Monday, November 14, 2011
Last week I offered my special clients the opportunity for a candle to be lit for them and prayers to be send on the Taurus Full Moon. From time to time I offering clients free spellwork for various things as a thank you for there trust and support.
I have many repeat clients. Some clients I have been working with on and off for years. So my Spirit Guides often want to include these clients in special ceremonies to help boost their energy in a certain area.
I crafted special votive candles for this ceremony. Hand-pouring wax while saying prayers and affirmations for wealth, money and success. Each candle is made with oils and herbs poured into the wax itself and, of course, adorned on top with more herbs, glitter and symbols of wealth.
The altar was set with fragrant season herbs and plant parts as well as coins and money from around the world and money drawing powders. It was quite beautiful!
This spell involved prayers and petitions to Goddesses of Prosperity. As can be seen a pomegranate was offered as a symbol of beauty and bounty.
I enjoy working for my clients and may this energy carry them along the paths to financial stability and freedom. Ashe!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Last night I made a new Prosperity Oil especially for this Full Moon in Taurus that is on the eve of 11.11.11
Today I am crafting a special Crystal Essence empowered by the energy of 11.11.11
Both Oil and Essence are a limited edition and are available on PumpkinCottageConjure.com. I am offering a special if you buy both bottles together you save $3.
These are pre-orders as both the Oil and Essence are going to continue to be blessed and charged on the altars here at Pumpkin Cottage. Shipping begins on 12.11.11.
If yo are interested in learning more about these unique and powerful magickal products, please visit the Pumpkin Cottage Conjure website.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
No, today I am feeling like the Yoda who speaks in riddles and backward rhymes...and I have no idea what I am saying.
Last night was spent doing a sleep study which was prescribed by a new doctor that I only saw yesterday and lo-and-behold they had an opening last night for the sleep study. Now usually I am quite like my mother, I need to prepare mentally for these kinds of things. And by prepare I mean make the appointment in advance and then complain and worry needlessly up until that day.
But I had no time to "prepare" as my day yesterday was thrown way off schedule having spent way too much time in the doctor's office (how dare he actually listen to what I say and spend a significant time with me explaining things and laughing at my jokes!). Then of course when I finally got home I had to divide my time between work (client work, computer work, phone readings) and the verdict watch on HLN and then, like many, mourn the loss of Michael Jackson once again.
So finally I arrive at the hospital and they set me up in the snazzy sleep center (which is really nice if you every need a sleep study I highly recommend the accommodations at Northern Dutchess Hospital). I decided not to scare the staff with my usually witchy accoutrements and packed lite.
Needless to say I didn't get much sleep. Have you seen the get-up they put you in? There were at least one million wires (seriously, i lost count). Wires on your legs, wires on your head, wires on your neck, wires on your face. Ridiculous! I think the man who invented this get-up is the same man who invented that impossible little cup they like to make you pee in.
I took a photo of myself but decided it was for family only. Yikes!
So to get back to the topic of this post....well I am exhausted. More than usual. I got up and outta there by 6:30am. I came home and have a gazillion house-witchy and house-wifey things to do but all I want to do is take a nap on ye olde couch.
I think the breadth of my actual work today will be very small. I have spent too many mintues trying to spell the word mintues and I am still not getting it right. So onward and squigglyward.
But really the purpose of this ramble is to share my weekend. We had a great time this weekend during our annual Temple trip to the botanica in the Bronx, Original Products, and the Mother Mary shrine at St. Lucy's Church. As always the grotto and gardens are a lovely place. We lit candles in the prayer area, purchased a few trinkets at the church gift shop, collected water, and meandered through the garden. It's a little slice of Heaven right in the middle of the Bronx.
The grotto is a replica of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Lourdes, France. The water is reported to have healing powers. And it is quite tasty too.
Behind the grotto is what I call the Saint's Garden.
It features a Scala Sancta (of which my photo did not come out) and a walkway exploring the Stations of the Cross.
Little alcoves house Saint statues and there is this huge and beautiful crucifix.
So yes, Virgina, pagans do visit Christian holy sites. Personally I have nothing against the Christian God. And Jesus is a child of Goddess and I would never deny any of her children. Mother Mary has a very special place in my heart. I learned about her from the Nun's in Sunday School and from my grandmother. She is Mother because she is mother to us all.
Our Temple honors all the paths to Goddess. No matter how much they have been trampled upon. We tend to her path, de-weed, take away the debris, plant healing herbs and flowers, gather her bounty for nourishment, replace what we have taken and more, meditate and keep silence to hear her wisdom and message, and shed light on the path for others to find. It's a wonderful job to be her Priestess.
My awesome Temple Sister Luna and I. It was a chilly brisk day but that is the best kind of day for visiting with the Spirits.
In my world, this is anyway.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Today I had a student at Pumpkin Cottage and we talked about a lot of hoodoo-y and witchcraft-y stuff. I also had some client work to prepare so I used the opportunity to show my student some of the tricks of my trade.
Here was the setup in the kitchen for the day.
A double-action candle for reversing bad love juju.
A skull candle to get into the head of someone and change their mind.
A All Powerful Hand candle dressed and fixed for a court case client.
So lots of candle work today. I love my job. I am fortunate to be able to do what I love, help people, share and teach people, and learn lots myself along with way!
Now...it's family time (after doing a client reading too). My wife is home from work.
Blessed New Year!
Monday, October 31, 2011
I decided to take advantage of the weather (being since I can't do the much needed yard work and clean-up before the real winter kicks in) and the spirit-imposed downtime (tending to my personal spiritual practices) to make some candles and try out a few new candle-making techniques.
I have a few novena spell candles to make for clients and customers. I am now hand-pouring almost all of the spell candles I use. My goal is to have molds available for all the candles I use by the end of the year.
So here is the weekend candle-making in pics:
Melting wax as I chop and chip away at the ginormous block of wax.
Pouring a skull candle for a client's spell.
There are always money drawing and prosperity candles needed by clients and customers. Making the candles myself allows me to charge the candle with prayers while pouring. I also add the appropriate oils and plant and flower bits to the wax itself.
I try to contain the mess as much as possible. I love making candles!
Skull candle done. And also a most lovely La Santisima Muerte candle. Each is carefully scented with essential oils. The skull candle has some herbs and glitter added to it. La Santisima will get embellished a bit later. Both candles are appropriate for this time of year, dontcha think?
Like I said I am trying a few new techniques...as well as some new candle wax materials and blends. Trial and error makes for the best outcome.
Back to the kitchen.
I will post final pics once they are ready.
Have a blessed days!
Monday, October 24, 2011
These enchanted fetishes will be made specifically for your Ancestor work. All you need do is supply a family name or photo and Oseaana will conjure the rest (after you make your order you will receive an email to collect this information).
Each Enchantment is made uniquely by hand with a satin fabric, glass beads, decorative string and yarn and a hand-made skull bead and evil eye bead. The Enchantment is and filled with herbs, flowers, and roots. Blessed and prayed over for the Highest Good, your personal Enchantment will arrive with instructions for care and include a dram bottle of Ancestor Oil.I would love to make one for you! Visit the site for details.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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Friday, January 21, 2011
I decided to take this opportunity to launch our first (and anticipated) spell kit! Attracting Love is the new spell kit to take up residence at Pumpkin Cottage. Read below for all the lovely details!
There are three components to the Attracting Love Spell Kit. A small red candle beautifully dressed with herbs and flowers known to bring about amorous affection and peace and beauty.
The candle is properly dressed and blessed by Oseaana. A cute little felt heart amulet sewn by Oseaana by hand, prayed over and filled with fiberfill and herbs and flowers such as Roses and Passion Flower. The amulet can be displayed on your vanity, altar, carried with you or tucked under your pillow at night to bring about sweet dreams. The Attracting Love oil is perfect to dress the heart amulet and/or to wear as a light fragrance to bring more love into your life.
Instructions come with this spell kit and include suggestions on how to use the kit to find your "true love" or to bring more love and joy into your life!
Attracting Love Spell Kit includes:
- 1 small dressed and blessed red glass encased candle
- 1 felt heart amulet (approx 4" x 4")
- 1 dram bottle of Attracting Love Oil
- Instruction Sheet