Mercury Retrograde

May 29th starts Mercury Retrograde going into Gemini, and will last until June 21st.

We all laugh and make silly comments about Mercury Retrogrades, but I kind of love them. The Retrogrades are a perfect time for self-work and looking within. It’s a time of reflection and inner peace.

During retrograde you may notice we all tend to become short-tempered, have cloudy thinking, irritable and just all around cranky. Things all seem to give extra problems like computers, phones and cars. This retrograde is in Gemini, this means we may find neighbors a little annoying and community will not feel joined together.

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So, what do you do during a retrograde? Well this is what I do. I take naps. I laugh at my computer problems and just think ahhh fabulous retrograde. I read for pleasure. I study something new. Maybe go camping and hiking to just unplug.

Chakra Clearings are wonderful to get during a retrograde because they just help remove our internal sludge holding us down while we are already feeling down. I usually hold a Chakra Clearing Special just for Mercury Retrograde. Check out our Services page for more details.

Take some down time and just don’t take anything too seriously. It’s really not as bad as it seems.

Mother’s Day!

Sunday is Mother’s Day! How will you be celebrating? I was going to go camping with the kids, if you haven’t figured it out by now I love camping, but we chose to stay home and work on finishing up the flower beds.

So I was thinking of Mother’s Day gift ideas and figured I would share a few simple things I personally love. I love plants, homemade gifts and just quality time and..to sleep in!

Some great ideas:

The Happy Thought Jar-My child went around asking random people what makes them happy and filled a jar with positive thoughts for me!

Brownie Batter Sugar Scrub:

1 Cup of Sugar

1/3 Cup of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

2/3 Cup of Softened Coconut Oil

pinch of salt

Dried Rose Petals (for decorating the top)

Mix sugar, cocoa powder salt and coconut oil until smooth. Put in a glass jar with an air tight lid and top with rose petals!

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding!

This is one of my favorite snacks / breakfast foods. It’s easy to make and super yummy. Make this for breakfast and add some fruit and maybe whole grain toast and a flower and it will be a hit!

Here is a good and easy recipe. Needs to be made the night before!

https://www.wellplated.com/coconut-chia-pudding/

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers. Spoil yourself to some of these favorites and let me know what you thought!

Beltane

Beltane is fast approaching this weekend. This is one of my favorite Sabbats as it brings us together and celebrates union and love. May first, also known as May Day or Beltane, is celebrated with feasts, flowers, dancing, bonfires and coming together in fellowship.

Beltane is a celebration celebrating the halfway point between spring and summer. Pagan tradition celebrates the union of the Green God and the Goddess joining masculine and feminine energies.

This is a great time for cookouts and foods served fresh like salads, strawberries, fresh baked breads and wine. I love to make Cresent Cakes and add flowers to my home fresh from the garden.

If you are looking to celebrate further add the colors Green for the Earth in full bloom, White for peace and harmony and Red for the hot sun, in your decor! Celebrate love and gratitude for loved ones on this day!

Here is a link to a simple Cresent cake recipe:

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/11421/crescent-cake-cookies/

Blessed Be!

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! I will be celebrating this weekend as I go camping in the cooler temps and rain. Still going to enjoy grounding work and nature with a few wet hikes and meditation. How are you celebrating? Here are a few ideas you can celebrate.

Planting ritual: Write on a piece of paper something you would like to see grow to fruition like a goal you want to achieve, safe and healthy family, protection of the home etc.. Next get some plants or seeds you want to plant. When you plant the seed or plant put the piece of paper under the soil and watch your intentions grow throughout the season and year.

Celebrate the backyard wildlife by putting out fresh seed, clean bird baths, trim the dead off bushes or forage for some wild violets or dandelions, as long as they are pesticide free.

Take a meditative walk and clean up trash as you go. Make your neighborhood beautiful by removing trash on the ground, or go clean a local park or beach!

Use reusable shopping bags to reduce plastic bags in our trash and landfills.

Involve the family in a fun project. Maybe make pine cone bird feeders, or paint some garden stones.

Either way you celebrate enjoy nature and enjoy the day!

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