Mercury conjunct Chiron is an especially opportune time to reflect on and come to terms with past emotional wounds, ultimately turning it into an opportunity to heal longstanding hurts.
Since it’s Mercury transiting Chiron, it’s touching especially on the realms of words (including thoughts), whether they’re your own (such as habitual negative self-talk) or someone else’s (such as returning to a memory of cruel words someone once said when you’re stressed out).
You may know intellectually that your inner critic is a little too critical or the person who said cruel things to you was being an asshole, but this intellectual knowledge may not be enough to keep you from getting swept up in the emotional response despite your best intentions. In short, there are wounds that do not simply heal with time. Unprocessed, they can lead us to hurt ourselves and even others if we lash out defensively when…
St. Benedict has multiple feast days, depending on region and tradition, with his original feast day of March 21st having been moved in many church calendars because of Holy Week. However, the Benedictines still celebrate his feast day on the 21st of March, and it’s a great date to honor him or ask his intercession and aid.
Lights will be set the night of Sunday, March 21st. 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.”
St. Benedict is Catholicism’s exorcist par excellence, invoked for protection, driving away evil, and dodging the snares of the wily serpent, with the power to banish Satan himself in the name of God.
He’s the patron saint against poisoning, and he’s called on…
How did you know you’d been afflicted with the evil eye in Scotland back in the day?
Yawning and vomiting were signs. So were a “general disturbance of the system” and a “grim, gruesome, and repulsive” appearance (42), according to the gorgeous treasury of lore gathered in Carmina Gadelica by folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912).
How did you cure it?
Collect water from a stream with a wooden ladle in the name of the Trinity. To this water add a gold ring gotten from some wife and something or other made of gold, of silver, and of copper. Make the sign of the cross over it and chant the following formula:
Who shall thwart the evil eye ? I shall thwart it, methinks, In name of the King of life. Three seven commands so potent, Spake Christ in the door of the city ; Pater Mary…
Some of y’all testers and critics are really mean!
Coffee at Midnight smells like coffee, for real, because it contains coffee oil, cold pressed from the seeds of Coffea arabica L. I source the best ingredients I can manage for this formula, and they’re expensive.
But some of you are not impressed. One reviewer’s verdict:
“Smells like pumpkin seeds covered in raccoon poop.” – Jane, age 4
Get a real job, Jane.
(I’m just kidding, sweetie. You’re good. And I’d probably be worried about you if you did like coffee at the age of four 😉 )
Fortunately, most adults who appreciate both coffee and conjure have reviewed it much more favorably:
“This is my favorite love/lust oil. It smells fantastic and quite delicious! I feel like this is an excellent oil for helping get my mind in the right place when I’m doing love work. The coffee smell is…
I sliced my right index finger open and the cut is pretty short but also pretty deep (for being on a fingertip anyway), and it’s slowing me down on pretty much everything, especially typing. So I’ve been moving at glacial speed, but I am moving.
What’s funny is that I didn’t do this with a kitchen knife or a machete or any gardening implements, and I didn’t do it working with tinplate or metal flashing or barbed wire or aviation snips or any of the other sharp and often unwieldy things I deal with every single day.
Nope, I did it while taking the safety cap off of the blade on one of Martha Stewart’s infernal and overpriced crafting contraptions (a circle cutter). I will probably think this is hilarious one day. For now I’m just annoyed ’cause I have a lot of typing to do.
Work begins Monday, November 16th. This service, focusing on goals related to prosperity, work, income, and career, has your name/petition added to a sweet jar with the names/petitions of other community members having similar goals. I work these community jars on my altars for a month, from new moon to new moon, with special attention to pertinent moon phases, astrological transits, holy days, etc. as applicable. Participants receive a link to my client calendar detailing the work over the course of the month.
This is an especially good time for work like this if you’ve been having trouble, because Mars, which has been retrograde for two months, will have just gone direct on the 13th, so you might find that you can gain a stronger or clearer sense of where you want to go and how you want to get there over the course of the coming month.
And it should be easier to communicate your needs, goals, plans, and thoughts now that we’re emerging from the shadow of Mercury retrograde. In addition to the usual scheduled setting of lights that is typical of honey jar work, I also work in accordance with and in response to other relevant events, dates, phases, and transits for these services, so for this month’s community honey jar, I will be incorporating additional elements to focus on personal power, confidence, and effective communication.
And the calendar will show you key dates and times that you might choose to take advantage of on your own, as well. For instance, you’ll know I’m focusing on confidence and mastery on a certain day, and you’ll learn why I made that choice, and you can get some tips on what would be good work for you to do on your end if you’re so inclined. I’ll explain some simple but effective work you can do during the December eclipse to help you further your goals and even create a powerful magical curio/supply of your own that can help you in your spiritual work even months later. And if you have questions about this work, you can ask them and I’ll answer them in a private forum just for community altar work participants. It’s altar work but it can also be a sort of magical education with the opportunity for some coaching and consultation over the course of the month. You don’t get my personal cell phone number, but this is just about the next best thing.
Now if you have a rough weekend emotionally with the moon in Scorpio and half the world feeling like it’s on fire, that wouldn’t be surprising. If you have trouble articulating your petition as a result, I can help you troubleshoot it, but it’s really ok to keep it simple. And hang in there. You should feel the chaos smoothing out as the month progresses and you might just find you get a burst of motivation and drive that helps propel you towards better things in a brighter 2021.
Because COVID sucks and is screwing up people’s lives and careers, I am currently offering this as a Pay What You Can service.
If you can’t, that’s ok, too – I’m doing this so people who need help but can’t afford to book private, custom spiritual work can get some help, so it’s absolutely fine to choose the reduced rate option here or here.
If you can afford to pay more than full price as a charitable contribution to help offset the costs for those who can’t, you can do that too, here or here.
If you want to book on behalf of a friend or loved one, that’s fine for this type of work, even if they don’t know about it.
If you want to pay for booking as a way of making an offering to thank a saint but you don’t need the service for yourself, just mention that in the intake form. It won’t take me four minutes to find a grateful recipient of your charity who needs some spiritual help here in the twilight of 2020 and can’t afford even a few dollars. People are suffering greatly. I will also publish your prayer/statement of thanks to your saint or spirit on my blogs/sites for you, as well, if you’d like me to. Just provide that info in the intake form.
If you want to participate but want to pay a different amount than what is shown below as the normal booking rate, you can choose from three options at seraphinstation.com, or you can choose your own amount via this Paypal link.
If you can’t afford to pay even a token amount for participating but are in dire need, contact me. There may be an available pro bono slot for you depending on what participation looks like so far.
Click the link in the caption of this image to participate in the Prosperity Community work for November.
How It Works:
I will begin preparing for the altar work after 11:07 p.m. my time (Central) on Saturday November the 14th with the new moon in Scorpio. I set the first light on the jar on Monday, November 16th, so it’s ideal to get your petition in before then. However, you can join at any point during the month.
Once I’ve got everything set up, you’ll get a link to my client calendar where you can see specifics of the working along with any pertinent days/dates/times/events that might have a spiritual influence. This can help you time things if you want to do work on your own over the course of the month, or even just help you understand some of what’s going on in your spiritual environment.
At the conclusion of the altar work, I ritually dispose of the contents of the jar in an appropriate manner to encourage continued movement in a positive direction and ongoing gain for participants. Community work does not come with individual altar work reports, though I will post at least one photo (with any potentially identifying info obscured for client privacy).
That the buyer, having an informed belief in spiritual work and its traditional practices, wishes to engage the services of a rootworker to perform traditional hoodoo rootwork as part of an attempt to resolve certain life issues and herewith acknowledges that due to the nature of spiritual folk magic, Karma Zain makes no guarantees that the work will result in the desired outcome within the desired timeframe or at all.
By law, these services are available only to adults 18 and over and are provided for educational or entertainment purposes only. Karma Zain does guarantee that the work will be performed as outlined here and to the best of her ability, and that if obstacles are divined during the course of the work, she will relay them and make suggestions for appropriate remedies.
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hurricane number three in last five weeks. Day 2 of no reliable internet and day 1 of no reliable power.
Day 5 of drama associated with having to evict a houseguest who turned belligerent and threatening when asked to leave.
The sudden and unexpected death in the family I mentioned a couple of weeks ago was that of my ex husband, who died in his sleep at the age of 52 and who still hasn’t had a funeral. Without doing the TMI thing I’ll just say it’s been pretty consuming.
So I am not ignoring anyon but i am not caught up with email, reports, or consultations. If I could get two consecutive workdays without being pulled away by hurricane prep or storm recovery or a houseguest who is having some kind of break with reality, I could make a big dent in the backlog.
Communication and shipping both are a little slow right now, I’m sorry. There was a sudden and quite unexpected death in the family late Sun night/early Mon morning. I’m just not processing things at top speed right now. If it’s not a message or call distracting me, it’s my own train of thought or memories.
But it is still business as usual around here, just with a little added delay to account for my brain being kind of scrambled. I sort of feel like I got hit by a truck, and a crapton of emails came in between Friday and Sunday, like maybe Etsy’s algorithm decided I existed again so I could show up on search pages.
But I’m here, I’m working on it, and I’m not ignoring anybody! I’ll keep working on getting orders and services completed and out the door. There is, however, another hurricane headed our way…