|From The Fairy Ring Oracle|
What do you know about leprechauns? You may be thinking, Well, they look like little old men and they wear a green jacket and they're somehow associated with St. Patrick's Day because they show up on a lot of beer commercials this time of the year.
But did you know that the leprechaun's key job was to make shoes for the fairies? That's actually how you can find a leprechaun because they blend in so well with their green surroundings; you can hear the sound of their hammering on the shoes.
Speaking of knocking, the phrase "Knock on Wood" is said to have come from the leprechaun myth. If you ever find yourself out in nature in Ireland someday, just knock on some wood and the leprechaun will bless you with good luck on your journey.
Catch a leprechaun, and he'll grant you three wishes. But this isn't easy, as they are tricky and super fast. Some good bait to try is gold coins. They possessively carry a pot of gold and sometimes leave a trail of glittery money behind them, so they do like coins. If you don't want to use real coins, you can cut out bits of cardboard and paint them gold. Another good bit of bait is to set up a trap involving a shoe box since they are cobblers and making shoes is their passion.
Here's a great slide-show video of fairy art for you. It includes the beautiful leprechaun picture from above.
Irish blessings to all this week!