Saturday, June 22, 2013

Free Spell for Magic Under the Solstice/Oak Supermoon!

Download these candle labels and petition sheet free right here, I designed
them just for you!
We've got some very powerful energies converging magically right now making tonight's full moon a very powerful time for magic.  Yesterday was the Summer Solstice which is of course the time of the year when the sun is at it's zenith.  The longest day of the year means the sun is at it's highest point at noon, and the period of time between sunrise and sunset is the longest of the year.  Magically during midsummer nature is at it's height of energy, Another of the energies converging right now is that tonight's full moon will be a supermoon.  The moons orbit around the earth is not a perfect circle, and once a year it ends up a bit closer to us than usual.  Tonight it will appear about 12% larger in the sky than usual.  Here is a link to a great article on the science of tonight's supermoon. On top of all of that, we are also in the Celtic month of the Oak and tonight is also the Oak moon according to Robert Grave's Celtic Tree Calendar, and the energies of Oak correspond with opening the door to opportunity, strength, wisdom and power.  Oak magic also includes luck, protection and abundance.

Free candle label and petition sheet click here to download your printable copy.

 Supermoon Spell to Achieve Success

I designed this spell specifically for the energies of tonight's Summer Solstice/ Oak/ Supermoon energies, but it can be altered for use during another full moon, summer solstice or during to Celtic Oak month June 10-July 7.

You will need:

  • a candle, golden in color, yellow, or white.  You can use a tea light or votive candle in a small glass votive candle jar or a large jar candle.
  • Printed candle label and petition sheet (click here to download) print the sheet and affix either the large or small candle label to your jar using a glue stick and have the petition sheet ready to write your petition on.
  • pen
  • incense of your choice, try frankincense or sandalwood
  • Your choice of several of the following herbs; oak leaf or acorn, basil, bay, vetiver, patchouli, chamomile, cinquefoil, marigold, sunflower, st. johns wort, any herb corresponding with your specific success goal
  • lighter or matches and a fireproof dish
  • your favorite success oil or olive oil
  • gold, yellow, or white square of fabric about 4x4 inches
  • green or gold ribbon
Find a quiet place where you can be alone to work your magic, if you can do it outdoors under the moon all the better, but if you can't indoors is fine.  Light the incense and take some time to ground and center, cast your circle and summon the elements and the God and Goddess as you usually do.

Anoint your forehead with success oil (or olive oil) by using a drop of oil on your finger, marking your forehead from the center of eyebrows straight up, then directly above both eyebrows. put a drop of oil in your palm and rub palms together vigorously.  Light your candle in it's jar holder and hold the jar before you and charge it using this charm,

"I call upon the Sun and Moon with power strong and bright,
With my magic I ask a boon that you may grant this night.
For I am as the mighty oak that stands within great power,
I know that create success as I begin this very hour."

Now charge the candle with your power as you focus upon your goal complete, do not visualize the path your success will take, but the completed goal.  For instance if you're goal is success finding a home, do not visualize looking for a home, but see yourself already moved into your dream home, your furniture already there, family around the table in a new dining room, etc.  

Once you have thoroughly charged your candle with your goal, set it down and surround it with the magical herbs you've chose from the list.  Take the pen and write clearly your goal for success upon the petition sheet provided on the printout sheet.  Now hold it up towards the moon and state the following,

Success shall be mine, I know it is true,
With all that I say and all that I do,
I carry my goal and I do my best,
I send it to you, may it manifest!
My power is strong, as sound as can be,
with harm to none, so mote it be!"

Now light the petition in the candles flame and allow it to burn, placing it carefully in the fireproof dish.  Now your intention has gone into the spirit realm where it may grow and manifest in the material realm.  Once the ashes have cooled, bundle them and the herbs into the fabric and tie it with the ribbon.  Leave it near your candle to continue charging it as it burns down, then you may leave the bundle where you will see it daily, or carry it with you as you go forth to make your success in the world!

“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.”-anon

I hope you've enjoyed this spell and that it will serve you well during this time of the Summer Solstice, Supermoon and Celtic Oak Month!

And again, the Wheel of the Year turns as we see the Sabbat of Midsummer
come around, rejoice in the cycles of the seasons and grow what you need the most to be
harvested as the wheel turns again!

If you love this candle sconce, click here for more details!

Brightest Blessings,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

5 Pagan Festival Essentials From the Studio

Midsummer is right around the corner and the Pagan Festival season is upon us!  Will you be dancing in the moonlight and reveling in the sun?  We love the fun, workshops, shopping, drum circles, and the fellowship that comes with the festival season.  We love to don all of our favorite Pagan and witchy attire & jewelry, we even deck our tents or campers with our coolest tapestries, solar lights, wind chimes and more!  Before you head out to your favorite gathering, here are a few fun additions that are practical and eye catching as you make your way through the faire!
Dan and I setting up at St. Louis Pagan Picnic this year, one of our favorite Pagan Festivals!
This great beverage wrap insulator has the art of Greenman heat pressed
onto the surface of the fabric which is adhered to inner Neoprene™ rubber insulator. It has
beautiful black trim and a velcro closure. Works great for aluminum cans,
water bottles, and 16 oz widemouth bottles.  Click here for details
1. Koozie Bottle Insulators
You've gotta stay hydrated out there and keep cool!  It's easy to get too hot or dehydrated during the day when you're out under the summer sun.  If you're drinking a bottle of water, beer or soda your drink can get hot pretty quick between the heat of the day and the heat from your hand.  It's also easy to set your drink down and then not know which one was yours.  We have a solution to hot and mixed up beverages, our new Pagan art koozie beverage insulators.  You're drink will be distinctively yours and it will stay colder longer with your choice of awesome koozie.  We have two styles, a wrap or a slide-on with lots of various Pagan art to delight your magical spirit and impart blessed energy into your drink.  You can't get these from your local gas station, we make these ourselves right in the studio!

This great beverage insulator collapsible slide-on Koozie for 12 oz (and up) cans or
bottles. It has the art of Lunar Eclipse heat pressed onto the surface of the fabric on the outer
surface adhered to inner Neoprene™ rubber insulator, foldable with sewn seams and
slotted bottom, Works great for aluminum cans, water bottles, and standard 12 oz beer
 Click here for more details
2. Travel Mug
Many of us prefer to use a single cup all weekend and therefore committing to leaving less trash behind as part of our spiritual path.  A great solution is our beautiful Pagan art travel mugs.  Our travel mugs are lightweight and impact resistant so you don't have to worry about it getting broken while camping, traveling or drumming!  It holds 15 oz of your favorite hot or cold beverage, I often use mine for hot coffee in the morning and then switch to a cold beverage in the same cup later in the day.  It's got a nice lid to keep it from spilling or getting bugs in your drink.  It also fits great in the cup holder of your car, so it's the only cup you'll need from the time you get on the road until you're waving your goodbyes at the end of the event.

Yes, since we're caring for the earth by using the same cup for the whole event, we care about our body too, rest assured, our travel mugs are CPSIA approved, BPA-free, and conform to FDA requirements of 21 CFR 177.16.  So while at your favorite Pagan festival, you can have your coffee, tea or mead in style!
This polymer mug is a generous 15oz  with formed lid is made in the USA, dishwasher and
microwave safe, lightweight and impact resistant. Heat pressed by hand with the Dryad Spirit
image onto this mug right in our studio so that you can take your coffee or tea in style!
You'll feel magical every time you travel with this magical mug. Click here for more info
3. Backpack
Don't forget your sunscreen, bug spray, incense, smudge bundle, essential oils, lighter, elf ears, notebook for workshops, body glitter, tarot deck...good Gods, how are you going to carry all this loot??!!  How about a magical backpack?  These cool backpacks have lots of pockets for storing all your essentials for survival at the Pagan festival, and it looks so darned cool with a hippy skirt or sarong! The best part, if you want a total Pagan design like the Triple Goddess for camping, but you might prefer something more toned down like a fairy for school or work in the fall, we've solved that for you too!  The front flap is changeable!  *poof* Yep, the flap is attached with velcro, you can get a different flap for later.
This backpack has the art of Art of Magic, BUT you can request a different one
instead when you order, ALL of my art can be made into one of these cool backpacks,
we love special orders! Click here for more details
4. Mini Purse
Sometimes you just want to shop all the booths.  You need to carry just a couple of items and your wallet so that you can browse through vendor row at all the magical trinkets and do-dads they have to offer.  The problem, sarongs have no pockets!  How would you like a small bag that you can just carry your wallet in?  We've got it, with lots of cool art styles too!  And yes, just like our backpacks, the flap is changeable, so you can get a different flap for going out dancing at the club next week or shopping at the farmers market.  This little bag has an adjustable flap that you can easily wear across your body to make it easy to get into and secure.
All my art is available on these cool little bags,  Gods/Goddesses,
fairies, dragons, witches, cats, you pick!  The perfect light little purse for summer! And yes,
it also has that awesome changeable flap!  Love!  Click here for more details!
5. Garden Flags
How many tents and campers were at your last Pagan Festival?  Lots right?!  We all love to decorate our temporary space and make it distinctive.  It makes it easier to find your own camp and helps you feel at home.  We have a really cool addition for your personal space at your local Pagan Festival, customized Pagan art garden flags!  All my art including my three oracle decks are available on our beautiful 12 x 18 inch garden flags, we are happy to add your own text at no additional charge too.
Garden Flags are a great way to decorate your camp and help your
friends find you!  Pagan art flags with your message, we personalize it for free!
click here for more details
You can put your favorite magical quote, your magical name, a greeting to guests, anything you want.  When you meet up with friends and want to direct them to your campsite, you can tell them, "Look for the Freya flag down the hill, my name is on it!"  These flags can be used year after year, you can hang them from a metal flag hangar as shown below, run rope or ribbon through the channel and hang from a tree, or use office clips to hang it right on your tent!  Be creative, string several together and make your own Pagan Prayer Flags!  Your camp will stand out with personalized Pagan flags!  For more on "flag magic" click here!

String some together just for fun!

We hope our little Pagan Festival Essentials guide inspired you to bring your magic, unique style and favorite art with you as you gather to meet with like minds under the sun and moon this summer.

Brightest Blessings,