Artwork: Book of Shadows Art Print for the Solstice Ritual
Crystal: Tumbled Golden Aura (contained in the Spell Bag)
Intuitively Drawn Tarot Card: Ten of Grails from The Tarot of Vampyres
Magickal Anointing Oil: Solstice
Spell Candle: Solstice
Vials: Black Salt, Casting Salts, Flower Blend
Other Items: Cranberry Orange Organic Tea, Protection Pendant, Protection Spell Scroll, Raven Statue, Spell Bag
The June 2019 MidnightMuses box is the second in the subscription series and was my first experience with a SugarMuses subscription. Initial impression? I love it! The juxtaposition of yellow and black, light and dark, is pure eye candy.
A book of shadows art print for use in the solstice ritual, among other things, is featured for June and the Ten of Grails is my tarot card: “Lasting happiness. Tranquility, peace of mind”. Yes please, to all of these! The artwork on the tarot card is exquisite.
Several witchy staple items are included for June: citrus incense, solstice magickal anointing oil, a solstice spell candle, and black salt, casting salts, and flower blend vials.
Surprisingly, to me, the citrus incense has a pleasant sunny citrus aroma and is not too strong. Pairing nicely with the incense, the solstice magickal anointing oil has been crafted with almond oil, lemon, and orange essential oils, with orange peel inclusions. This blend has an especially delightful citrus aroma, with a subtle undertone of spiciness similar to clove.
Made from hand-rolled beeswax, the spell candle is bright yellow and wrapped with a summer solstice poem. The candle is lightly dressed with golden glitter and smells wonderfully waxy.
Black salt, casting salts, and flower blend vials are included for use in the solstice ritual. Hopefully these vials will become a standard feature each month because the size is perfect and they can be refilled and reused.
But wait, there’s more… It seems this box keeps giving!
Tea is my beverage of choice so I am happy to receive the cranberry orange organic blend. Everything tastes lemony to me at the moment due to cancer treatments so I will review the tea at a later date (thought I might make a small cup beforehand).
The protection pendant and protection spell scroll are welcome additions to my collection. The pendant is quite heavy and is well-made, with an inscription on the back: “PROTECTION Defense against Harm”. The box it was tucked into is also lovely, with delicate moss fronds used as packing material.
My favorite item for June is the small raven statue. I have the larger version, which I purchased from SugarMuses last year, and I absolutely adore both of them. The spell bag is also a favorite. It is so charming that I am hesitant to open the sachet, though I am tempted to make a nest out of it for the small raven statue.
I am not sure which items will be standard each month, if any, but I plan on keeping my subscription active and I am extremely excited to see how this box evolves.
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.