Fairy Protection: How to Protect Yourself From Malevolent Faeries
Fairy protection is necessary.
If you are a friend of the fay like me, you have seen the beauty and wonder that they promote in nature. You have seen the good that the fairies do for Mother Earth; however, every once in a while you may also run into a fairy that is not so nice to human beings. The reasons for their distrust or hostility towards us are many-fold, but the main thing is to learn how to protect yourself from potentially mean fairies.
When learning the principles of magick, many of us learn how to protect ourselves during ritual and meditation. The concepts of fairy protection are almost identical to these protective methods. But in this article, I will outline all methods of fairy protection that I am aware of and have used. Learn how to protect yourself from malevolent fairies now, before you run into one.
- Are There Mean Fairies?
Fairies aren't always beautiful and sweet, sometimes certain fairies can be mean. Goblins, trolls, kelpies, and the Unseelie Court; giants, ogres, and bogies.
Fairy Protection: Ways to Protect Your Home & Yourself
Fairy protection dates back thousands of years and consists of many different methods and tools. First of all, I wanted to say that if you are working with fairies in your magickal practice or are trying to attract them to your home or garden, these methods of protection should not scare the benevolent fairies away. These methods of fairy protection should only keep the malevolent fairies from your home, as long as your intention behind these techniques is pure.
It has been said for centuries in Ireland that the fairies fear iron, and so if you are to hang an iron horseshoe above your front door the mean fairies are said to never enter. This belief could be due to the idea that fairies were actually a small neolithic people who lived in Ireland and were driven out of their homes by the Celts, specifically in the Iron Age (hence the fear of iron - iron weapons).
Bells were also said to have frightened off the malevolent and mischievous fairies in Medieval Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Specifically the big, deep-sounding Church bells that would ring to draw the people to Church. They believed that the bells also scared off any malevolent wee folk. So this theory can be applied to your home by hanging deep resonating chimes on your front or back porch or by using deep sounding bells during magickal ritual.
If going out walking at night, at dawn or at dusk, or if you go out walking on one of the eight holy days, you might be inclined to protect yourself from getting caught up in one of the fairies raides (rides). Old Irish folklore says that one is to turn their coat inside out to keep from being "pixie-led" away from the safe path.
You can also leave a pail of fresh milk, butter, or cream outside of your front door on the eight holy days to appease the fay and keep them from wreaking havoc on your garden or home. Leaving fairy offerings and libations dates back hundreds of years, and if you have any Celtic ancestors, you probably have ancestors who partook in this tradition.
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Fairy Protection: Circle of Light Protection
Another very effective yet simple technique of fairy protection consists of using one's mind and energy only. If you are used to using visualization in your meditations, rituals, and/or spells, this method of fairy protection should be already familiar to you. It's what I like to call the Circle of Light. You can do this visualization exercise any time of the day, any day of the week and as often as you'd like. For me particularly, I do it every night as I'm lying in bed and before I go to sleep to continue to build the circle's strength around my home.
Just relax your entire body. Let all thoughts and chatter of your mind fade away until all you picture is a blank screen. Then see your home and property on the screen, see its colors and details. Focus on the image of your home and property, then look into the window at yourself and/or your family members. Focus on this image for as long as you can, then gradually begin to picture a circle of white light engulfing your entire home, starting from the ground and going up and over your home, forming a dome of light. See this light as being entirely transparent, but totally impenetrable by negative forces. You can even picture a stick being thrown at the dome of light and watch it bounce off. If you're really good at visualization, you can picture a malevolent fairy trying to cross the circle of light's boundary and watch them get pushed away.
Repeat this visualization technique every night for at least a week, and then repeat whenever you feel it is necessary. Like I said, I repeat it almost every night before I go to sleep to continue to build the fairy protection strength.
From Edain McCoy (my favorite fairy expert):
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