Scorpio - "I Desire"


October 24 - November 22

Ruling Planet: Pluto
Symbol: The Scorpion
Flower: Dark red geraniums
Stone: Topaz
Lucky Numbers: 9,18,27
Likes: loyalty, mysteries, challenges, learning what makes people tick
Dislikes: disloyalty, falseness, deceitfulness, mind games

Scorpio is a water sign that is known to be intense, secretive and powerful. Their determined personalities and penetrating minds motivate them to find the truth in any situation. As a result, they are often drawn to exploring spirituality and metaphysical subjects. Scorpios often feel what lies beneath the surface and have an innate ability to uncover the truth. 

Scorpios are often misunderstood as they are capable of hiding their true feelings and motivations. Despite their cool, calm demeanor, there is tremendous power, strength, will and inner drive hidden beneath the surface. They are extremely intuitive and have strong instincts which generally guide them towards achieving success in anything they pursue. Although they do not trust easily, once you have gained their trust, they will be loyal to you for life. 

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Stay Present With Your Presence


We’re coming up to one of the busiest times of the year. Trying to find down time is often difficult but here are a few tips for making time for yourself in all the holiday hustle and bustle.

Make a Wish LIst

Write down three things you want to do more of then pick one to focus on. With that intention in mind, you are less likely to forget what you want and more likely to remember what you need. 


Keep Your Promises

Keep the promises you made to yourself very specific. What do you want to make time for? Even five minutes a day doing something you enjoy can make a difference. Anything that helps to recharge your batteries helps you to stay focused and makes you feel that your busy schedule is not taking up all of your time and energy.


Daydream or Meditate

Letting your mind wander by daydreaming gives the parts of the brain associated with ‘directed attention’ a chance to refresh. Meditating improves the brain’s ability to filter distraction and create focus. Take a few minutes a day to do either one, and you will feel the difference.


Let us help you free up your shopping time by sharing some of our new or favorite gifts. With choices that can fit any budget and a wide assortment of stocking stuffers,we have inspiring, spiritual and uplifting gifts for anyone on your shopping list. Stay on track and on budget and give yourself the gift of a less stressful holiday season.

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Lifting the Veil On Rituals

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What is a Ritual?

The word “ritual” can conjure up images of a negative nature, but rituals can be created for every purpose imaginable. Rituals do not have to be religious or even spiritual; they can be as simple as doing something repeatedly.

The purpose of a ritual is to set an intention. Consistency and repetition focuses your attention on a goal or purpose.Getting up every morning and asking yourself “What good can I do today” becomes a personal ritual that creates meaning and attention for the upcoming day.


Following the idea that “what you put your attention on grows stronger” is behind the principle of every ritual.We have included a sample ritual you may want to use or adapt to your own purpose.

Behind The Veil Ritual

This is a time when the veil separating the living and the dead is thinnest and is easier to connect with loved ones and helpers
Some of the best helpers we have are those on the other side. (angels, spirit guides, members of our soul family).

How do we connect with a spirit to gain help? Sometimes the clearest way is to meditate with crystals. You can ask for signs throughout the day and have the crystals with you. Different crystals give you spirit awareness, communication and clarity. Be open to hear the specific messages that are given to you.

All of the crystals listed below can be held in your hands while you meditate, placed under a pillow while you sleep, or carried with you to gain insights about your life. Use the crystals in the best way for you personally. Spirit communication is always a personal journey.

Note: during and after the communication process, hold a grounding stone for approximately ten minutes. Grounding crystals raise the amount of energy being received from the earth and stabilize your vibrations so that you are not lightheaded or dizzy (always a strong possibility). A clear head always helps when deciphering any messages you have received.
For this ritual you will need the following crystals: 


Amethyst opens up the upper chakras, clearing the energy pathways.  It helps alleviate anxiety and impatience so you can concentrate better during meditation. I t helps gain greater insights while protecting the user.  It is powerful for dream messages.

Blue Lace Agate balances your emotions so that you can more easily raise your energy to receive information from spirits.

Clear Quartz is the ultimate amplifier.  It boosts the energy of any crystal you use and concentrates your energies towards your goal. It creates a bond with the spirit realm. It acts as a fantastic channel for higher beings and helps you sense and commune with those spirits.


Charoite helps you connect with the divine by enhancing your natural intuitive talents.  Often we receive messages through sight, sounds, and impressions. I t will help you to receive information from spirits.

Selenite cleanses the aura, aids in spirit interactions and promotes dream recall.

Celestite opens your connections to higher realms.  It helps you relax, clearing away thoughts, worries, or stresses you might have.  Then it strengthens your link to higher beings. It soothes and can gently transition you into a dream state and help you recall and interpret the information you gain.

Grounding your energy: Obsidian protects your aura and grounds you.  It brings wisdom to your thoughts and helps your intuition.

Additional items:
A photo or item owned by the soul you want to connect with.
Pen. Paper. 
White candle. Coarse white salt.

Go into a room or space where you will not be disturbed. 
Light the white candle. 
Hold the crystals and salt or place them in a circle around you. Keep the obsidian in your hand.

Ask for your angels and guides for protection.
Close your eyes. Relax. 
Focus on the person you want to connect with (you can hold the item or photo as well).
Invite them to come and spend some time with you. If you have questions or just want some general guidance, ask for that now. 
Be patient. Wait for their answer.
Follow your intuition as you receive the messages. Maybe it is only a word or two. A scent that brings you comfort.  A memory that reminds you of a happy time. A feeling of ease or forgiveness. Everything that you experience during this time is a message for you. 

Accept and receive it.
Blow out the candle.
Say thank you.


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