Archives for October 2011

New Moon 3° Scorpio – Oct 26, 2011

Scorpio teaches us that desire is worth considering.  New Moon is traditionally a time to dive deep into the unconscious, discover your secret desires, and tap into the emotional energy you need to manifest as the moon waxes.

New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon in Scorpio

26 October 2011 at 2:56 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
New Moon in Scorpio gives voice to Desire and calls us to take a deeper look and release what has been holding us back, or those things which we have held back or tamped down. We confront our fears here, so this isn’t just about naughty pleasure. This is where we touch the subconscious and either reveal hidden treasure or fall into darkness until we open our inner eye to see what we’ve avoided.

There is a good deal of energy available to use as fuel, if we accept our whole selves, strip away false doubts and limiting beliefs imposed from outside to reveal truth and use wisdom instead of whim to guide our paths. Thus, Scorpio is the sign of transformation, generation and sex or fertility.

Use journaling, meditation and set your intention for change and growth. Sure, you can do this at any time, but it’s even better when you can align with the moon and the rhythms of the universe.

Just a few days after New Moon, Samhain and the Celtic New Year arrive. This is the time when tradition teaches us that the veils are thin and our ancestors and other spirits come close. This bodes well for tremendously deep delvings in divination or meditative work, as well as an opportunity to let go of old patterns and create new ones.

We also get bonus energy points under this new moon: Venus and Mars are also in Scorpio so it’s a great time to plant seeds, ideas, anything which can bring out abundance of any shape or form. In fact, Jupiter is trine Pluto, and investments of energy, words or just about anything will have added influence and ripple affects. Use your words wisely and drop blessings abundantly!

New Moon MeditationNew Moon Meditation October 27th (Thursday) 7–8pm at Eye of Horus Metaphysical

Thraicie Hawkner, Eye of Horus founder, Intuitive and High Priestess, will lead a guided meditation during this time for reflection and inner wisdom, capitalizing on the time of the earth’s shadow on the moon. Join the circle of shadow-workers. Bring Notebook and Pen. Cost: $5 to cover expenses (or what you can afford) Please arrive on time, so we can close the door for privacy, and create sacred space.

Coventry Magic with Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith, creator of Coventry Candles–the premier supplier of magical candles in the U.S.–reveals the secrets to her super-charged magic in her new book.  Eye of Horus is one of only three stores (and the only one in Minnesota) Jacki is visiting to present workshops and launch her book Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs. Her Blessed Herbal Candles, Motor City Hoo Doo Candles & Ois, and Witch’s Brew Candles & Oils are staples of many spiritual communities.

Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith, Author Coventry Magic

Jacki will be at Eye of Horus in the first weekend in November for a weekend packed with offerings. Here’s the quick schedule for the Coventry Magic Weekend, Come Friday for readings, come Saturday for a free demo and book signing or come Sunday for an in-depth workshop (registration required for workshop, space is limited):

  • Akashic & Tarot Readings – Nov 4th (Friday & Sat) – by appointment, call 612-872-1292 or book online
  • Free Talk and Interactive Demo – Nov 5th (Sat) 1-3pm – Getting a New Perspective on Magic with Jacki Smith
  • Book Signing Q&A – Nov 5th (Sat) 3-5pm
  • Coventry Magic Workshop Nov 6th (Sunday) 2-5 pm – Advanced Elemental Spell Crafting, Coventry Style Click here for more info and registration.

Read on for all the details! about the book and events . . .

Coventry Magic Book

Coventry Magic Book

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs

Released October 15th and now in stock, Coventry Magic is a both a fun and profound exploration of what influences shape our lives, and the role we can take in that shaping. In her own witty and wonderfully witchy voice, Smith teaches how to manifest luck, love, money, power, creativity, and abundance into your life. Learn the basics in spellcasting—including clearing a space, choosing corresponding colors and gemstones, elementals, and simple tarot readings—plus everything you wanted to know (or didn’t even know was out there) about wax divination, Ceromancy (divination based on the flame of the candle), potent herbal blends, and much, much more.

“Although this book is a wonderful introduction for the beginner, it is absolutely packed with all kinds of ways to use candle magick. The experienced practitioner will be inspired to add some new techniques to their repetoire as well—I particularly love the section on candle magick and tarot! Great job!” ~Karen Harrison, author of The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook

Buy your copy online or call the store at 612-871-292

Coventry Magic Weekend Details

For Akashic & Tarot Readings, come Nov 4th (Friday)
Jacki Smith, combines the insight of the Tarot with the life changing energies of the Akashic records in her psychic readings. When you book a session with Jacki, you are not only getting a reading, you are also getting a soul level healing.  During your session with Jacki, she will tap into your Akashic records to access your past, present and future. From this perspective she will help you see where you your current path is leading you, what from your past is blocking your dreams and how to help you overcome them. Each session with Jacki is a unique experience; with many life changing outcomes. Are you brave enough to face your dreams? 30 minutes $60  Book your in-store Reading with Jacki online

Discover Coventry Magic – Nov 5th (Saturday)
Getting a New Perspective on Magic with Jacki Smith Free Talk and Interactive Demo – 1-3pm
So many times what we think is the problem is only the symptom of the bigger problem. Jacki Smith uses humor and Coventry Oracle Cards to show you how easy it is to use a system to ferret out the underlying issues and beliefs that can often sabotage magical spells. No registration required, but come early for the best space.

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs  Book Signing Q&A – 3-5pm
This book helps readers get to the meat of issues and solve them in a magical, life-changing way. Coventry Magic will be an invaluable reference for beginners as well as experienced magic practitioners—the ultimate candle magic reference book. Call 612-872-1292 to pre-order your copy!

Coventry Magic Workshop Nov 6th (Sunday) 2-5 pm
Advanced Elemental Spell Crafting, Coventry Style
So how many times are you going to light a prosperity candle, get good results then need one again next week or month? If you need to do magic around an issue, you probably have a block there.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t need magic.  In this class, Jacki Smith will take you deeper into your magical quest and help you uncover what your core magical needs are, thus making every spell more effective and long lasting.  You don’t want to miss out on this one, we don’t know when, if ever, Jacki will be back in MN.

As a special bonus, workshop participants will get 20% off candles, oils and herbs on the day of the workshop! Space is limited, so don’t wait! Call 612-872-1292 or register online with Paypal or Credit Card (or select Pay in Store).

Don’t Forget to pick up or reserve your copy in advance. Here’s what the experts are saying about the book, Coventry Magic:

“Jacki is the real deal and makes candle rituals fun, meaningful, and magical.” ~Amy Zerner & Monte Farber, authors of The Enchanted Tarot and The Soulmate Path

“From self-understanding to healing and transformation, Jacki prepares us to be creators and channels of powerful magic in our own lives. She makes both magical theory and practical application accessible and effective and fun.” ~Barbara Moore, author of The Mystic Faerie Tarot and Tarot for Beginners

“A comprehensive book of very practical magic that can be done–with a little practice–by anyone. And it is effective magic . . . it works!” ~Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic

“Jacki Smith is a masterful artist of magickal candles. I’ve enjoyed her blend of strong magickal intentions and great smelling scents in her products. To have her wisdom in a book is a treasure!” ~Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of The Plant Spirit Familiar

“Coventry Magic isn’t just another good book outlining magical practice. It’s the best damned self-help book on the market—bar none!” ~Dorothy Morrison, author of Utterly Wicked and Everyday Magic

“Not only does she provide practical and understandable information, Jacki Smith invistes us into her process of discovery, application, and direct results. Now we understand why Coventry products work so well! And now, the reader can apply the same type of magical development and practice to their work.” ~Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment

Full Hunter’s Moon 18° Aries – Oct 11, 2011

Aries Full Hunters Moon11 October 2011 at 9:07 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Aries is the sign of the Ram, a Masculine sign: outwardly expressive or extroverted. It’s element is Fire, which brings with it high energy, warmth, vision and intuition. Not only active, but a bit pushy and impulsive, and sometimes thoughtless as the Ram runs through any obstacles in its path. Some careful planning before entering Aries Moon is a good idea, to ensure you get the emotional push without running anyone over.

The three days in Aries around this full moon is the perfect time to reach out for courage, confidence and strength. With Mars in Leo on October 11th, it may be a great time for love. Follow your bliss! Do more than dream at this time, but make sure the first action comes at this time to get a lift from from the added energies available to you. It’s a great time to start a new project or jump-start a lagging one. Now is the time to invoke change! You can draw on the strength of the warrior spirit in you to the meet challenges and tests before you. If you’ve hit a plateau, you can draw on deeper reserves and go the extra mile and use the battering effect of the Ram to break through. By the time we get to October 13th, the Sun and Saturn will conjoin. It’s time to get realistic and press on. You might find a tendency to slow down and question your springboard start. Stick to your plan.

October is the Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon

This full Moon is also referred to as the Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.  In the Celtic Tree Calendar the wheel of the year the name of this moon is Gort (Ivy) which runs from September 30th through October 27th.  The Runic Calendar of Nordic traditions, (which is governed by half months rather than full months), divides this moon of the year by Gyfu (Gift) from September 28th through October 12th. Wyn (Joy) is active from from October 13th through October 27th. The Goddess Calendar names this moon of the year after Hathor or Samhain and runs from October 3rd through October 30th.

This is the time for final harvest, and for the hunt.  First frosts and falling leaves adorn the earth in northern climates. It’s time to prepare for the long winter ahead.  Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes. The most famous of these feasts is on Samhain, October 31st, or the Feast of the Dead, later adapted to become All Hallows Eve or Halloween. Sources:  Farmer’s Almanac, Moonchild Lunar Calendar.