Wow. My last newsletter was in January. I apologize
for not writing since then but depression is a hard thing to deal
with. I seem to be getting better as I have been more productive this
month. I will once again attempt to get these out once a month. I
was doing them on the Dark Moon and that will be the goal again but
I will go with the flow of my energy for now.
One reason I became uninspired was that the site I
send these from did a total update of all their features. They made
the newsletters more friendly to cell phones and in doing so, elimated
most of the design elements. This results in a very boring looking
newsletter. As a very creative and visual person, I was not happy.
Its a pet peeve of mine how web design is now aimed at tiny cell phone
screens instead of computer monitors. I feel websites should be fun
and colorful, as you can tell from looking around mine. But the trend
is to slimline and condense. Boring.
So from now on, this emailed newsletter will consist
of just the beginning of each section with a link to the full newsletter
on my website. The Moon Phases and Signs, Credit and Butt Kissing,
& Song Quotes will only be on the page on the website (Mainly
because the new updated version has no place for them). I hope this
is ok with everyone because I want to keep the same look and information
you have come to expect from me.
My next Show is Thanksgiving Weekend, November
25, 26, & 27, at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens.This is
the Body 'n Soul Expo that they do once a year to annoy us Holistic
vendors by changing the set up and name so customers do not know we
are there. The hours are long on Friday, this one starts at
10am and goes to 9pm. A very long day so be sure to come out
and keep us awake. Or come to the show Saturday or Sunday from
10am to 6pm. You are sure to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts
for the holiday season.
It is a good idea to follow Infinite Flame on Facebook
to keep up with whats new. With my tablet it is super easy for
me to take pictures and post them as I create new things. Often my
new jewelry pieces will sell there before I get them to a show or
on the website. I also create events for all my shows so its a great
way to know where I will be.
I now have Alchemy
of England products for sale on this site! I have been a fan of
theirs for years, my first pentacle necklace came from them. I am
still adding products, so far only the necklaces and earrings are
up but I will be adding more as often as possible with my busy schedule.
(these products are available only on the website, I do not have them
I have started making candles again. I created a new
set of Elements and also the Wealthy
& Prosperity candles. I would love some feedback as far as
interest in my continuing to make these candles. I have so many things
I'm doing now, and even tho I love making them, I want to put my effort
into what people want most.
I am still offering Tarot Readings by phone.
I don't do them at shows as I want to sell products there, and I do
not want to interrupt a reading whenever someone wants to make a purchase.
Plus both the person getting the reading and I don't have to worry
about weather or gas prices.. Go to TarotTemptress.com
for more info on my readings.
Allspice (pimenta dioica) was given
this name by an English botanist named John Ray in the 16th century
who thought the flavor was a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and
nutmeg. It is also known as pimento and Jamaica pepper.
This evergreen tree is an important crop in Jamaica, where they
have plantations known as pimento walks.
The leaves are infused for tea. The dried fruits are
used whole in pickling spices, marinades, and mulled wine. They are
also steeped in rum to make pimento dram, a Jamaican liqueur.
The ground berries are used to flavor cakes, cookies, desserts, sauces,
ketchup, and chutney. Allspice is an essential ingredient in Jamaican
jerk dishes. The oil is used in commercial food flavorings.
Medicinally, it improves digestion, has a tonic
effect of the nervous system, and is locally antiseptic and anesthetic.
Allspice is used internally for indigestion, gas, diarrhea, and nervous
exhaustion. Externally for chest infection, and muscular aches and
pains. Powered berries are added to medicines to disguise the flavor,
and to liniment and bandages.
Allspice is often mistaken for clove as the two smell
very similar. They both get their rich and fragrant aroma from the
volatile oil eugenol, which is a known pain desensitizer. But
allspice also contains more than two dozen compounds with a great
variety of healing actions, making this spice a genuine all-round
curative. From what I've read, it seems Jamaicans use it for just
about any ailment. It has been found that these berries contain 25
active phenols, a category of antioxidant.
Magickally, Allspice is associated with the
element earth and planet Venus. It is
used for healing, luck, confidence, happiness, relationships, love,
communication, creativity, and for prosperity. I recently made a batch
of allspice incense, and my income increased while it was drying in
the house. I burnt a stick in my prosperity corner of my house
during the weekend of my last show and also had some of the sticks
in a vase on my table at the show as they were not dry yet. It was
my best show in months. I actually missed a week of cleaning for my
highest paying customer, yet somehow I have enough money to pay all
my bills this month (I've been short the last couple of months). That
convinces me of its ability to bring prosperity and luck.
To bring these properties into your life, try burning
some allspice incense (of course I would love it to be my
incense but any quality brand will work). Add some powdered
allspice to your food, it has a great spicy flavor that will enhance
many dishes. If you use potpourri, add some whole dried berries to
it. If doing a spell, add the whole or crushed berries to your ingredients.
Cast some berries into your fire, doing so with the intention of bringing
prosperity, or any of the other properties, into your life.
I hope you found this newsletter informative. I look
forward to writing more.
~~~~Rhiannon Rose @--^--