Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Changes in hours

This is the last week I will be available during weekday morings and afternoons for wellness appointments. Starting Dec 5th, 2016, I am taking an interim position at a local elementary school but will still be available weekday evenings (except Thursdays) between 5pm and 7pm for appointments. I will also be available Saturdays and Sundays.

This new position offers me the ability to learn some new skills and brush up on others while earning some cash.... I'm looking foreward to using this exra income to bring a greater selection of merchandise to you in the Spring of 2017.

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekly Tarot Insight Nov 28th - Dec 4th 2016

First part of the week we are looking at emotions that are coming up from places least expected. Listen to these messages from your higher or inner self.. they are the nuggets of wisdom you have been looking for. Mid-week you have a choice about the direction you will be taking in the near future.. it's important to again listen to your own inner guidance. Week-ending the path you choose is the right one for you... you will find there is a sense of accomplishment and accolades will be yours. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DIY: dōTERRA On Guard® Hand Cleansing Gel

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Hand cleansers are a convenient, on-the-go solution for cleansing your hands when soap and water are unavailable. This homemade version will not only cleanse your hands, but moisturize them too.

5 tablespoons aloe vera gel
4 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
8-10 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
Small Squeeze Container

Note: Essential oils can be stored in plastic containers if the essential oils are highly diluted. Make sure they are high quality if you do use plastic containers.
  1. In bowl combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.
  2. Add 8-10 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend to aloe vera mixture.
  3. Add water and mix well to combine. Add more or less water depending on the consistency you want.
  4. Pour into container.
  5. Place your homemade hand cleanser in your bag, car, or office for an effective, alcohol-free hand cleanser.
-Recipe from dōTERRA

This recipe can be adapted by substituting essential oils of your choice. Feel free to experiment, be sure to use oils that are safe to use topically.  

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Tarot Insights Nov 21st - 27th 2016


This week's energy is all about order and someone has to take charge and being a leader, mid-week there is a sense  of need release that is being being reigned in.. This could be due to family dynamics. The end of the week brings a sense of new beginnings and taking that step of faith towards those new beginnings... 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Simple Pendulum Dowsing

Pendulums have been used in the dowsing process to locate precious metals, water, and energy centers (such as vortices and ley lines). These simple tools have been used by physicians to diagnose allergies and other ailments and are often used to determine the sex of unborn babies. Pendulum use is officially considered to be a science known throughout Europe as Radiesthesia.

Pendulums are also used as a simple and accurate divination system. A typical pendulum consists of an object at the end of a string or chain. Pendulums can be as simple as a string with a ring on the end or a simple pendant on a chain. You can also find pendulums made from a variety of materials; many of which include crystals, chains, string, or leather thongs. Plumb Bob or plummet are terms for the end of the pendulum that swings freely. The plummet can be made from crystal, wood, metals, or glass and come in a variety of sizes and shapes, be sure this is balanced and doesn’t hang lopsided or heavier on one side.

When choosing, or making a pendulum it is important to choose one you are comfortable with. Depending on the way you intend to use your pendulum you may want to have a chambered or hollow plummet, which allows you to use Essential or Magickal oils, or inscriptions in your divination process.

Image result for simple pendulum chartWhen using your pendulum for dowsing it is important to determine he method you will use to understand the results you are getting. When using a pendulum for divination you can either use a divining chart, which will typically have an area where the pendulum will swing for specific responses such as; Yes, NO, Maybe, letters, numbers, astrological signs, etc. These divination charts can be created or purchased to be broad in their ability to answer questions or be specialized. The questions you ask the pendulum will need to direct and have simple answers that can be found on the chart you are using.

If you choose to use your pendulum without a divination chart it is important to determine the direction your pendulum will swing when responding to Yes, NO, maybe, or irrelevant. I have found that these will be different for each session and I will start by asking the pendulum to show me how it will swing for each of these answers. Once I’ve determined how the pendulum will swing, I will ask a question I know is true and false to be sure the pendulum is tuned to my energy. The next step in my process is to ask the pendulum if it is willing to answer questions now. If you receive any answer other than yes you should not attempt to force the pendulum to answer, because you will likely receive inaccurate responses.

Now that you’ve determined how your pendulum will be working with you it is time to ask questions. Be sure you only ask yes/no questions and if you do not receive the anticipated answer, it will only confuse the energy to ask the same question multiple times. There are times when your pendulum will respond with the movement that indicates your question is irrelevant or may not swing. In these instances, it is best to rephrase the question or move on to another question entirely. Your question may not be important in the greater scheme of things (though you might not recognize this at the time of divination).

For more information on dowsing you can find books dedicated to pendulum dowsing or a quick internet search will result in many websites dedicated to this form of divination.

Do not use dowsing for medical information as a replacement for diagnosis or treatment from a medical practitioner. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Weekly Tarot Insight Nov 14th - 20th 2016

The energy this week is all about allowing a stronger connection to divinity, higher self or you own inner muse. Mid week we are reigning in our passions and allowing them to guide us rather than rule us. The end of the week is all about using the connection to our own understandin of Divinity to inspire us to take action and build a world we wish to see. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Natural Air Freshener with doTERRA Essential Oils

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Commercial air fresheners can bring many unwanted toxins and chemicals into your home. There are, however, completely safe and natural alternatives for keeping your air fresh. We came up with a quick and simple tutorial to make your own air freshener that has only two ingredients—baking soda and essential oils! Read on to get started, and your home will be smelling fresh in no time.

1 small Mason jar with band
1/4 cup baking soda
5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil
Small piece of fabric

  1. Put 1/4 cup baking soda into a small jar. Add 5-6 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil or blend.
Recommended Essential Oils: Balance, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, doTERRA On Guard®, Purify, or Wild Orange.
  1. Put piece of fabric on jar and seal with band.
Editor's Tip: Add some style by drawing a design onto a piece of paper and then securing the design on top of the lid with a strong tape around the edges and poking holes along the pattern.
  1. Place jar in an area you would like to keep smelling fresh. This could include: the bathroom, near a garbage can, in your closet, near your dirty clothes, etc. Shake the jar often to activate the fresh scent.
  2. If scent starts to fade, simply add 2-3 drops of essential oil to jar. 

This DIY recipe is provided by doTERRA international, but you can take a simple recipe like this and adjust it to fit your needs... I use just baking soda and oils as a carpet freshener...Make enough of this to fill more than one room freshener jar and put enough in a shaker jar to sprinkle on your carpets.. after you've vacuumed place the room freshener jars in each of your rooms to help with continued freshness... 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Weekly Tarot Insight Nov 7th - 13th 2016

This week's Tarot Insights talks about a journey through perceived uncertainty in life situations, like we may be experiencing at he beginning of the week. this sense of uncertainty can be from a feeling that everything is up in the air. Mid-week there is the perception that things are not going as well as could be.. shifting your perception to greater recognition of your own empowerment.. no matter what outside circumstances might look like. and he week rounds up with a releasing of wrongs and wounds that were really molehills we've turned into mountains. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Weekly Tarot Insights Oct 31st - Nov 6th 2016

This weeks Tarot Insights is a day later than normal, yesterday was Samhain (Halloween for those who don't celebrate Samhain) and I spent the day in contimplation and rebuilding my ancestor altar and creating a hanfasting/marriage altar. 

The energies this week start out with a contimplation of child hood and days gone by. Midweek we move into a greater understanding of where we, as individuals best fit into our world. the end of the week we see some pessamism creeping in to our thoughts about security and resources. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead- Sugar Skulls and the American Bandwagon

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Graveside Ofrenda
Having grown up Catholic, I never heard of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead until I move to southern Arizona, which seemed strange to me that Catholics didn’t celebrate the same things in the same ways everywhere (I was young and not very worldly). I moved here in 1985 with my family and even then this was not a celebration I observed, until I married into a Hispanic family. This is when I learned of this Hispanic/Catholic celebration of ancestor remembrance celebrated on November 1st and/or 2nd. Often this celebration involved cleaning and decorating the graves of family members. Along with this, there would be a meal… often beans rice, Barbacoa de res (beef barbeque), potato salad, salsa, tortillas, and (of course) lots of beer. Sometimes family members would prepare meals which had been the favorite of one of their deceased family members.

As a student of Anthropology I learned many cultures both past and current venerate their ancestors in some way or other at this time of the year (mid Autumn). It is thought the celebrations were typically feast and rituals in remembrance of those who died previously, many in the previous winter, due to freezing temperatures, old age and sometimes lack of food. The winter was often harsh and claimed the very old, very weak, and the young if there wasn’t sufficient food and warmth to see the group through the winter. It’s my opinion, the celebration of ancestors during this time of year was a way finishing up any remaining harvests, slaughter domestic livestock (which might now make it through the winter), and start hunts, which would see the group through the coming winter. It was also a time to ask their deities and ancestors for guidance and protection through the coming winter season. I’m sure they also were very aware there would be those who would not see another celebration in this life, because they were not strong or well enough to make it through the winter.

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Vestimenta festiva prehispánica para celebrar la víspera del Día de Muertos.

Modern day celebrations of Dia de los Muertos are a combination of the ancient celebrations of the ancestors (similar to what I’ve described above) of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central and South America aa well as the Catholic Holidays All souls and All Saints days. It was common for the Catholic Missionaries to incorporate the customs of the locals when they entered a new place. It made conversion to the church easier if the customs of the Church appeared to be similar to those they were converting.

Today's celebrations include skeletons, sugar skull candies, and other ofrendas (offerings). Ofrendas are commonly altars where the living relatives of the dead bring and share a meal amongst each other, they will leave a plate of food on the altar as a meal for their ancestors, because it is believed the veil between the world of the living and the dead is at its thinnest at this time of year, allowing those who have died previously the opportunity and ability to visit this world. In fact, it is it believe the gates to heaven are left open on Oct 31 at midnight and algelitas (little angels) or the spirits of all deceased children are allowed to visit their families for a day.

Sugar Skull Candies
In the last several years I’ve noticed that many people are celebrating Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead whether they are from these cultures or not. I think there are a couple of reasons this is happening. The first is there are many people who are no longer practicing the religions of their childhoods or may not have been raised in a particular spiritual path, and they are feeling a draw to something greater than themselves and have attempted to adopt something from another culture without really knowing why. Another thing I think plays a big role in people adopting this holiday is the commercialization of the celebration, making this particular day no different than Halloween, Christmas or Easter; all of which were adopted from pre-Christian cultures and adapted to the Church and later commercialized in today’s world. Thus the American Bandwagon... we all seem to be jumping on one or another, and in this instance it is a Spiritual Celebration that ought to be respected. 

Let’s not all jump on the American Bandwagon and adopt a celebration without first taking the time to understand what it is, second honoring the culture you are borrowing it from. This is a big deal! It’s not ok to run out and buy sugar skulls, or paint yourself up like one if you aren’t actually honoring your ancestors. I know they look soo cool, but it’s not cool to borrow another’s spirituality without knowing it and living it. 

My suggestion is to learn about your ancestors and their practices, you just might find out they had rituals and practices to celebrate their ancestors during this time of year. You might also find the traditions of your ancestors were very similar to the celebrations of other cultures. 

Have a Wicked Good Day!