Thursday, February 11, 2010

New at Magickal Enchantments!

Greetings all,
I am very excited as I recently invested in a lot of new oils and restocked my herbs. Thank the Goddess for tax season, lol.
I have been getting more and more requests for oils for men lately. I am always being told how good I smell, which I love of course. This leads to me explaining that I create my own blends which then leads to "Do you make oils for guys?"
I have always tended to direct my products towards women as I actually use my products as do my friends and family. I looked into the best scents for men, started putting together a list of oils and when they arrived I immediately began creating.
I greatly enjoy spending time in my sacred space creating. There is nothing like it and I am so lucky to be able to have a large space to call my own in my home.
I created a few different blends and have listed two of them as of now.
The 1st blend is called Blue Moon for men and carries a sexy and light citrus blend with a touch of musk. Seductive and uplifting!
My 2nd blend for men is called Sacred Oak. This is a really nice spicy, woodsy blend. It carries a wonderful blend of oils such as petitgrain, amber, anise, patchouli, oakmoss, and some other secret ingredients..:) My husband confiscated the 1st bottle of this blend. It was really nice to have my hubby coming into my sacred room and asking for a bottle of oil! He uses the Meg Healing Oil frequently however that is out of need rather then want, lol. This oil he really wanted to wear!
I can also create these blends in a spray for men who do not want to wear oils.

I have also purchased items like charcoal tablets and some other supplies that I will start listing soon.
My other exciting purchase was my new woodburning tool with attachements! I cant wait to start working on some new wands and other items that I have been working around in my head for a while now. It is hard when you want to create something in particular but you do not have the tools necessary to create them! Frustrating to say the least.
I also created some new aromtherapy blends that I added to the shop. One is a Grief and Sorrow Oil. This oil is to be used when going through a difficult phase in life. Anything from financial issues, the loss of a loved one, etc. This is a light blend that contains a blend of essential oils all known for their powers of relaxing the mind and body during times of extreme stress and depression.
Another new addition is Jealousy Oil. This blend contains oils that work on feelings of jealousy, inadequacy, and low self esteem.
The car charms sell so quickly so I added some new ones to the shop. I am glad everyone enjoys them.
Please stop by Magickal Enchantments to check out my new items!

P.S. As you can see in the pictures below I also invested in some new bottles for my creations. I love these new colored bottles!

Here are some pictures of some of my new additions:

Butterly Car Charm

Blue Moon for Men

Sacred Oak for men

Grief and Sorrow Oil

Jealousy Oil

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Winner of the Custom Spirituality Kit Goes To...

My Witchlet and I picked the winner of the Custom Spirituality Kit winner on New Years Day. I am sorry it took me a bit to post the winner, however without further ado.

The Winner of the Custom Spirituality Kit goes to...
The Soccer Mom!
Congrats to you Soccer Mom! I look forward to working with you to create the perfect spiritual kit for you.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2010!
And don't despair over not winning this giveaway, I will be posting another soon enough...:)

Blessed Be,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The holidays are over!

Greetings to all. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I have to say that I am relieved to be able to get back to normal. The stress of the holidays is so draining!
I first want to remind everyone that you have less then a week to enter my latest giveaway for the Custom Spirituality Kit. Please remember that to be eligible you have to be a follower of my blog, you have to blog or tweet about the giveaway as well as telling me why this is a good giveaway for you.
With that said, I would like to tell you about my new items that I am sooo excited about as well as the work I recently did on my besom. I recently participated in a trade with a wonderful ETSY seller. Her shop is called EarthWrappedJewelry. I am in the middle of creating for her a Custom Spirituality Kit and in return she created some lovely items for me.
The 1st item is a beautiful Natural Quartz Druzy Geode Necklace.

This natural druzy geode slice is one of Mother Nature's finest. Light, white & yellow agate, with tiny quartz crystals. Mineral deposits are also visible. This druzy geode has lots of sparkle. Weaved with .999 Fine Silver wire on a Sterling Silver frame and comes on an 20" silver chain.

My second item is a Quartz Crystal Weaved Pendant with Amethyst Accents.
A large Quartz Crystal 45mm X 9mm x 7mm has been weaved with .999 fine silver. Small Amethyst rondelles have been added and really accent this crystal.

My third item is a Rainbow Moonstone Sterling Silver Pendant.
This beautiful Rainbow Moonstone has been weaved with a basket of fine silver. Stone is 10mm.

She also wire wrapped a lovely silver ring with an aqua marine bead. You can see this in the pics below.
The craftsmanship in EarthWrappedJewelry's items is unparallel. Each item is enchanting and magickal. They are all lovely additions to my metaphysical jewelry collection.
If you would like to check out her other wares please visit the link below.

I also decided that my trusty Besom needed a makeover. I have been thinking about it since I posted that blog about the use of besoms and how we Witches tend to neglect them at times. I have been guilty of that but no more! I put a lot of thought into this and finally decided to get to work. Once I decided what I wanted to do I got to work.

I added a nice quartz crystal to the tip of my besom and surrounded it with onyx, snowflake obsidian, dalmatian stone, and crystal chips.
The top of my besom has black velvet ribbon wrapped around it. I also atttached crystal chips to that. I then took purple and black ribbons and wrapped them around the length of my besom also adding some to dangle down the sides. I have a black velvet rose that wraps around the bottom of the wood handle as well. Around the twigs I also wrapped the black velvet ribbon and added clear and dark purple gems to the twigs as well.
At the top of my besom I added a cluster of beads and charms and for the handle I used black and white seed beads in patterns of six of course.
Forgive the pictures as my camera is broken and I have to rely on my video camera as my camera and it does not have a flash. So without further ado here is my new Besom....

And here is a pic of me with my new jewelry on performing a reading for an online client...:)

That is all for today. Again, don't forget to pass the word about the Custom Spirituality Kit giveaway. I look forward to seeing who wins. All names will be added to a hat and the winner will be picked randomly.
Brightest Blessings to all!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Giveaway~Custom Spirituality Kit!!!!!!

Are you feeling stagnant and unmotivated? Perhaps you feel as though something is missing in your life, but your not sure where to begin looking for it. The time has come to connect to your spiritual roots and inner light. Your life is a gift and how you live it is your choice.
I am pleased to offer to my blessed followers a new giveaway. I wanted to give away something really special for the new year to one of you. I decided to start off the new year with my biggest giveaway yet.
A Custom Spirituality Kit!
This kit will contain a Custom Blended Oil, A Custom Blended Herbal Sachet, and a Crystal specific to the intent we decide is right for you. Each item will be made to your specific spiritual needs.
You and I will converse through emails or chat to decide what is the best way for you to connect to your inner light and to aid you with living a life where you feel more confident, focused and spiritual.
I want everyone to understand that as a Tarot Reader and Spiritual Counselor I value confidentiality. Nothing you say to me will ever be repeated. I have heard everything so nothing you say will shock me either. To create the perfect kit for you, I will need you to be honest and open with me.

I greatly enjoy creating custom orders and it will be my pleasure to create for you a custom kit. I look forward to starting off the new year creating this for one of my followers. I thank each and every one of you for staying with me this year and I look forward to a prosperous new year for all of us.
Please note that if you have won one of my giveaways in the past it does not mean that you do not qualify for this giveaway. As long as you follow the below instructions, you are eligible to win this giveaway.
I will announce the winner on New Years Eve!

To Qualify for the giveaway you must do ALL of the following:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Blog about this giveaway.
3. Comment on this blog telling me why you would like to win this particular giveaway.

~Note, if you do not have a blog you can Twitter about the giveaway. Please leave me your blog address so I know that you have shared this giveaway in your blog or on your Twitter.

Also, I offer a Custom Spirituality Kit in my shop if you would like to check it out. That contains an Oracle Reading, A Custom Oil, A Custom Herbal, A Custom Incense, and a Crystal. The photo shown in this giveaway is an example only and is from my shop listing of a Custom Spirituality Kit.

Thanks to all and Good Luck!

Monday, December 7, 2009

We Have a Winner!

And the winner of the Winter Solstice Swag is a new follower by the name of:
Many thanks to all who entered and I will have another giveaway soon so stay tuned...:)
Magickal Blessings to all for a magickal Yule.
The Celtic Witch

Note~Picture shown in a new item I added to my store yesterday. It is a trio bracelet set of amethyst and metallic beads. Really cute if you would like to check it out.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Product Giveaway~Winter Solstice Swag

Juniper and spice, and everything nice. That is what you will be getting with my latest giveaway.
My Witchlet and I had a busy weekend creating. Saturday was a rainy day here in New England so we spent the day drying apples, oranges and lemons. We sprinkled the apple slices with a blend of cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon before baking. We put them on wire racks on top of a baking sheet in a 250 degree oven for two hours. They came out perfect and my house smelled fabulous all day!
We also strung cranberries and wired them into hearts and circle shapes for ornaments.

Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day so we grabbed our collecting bag and headed to the park. Our collection bag is one of those green bags you buy for the market so you do not use the plastic bags. I have tons of those so we turned one into our collection bag. In this bag we have two pairs of scissors, a marker, two small glass jars with tops, and paper lunch sacks. This bag is great and having the separate bags allows us to collect and label our goodies.
We collected juniper, pine, pine cones, berries, grapevine twists, and acorns. We were at the park for about 3 hours and we had a wonderful time my Witchlet and I. It was a peaceful day and we even saw a little baby chipmunk with his little cheeks fat with nuts.
After our collecting we went for lunch at Burger King, Bella's choice, not mine..:)
Of course driving home I felt this tickling on my neck and pulled a lovely bug off of myself. It is amazing that I didn't get into an accident with the screaming and checking myself while driving for other members of the bugs family that were in my mind making a home in my scalp! Luckily it was only a 3 minute drive to Burger King where I almost stripped naked in the parking lot checking for bugs.
When we got home we soaked our acorns and pine cones in hot soapy water and scrubbed them clean. I also cleaned off the pine and juniper with lukewarm water.
Once our goodies were dry we created these lovely Winter Solstice Swags.
I created three, one for my shop, one for me, and one for the winner of this giveaway.
Your Winter Solstice Swag is made up of Pine and Juniper for it's base. I then added three cinnamon sticks, acorns, and pine cones. At the top is a spiced dried apple slice with a dried lemon slice and a lovely metallic bead in the center. I added a green crescent moon, a green star, and a gold star, which I glued on in different places on the swag. At the very top is a bow of green ribbon with a lovely green lamp work bead in the center.
The total piece measures about 10 inches long give or take.
This piece smells lovely and would make a lovely addition to your holiday decor.

Here are the magickal meanings of the objects in your Winter Solstice Swag:
Plenty, prosperity, good luck, birth, patience, and fruitfulness.

The masculine principle, power, love, spirituality, success, wealth, and healing. Associated with the Sun, and the element of fire.

Strength, courage, and protection. Associated with Jupiter and Uranus, and the element of fire. Used in magical works for cleansing, protection, to bring prosperity, and to keep away negative forces.

Courage, protection, purity, and confidence. Associated with the planet Mercury.

Harvest, passion, discretion, luck, uplifting, energy clearing, and pride. Associated with the Sun. Said to bring protective spirits.

Honesty, strength, fertility, generosity, silence, hope, solitude, and immortality. Pines cones were carried to increase fertility and for longevity. Pine needles have been burned as an incense to purify and cleanse. Branches were placed over beds to keep sickness away. Associated with the planet Mars and the element of air.
Pine Cone have been powerful, and ancient, symbols of Eternal Life

Love, fertility, divination, luxury, knowledge, and romance. The apple has been associated with sexuality in most cultures.
Celtic: Fruit of knowledge, prophecy, and magic. The Silver Bough. The ancient Celts believed the apple had strong magic powers. It is also associated with the Other world. In many Celtic myths, people who travel to the Isles of Women and enter the Land of promise are met by a beautiful woman who carries an apple branch and promises to grant them their heart's desire. The apple was used to symbolize the goal of a quest.

To be eligible to win this enchanting Winter Solstice Swag you must:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Comment on this post.
3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to wear you have done so.
4. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Thanks to all and good luck!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Grab your Besoms My Fellow Witches!

Last night I grabbed one of my old Magical Almanacs to read. I love my Magical Almanacs and I have them going back to 1999. They are filled with information on various areas of the craft and I never lack for reading material.

The article that I opened up to was one about brooms and how we Witches often overlook how effective they are in magic. I am also guilty of this and tend to save my broom for magical house cleanings and for clearing my sacred space. Shame on me however, I should know better. A broom is so much more than that. After all, we Witches are known for having magickal brooms so why aren't we using them more?

The broom itself functions as a symbol of the sacred marriage of the God and Goddess, a rite that has been symbolically reenacted each spring by followers of earth religions for thousands of years. The pole portion represents the phallus of the God, and the bristles symbolize the mound of Venus that guards the opening to the Goddesses reproductive organs. When both parts are united in a completed broom they form a potent magical symbol of wholeness and creative potential.

This sexual imagery makes the broom the perfect choice for a magical tool to use in fertility rites of all sorts. It is also used at the conclusion of many Pagan marriages (called Handfastings) as the couple "jumps the broom" after exchanging their final vows.

In the distant past women would ride their brooms hobbyhorse style over newly tilled fields to encourage growth, and through barns and pasture lands to encourage the reproduction of animals.

Because brooms represent the totality of the deity-both male and female aspects- they have been used as talismans of protection. They have been placed under beds, across entryways and windows, at the entrances to sacred space, and they have stood guard at hearth sides.

The sweeping action of the broom itself, its ability to cleanse any area through which it is taken and to take whatever debris it collects to someplace else, is so obvious that the magical potency of this simple action is to often overlooked.

In the article I read last night which was written by Edain McCoy, she tells us about a well-to-do Irish lass named Alice who owned a magic broom that got her into big trouble.

A seventeenth century Irish widow named Dame Alice Kyteler knew the secret of the broom, and was apparently adept at using it to good effect until she was caught in the act and condemned to death for practicing Witchcraft.

Alice loved her children and was willing to use magic to help them succeed. She would take her broom out into the streets of her native Kilkenny late at night and begin a methodical sweeping action that was aimed toward her home. While doing this she would chant a magical rhyme in which she bid all the wealth in town to come to her eldest son William who lived with her.

No one knows just how long the very prosperous Alice had been working at this spell when she was discovered by a neighbor and reported as a Witch, but we do know that she was able to escape her persecutors and flee to England with most of her considerable wealth in tact.

Do you think she used her broom to escape her persecutors? I like to think so..:)

With the economy the way it is, I expect all of you to grab your besoms this evening when the moon is high and start your methodical sweep to bless your home with prosperity. You know that I will be out there!

So my fellow Witches, grab your brooms and start using them like they want to be used...:)

Brightest Blessings,

The Celtic Witch

Note, I would also like to add that especially at the holiday season our homes get bogged down with stress and negative energy. This is supposed to be the season of good will.

A good way to cleanse your home of negativity is to grab your broom and starting at your front door move in a clock wise motion through your home sweeping out all negativity. Be sure to get under beds and all closets and corners. While you sweep you can chant something like this or use your own words:

"Sweep, Sweep,

With this broom.

All bad out of this room.

Sweep, Sweep,

All good in.

The bad to never return again."

Be sure your magickal broom never actually touches the floor. Keep in mind that this is a spiritual cleaning and should be done after your regular cleaning for maximum effect.