~50 Simple Charms~


  1. Basil at the door, windows, or scattered in the home will increase money. 
  2. Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep evil from your dwelling. 
  3. Eat a pinch of Thyme before bed, and you will have sweet dreams. 
  4. Place chips of Cedar wood in a box with some coins to draw money to you. 
  5. Carry an Anemone Flower with you to ward against illness. 
  6. Hang a bit of Seaweed in the kitchen to ward evil spirits. 
  7. Keep a jar of Alfalfa in your cupboards to ensure the prosperity of your house. 
  8. Burn Allspice as an incense to draw money or luck to you, as well as speed healing. 
  9. Cut an Apple in half, and give one half to your love to ensure a prosperous relationship. 
  10. Carry an Avocado pit with you to let your inner beauty shine outwardly. Avocado is also an aphrodisiac. 
  11. Strawberries are an aphrodisiac. 
  12. Place a piece of cotton in your sugar bowl to draw good luck to your house. 
  13. Celery is an aphrodisiac. 
  14. Place Almonds in your pocket when you need to find something. 
  15. Scatter Chili Peppers around your house to break a curse. 
  16. Carrying a packet of strawberry leaves will help ease the pains of pregnancy. 
  17. Scatter some sugar to purify a room. 
  18. Throw rice into the air to make rain. 
  19. Carry a potato in your pocket or purse all winter to ward against colds. 
  20. Eat five almonds before consuming alcohol, to lighten the effects of intoxication. 
  21. Place a pine branch above your bed to keep illness away. 
  22. Chew celery seeds to help you concentrate. 
  23. Carry of chunk of dry pineapple in a bag to draw luck to you. 
  24. Ask an orange a yes or no question before you eat it, then count the seeds: if the seeds are an even number, the answer is no. If an odd number, yes. 
  25. Eat olives to ensure fertility. 
  26. Toss Oats out your back door to ensure that your garden or crop will be bountiful. 
  27. Eat mustard seed to ensure fertility. 
  28. Place Lilacs around your house to rid yourself of unwanted spirits. 
  29. Eat Lettuce to drive lustful thoughts from your mind. 
  30. Rub a Lettuce leaf over your forehead to help you sleep. 
  31. Add Lemon juice to your bathwater for purification. 
  32. Eat grapes to increase psychic powers. 
  33. Carry a blade of grass to increase your psychic powers. 
  34. Smell Dill to get rid of hiccups. 
  35. If you place a Dill sachet over your door, those who wish you ill can not enter your home. 
  36. Place cotton on an aching tooth, and the pain will ease. 
  37. Burn cotton to cause rain. 
  38. Place pepper inside a piece of cotton and sew it shut to make a charm to bring back a lost love. 
  39. Carry a small onion to protect against venomous animals. 
  40. Eat grapes to increase fertility. 
  41. Place a sliced onion in the room of an ill person do draw out the sickness. 
  42. Place an onion underneath your pillow to have prophetic dreams. 
  43. Place morning glory seeds under your bed to cure nightmares. 
  44. Walk through the branches of a maple tree to ensure that you will have a long life. 
  45. Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it around your house to dispel evil. 
  46. Smell peppermint to help you sleep. (-B.D: I’ve heard Peppermint keeps you awake. At least it does for me. Try it and see what happens. If it keeps you awake, then use Lavender for sleep instead).
  47. Hang a pea pod containing nine peas above the door to draw your future mate to you. 
  48. Eat a peach to assist in making a tough decision. 
  49. Carry peach wood to lengthen your lifespan. 
  50. Carry a walnut to strengthen your heart muscle.

*Gramma K’s Wonderful World of Wicca.

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Witch Tea: the Fae Garden


this one tastes like a delicious early summer garden. it can be used in rituals or offerings for your garden dwelling Fae, or the Fae in general. this recipe is based off my backyard garden beds

  • ¼ part Lavender
  • 1 part Rose Petals 
  • 1 Part Red Raspberry leaf
  • ½ part Strawberry leaf 
  • 1 part Mint 
  • ¼ part Thyme
  • ½ part Rosemary
  • a good splash of Milk 
  • Sweeten with Honey 

boil water, then steep herbs for 10 minutes once steeped strain herbs and add honey and milk. Serve in your favorite mug and enjoy.


Please always research herbs before you consume them, to make sure that that they will not conflict with any medical conditions you may have. 

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I found I good tutorial on how to engrave runes. 

[link to the blog] [link to the youtube video tutorial]

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Faerie Fire Oil


Used to work with Fire Elementals. 

Faerie Fire Oil I

  • 1 garnet, crushed
  • 1 dram dragon’s blood oil
  • coriander seeds
  • 1 dram almond oil (as carrier) 

Faerie Fire Oil II 

  • 12 drops peach
  • 4 drops musk
  • 2 drops chamomile
  • 2 drops poppy
  • 5 drops ylang-ylang
  • 2 drops dragon’s blood

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Faerie 101: Communication


In this post, I’ll explain the many different methods of communication with faeries, but before I being I’ll lay out some basic things to know

1. Don’t give trust so easily

  • this is just a general note. Its believed that faeries can’t lie, and there is much discussions between how this can or cannot be true, but either be wary. Faeries won’t always be “honest”
  • faeries don’t know everything. They’re beings like us in the way that they know what they learn, see, and experience. They won’t know all the answers you seek
  • faeries tend to be natural tricksters. heads up! 

2. Location can help with communication 

  • Local Fae (faeries that live within our realm) tend to be drawn more to certain locations. There tend to be hotspots within areas that have a lot of them. You may even find your own home or neighborhood to be one
  • Traveling or Wandering Fae tend to come to places of interest. This can include your own home if it catches their eye
  • Arcadian (Faeland) Fae live completely in the Faelands, but they can be reached through certain communication methods, astral travel, and even calling

3. There are ways to help catch their attention, or even draw them in

  • gifts can help a lot! When I plan on communicating, I tend to bring a bowl of sugar or sweets. This gives faeries more motivation to talk. It also helps make you look more friendly
  • research a bit into different kinds of faeries. Different things can help attract them. Lavender or milk for brownies, flowers or perfume for flower faeries, candy for pixies, and so on
  • make the communication seem like a game! Faeries tend to be more interested if something seems fun

4. Know how to give a faerie the boot

  • if a faerie is being rude or dangerous, its good to ask them to leave. If they won’t listen, you shouldn’t be afraid to show a little force. If someone was terrorizing your house, wouldn’t you try to make them leave?
  • lemons, limes, iron, mirrors (man-made), and various other wards can help make them leave
  • You can also “trick” or bride the faerie to leave as well
  • and of course, if you don’t want any problems at home, then one should not invite a faerie into the house

For more information on faeries I suggest checking these out! 


faerie101: What are faeries? 



Now, I’ll be going over three typical methods of communication.

  • communication with a medium
  • communication through trance
  • communication through dreams and traveling 


1. Some different communication methods involving mediums and how they work

Pendulum Use

“A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely.” -x 


The first (and a favorite of mine) way of communication with the fae is the use of a pendulum.

Pendulums are used for communication with a lot of different entities from gods to ghosts. 

Typically, it is used as the following. One first summons, calls, or invites a faerie to come and speak with them. 

When using a pendulum, one can use it alone or with a pendulum board. 


Pendulum boards can take a lot of different shapes, sizes, and appearances. The above is a typical pendulum board. If you don’t have a pendulum board, you can easily make one on paper, chalkboard, cardboard, whiteboard, etc. They’re really easy to make. 

You can also make your pendulum boards more detailed by having the entire alphabet, numbers, and a few words placed on it. The pendulum freely swings to each letter, hopefully spelling out words and such.

If you don’t want to use a pendulum board, I would advice in making the meanings of the direction of swings very clear.

Example: left—right = yes, up—down = no, South west—North east = maybe, South east —- North west = I don’t know. 

With the pendulum, you hold it, but allow the faerie(s) to control its movements. If you have shaky hands like I do, I would suggest getting something to hold the pendulum up for you.

Items needed

  • a bowl of sugar
  • a pendulum


  1. sit and relax. Take a moment to prepare (remove any raw iron or cover any mirrors).
  2. Place the bowl of sugar above the pendulum board (if you’re using one), or place it to your side. “I call upon the fair of old, one who is free, one who is playful, one who is careless. Come and chat with me~” Point to the bowl “I bring sweets" 
  3. Hold the pendulum (state the meanings of the swings if not using a pendulum board), then you will state “Are there any of the Good Folk here?” If your pendulum suddenly changes from its normal position, then they’re here.
  4. You may start communication with them

For more information on pendulums, different methods of using them, and so on, I suggest checking these links out



Ouija Boards

“The Ouija board (/ˈwə/ wee-jə) also known as a spirit board or talking board, is a flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words "yes”, “no”, “hello” (occasionally), and “goodbye”, along with various symbols and graphics. It is a registeredtrademark of Hasbro Inc., which markets and distributes the Ouija board as part of its line of board games.“ -x

Ouija boards are definitely a favorite method for communication. I don’t use them for speaking with ghosts or spirits, but rather I use them for faeries. 

I feel that the ouija board lightens the mood a bit. Specifically, they [Ouija boards] (Not so much spirit boards or talking boards) were designed and meant to be played as a game. Faeries tend to love games (not all), and with this it helps lighten the mood and make you feel more fun to be around. 


The ouija board works almost the same as a pendulum+board. Instead of a pendulum, you have a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit’s message by spelling it out on the board.


You place your hands upon the planchette and place energy in it, but do not move it. You will allow the faeries to control your movement to spell out words and answers. 

items needed
-a bowl or cup
-sugar, candy, or cookies
-Ouiji board
-Birch wood or lavender

1. find a secluded area far from civilization, or as in nature as you can get

2. If you can find a Faery mound, Faery Circle, or a Faery doorway that would be great, but if you can’t just find a quiet place to sit.
3. Place the bowl of sugar before you and say “This will be yours fae, if you will help me in exchanged”

4. Place your hands on the ouiji board piece and wait to see if a Fae will help
5. When you find a Fae that will help you may start to ask them questions. Be careful there are some that might want to trick you. 
So make sure you burn lavender or birchwood to keep harmful fae away
6. When you are done leave the bowl of sugar for the fae, and say “This is for you.”

For more information on ouija boards

history on Talking boards 


Cards a great medium for use. This includes anything from tarot cards, oracle cards, or even playing cards. They’re easy to use and there are a lot of methods.

When using cards, I would suggest laying out the meanings of the cards (if you have a book that states their meanings, leave it out for the faeries to look through). After they know the meanings, you can start.

You can do the normal "shuffle and pick” way, or you can try my favorite way

1. I lay out all the cards in a straight line (maybe 2 or 3 rows) and I concentrate 

2. I state that the cards are free for the faeries to use, and then I ask my question

3. I move my hands over the card and wait for a sign from a faerie (like a pinch or a pull)

4. I then pick up the card, interpret it, and translate it to see how it answers my question

More info


tarot card meanings


You can use various different divination methods as ways for communication. Things from scrying to even shufflemancy. Divination methods tend to involve mediums perfect for communication

2. Communication through trance, or trance-like methods

Straight out trance work

Entering a trance, one changes their state of mind and are more open to outside senses. It can help open your mind’s eye and open up communication. 

Some things to note

  • trance work can potentially be dangerous, but remember that you have the ability to remain in control of the entire situation
  • there are many ways of entering a trance through methods such as music/sounds, meditation, the aid of plants and herbs, and so on. I would suggest researching various trance entering methods 
  • I would suggest only doing this if you’re comfortable 

The way I’ve interpreted this is that trance-work allows you to open your mind and extend your senses. Even if we normally can’t communicate with faeries because of our limited senses, we can reach out with our mind’s eye or heighten our senses and awareness.

I typically start to meditate to repetitive sounds (like a drum or a harp) to enter into a trance-like state. I’ve been researching on hedge witchery to get a better understanding about how its done that way. 

For more information on trance and trance-work 

Wyldewood’s post on trance work

Hedge-walker’s post on methods of hedge crossing (talks about trance work)

Hedge Witchery Witchcraft

Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael Harner

3. Dreams and “Astral Travel" 

These methods tend to be a little bit more difficult than the other two; however, they can definitely be done. 

Communication through dreams can be hard, I would suggest learning and reading up on lucid dreaming to help aid the process. A method of dream communication is that you "invite” faerie(s) into your dreams to speak with you.

This can be done in a very ritualistic way. You can draw sigils of “invite” and “talk” upon you. Things to draw their attention. It all depends on what you feel most comfortable with.

Communication through astral travel or astral projection can vary as well. You can find yourself either traveling directly to the Faelands, or in fact can project yourself out to speak with local fae or fae that you’ve invited into your home. 

For more information on Astral Travel and astral projection

Pagan101 resource page

Duskenpath’s resource page

the Rose Bell’s resource page

Astral Travel: how I do it


Now there are various methods of communication, and what I’ve talked about are just a small portion of the things you can do.

I do hope that this can be a good starting point for those who don’t have a clue on what to do. 

Best of luck to everyone! 

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I had my very first fae encounter last night.  Yesterday I had made some fairy sugar and performed this ritual to attract flower fairies using the sugar (I used marigold seeds).  I set some sugar out in my fairy garden that I set up the other day and went to bed.

In my dream is where I got the interaction.  In my dream, I woke up and went to go check on my seeds. They were now in a small planter the size of the egg carton I used and all together instead of in separate cups and the plants had actually started to visibly grow.  Placed into the dirt were twigs with red berries on them (hawthorn berries and I didn’t even know what they looked like until I looked up what I saw online).  

The grains I used (rice) were all puffed up, like they had been cooked and they were somewhat sticking to the table. They were partially scattered though so I went to put them back the way they were and realized that there was more rice out then I had put out the night before.  It was then that my brain told me that fairies had visited.  I believe the actual phrase I used in my dream was “HOLY SHIT.”

So! I’d say so far a good start to working with the fae. Hope they come by again.

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Study tips for herbalists


A lot of people ask me about how to start learning about herbs and which courses are good, so I decided to put this together for you guys!



  • Check out local plant societies to see what activities they have planned. Some of them offer free plant walks that will help you to get to know your local plants
  • Start experimenting with your (safe) local weeds first. For many of you, this means sorrel, dandelion, plantain, violet leaf, and ground ivy.
  • Get your warnings and safety information from reputable books and herbalists, not social media (tumblr). There are many rumors on this site about what is and isn’t poisonous, please don’t believe everything you read!
  • Keep a few materia medica books on hand to check for contraindications and safety instead. My go-to books for checking whether an herb is okay with me are located in the recommended books post above
  • Pick 1 herb a month to really focus on. Keep in mind that you can do a lot with a few herbs, some of them have dozens of uses
  • Learn about your herbs by tasting and using them, not just reading! Personal experience is more important than book knowledge (except when it comes to safety)


  • JARS (check the thrift store for cheap finds)
  • Alcohol – I usually use 80 proof vodka for tinctures but you can also use brandy depending on what you’re making
  • Oils- I like grapeseed oil and coconut oil
  • Funnels
  • Cheese cloth for straining herbs
  • Kitchen scale
  • French press (easy way to make loose leaf tea)

Idea of what to start making with herbs

  • Bruise/injury salves
  • Bug sprays
  • Calming tinctures/teas
  • Digestive tinctures/teas
  • Pain tinctures
  • Fomentations
  • Poultices

I probably forgot a lot of stuff so Ill be adding more in the future!

Read this on my website

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