The Witches Bounty July 2019 – The Open Gate

Artwork: Angel Aura Quartz Goddess Book of Shadows Page
Crystal: Angel Aura
Incense: Forest Mist
Magickal Anointing Oil: Expansion
Mini Spell Candle: Clarity and Vitality
Pendant: Angel Aura Quartz with Pink Tourmaline
Other Items: Pendant Cord

My Thoughts
July’s Witches Bounty is one of my favorite curations to date. Angel Aura Quartz Goddess is the featured Book of Shadows Page and the artwork is divine. I love the background on the page, and while I typically do not resonate with angels, the goddess is beautifully rendered.

The crisp white intention-setting spell candle, for clarity and vitality, is dressed with a light dusting of glitter. The clean and pure energy is most welcome, in contrast to the Forest Mist incense, which has an overwhelming, cologne-like aroma that I do not care for.

Expansion magickal anointing oil has been prepared with rose, rosemary, and ylang ylang oils, with inclusions of rose, rosemary, mugwort, and a Lemurian quartz. Celestial Being magickal anointing oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery has also been added. Expansion has an earthy, yet sweet, powdery aroma.

This month’s sublime centerpiece is an angel aura quartz pendant with pink tourmaline. My pendant is a mesmerizing spiderweb of swirling rainbows and reflections. I am truly awestruck at the beauty of this hefty jewel. The sterling silver setting has a pink tourmaline set into the bail and scrollwork on the back side.

A matching angel aura quartz crystal is included in The Open Gate’s offerings. My specimen is rather small, but lovely nonetheless.

Angel aura quartz is a gorgeous stone, and this pendant did not disappoint, which makes it even harder to say that the July box will be my last Witches Bounty. I have enjoyed receiving these pendants, and reviewing them, but cancer is not cheap and I have quite a few bills to pay. Thank you, The Witches Bounty, for an amazing 11 months of sacred adornments!

The Witches Bounty is a monthly subscription containing high-quality metaphysical jewelry. The current US price is $78 a month, including shipping.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by The Witches Bounty. All opinions are my own.

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MidnightMuses July 2019 – Spirit of the Waters

Artwork: Cauldron Spirit Book of Shadows Art Print
Crystal: Blue Calcite, Blue Onyx, Opalite
Incense: Lavender
Intuitively Drawn Tarot Card: Page of Pentacles from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot
Magickal Anointing Oil: Midnight Lavender
Spell Candle: Spirit of the Waters
Vials: Lavender, Mint, Rosemary
Other Items: Cast Iron Cauldron, Lavender Blossom Tea, Sea Mist Organic Soap

My Thoughts
Spirit of the Waters, the July MidnightMuses offering, is the first box in a series that will focus on path work and shadow work: Over the next few months, MidnightMuses will focus on a series of path-workings/shadow-work that can help teach elemental work, along with techniques such as astral travel, dream work and divination. This month we focus on the Element of Water as a catalyst for transformation and healing. When we work with water, shadow begins to stir itself.

The Cauldron Spirit Book of Shadows page features a recipe, with all of the ingredients for the ritual included in the box. My tarot card for July is the Page of Pentacles – I will happily take it!

Several staple items are again included this month: a spell candle, crystals, incense, magickal anointing oil, and spell vials.

Spirit of the Waters, July’s hand-rolled beeswax spell candle, is a lovely hydrangea blue and includes a spell scroll. The blue calcite, blue onyx, and opalite match the candle perfectly to create a mystical blue landscape of stone and wax on my altar.

The lavender cone incense bundle includes a small silver metal incense holder for use in the cauldron that is featured this month. Vials of lavender, Mint, and Rosemary are also included for the Cauldron Spirit ritual.

Rounding out the staples, Midnight Lavender magickal anointing oil is blended with fennel, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. This lovely mixture has a gentle earthly lavender aroma.

The final three items included this month are a handmade soap, tea, and cast iron cauldron.

Blended with hyacinth, jasmine, and rose essential oils in a base of coconut, corn, olive, soybean, and sunflower oils, Sea Mist Organic Soap is a galaxy of shimmering scents. This beautiful soap also contains organic shea butter and water. The bag the soap is packaged in has a little seashell on one of the ribbons. I love this attention to detail!

While I am usually ecstatic to receive tea, I am not sure how I feel about the Lavender Blossom infusion. The listed ingredients are: hibiscus petals, orange peel, lemon balm, cloves, lavender, licorice root, and stevia. Two things I dislike in my tea are hibiscus and lavender, but I do enjoy orange peel and cloves so I will do a tasting at a later date. A small thing worth noting is that the label on the back of the tea pouch is for Hibiscus Zest tea. Not a big deal, I just happened to notice it.

I’ve saved the best for last – a small cast iron cauldron. What a nice surprise for a July box! There is not much I can say other than: heck ya cast iron cauldron! It is well-made and perfectly sized for a smaller altar, which is my current setup.

MidnightMuses continues to surprise me and I am happy with the variety of items I’ve received in each of the last two boxes. I raise a cup of tea to the August bundle and look forward to reviewing it next month!

MidnightMuses is a monthly subscription containing items that focus on “a romantic potpourri of magickal darkness & light”. The current US price is $29 a month, with a $6 shipping charge.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by MidnightMuses. All opinions are my own.

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The Witches Moon June 2019 – The Clearing

Artwork: Stag Moon/July Esbat & Full Moon and Cleansing Mantra Book of Shadows Pages
Crystal: Sodalite
Herbs: Elf Leaf, Ground Sage, Hyssop
Incense: Clarity
Magickal Anointing Oil: Banish
Personalized Oracle Reading: The Blessing of Meditation card from Namaste: Blessing & Divination Cards
Sacred Salt: Consecrate
Spell Candle: The Silencing
Other Items: Hand-Carved Tripod Pedestal, Rosemary Sage Bundle, Spiny Oyster Shell, The Three Rays of Witchcraft Pewter Pendant with Chain, Ritual Book of Shadows Paper

My Thoughts
The Clearing, June’s Witches Moon, provides several tools useful for any practice. Two pieces of beautiful artwork are included this month: the Stag Moon/July Esbat & Full Moon and Cleansing Mantra Book of Shadows pages.

My personalized oracle reading is The Blessing of Meditation card.

A spiny oyster shell and hand-carved tripod pedestal are the spotlight items for The Clearing. Words cannot describe how much I love the shell I received. It is crusty with the ocean’s touch and beautifully organic. The photos show an orange tinge, while in actuality the shell has a more pinkish hue. The hand-carved tripod is a most welcomed addition as well – I’ve always meant to purchase one and never got around to it. Prickly is one way to describe the rosemary sage bundle, which smells wonderful. Prickly herbs and spiny shells are a perfect match!

The Three Rays of Witchcraft pewter pendant, designed by Christopher Penczak, represents Love, Wisdom, and Power. On the back of the pendant is the sacred symbol of The Temple of Witchcraft.

The Silencing spell candle is crafted from serene white beeswax and is dressed with rosemary buds and Clearing magick spray from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery. I feel a strong, calming energy radiating from this candle. I noticed that the spell scroll for The Silencing has been wrapped around the candle in the opposite direction from how it is usually placed.

Sodalite is this month’s crystal and the slab I received is quite large (about the size of my palm) and mostly flat – it will make a charming miniature altar or crystal grid.

Elf Leaf (rosemary), hyssop, and ground sage are the featured herbs.

Banish magickal anointing oil has been prepared with rosemary, spearmint, and ylang ylang oils, with inclusions of ground sage, rosemary, spearmint, and a Lemurian quartz. Be Gone magickal anointing oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery has also been added. Banish has a robust fragrance – minty and herbal, with a faint whisper of sweetness.

June’s sacred salt, Consecrate, has been infused with cyprus, frankincense, and myrrh oils, along with Aura Cleansing magickal oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery. Eucalyptus and ground sage have been sprinkled amongst the salt crystals, adding to the earthy, herbal scent.

Surprisingly, to me, the Clarity incense has an uplifting citrus aroma and is not too strong. I placed the bundle of incense on my altar and have been enjoying the unlit essence while I write this review.

I always enjoy receiving tools I can use and I am delighted The Clearing will be a productive box for me.

The Witches Moon is a monthly subscription containing high-quality spiritual items crafted around the seasons. The current US price is $54 a month, including shipping.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by The Witches Moon. All opinions are my own.

The Witches Moon June 2019 – The Clearing

The Witches Bounty June 2019 – Golden Attraction

Artwork: Golden Druzy Goddess Book of Shadows Page
Crystal: Citrine Point
Incense: Nag Champa
Magickal Anointing Oil: Sun’s Eye
Mini Spell Candle: Pot of Gold
Pendant: 24k Gold Plated Desert Druzy
Other Items: Pendant Cord

My Thoughts
Golden Attraction, the June 2019 Witches Bounty, is a delightful surprise. I was not sure what to expect when I read that the pendant was a golden desert druzy, but The Witches Bounty far exceeded my hopes!

The Golden Druzy Goddess Book of Shadows page is one of my favorites. The Goddess is calm, cool, and collected – absolutely divine. A general date has been added to the artwork, and the month and year have been added to the information page. Thank you!

I received an extra copy of the Golden Druzy Goddess Book of Shadows page and would like to give it away. The first person to contact me wins this extra copy (please let me know that you are contacting me about the artwork giveaway). Sorry, but I must limit this to the United States only. The artwork will ship via USPS with the original backer board and clear overwrap. Please note that this is a gift and is not meant to be resold.

The Pot of Gold mini spell candle is a feast for the eyes. Rolled with jade green beeswax and dressed in an abundance of gold glitter, this candle is stunning and reminds me of jade drenched in golden honeycomb. There’s an idea for a pendant!

Sun’s Eye, June’s magickal anointing oil, has a base of sunflower oil blended with oils of chamomile, sweet orange, and tangerine. Also included is Acta Non Verba magickal oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery. Gold flakes, lemongrass, lemon peel, and a Lemurian quartz float captivatingly in the glass bottle. Sun’s Eye has a crisp, citrusy aroma with a hint of a fragrance I cannot quite identify.

Nag Champa incense is featured this month. It has a delicate, yet exquisite, flora fragrance with a subtle spicy undertone. Nag Champa reminds me of the special little soaps my mother would give us for the holidays – happy memories!

My pictures don’t do the citrine point justice – there is a fire within that I cannot properly capture on camera. This specimen might be small, but it is high-quality and I love it. Upon reviewing the images below the citrine looks like a crystalline candy corn!

The 24k gold plated desert druzy pendant is, as I stated earlier, a pleasant surprise for me. A beautiful velvety shimmer coats the surface and sparkles enchantingly in the light. Depending on the angle of view, the colors range from soft mustard to glittering gold. The pendant is set in sterling silver and has lovely scrollwork on the back.

June’s box delivered a bounty of bling and I cannot wait to see what has been curated for July!

The Witches Bounty is a monthly subscription containing high-quality metaphysical jewelry. The current US price is $78 a month, including shipping.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by The Witches Bounty. All opinions are my own.

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The Witches Roots June 2019 – Token of Light

Artwork: Calendula Herbal Grimoire Page
Crystal: Red Tigers Eye
Herb: Calendula
Incense: Lemongrass
Mini Spell Candle: The Golden Glow
Ritual Body Oil: Solar Sight
Other Items: Candle Holder, Solar Plexus Herbal Tea, Sun’s Token Pewter Pendant

My Thoughts
The Witches Roots for June 2019, Token of Light, focuses on one of my favorite flowers: calendula (marigold).

I am happy to see the date included on the bottom of the Token of Light information page (the date is not visible in the image below, I am working on adjusting the code for the image gallery display).

June’s candle, crystal, herb, incense, and oil are all fitting for the celebration of Litha. The affirmation spell candle, The Golden Glow, is dressed with calendula and the included affirmation is perfect for initiating summer solstice rituals.

My pebble of red tigers eye has bands of iron inclusions and the shape reminds me of a talon or a raven’s head. I’ve been seeing the raven quite a bit recently in stones. Odin as well, more recently. This stone has a wonderful energy and I feel it calling to me.

Who doesn’t like calendula? This herb is a workhorse, with multiple culinary and magical uses. A fine example of both is manifested in the Solar Plexus herbal tea (I will review the tea at a later date).

The lemongrass ritual rope incense has a powdery lemongrass aroma – pleasant but not overpowering.

Solar Sight ritual body oil is a blend of fractionated coconut oil, bergamot, chamomile, and lemongrass, with calendula and lemon verbena herbs. Also included are a Lemurian quartz and Horus magickal oil from the Witches Moon’s personal cabinet of witchery. Solar Sight’s essence is airy, clean, and perfect for summer.

The final two components of The Token of Light box are a candle holder and the Sun’s Token pewter pendant. I’ve been looking for a taper candle holder so this is a nice surprise.

The Sun’s Token pewter pendant is weighty but small enough to use as a clothing or Book of Shadows adornment. The inscription reads: “My spirit is strong and shines like the sun”.

June’s box is full of high-quality useful items, as I have come to expect from The Witches Moon’s subscriptions. I look forward to the July box!

The Witches Roots is a monthly subscription containing high-quality items centered around natural herbal witchcraft. The current US price is $29 a month, including shipping.

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by The Witches Roots. All opinions are my own.

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