|Sidhe stone, with a feather and a husk|
So, I went out, and found a stone that called to me. It cradles nicely in my hand, to hold as a meditation focus. And I can tuck it away easily, as I can't really keep a faery ring in the garden - the boys would trample it.
The next day, I painted the stone with a Sidhe symbol, the one that Emily Carding uses on all the Majors in her Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2010). Using a gold/yellow gel pen, the colour Emily associates with the element of Air, I think it works quite well. And so, my stone represents the two elementals I pulled in that draw - Earth and Air :)
I've also been thinking about singing. I love chanting, but sanskrit chants just feel wrong when trying to connect to faery. Instead, I've been singing "What A Wonderful World". I never really paid attention to the lyrics before. It talks about trees, roses, blue skies, clouds, rainbows, children, and tolerance, as well as mentioning "bright blessed day, and dark sacred night".
This is a good way for me to make an offering to faery, as it also keeps my toddler amused while we sit out in the garden. He does love singing :D He loves the garden, too, a little fae himself, perhaps!