Sunday, June 26, 2011

Today I send you...

a jar full of wishes!
Beth Retro Photography

What did you wish for?  
Oh wait...don't tell me or it won't come true!!
Jessica

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pendulum Tip - Cleansing Your Tarot Deck

You can use your pendulum to cleanse your tarot deck.  
 
 What you will need:
~  tarot deck you wish to cleanse
~  your pendulum
 

First, fan out your tarot deck on a clean surface facing up.  Now swing your pendulum side to side across the entire tarot deck.  Envision your pendulum clearing the negative energy and replacing it with golden positive energy. 


That's it, your done!  Be sure to cleanse* your pendulum after you are finished.  

pendulum { CrowningElements }
tarot deck { Shadowscapes Tarot }
{ this gorgeous deck features the art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law she also has an etsy shop }
tarot bag { EarthRitesBags }

*It is important to keep your pendulum free from negative energy, so smudge it with sage or incense, or leave it out under the moon to clear at regular intervals.

Now you go try it!
Jessica

Friday, June 24, 2011

Absinthe Faery

Ah summer!  The smell of fresh cut grass, the sound of cicadas in the trees and the start of Faire Season.  If you have never been to a renaissance faire or feary festival you are missing out on some wonderful summer fun.  These events are even better if you attend in costume.  Not sure where to start...here is some inspiration!

{Absinthe Faery}
sandals { Sorala }


Now get out there and have some summer fun!!
Jessica

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blessed Litha

Are you ready for the trooping faeries!!  They will be on the move today and through the night, looking for a place to call home for a while.  Entice them to your garden with a bowl of cream or some honey.  Don't forget to spruce up the yard...add ribbons to the trees, a water fountain, twinkle lights, crystals...anything sparkly and fun.  Dance around your garden and rejoice in the abundance of summer!!

"The Arrival of the King and Queen in Fairyland"
Artist: Anonymous


Today we honor the Sun God!!  You can learn more about Litha here.

There are ribbons in all of my trees, bubbles floating on the breeze, and sweet laughter filling my garden this Midsummer.  I have also been busy in the studio making pendulums charged with the wonderful energy of the Summer Solstice.

How do you celebrate Midsummer?
Jessica






Saturday, June 18, 2011

1972???

I received a package in the mail the other day that was covered in stamps.   Ok not so out of the ordinary.  But when I took a closer look, I noticed most of the stamps were from the 1970's.  Really!  My package must have gone through some sort of space-time continuum to get to me.

1972 Olympic Stamp 2


Thanks Scottie for making sure I received my book!
Jessica

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free Pendulum!!


Enter for a chance to win a FREE Moonstone Pendulum! Entry form and details can be found HERE under the "free pendulum" tab.
Jessica

***CONGRATULATIONS***
to Rebecca J. for winning the Moonstone Pendulum.

Lunar Eclipse on June 15 2011



The eclipse will last for nearly six hours, but won't be viewable from North America.

By Space.comMon, Jun 13 2011 at 9:33 AM EST
    

A total lunar eclipse
BLOOD RED MOON: A total lunar eclipse is seen as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on the arrival of the winter solstice, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Arlington, Va. (Photo: NASA)
The longest total lunar eclipse since July 2000 will occur on Wednesday (June 15), with skywatchers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia in prime position to witness the lunar treat.
 The event is the first lunar eclipse of 2011 and one of two total lunar eclipses this year. The eclipse, which will occur during June's full moon, will begin at 1:24 p.m. EDT (1724 GMT) and last until 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT), but it will not be visible from North America.
 
For observers in regions where it will be visible, the eclipse could offer an amazing sight: the period of totality will be 100 minutes. In the last 100 years, only three other eclipses have rivaled the duration of totality of this eclipse, according to SPACE.com's skywatching columnist Joe Rao. The last lunar eclipse of similar length occured on July 16, 2000 and lasted 107 minutes.
 
"The entire event will be seen from the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia," stated the NASA Eclipse Website of the June 15 event. "Observers throughout Europe will miss the early stages of the eclipse because they occur before moonrise."
 
Total eclipse of the moon
Total lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, casting a deep shadow through which the moon then travels. [Blood Moon: 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse Photos]
 
"From the Earth, the moon will appear to darken and turn a deep red before eventually returning to normal," explained NASA officials at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in an advisory. "When light from the sun goes by the side of the Earth, it passes through a long and thick layer of Earth's atmosphere. Shorter wavelengths of sunlight, like blue, are scattered by the atmosphere, so by the time the light has finished its trip to the moon, more of the longer wavelengths, like red, are left over. On the Earth, the same thing happens at sunset as the ground you stand on gradually passes into night."
 
Unlike their solar counterparts, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any special protective glasses or equipment.
 
Countries in prime viewing position
According to NASA's eclipse website, Wednesday's total lunar eclipse will be visible during its peak to skywatchers throughout Europe, with the exception of Scotland and northern Scandinavia.
 
In eastern South America, Western Europe and the west coast of Africa, the eclipse will occur Wednesday evening, according to Rao. Skywatchers in eastern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina have a chance to see the lunar eclipse during its total stage, NASA officials said.
 
But for some countries, the event will be visible in the wee hours of Thursday because the eclipse's region of visibility crosses the International Date Line. The early Thursday viewing times apply to observers in central Siberia, eastern Mongolia, northeast China, and most of Japan, Korea, New Guinea, eastern Australia and New Zealand, Rao explained.
 
"Eastern Asia, eastern Australia, and New Zealand will miss the last stages of eclipse because they occur after moonset," the NASA Eclipse Website advisory stated.
 
Wednesday's lunar eclipse is part of a rare three-eclipse series of events occurring in June and early July. It follows the June 1 partial solar eclipse and comes before another partial solar eclipse, which will occur on July 1 but only be visible from a remote region near Antarctica.
 
The second lunar eclipse of 2011 will occur on Dec. 10 and will also be a total lunar eclipse. That even should be visible from the western United States and Canada.
 
This article was reprinted with permission from SPACE.com.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Where are you heading today?


I need more witchy supplies so I am off to Diagon Alley!!
Here's to finding your way.  

Jessica

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Today...

have a ball...or two....or three.....or four!!


source: ffffound.com via Brooke on Pinterest

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!
Jessica


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