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Ritual Soaks

Don’t have a traditional bath tub?
Can’t get into one because of mobility issues?

No problem. Foot baths are the answer.

And one I use frequently when I don’t have the time or energy to indulge in a long ritual bath.

Find a container large enough for a foot bath and prepare a tonic with herbs, flowers, salts, bath bombs, ritual oils etc, setting your intention to add to the hot water.

I like to let it infuse in a separate bowl while I presoak in my foot bath.
Dressing a chine candle or birthday and setting it in the middle of the infusion adds all kinds of energy.
Plus it’s very satisfying to watch that little fizzle and poof as the flame is consumed by the water.

Add the infusion when you are ready
Mediate
Visualize
Bliss

Gorgeous “Give a spell” kit from @awitchalone included herbs, candle, cleansing mist and ritual oil. Love ❤️

Fancy but affordable vibrating bubbling foot bath from Amazon.

Moon Mist

My new favorite way to use Moon Water

Moon Mist!

I had a dream last night of the full moon rising on the horizon through mist. Woke up at 4:30AM from an intense dream to find that the moon indeed was on a misty horizon 🌚

I grabbed my watercolors and painted it, using moon water to activate my paints. But I wanted to continue the magic.

So, I took that precious and rare beautiful snow that fell on the Full Moon in Cancer, charged it over two nights of the Full Moon embuing it with both the Cancer and Leo energy and then strained it into a misting bottle with witch hazel and drops of Lammas and Joyful Heart ritual oils from @skeletonkeyshop

The new moon in my Sun sign is in a few weeks and I am hoping for more snow ❄️ to create a birthday blend!

Full Moon in Cancer

I’ve filled my water dispenser with spring water, set it in my thrifted silver tray and loaded it up with intention

Cancer is my absolute favorite sign to set intentions for home and family. It also happens to be my youngest’s Sun sign. And while I don’t have any prominent Cancer placements in my chart, I do have a LOT of Water. I am a nester and my family is everything to me.

So I gathered our four family green Opal eggs, one for each of use and supporting Cancer stones of pink quartz, carnelian, selenite and clear quartz.

Cancer carries a double boost of energy as it moves into its home planet, The Moon.

I’ve added herbs around the edges that also support the energy of a happy, loving home.

Roses for peace and Love.

Lavender for calm, peace and tranquility

Rosemary for protection and purification

Chamomile for love, protection, abundance and purification

Peppermint for energy, cleansing and purification

Camellias for abundance, prosperity and spirituality

In the morning, I’ll tip the herb and flower mixture into a bowl and place it by the front door for the rest of the year. Refreshing it with essential oils as needed.

And I’ll brew the first pot of coffee for the family with water charges by this lovely nurturing Cancer Moon

Bright Blessings

Happy Home

💚House Magic💛

Sharing one of my favorite tools

Intentional furniture polish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a few drops of @skeletonkeyshop ritual oils to match the intention for the week.

I’m digging Love and Light during these winter months.

The Ritual?

Pull the Sun card

Wait for the rainbows to start dancing around the house from my sun catchers

Put on some dance music

And raise some energy!

FLOWER POWER

Flower Power 💚

My camellias are a month ahead of schedule and I hope the hundreds of buds didn’t get zapped by the freeze.

I snipped the ones that had bloomed since they were going to drop anyway.

Camellias have power energy.

Sharing this from the wonderful @racheltansypatterson

ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ
(ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ ᴊᴀᴘᴏɴɪᴄᴀ)

ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ ꜰʟᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀ ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ ᴘɪɴᴋ ᴏɴᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɢʀᴏᴡꜱ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ɢᴀʀᴅᴇɴ, ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴇᴠᴇʀɢʀᴇᴇɴ ɢʟᴏꜱꜱʏ ʟᴇᴀᴠᴇꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛɪꜰᴜʟ ꜰʟᴏᴡᴇʀꜱ (ᴡʜɪᴛᴇ, ᴘɪɴᴋꜱ, ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴅꜱ).

ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ, ᴡᴇᴀʟᴛʜ, ʀɪᴄʜᴇꜱ, ᴀʙᴜɴᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ, ʟᴜxᴜʀʏ…ᴅᴏ ɪ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ɢᴏ ᴏɴ? ɪᴛ ʙʀɪɴɢꜱ ʀɪᴄʜᴇꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏᴘᴇɴꜱ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʙᴜɴᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜɴɪᴠᴇʀꜱᴇ…ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ꜰᴏʀɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴇɴᴅ ᴀ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ɴᴏᴛᴇ.

ᴋᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ ꜱʜʀᴜʙ ɢʀᴏᴡɪɴɢ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ɢᴀʀᴅᴇɴ ꜱʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴇɴꜱᴜʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʀɪᴄʜᴇꜱ ᴄᴏᴍᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴡᴀʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ʙᴇ ꜱʜᴏʀᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ. ᴜꜱᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴏᴡᴇʀ ᴘᴇᴛᴀʟꜱ ɪɴ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ ꜱᴘᴇʟʟꜱ, ᴘᴏᴜᴄʜᴇꜱ, ᴘᴏᴘᴘᴇᴛꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡɪᴛᴄʜᴇꜱ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇꜱ.

ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇᴀʟᴛʜ ɪꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏꜱ ɪɴ ᴍᴀᴛᴇʀɪᴀʟ ꜰᴏʀᴍ, ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ ᴄᴀɴ ʙʀɪɴɢ ꜱᴘɪʀɪᴛᴜᴀʟ ʀɪᴄʜᴇꜱ ᴛᴏᴏ; ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋꜰᴜʟ ꜰᴏʀ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ.

ɪ ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ᴀ ꜰᴇᴡ ᴅʀɪᴇᴅ ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ ᴘᴇᴛᴀʟꜱ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ ᴊᴀʀ (ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ɪ ᴀᴅᴅ ᴀʟʟ ᴍʏ ʟᴏᴏꜱᴇ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ ᴛᴏ).

ᴄᴀᴍᴇʟʟɪᴀ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟ ᴘʀᴏᴘᴇʀᴛɪᴇꜱ:
ᴀʙᴜɴᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ, ᴘʀᴏꜱᴘᴇʀɪᴛʏ, ꜱᴘɪʀɪᴛᴜᴀʟɪᴛʏ
ʀᴜʟɪɴɢ ᴘʟᴀɴᴇᴛ – ᴍᴏᴏɴ
ᴇʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ – ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ
ɢᴇɴᴅᴇʀ – ꜰᴇᴍɪɴɪɴᴇ

Yule Gatherings

💚Thrift Your Craft🧡

Setting up for a Winter Solstice celebration🌲

Vintage ornaments from my maternal grandmother

PLUS

Chargers, napkins and tablecloth from the thrift store.

I’m using Oracle cards for place settings nestled into cinnamon stick “Yule Logs” tied with twine, a sprig of Rosemary and a cranberry.

EQUALS

Magic 🌲

The napkins literally took a minute to fold. Reel how to from another account will be shared in my stories

I think the Oracle cards will be great conversation starters. #seasonsofthewitchyuleoracle

And we will each add our Yule log with a wish, prayer or intention to the Wassail simmering on the stove after dinner.

Make some magic!

Thrift Your Craft – Part 2

Seriously. Thrift stores are my go to my for my craft, gifts and every day needs

There is something deeply satisfying about recognizing and rescuing treasure from discards.

My favorite thrift was having 50 percent off everything in their store for the holidays and I was able to bring home all you see here for 20 dollars.

The pearl and amethyst woven necklace and the little capodimonte vase that reminds me of my grandmother are my favorites

If you have the opportunity it’s, try it!

At the very least, I always find a book someone I know might like or that can be added to our neighborhoods free little library.

I do have a ritual of airing out, releasing old energy and blessing anything “new” that enters our home that I’ll share later this week.

Bright blessings

December Prompts

love working with prompts because they inspire me to work with broad bands of energies, not limited to just writing or photography.

I am sharing the list early so you can start thinking how you too might use these across the spectrums for your spiritual practice.

Need some examples to get your creative energies flowing?
Here’s how this might that look. 🥰

Pick a Practice, Pick a word and….

❤️NOURISH
Word: PREPARE
…your morning beverage with a whole spice (allspice and cinnamon are lovely) in your coffee maker or tea filter
…a large green salad with citrus and pomegranate seeds
…your bed with a spritz of lavender or a waft of mugwort smoke from an herb bundle

🧡CREATE
Word: ILLUMINATE

…a piece of parchment paper with a short love note to yourself, to others, to your guides, ancestors and tape it to a sunlit window

…your phone, tablet or desktop screen with a new seasonal wallpaper and Lock Screen

…your evening journal time with a colored pen or pencil doodle

I’ll be back next week with ideas for ACT AND LOVE

Until then, if you’d like to drop a note below and let me know what you did or how it went, I’d love to hear 💙

Bright blessings.

Love Letters to my Ancestors

💙More love letters and offerings🤍

A very generous share from @erika.buenaflor_curandera
(See second slide) inspired me to drizzle essential oils over the note and add their herbal forms before placing on my ancestor altar.

While the large family communal altar may be down until next October, my smaller one that I have been tending daily for several years will always be the focal point of my spiritual practice.