- 11:34 pm - Sat, Aug 16, 2014
- 2:56 pm - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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DIY Magickal “Lakshmi’ - Whipped Coconut Oil Body Cream
Welcome Back to Style Coven! Today’s project for Friday - Venus’ Day, is my own recipe for a luscious coconut body butter charged with the energy of the Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of fortune, beauty and all around good times. Jai Mata Lakshmi!
I have long used coconut oil on my skin and on my hair for it’s amazing moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties, so whipping it into a body butter made sense because when I’m moisturizing I prefer butter to a slippery oil
I buy coconut oil from Costco and whip it, that’s right, whip it like whipped cream and put in several drops of Lotus Attar (for Lakshmi).
If I want to “charge” the cream with magickal mojo, I simply put the jar on my altar and chant Laksmi’s “Beej” or seed mantra 108 times.
This is a photo of my personal “yantra” set-up. The yantra, or copper square with the symbols of Lakshmi sits on a copper plate because copper is a highly conductive. The yantra itself is plated with 24 C. because gold is the most conductive metal. To boost the “magickal” properties of the set-up, I have added magnets dusted with gold magnetic sand. Whenever I work with Lakshmi I always offer her fresh flowers in a vase and burn Lotus or Sandlewood Incense.
Next, I put the jar of the body butter on the altar and recite her “Beej” or seed mantra 108 times. Here’s a link it you want to hear it.
During the dog days of Summer, I store the jar of body butter in the fridge so it stays firm.
- 11:38 pm - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
I could definitely do some magic with THIS A.rare large AAA Labradorite/ Spectrolite Cabochon with a deep flash of full spectrum color, the primary focal point being the color purple from ETSY #stylecoven
- 3:22 pm - Sat, Aug 9, 2014
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Finally, a moonstone with the flashes of blue that remind of of dragon eyes from outer space. #stylecoven
- 3:19 pm
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An insightful take on the tomorrow’s Super Moon. I only needed to read it once to get it. #stylecoven
Photo taken from Google images – wallpho.com
Super Moon 10.08.2014 – Moon Rise 19:10:00 GMT - London
Brace yourselves because here comes the second full Super Moon of 2014, rising in Capricorn on the 10th August at 19:10:00 GMT (London). This moon will be closer to the Earth than the one we had on 12th July, therefore its affects slightly more significant.
The super moon rises at 18 degrees Capricorn, opposition the Sun, Black Moon Lilith in Cancer and Mercury in Leo. Also, the super moon is in trine to the North Node in Virgo and in sextile to the South Node/conjunct Uranus in Pisces. There is a big opportunity here for unique enterprises to begin in any form that serves the public, to express ones individuality in creating something truly unique is the theme. The other side of the coin is this! In the excitement of such opportunities, the lack of discipline and too much attention to detail can make us blind to the bigger picture; therefore a lot of energy can be wasted on trivialities. There is also an emphasis on a lot of talking, but not much action. Personal identity and long range direction is needed by using our own judgment. The Moon is also in square to Saturn in Libra, causing us to doubt ourselves and lack the energy needed which can cause us to become inhibited and isolated.
The moon/mercury aspects can make us over talk our worries and basically alienate us from others by not being clear and precise about our concerns and by not being mentally focused and objective in our approach toward others, issues from the past may be the block. Saturn, Mercury and Black Moon Lilith really play havoc with our self esteem and can leave us emotionally vulnerable by their aspects to the Moon.
Watch out for ‘retail therapy’, wasting money on things that are not really needed, misunderstandings, due to a lack of ability to express ourselves clearly, pettiness and worrying about minor concerns.
- 2:59 pm
Moonstones for the upcoming “Super Moon” from Paris Couture Antiques. Went searching through the browsers for just the right example and still could not find a photo with the luster of the moonstone ring I have on my right hand right now, but when all else fails … vintage is best.