I’ve mentioned mushrooms before; how the blades of grass seem to bend down into “seats” under the “umbrella” of a mushroom. It seems that mushrooms play an important role in the fairy world. Not only do they provide bench and protection from the elements of weather, but they also provide a special area in which fairies gather and dance. These are called fairy rings. Have you ever seen one while walking in a forest or the woods? I’ve only seen one and I checked under the mushrooms, and sure enough – the blades were bent.
Now it’s said that fairies dance within the boundaries of the ring. This usually occurs when there’s a full moon (We have a full moon tonight). Fairies don’t look kindly upon intruders while they’re dancing under a full moon. There is only one way to inspect a fairy ring and this is how: you must run around the ring (outside of it) exactly nine times. Of course, the fairies have now gone underground since their ring has been discovered. After the ninth lap is complete, one can actually hear the fairies dancing…underground.
Have you heard how the full moon affects humans, as well? They do. I can usually tell when a full moon is on the way! Although it tends to make me feel a little unsettled, I’ve found that my fairy gardens, when left outside to bathe in the light of the full moon, seem to grow well and thrive. I have fewer problems with these particular gardens. Could it be that each of them has their own little fairy ring? Perhaps it’s the fairies dancing in the rings and leaving some fairy dust behind to show their appreciation.
Remember when you create a garden in your yard to make room for a fairy ring and calendar the full moons, so you don’t miss out on the enchantment.