Friday, 30 March 2012

In Honour of the Fae

I have many faerie altars in my home and this is one of them situated on the stairs which receive a lot of light during the day and are full of my house plants. As my stairs curve, I thought this would make a nice focal point tucked in with my plants. The log a neighbour kindly gave me so it was nice to use this as a mini altar.

Faeriegill’s Enchanted Faerie Brew
Handful of hawthorn leaves and/or bark
Some sprigs of fresh thyme or dried if you cannot get fresh
Some springs of fresh rosemary or dried if you cannot get fresh
Dried Rose Petals
Essential oil of your choice, I like Cherry Blossom
A carrier oil of your choice

Fill the jar with all the ingredients listed above and then fill the jar with your carrier oil to cover the plants and barks, add a few drops of essential oil, screw on the lid and store in a cool, dry and dark place for at least four weeks, the longer you leave it the better. Ensure you give the jar a good shake several times a day so everything is extracted from the plant content. Once you are statisfied with it and using an empty clean jar covered with some cheesecloth, pour the contents of the jar into the clean jar and put the left over plant stuff onto your compost heap so you are returning it to nature.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Pagan Blog Project G-Week 13


Gaia was the Primordial Earth Goddess in Ancient Greek Religion her name means “Land” or “Earth. In Greek Mythology she was a Titan and Mother to several Greek deities.  She was the (primeval divinity) of earth, one of the primal elements who first emerged at the dawn of creation, along with air, sea and sky. She was the great mother of all : the heavenly gods were descended from her union with Ouranos (the sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontos (the sea), the Gigantes from her mating with Tartaros (the hell-pit) and mortal creatures were sprung or born from her earthy flesh.

To the Greeks her home was in Crete where she was known as 'Mistress'. A name which has been applied to many later Goddesses in both Egypt and Greece. In modern time she is the soul of planet Earth.  Below is a lovely description about her from Hesiod.

Gaia, the beautiful, rose up,
Broad blossomed, she that is the steadfast base
Of all things. And fair Gaia first bore
The starry Heaven, equal to herself,
To cover her on all sides and to be
A home forever for the blessed God

This gentle, nurturing and loving goddess can be called upon in need, she is our mother, our earth, she is within and each of all of us.  I feel we can all call upon her to help in the healing of the Earth. A small statue of Gaia sits on my Altar and I feel connected to her always, when I am out in nature it is reassuring to feel her breath, to see all her beauty within the landscape, and to walk upon her and to drink and feed from her.  I personally feel it is important to give something back.  I found this prayer to Gaia which I use when I am working on healing spellwork for the Earth.  This is a lovely prayer we could all use in helping to heal Gaia's wounds.  Maybe together our combined healing energies can help strengthen Gaia's resistance to the injuries which are happening to her body, our beloved Earth.

Goddess Mother of our Earth

Let the healing power begin.

Let the Earth be whole again.

The earth is my Mother

And I am Her child.

The Earth is my lover

Free and wild.

Heal on the outside; Heal within,

Land and sea, fire and wind.

With love sincere I chant this prayer

To make mankind begin to care.

Let every sister and every brother

Heal the wounds of the Great Earth Mother.


A Spell To Mithras to Bring Happiness

Mithras is the god of the light, whose cult spread from India in the east to as far west as Spain, Great Britain, and Germany.    I am lucky enough to live near the Roman fort of Brocolita, at Carrowburgh in Northumberland,  next to which are the remains of a temple to Mithras.   It was while I was there that I did this spell for the spring equinox. I placed some wild bird seed on the altar as an offering. As god of light, Mithras was associated with the Greek sun god Helios, and the Roman Sol Invictus. I would like to share this spell with you all.
Mithras God of light
I bid you  hear my plight
My request of you, Mithras, this day
May bring happiness and sunshine my way
So mote it be

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Recommended Etsy Finds

Elder Futhark Runes on Etsy

Made by Witches; For Witches

Pagan Gifts for Spring on Etsy.

St Expedite Petition

I have created an altar as I am making a petiton to St Expedite.  Although he is not an official catholic saint, he is very popular in hoodoo and he is petitioned when you want a request or something done in a hurry, hence the name.  My request are for two things, one of which is to bring more clients to my Etsy store and my website. 

My altar consists of a picture of st Expedite I have put in a frame, I got from a second hand store, two taliman bags made for me for an christmas present the yellow relecting success and the purple divination.  I have a lucky mojo success candle I bought on Ebay and a purple candle made for me as an Xmas present.  I am burning some incense too, which reflects what I have asked for and the shells and pine cone are an offering.

About St Expedite

 Legend has it that he was a commander of a Roman legion in Armenia who converted to Christianity and he was beheaded by the emperor Diocletian in 303 AD. The name Expeditus was in the Geronimian Martirology since the 5th century. The only facts that seem to be certain are the day (19th April) and the place of his death (Melitene - nowadays Malatya, Turkey). It has been said that very early Catholic priests may have used St. Expedite’s image with his cross and crow in an advertising campaign to warn pagans not to put off until tomorrow the conversion that could be accomplished today.

St. Expedite is invoked in urgent causes and for prompt solutions, especially in the settlement of business and legal proceedings. Many people say he is also a big help to people who wish to overcome obstacles that are in the way of their financial success.
Because Saint Expedite is associated with quick solutions, some people in the computer  field have adopted him as their own patron saint.

Hoodoo is a form of mainly African-American traditional folk magic and is also known as conjure, it is a tradition of magical practice that developed from of a number of separate cultures and magical traditions. Hoodoo incorporates practices from African and Native American traditions, as well as some European magical practices and grimoires. The goal of hoodoo is to allow people access to supernatural forces to improve their daily lives by gaining power in many areas of life, including luck, money, love, divination, revenge, health, employment, and necromancy. As in many other folk religious, magical, and medical practices, extensive use is made of herbs, minerals, parts of animals' bodies, an individual's possessions, and bodily fluids. Hoodoo and Voodoo are often mistaken for one another, simply put, Voodoo is a religion, whereas Hoodoo is a group of magical

Saturday, 24 March 2012


To improve your own work productivity, during the waxing Moon place one hematite in

a small basket or tray and enchant it by saying:

“Ground and heal, magnetic one;

bring me clarity on this day.”

Add a quartz crystal to the contained and say:

“Bring boundless energy to me;

may it last through this day. ”

Add a calcite and say:

“Stone of joy and yellow light,

help me sort through my work today.”

Place the container of stones on your desk and say:

“Help me work through this day;

bring me inspiration.

And when the day is done,

may the labour be finished.”

Faeriegill's Needful Things and Wishes on

My Etsy store offers Tarot, Rune and Oracle readings by email.  My readings are empathic, intuitive and from the heart.  I have been reading Tarot for over 25 years now, and I meditate to make a connection prior to doing my readings.  When I read, I see what I feel with the cards, I let the cards speak to me and the only way I can describe it is like a story unfolding, often all I have from the querent is an email address and date of birth.  I feel like I am channelling the information through the cards as a tool, from a higher source.

I love doing spell work and offer these for sale too, some of them are in pdf form sold as individual spells or as a mini book of shadows which has been popular.  I also sell pdf information I have put together on the Tarot and Angels.  I also sell mini spell kits too, that is everything needed for to do a spell in one place, saving the client trying to find the ingredients on separately, all that is required on their part is their input and belief.

I am a Usui and Celtic Reiki master and offer my Reiki services in my Etsy store, I offer attunements as well as Celtic Reiki spellwork healing services.  I feel a much closer connection with Celtic Reiki for some reason and I feel it is because I have a strong connection to the fae.

I love making jewellery, not complex peices, but bracelets, earrings and kilt pin brooches and have started selling these on my Etsy store

Pagan Style Charm Bracelet

 I have also started making divination pendulums too and made a beautiful one as a gift for a professional medium who felt I should sell these, so it has inspired me to make them and start selling them on my store.  My pendulums are made from recycled materials such as beads, old jewellery and yes a little bit of history too, like ancient clay pipes, pottery and glass as I feel that the old combined with the new, gives bonding and strength.

I also make magickal oils for my store and bath salts and a lovely calendula ointment, which although not been tested is full of natural ingredients and has been used by me and many of my friends for years and we have not had any adverse reaction at any time.  I make all my products with love and charge them on my altar too.  To see more just check my shop out at

The Pagan Blog Project 2012 F - Week 12

The Pagan Blog project is a subject you post on your blog every Friday about a topic beginning with the letter of that week, for me this starts at F which is week 12.  What does the letter F mean for me?


Feelings Are for me an ideal topic as I am Clairsentient, meaning I see what I feel.  We all have feelings and they can affect our mood, how we dress and what or not what we eat.  Everyone has heard of comfort eating, which is in a way, a side affect of the Feelings we have, usually bad ones. 

Feelings can also help us to understand the world around us through the sense of touch, how often do we touch things to sense their texture and weight.  There are many kinds of feelings, sexual, sensual, bad, good, happy, sad and they all affect us in one way or another throughout our lives.  Feelings can be our best friends or our worst enemy.  Feelings can sometimes bring out the worst in us, I would never ever myself, or advise another to do spell work when they are feeling bad, we all know this can affect the spells outcome, similarly I never do tarot readings when I am feeling low.

As a Solitary Witch I love the feelings I have and that surround me when I am visiting my local woodlands and historic sites and living in North East Cumbria, and not far from Hadrian's Wall, there are plenty of both.  On visiting the Remains of the Temple of Mithras on the day of the Equinox, my feelings where those of exhaultation.  I stood at the remains of the altar feeling the sun on me, feeling happy and fulfulled and I gave thanks to Mithras for feeling like this.

Feelings can sometimes over come us and we need to remember that our feeling change daily, how we feel one day, does not necesssarily reflect on how we will feel the next day.  No one for example likes that feeling we call "Monday morning" feeling.  Yet we all love that "Friday" feeling.  Feelings are part of us and make us who we are, and as hard as it may be for me, I do try to embrace them as they come, in whatever form knowing they are changeable.