A Post Before my Trip

In the wee hours of Sunday night (or early Monday morning), some of my kids and I will be headed for the Omaha airport where we’re flying out to Arizona.  There are connections there now that I feel will grow with the years.  I’m going to take advantage of this trip to immerse myself in Sedona for a few days and then go on to the Grand Canyon.  I’m such an incurable home-body that this is a step away from my usual existence, ensconced in my old house and the busy rooms, enjoying the woodsy wild back yard, and just being surrounded by and appreciating our multitude of pets (mostly cats, 6 of them black), and all of this in perfect contentment.

But destiny calls.

  My Kitchen

I’ve been going through checklists of things to do, things to get, things to address, before leaving.  The house-sitter is set with a loaded pantry and fridge and an abundance of pet supplies.  Financial things are done, and strangely enough most of my monthly household bills have come in and been paid, so that’s one less thing to think about.  I have to pack today (Saturday), and I have one more work-as-usual day coming up (Sunday).  And then, we’re off!

I’ll be posting regular updates, photos, and video clips both at my Instagram and at my main Facebook page:

https://www.instagram.com/amythyst_raine/

https://www.facebook.com/amythystraine

I’ve managed to get a few last minute witchy business things done, which were also on my list, including my Samhain Special at The Witch’s Corner:  follow this link and scroll down, it’s right there http://amythystraine.blogspot.com

I’ve put together a charming little bag to celebrate Samhain and draw in the spirits, spirits of the season and spirits we wish to communicate with.  Samhain is traditionally a time to connect with our ancestors and especially loved ones who have passed.

Honor your ancestors, and honor the spirit of Samhain,
with these magickal items.

The Samhain Special:

a white spirit dollie,
a bottle of Black Cat Oil,
and a black votive candle

$24.99

*Note:  The Black Cat Oil included in this offer 
is safe for your skin, so feel free to wear it!  

It’s my own recipe, and it
smells wonderful!

From The Tarot Parlour ~

Audio Readings

$25.00

With Samhain right around the corner, the end of the year coming, so many of us are questioning so many things about our lives.  There’s relationships and the changes that come with them, the doubts, the questions, the mystery of it all.  Some of us have reached pivotal points where jobs and careers are concerned.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is this it?  Is this all there is to my life?  Is this where I’m suppose to be?”… you’re more than ready for a reading to find some answers.

Follow this link and scroll down to order 
an Audio Reading

http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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Oils, n’ Potions, n’ Powders ~ Oh, my!

Below is a list of magickal oils, potions, n’ powders you can find at my website, The Witch’s Corner ~

Health & Healing Oil

This ointment is used to “dress” candles used for healing or to maintain continued good health.  Annoint a green candle with this oil for healing of the body; a yellow candle for healing of the mind; a red candle for the physical healing of the reproductive system– a yellow candle can be burned along with the red one for mental healing of sexual abuse victims. 

Exorcism/Purification Oil 

Annoint a black candle with this oil to exorcise those demons that are bothering you– whether the irritation is physical or mental.  Annoint a white candle with this oil and burn it to purify your physical space or your mental/physical state.  I’ve used this oil to exorcise entities haunting my home, and I’ve used it to exorcise people from my life who were causing problems.

Mars Astrological Oil

This ointment promotes courage, strength, aggression, sexual energy, healing after surgery, exorcisms, and defensive magick.  I’ve found this to be an especially effective and strong magickal tool, and I want to caution you that this oil can also banish.  Use it wisely.

Witches’ Oil

This is an “all purpose” oil which can be used to annoint the body prior to rituals or spell casting.  It can also be used to dress candles.

Psychic Oil

Annoint your third eye chakra with this oil before doing divination of any kind,  or annoint a lavendar candle to call up and strengthen your psychic powers.

Sex Oil

Carve your name and the name of the one you desire on a red candle; annoint it with this oil to ignite passion and lust.  Then stand back and be prepared for some fireworks!  This oil can be made to accomodate a monogamous couple, instilled with herbs to maintain fidelity.  If you wish, you can email me with your personal preferences.  We can work together to create a unique oil with the qualities that you desire.

Prosperity Oil

This oil is used to annoint candles for money magick.  It can also be used to annoint stones conducive to wealth and prosperity and carried in your purse or wallet.  It will enhance and draw the energies that stimulate the acquisition of money in many ways.

Summoning Powder

This powder does just what its name suggests– it summons someone to you.  If you are in possession of a piece of clothing belonging to the individual you wish to summon, particularly intimate apparell, sprinkle it with this powder.  You can also sprinkle this powder on a piece of correspondence you send to this person– although in this day and age of terrorism, I would be cautious about sending anything through the mail that has a powdery dust on it.

Black Cat Oil

Black cat oil is used to break bad spells and hexes, to attract the opposite sex, and to call in the spirits– benevolent, magickally oriented spirits.  The ingredients in black cat oil is slightly different to attract the opposite sex, so make sure that you select the correct pay pal button.

Four Thieves Vinegar 

Four Thieves Vinegar is a crucial component in many banishing and commanding spells.  It can also be used to banish illness.  It’s reputed to drive away danger and rescue its user from disaster.

Graveyard Dirt

This item is exactly what its name implies– soil taken from the consecrated ground of a cemetery.  Graveyard dirt is a necessary ingredient in many hexing/cursing spells.  On the flip side, it is also the key ingredient in many benevolent spells, including those for health and healing.

Banishing Oil

Banishing oils are generally used in banishing spells, whether you’re trying to rid yourself of undesirable people, situations, habits, or things.  Just make sure that what you think you want banished, you really do– getting something back is much more work than making something go away.

Command & Compel Oil

“Commanding Oil” is generally used in binding spells– to get another to bend to your will and do what you want and to gain control of a situation.  This oil has a strong history in voodoo and New Orleans hoodoo culture and is used almost exclusively to exert your will over others.

Uncrossing Oil

This oil is most often used to remove hexes/curses placed upon you.  It’s also brought into service to turn bad luck around and is used in spells for just such results.

New items! ~

Money Wash

Sprinkle money wash across the threshold of your front door or business to attract money.  Sprinkle a little money wash in your mop water and scrub those floors to bring in cash.  Use it in a variety of ways for your own unique magickal practices.

Ancestor Oil 

This magickal oil is filled with the herbs and special items used to connect you with the spirit world.  Use this oil on a candle, or on yourself, when you wish to thin the veil between the world of the living and those who’ve passed.  This is the perfect oil to use before divination, séances, or the practice of mediumship.

 

Helpful Hint:
Once you purchase your bottle of magickal oil, never let the bottle run out of oil.  You can treat your first bottle, which will be filled with herbs and other magickal things, as a “mother”.  The energy is there, the original recipe is there, just keep re-filling your bottle with a base oil of your choice.

Warning
These oils/potions/powders are NOT meant to be ingested!  Most of these oils could be applied to the skin, but there may be an occasional potion that contains a skin irritant…so if in doubt, just don’t!

For Magickal Products safe to use on your skin, or in your bath, visit this page:
Magickal Body Products

 

 

Lunar Magick Continues ~ with another Moon Magick Special!

A Lunar Special!

In recognition of the Lunar Eclipse coming up this August 21st, here’s a Moon Magick Special Offer

We’ll start with a beautiful genuine amethyst pendant in a sterling silver plated setting ~

A pair of genuine amethyst earrings
 A special essential oil blend created for Lunar Energy
& a PURPLE voodoo dollie filled with herbs for Moon Magick
This Moon Magick Lunar Special ~
$38.99
To purchase this one-if-a-kind special, visit this page:

A Special Enchantment

I’ve blessed and enchanted a special piece of jewelry that’s going up at The Witch’s Corner.  I will be offering newly enchanted pieces from time to time, blessed and empowered for a variety of intentions, on the Home Page of my website.  Know that any piece of jewelry you buy at The Witch’s Corner can be blessed and empowered to suit your special request.  I’d prefer to sell a piece to an individual and then enchant it especially for their needs, rather than randomly bless and enchant my jewelry.  I hope this makes sense.

Enchanted Jewelry

A special enchantment ~

 “Uncrossing/Protection”
The following amethyst pendant has been blessed and empowered with the magick to uncross crossed conditions, to protect the wearer from negative energy, negative magick, and negative people.  This pendant is blessed and empowered to keep you safe from the interference of anyone else’s negative actions, thoughts, wishes, or desires.
This special offer includes:
1 genuine amethyst stone pendant
(set in plated sterling silver over copper)
1 bottle of “Uncrossing Oil”
3 white taper candles
Amethyst Uncrossing/Protection Pendant
(includes magickal oil & candles)
 
$29.99
 
To purchase this pendant, along with the oil & candles, click HERE and scroll down.
 Sold!

“You Are Beautiful!”~Self-Esteem Oil

To Amythyst, from Joe

A few days ago Joe bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and they are just now beginning to fade.  I decided to make an oil with the flower blossoms while they’re still fresh-looking and beautiful.  My oil is a self-esteem oil, made to promote the essence of beauty, and to reinforce the energies of strength, brilliance, success, and accomplishment.

You are Beautiful!~Self-Esteem Oil.

I didn’t make this oil to sell, but rather for myself, creating one more Beautiful Witchy Thing to display in my Witchy Room.  It also seemed like a great way to preserve the beauty of the flowers and to make use of their magickal energy.

Here’s my recipe.  Make your own Self-Esteem Oil!

The Flower Blossoms~

Pink miniature tiger lilys
Red Rose Buds

The Herbs~

Whole Allspice
Anise Seeds

The Oil~

Mineral Oil

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Woman Speak 3-20-2015

The Goddess is Copia; the tarot card is seven of wands.  In this episode you are invited inside the Witch’s house to snoop in her Magickal Cupboard!  What do you think you’ll find?

Fall Craft & New-Age Boutique

We’re going to be busy today setting up for our Boutique Yardsale that will run Friday 10am-7pm/Saturday 10am-3pm, at 2532 Nebraska Ave. (Washington Heights) here in Fremont, NE.  We have a variety of metaphysical items available, as well as fall decor, country crafts, & glass art.  I’ll also be giving tarot readings.  If you’re in the area– stop by!

 

The Smell of Magick

https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/oils-potions-n-powders.html
Hubby and I, along with another couple, are going on a four day road trip next week. In preparation for this, I’ve made magickal mojo bags for protection for our vehicle, along with a stone talisman. I even performed a little ‘Vehicle Blessing’ that I’ve used for years. Yesterday I made a whopping batch of “Fiery Wall of Protection Oil” that I used to anoint the car and will use to lay down a line of protection around the perimeter of our Iowa farm (in-law issues, long story).

I love making potions. I feel like the proverbial cackling old witch bent over my proverbial black cauldron– which I really have, by the way. I love the good smells– and the not so good smells. I’ve found that there are some raucous nasty really foul smelling concoctions that pack a magickal wallop that would set an elephant on it’s arse. People seem to avoid this issue; everyone appears to think that all magickal oils and potions are going to look and smell like they came from Mary Kay or Avon. Well, I’ve got news for you…some of the potions and oils in my bottles I’ve had for years. Many of the bottles, and I’ve got a lot of them, are stocked on open shelves, covered with a nice little layer of old-fashioned dust, and look as though they might start perking at any moment. One of the tricks I use for my own oils– I never use up all of the original formula. When the bottle gets low, say an inch left in it, I create another batch, using the remains of the original oil as the ‘mother’.

There was one lady, somewhere on the internet, who was afraid that after her magic oil got so old, it would become rancid; and as she said, “We don’t want rancid oil!”…Oh, don’t we? The best batch of Mars Astrological Oil that I ever used was between 6-8 years old, discolored, and if you opened the bottle and sniffed, it would make your head spin. This oil would bring out the war hoop in Whistler’s Mother. It wreaked of the element of Fire and every ounce of passion that you would expect with it. From this old bottle of oil, the energy of Mars was peeking over your shoulder, breathing down your neck.

I know, I love all the pretty, inviting, prim and proper lady-like oils and potions myself– nothing like the smell of rosemary or lavender, rose oil, or jasmine. But I’ve also learned to love and appreciate those magickal oils that are there to do a job, not to look pretty or smell pleasing.

As far as I’m concerned, the foul smelling concoctions of witchcraft deserve some accolades and appreciation.

https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/oils-potions-n-powders.html

 

 

The Garden Boutique

I went solo this past Saturday and sat up a yardsale which I dubbed, The Garden Boutique. I’ve done this several times with a good friend, setting up tables filled with metaphysical supplies to delight the stoutest pagan: pendulums, magickal oils and potions, spell candles, kits and bags filled with supplies to bless a home or to cast a spell, as well as enchanted jewelry, arts & crafts, and other unique creations that defy description. This time I had only my girls to help watch tables and merchandise while I gave tarot readings and balanced chakras. It was a bit of a juggle sometimes, but we managed.

We live in a rather ‘out-of-the-way’ location, and I’m never sure how our turnout will be at these events, since we’re a bit difficult for some people to find. But contrary to my expectations, we had a great day which included an afternoon rush and a few return visitors. And the girls and I noticed that this time we were not hounded by Christians trying to convince us that we were headed down an evil path. Our customers were politely curious, inquisitive, and some even eager to learn, asking questions and getting up close and personal with the poppets and pendulums.

I was up at 5am, just as I had planned, and was out in the garage digging out tables, shelves, and chairs. However, when I actually started getting things arranged I realized– wait a minute, it’s too dark. And it sure was, pitch dark. Even with the garage lights on, it was too dark to stock the shelves. With daylight came some soft showers with cool refreshing temperatures. Since there was no wind at this time, I dodged the rain by placing all the tables and merchandise beneath the overhang on our house.

This is a family endeavor and everyone likes to create something to add to the inventory. My eleven-year-old daughter spent the day before the sale making bags with fabric paint, glue, and glitter. Several days ago, she had spent just as much time painting large clear stones to create pretty magnets. It was fun watching her during the creative process, head bent low over her work, quiet and intent.

My 24-year-old daughter is the ‘Isabella’ in “Creations by Isabella”. She’s a graphic artist, tattoo artist, and talented jewelry maker. She added some of her creations to our Garden Boutique. I’m very excited for her and her atistic career– She will be selling her designs for stamps and scrapbooking paper to a national company. As soon as I’m allowed to post more information, I will.

I stocked the table and shelves with a variety of items from my website, The Witch’s Corner. Setting up these boutique yardsales is actually a lot of fun, no matter how many trips in and out, up and down the stairs it takes. (Tearing it all down is another matter!)

I usually try to have a few copies of my book on hand, along with plenty of business cards, and it’s always fun to watch people explore this table. It’s a satisfying feeling to send someone on their way with a copy of my book in their hand.

Tarot: A Witch’s Journey

We have a covered back porch with a partial west wall, an east wall of bamboo blinds, and our south yard is blocked by the trees, so this is a pretty private area, and this is where I sat up my massage table and a powerful crystal grid to do Chakra Balancing. It was perfect. I had a water fountain running back here. It was peaceful, protected, and inviting.

The opposite end of the back porch was reserved for tarot readings…I just had to shoo sleeping kitties away!

I always have a small table set up for my CD player and some favorite new-age music. And I always have a small notepad and pen available. Customers are invited to add a prayer request or wish to the bowl. We have a little tradition at the end of our boutique yardsales– after everything is put away, I’ll bring out my big black cauldron, and we’ll burn these requests in a sacred flame.

This is the perfect way to end the day.

Blessed Be,
Amythyst Raine

Tarot Magick…The Queens’ Oils

Coming Soon!

I’ve decided to capture the essence of the Queens found in the tarot, to use their energy to create natural magickal oils that will enhance a variety of areas of life connected to the energy and the elements which are in turn connected to the Queens:

Queen of Pentacle Oil

This Queen is tied to the element of Earth. In her oil you’ll find the musky herb of patchouli, as well as other herbs grounded to this element. Use a touch of Queen of Pentacle Oil on a green candle, a dab on your paper money or your debit card, or carry a stone of aventurine annointed with her oil to enhance the energy for wealth and prosperity.

The Pentacles Queen: She’s solid and grounded, down to earth and strong. It’s this Queen people seek out for security and assurance, and it’s this energy that you’ll find in her oil.

Queen of Swords Oil

The element of Air touches this Queen, and with it will be herbs that enhance communication and unleash the muses of creativity. Use this Queen’s oil on yellow candles, your favorite pen or paintbrush, a much used journal. Put a dab on a clear quartz crystal and keep it near your computer, enhancing the flow of words and communication in this area.

The Swords Queen: This lady is fluent in speech and quick of wit. She thinks fast on her feet, is immersed in quiet and intense energy that embraces intelligent thought and deductions. Her energy, and her oil, are conducive to no-nonsense practicality and uneffected strength.

Queen of Wands Oil

This fiery Queen is connected to the energy of Fire, and her oil is not for the feint of heart. Use a touch of the Queen of Wands oil when you need no nonsense in-charge energy. This oil also enhances the energy for positive outcomes in business and financial ventures. Place a dab of this oil on contracts you’re going to sign, or a pen you’re going to use to sign a business contract.

The Wands Queen: Passion is her center. It’s what drives ambition and the need to succeed. This is a ‘hot’ oil in more ways than one. Passions are unleashed with the Queen of Fire, and that is the unabashed energy found in her oil.

Queen of Cups Oil

The essence of this Queen and her element, water, is one that inspires dreams, visions, and psychic awareness. You will want to use a touch of this Queen’s oils on blue candles to enhance psychic awareness and sharpen clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudio gifts. Put a dab of Queen of Cups oil on a lace handkerchief and place it beneath your pillow to inspire prophetic dreams.

The Cups Queen: This is a gentle Queen, the Queen who hangs on the edge of mystic dreams and surreal insight. Her energy is soft and dreamy, ethereal, and magickal. It’s her persona and mystique you’ll seek to reveal magickal secrets, entities, and energies.

Watch for these magickal oils at my website:

The Witch’s Corner

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/wytchywares.htm

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/oilspotionspowders.htm

Updates: The Bandit of Hedgewytch Hollow & Wytchy Observations

For several nights we’ve had a visitor to our back porch who raided the cats’ food bowls, left muddy foot prints all over the tables, and traumatized our kitty cats. The girls checked the porch the other night and, much to their surprise, they caught the culprit in the act. And here he is…

My daughter snapped this photo right through the glass on the back door– as you can see.

I guess it’s only fair that this little “Bandit” comes to visit and get his fill at Hedgewytch Hollow.

Observations, Just Saying…

1) The ‘Good Ole’ Boys’ system is not confined to the mundane world of mainstream society. Sadly, the “Good Ole’ Boys” system exists in the pagan world as well, and unfortunately, it’s left a lot of casualties in its wake.

2) The Real Housewives of (Wherever)…These women spend an awful lot of time, energy, emotion, and money trying to be ‘friends’ with people they don’t really like. And the point is???

3) Every pot of poppies that I’ve tried to grow dies. They appear to be in good condition when I purchase them at the greenhouse, but not long after transplanting, you can see the life being sucked right out of them– I want poppies, lots and lots of poppies spreading out all over the place, just like my grandmother had in her yard.

4) An awful lot of women spend an awful lot of time fixating on men– how they can catch one, why they lost one, will straying ones come back, how can they keep the one they’ve got, etc., ad infinitum. HELLOoooo! You will never reach your full potential if you expend every ounce of energy you have and hours of mental activity obsessing on this subject. Halt!– Stop!– put the brakes on.

I ask you:

If there were no men in the world, what would you be interested in?

Do you draw, paint, sketch, write, sculpt, or cook like a world class chef? Are you interested in horitculture– gardening, animals, sewing, designing– clothes, buildings (architecture), websites, interior design, or something else that I haven’t even thought of?

If you could do anything in the world you wanted to do, what would it be?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If you could live anywhere in the world, would you stay where you are, or would you move to another location?

If you could accomplish one major feat in your life…what would it be?

The newly designed “Home Blessing Kits” are posted and ready for sale. These kits are smaller than the original, which makes them more portable, easier to tuck into your magickal bag or purse– then off you go to cleanse and purify your neighbor’s house, your friends apartment, or that haunted empty lot across town. These kits come in four colors (green, orange, lavender, pink) and include: 1 bag of sea salt, 1 bag of hyssop, 1 white taper candle, 2 sticks of incense, and 1 small bottle of “The Witches Oil” (shown in the photo of oils below).

You’ll find Home Blessing Kits at Wytchy Wares, or you can go directly to Wiccan Kits & Boxes.

I finally got photos posted of the smaller bottles of magickal oils that I’m offering at my site: Break the Hex Oil (aka Uncrossing Oil); Money Mojo (aka Prosperity Oil); The Witches’ Oil; Banish the Spirits (aka Exorcism Oil); and Good Health Mojo.

These oils are $8.00 a bottle. However, I’m still selling the large no-nonsense jars of oil for anyone who likes to buy magick in a generous quantity. For more information, you can visit my online shop: Wytchy Wares. Or you can go directly to Oils/Potions/Powders.