Dusting off the online accounts/social media presence after a several-year hiatus and my original domains getting bought up so I can't use them now. Currently blogging on Wordpress at Big Lucky Hoodoo, with spiritual art and jewelry available at a new shop called Seraphin Station, which has its own blog as well. Former customers/clients with questions/concerns from 2015 pre-hiatus should write me at email@example.com. Working on getting caught up!
Saint of the month for May 2022 is St. Joan a.k.a Joan of Arc. “The Maid of New Orleans” is invoked for courage, personal empowerment, spiritual power, resilience, overcoming obstacles, and defeating one’s enemies. She’s the patron saint of military servicemembers (especially female ones), prisoners, and people ridiculed for their faith. Her feast day is May 30th.
Looking to spruce up your altars, add to your chaplet or holy card collection, or just learn more about saints and spirits in folk Catholicism? TheSaint of the Month boxgets you a hand-picked and handmade bundle of saints’ goodies selected for you and shipped to you.
Whether you’re just starting to learn about saints and spirits in the hoodoo rootwork tradition or you’ve been working with them for years, I strive to delight you with something new and covetable to add to your collection with every box. (I have some pretty neat stuff squirreled…
I’ve fixed the problem with the contact and intake forms.
The contact form issue was resolved by going back to the old form and the old form host. Important: This means that the host we were using to exchange messages after your initial form submission *no longer works.* I still have the record of the convo, and I will contact you without going through that platform if I need to reply. If *you* need to reply and hitting “reply” doesn’t work, just send the email to support @ seraphinstation.com instead.
The intake form issue was resolved by getting rid of intake forms entirely. Now, when you want to book a service or need to provide customization info, you should see a form right there on the product or service page that you will fill out *before* checkout. This means fewer boxes to fill out, as well, since the whole thing…
Have a vigil light set and worked on my Jesus Malverde altar in community altar work service beginning on Tuesday, May 3rd, which serves as the feast day of this folk saint. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”
Jesus Malverde, also known as the Angel of the Poor or the Generous Bandit, is afolk saint who is said to have lived and died inlate 19th/early 20th century Sinaloa, Mexico. His reputation as a sort of Robin Hood figure began before his death, as the legend has it; he targeted the rich, redistributed the money and goods he stole to the poor, and basically spent his life on the wrong side of the law but by all accounts on the right side of morality.
Wow, today is glitch city. I’m working on fixing this thing now too. Just hang on to your petitions until I figure this out. Or if you want to be away from the computer for the rest of the week, and/or other worst case scenario, just email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll post an update or a workaround as soon as I can.
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Have vigil lights set and worked on my St. Joseph altar in a nine-day community altar work service beginning on Sunday, May 1st, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker.
I will begin a nine-day novena and chaplet recitation to St. Joseph on this same day, focused on petitioning his intercession for the unemployed, the underemployed, those whose income is or could become unreliable or unpredictable, and those struggling to find dignity in their work. Your petition/intention will be included daily in my novena and chaplet work.
You do not have to book a spot in the vigil service in order to have your name and petition included in my 9 days of novena and chaplet prayers.You can simply submit your name and petition via theintake formand in place of the service/order #, type “joseph novena prayers only.” There isno costfor this option (though…
Over the next 35 minutes i’m making Venus talismans. Chime in at the Discord if you’re a current client and you have a preference for ritual oil or gemstone/shiny thing. I’ll make extra of each but if it leans heavily one way or another in the next few minutes, I can adjust fire a little during the rite.
If you don’t use Discord, just use the contact form at the website I guess.
Oh, and no I don’t have time to explain what it’s for but yes, you want one. Venus is conjunct Jupiter in Pisces only every 12 years.
(If you want one and you aren’t a current client, there might be some left, or you could go ahead and book something today and I’ll count you lol)
Tradition has it that St. Expedite loves his Sara Lee pound cake. Some devotees will even say he prefers it to homemade pound cake. I don’t know about all that. But I do know a few things.
One, you should try to be as specific as possible when working with St. Expedite.
Two, you should give him your agreed-upon offerings when you see specific movement congruent with your petition. You can’t always get *everything* you want all the time in a hurry – recognize that he did work for you and acknowledge what he was able to do. He’s not a surly teenager whose allowance needs withholding until he gets a work ethic and moves out of your basement. Give him his damn flowers.
Three, he is not gonna get mad if you give him a homemade pound cake instead of that tasteless, pale yellow brick of stuff you can buy at the gas station. Plus you can impress the currently-living and not-yet-sainted with this pound cake. This is a family recipe from my mother’s side of the family.
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, and sugar until fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, beating between each. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Mix. Reserve 1/4 cup flour; dredge pecans in it. Add remaining flour a little at a time, beating on low speed. Fold in pecans.
Pour batter into pan and bake 1 1/2 hours or until cake begins to come away from the sides of the pan. Let cool in pan before removing cake.
Feast of St. Expedite
St. Expedite’s feast day is the 19th of April, and I set lights and began work on his altar for the community altar work last night.
But there are still spots left if you’d like to jump in – you can find out more at Seraphin Station.
Standard box includes, at a minimum, a bottle of oil, a candle, a holy card or mini prayer booklet, brief history and recommendations for working with the saint or spirit, and a charm, medal, or curio.
Deluxe box includes, at a minimum, a bottle of oil, a fixed, blessed, dressed, and decorated vigil candle, a holy card or mini prayer booklet, brief history and recommendations for working with the saint or spirit, and a handmade chaplet, rosary, or necklace.
No more custom stuff at Etsy. There are too many histrionic assholes who can’t be arsed to read things. They’ve ruined it for everybody else. You’ll have to go to Seraphinstation.com for mojos, kits, etc. as of today, because all custom stuff has now been pulled from Etsy.