry with them the energy of wealth – the guidebook goes into extra detail – but the keywords of the Abundance card are ‘wealth, money, and income.’

Next fortnight, we look at a magickal cocktail recipe for a Prosperity Potion.

Week 11


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Creating Magickal Recipes. Part Two

Plants, herbs and flowers are always in the Kitchen Witches repertoire.

There are plenty of books on the magickal properties of plants and flowers that are extremely useful when designing a spell. There are plenty of excellent reference books, containing plants and their associated metaphysical meanings to help create that perfect recipe. As an example, the humble eggplant is said to attract money and the ever-present herb, dill, attracts luck.

Symbols are very potent in spellwork. I love working with symbols because they bypass the conscious mind and appeal directly to the subconscious. There are lots of Symbols available for you to use, some notable ones include the star for good luck, or the yin yang symbol for peace and balance.

You can use crystals as well, with plenty to choose from and each having their own energy. Some commonly used crystals include clear quartz for healing and protection and citrine for prosperity and abundance.

Having said that, it’s much better to choose an item you resonate with, rather than go with the traditional norm. For example, just because roses are traditionally used in love spells – it doesn’t mean you have to use them. There may be other flowers, like hibiscus, or herbs such as oregano, that speak to you, and you prefer these plants instead of roses in a love charm. The charm works better when it is personal and caters to your likes and dislikes.

In the next couple of fortnights, I will talk you through how I created the spells for Abundance, Happiness and Prosperity so you can get a good idea on how the process works.

Week 10

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