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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

We are well into the dark Season now, today being Halloween and Samhain - feeling like the quintessential fall day: gusty winds blowing leaves off trees, air chilling to the bone (with a side of rain which we can do without, I think!). It's a most perfect time to cozy up, surround yourself with candles, sip piping hot tea, put together tasty sweets for trick-or-treaters. But more than that, it is an excellent time to turn away from the  distractions of the outside world, and turn the focus inward, reflecting on how we feel during this time of year; how we can better...

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Celebrating Mabon BY Vanessa

Autumn Equinox Energy Mabon Magic Ritual Seasonal Celebration Wheel of the Year

Celebrating Mabon    BY Vanessa

As Summer quickly fades, leaves change to shades of vivid red and burnt orange, a crispness in the air follows, and the Wheel of the Year makes its' turn toward the final seasonal celebration known as Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox. For us in the Northern hemisphere, this will occur on September 23rd. The Equinox signifies a point of perfect balance of light and dark in the sky - eventually, darkness will grow leading us into the heart of winter. A time of the Great Harvest, Mabon completes the Wheel's cycle before beginning again at Samhain (Halloween). Traditionally, the last harvesting and...

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE BY Vanessa

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE   BY Vanessa

The Wheel has just turned a notch for us in the Northern Hemisphere, passing over the cross-quarter celebration of Lammas on August 1st - traditionally a time marking the high agricultural season and harvest, as well as gathering as community to give thanks for the fruitfulness and abundance the earth has provided. Of course, harvest time would not be possible without the heat and power of the glorious sun, coaxing seedlings to grow and flourish into fields of grain, fruit, and vegetables ripe for the picking. For this reason, Lammas is associated with the power of the sun and element...

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Summer Energy Clearing Practices

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Summer Energy Clearing Practices

Energy clearing can be a practical yet spiritual practice we encourage to purify the mind, body/surroundings/objects and spirit. Burning sacred herbs like sage and sweetgrass is a traditional Indigenous practice in purifying and releasing negative energies. Many people cleanse themselves or their homes, but did you know you can also purify your garden, cars, 

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Caring for Your Crystals BY Vanessa

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Caring for Your Crystals BY Vanessa

Science has confirmed that everything in the universe, the entire world around us, is made up of energy particles in constant motion - which do not rest - and which have the ability to affect/influence their surroundings. On a molecular level, these moving particles create specific energy patterns which make up both living and inanimate objects in the natural world, as well as our very own human body and is what uniquely distinguishes one species of plant or animal, or one person from another. Adding another layer to this concept is the idea that thoughts and feelings also carry an energetic charge in the body, able to influence one's energy system or "aura" as well as the surrounding environment. Quantum physics is an immense topic on its own but very simply put, we are made of energy and are surrounded and impacted by a vast range of vibrations out there! 

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