OMG, its hard to believe it's actually 2018! Wasn't
yesterday like, 2000?
Happy New Year! This one begins with a full moon,
lots of energy to start us off on what is hopefully a better year
all around. Last year we had Mercury still in retrograde on January
1st, and I believe it set the theme for many people as miscommunication,
car troubles, electronics acting up, and false starts seemed to be
the norm. Even though the moon was actually void-of-course at the
stroke of midnight last night, it quickly moved into Cancer (at 3:10am
EST) and is full at 9:24pm EST today.
It is called the Cold Moon
for good reason....it's freaking cold out! Last week and this we have
had highs in the teens and nighttime single digits, if not below zero,
temps.....and that's not even including the wind chill! I dread my
upcoming gas and electric bill, my house does not hold the heat very
well. I'm sitting here in double layers and even my fingerless gloves
to keep my hands warm as I work on the computer. Even colder later
this week, ugh. And although I love a white Yule / Christmas, the
snow can go now. Not only has my back had enough, but I'm leery of
booking a show as it is so hard to predict if I will be able to get
there. I love Michigan but I'm really beginning to hate winter.
The other cool thing about this January is we have
two full moons. One today and one on January 31, the later
being a lunar eclipse. And there will be two full moons in
March also. That leaves February with no full moon at all. These second
moons in a calendar month will be called Blue
Moons but they are not actually blue moons according to
the original seasonal definition. In my December
2009 Newsletter I go into detail about the differences, along
with a couple links to interesting articles about blue moons. And
I just read an article online about this year that gives dates for
the next few years, check out EarthSky
Twice in a Blue Moon in 2018. The phrase "once in a blue
moon" relates to the seasonal definition as those
are way more rare than calendar blue moons..
Infinite Flame Update
Some quick business...
I am adding new Alchemy England items to the site.
I just added their Tarot Deck
and Playing cards. The jewelry is done except for rings, but I
want to get their other products up before I add those as setting
up order buttons with sizes will be very time consuming. New stuff
is always announced on FaceBook first so be sure to follow Infinite
Flame and interact to be sure posts show up on your newsfeed.
I will be getting my jewelry online. Yes, I
know I've been saying this but with the lack of quality shows, I really
need to do it.
Right now I do not have any shows booked but am looking.
I will update the Home page when I have shows to announce.
You can still purchase from me between shows.
Either through the website or contact me directly as not everything
is online yet. An email or message on Facebook is best. Remember the
Naked Soaps site
is linked to the same PayPal Shopping Cart so orders from both sites
are combined into one transaction.
I offer Tarot Readings by phone, which works
out great during this cold snowy winter. No worries about road conditions.
Go to TarotTemptress.com
for info then contact me to set up an appointment. One reading
that is fun for this time of year is a modified Wheel of the Year
spread in which 12 cards are picked and each one is read as the overall
theme for that month. I did this reading for myself last January and
The Fool came up for the month that Gibraltar Trade Center closed.
The Fool is the beginning of the journey through the Major Arcana
cards, it indicates a new beginning, a leap of faith, going forward
into the unknown. Yep. Exactly.
I'll be doing a monthly 12 card spread for myself
tonight. Contact me
if interested in a reading, special price for newsletter subscribers.
And lastly, I also do freelance computer work.
I not only do my own websites, but several for clients too. I can
also handle your Social Media Marketing (keeping yours accounts active
by posting for you). Check out WickedRoseWeb.com
for more info, or contact me to discuss your needs.
Stone of Focused Action - Bronzite
The Women's Expo in Ann Arbor I did last fall was
so slow that my friend Kristin and I were looking up properties of
some of the stones I sell. We both decided we needed bronzite, and
I figured it would be a good stone to write about. So now I finally
am, guess I really need one as my actions were not too focused lol!
So what is Bronzite? The technical stuff...it
is a complex composition of metals and silicates. It gets its name
from the warm, metallic, golden-brown luster. Unlike metal ores, light
plays on Bronzite's fibers, or granules, giving it a mosaic or jigsaw-like
pattern. It is actually a soft stone, and brittle so it may shatter
Bronzite helps integrate elements or different points
of view, great for group work. This is a stone of courtesy.
It helps us to be non judgmental, helps pin point most important choices,
and promotes decisive action. Have one with you for important meetings
as it increases self assertion, restores composure, and assists in
keeping a cool head. You are able to go with the flow of divine will,
release any negative patterns, and see the bigger picture.
It deflects negative energy and is very protective.
It can actually return any curse or ill-wishing sent your way, but
it magnifies it. So the person who sent the negative energy gets it
back stronger. You can pair it with black tourmaline to absorb the
energy instead of returning it if you wish.
In healing, Bronzite supports and balances
masculine yang energy. It helps with chronic exhaustion, cramps, and
nerves. It helps with the assimilation of iron and also dispels restlessness
caused by emotional ailments. It relates to the solar plexus chakra.
I think I am drawn to it as it contains iron/hematite
(one of my favorite stones) and because of its golden brown
color it is associated with the sun, August, and the sign of Leo.
Well, that's it for now. Hope you found this info
useful. Wishing you and yours a happy, prosperous, and magickal new
~~~~Rhiannon Rose @--^--