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It's Christmas Day, and I hope that, whatever celebration you embrace, this solstice week brings you peace and joy.
Today's solar eclipse is conjunct Jupiter (planet of luck, wealth, and generosity) and trine Uranus (for surprises and experiments) -- talk about a truly fortunate day! It's a nice foretaste of January's darker Saturn-Pluto conjunction, which will shake-up power structures in big (national and international) and small (home and office) ways.
Try to take the coming month in stride, and give a call to Hoodoo Psychics if we can help!
A few lists to help you start the year off right:
Ways To Usher In A Glorious New
Foods For Luck In The New
Ways to Cleanse for a Fresh New
Miss Elvyra Brings Bright Blessings
Traditions For Long Winter Nights
The week of winter solstice is a time to gather with family, friends, loved ones and community, especially for Pagans, Wiccans, and Witches, to honor through rituals and ceremonies the traditions of the dark returning to light.
The ancients knew this was the longest night of the year, which meant that the sun's journey back toward Mother Earth had begun, bringing her back to life with warmer days.
Cleansing and ridding one's home, physically and spiritually, of clutter, dirt, waste, and negativity is best performed as part of ushering in the new life coming forth at this time.
Setting up the sacred space and altar starts this process, along with creating a safe area for a fire (either in a fireplace, cauldron, or fire pit), perfect for performing some banishing spells to cleanse the house (and one's self) of old demons and bedevilment.
There are several simple but powerful spells:
• Write the name of who or what one wants to banish on a small piece of paper and anoint with Banishing oil at the four corners and center. Put into the fire with three Eucalyptus leaves and let burn.
• Burn a bit of nettles and chicory in the fire and focus on what you wish to banish.
• Throw a small amount of Asafetida on the fire, shouting out, "Begone, go back to where you came from!"
• Place iron or steel tools and implements at home entrances to repel harmful or just mischievous elven folk.
• A powerful mixture of acorns, mistletoe, and oak bark burned in a fire repels undesirable spirits, causing malicious demons to leave.
• A Witch's Ball — a colored glass globe hung at windows and doors — repels evil.
• The ringing of bells disperses negative spirits.
Finally, the making of the Yule Log (large for a fireplace or small for a cauldron) seals the home. Choose the wood of a tree that has specific significance and decorate with berries, feathers, cinnamon sticks, and mistletoe (nontoxic burnable items). Then put into the fireplace or cauldron and burn. Keep the ashes and use as protection from negativity, evil energies, or nasty beings.
Psychic Miss Elvyra works
in the lady-hearted
tradition and is a
favorite reader. She is
the cohost of The
Priestess, and The
Rituals For Heart And Soul From Lady Muse
Home Is Where The Hearth Is
As we are in the beautiful season of
Winter, people all over the world are
preparing and beginning their family
celebrations. These celebrations
include rituals of candle lighting, gift
giving, music, dance and feasts. Many
colorful stories overflowing with morals
and values are shared to preserve and
honor the history of the culture
tradition. Sitting around a fire is not
uncommon, which is a great time to use
this powerful fire energy to create
The fireplace is often found in the
center of a home, the place where
families gather. A pinch of herbs for a
specific intent can be applied to the
fire and raise the vibration of your
desire. Keep in mind Safety first! Just
This ritual addition is simple and can
be delightful on your celebration day of
choice, as many individuals love to time
their work. This work can be enjoyed by
a fireplace or outside in a fire pit.
During a waning moon cycle, it would be
great to cleanse and clear away
blockages that hinder positive growth
and success from the family and
community. A pinch of this mixture would
be great to open the way.
Solomon seal root
Pray and awaken the herb-root mixture
and charge it with your intent. Using a
mortar and pestle or blender, transform
the mix into a powder. Focus on intent
while blending. When completed and
ready, gather your loved ones around the
fire and as everyone meditates on
breaking the chains of hindering
spirits, drop 3 pinches of the mixture
into the flames as you pray.
Keep in mind that a prayer from the
heart is very powerful, but if you need
a little prayer assistance here is one I
wrote that might be helpful. Enjoy!
God the Creator, I thank you for all
I ask that you break the chains of
bondage, freeing and uplifting the
inner man of our Loved ones, friend,
and those who cannot pray for
Give us clarity, wisdom, knowledge,
Love, peace, and unity. Let our
guardians open the doors and clear
our paths that we may embrace
positive growth and
Keep our Guardian Angels encamped
around us protecting us from all
evil, hurt, harm, and danger
Let the Ash of this fire purify and
shield us from all
As we end this year and begin the
next, we thank you for Strength and
We humbly thank you for building us
to be our best.
By the Powers That Be.
So Mote It Be!
Hoodoo Psychic Lady
Muse ministers to the
masses, helping them break free
from the bondage of oppressive
situations and uplifting their
Spirit. Give her a call at hoodoopsychics.com.
Learn The Legends With Marin Graves
Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
Many people who celebrate
Christmas hang Mistletoe in
their homes. We know anytime
love interests pass underneath
it, it's a great excuse for them
to exchange a kiss. Parents
torment their kids with this.
Young lovers conveniently find
each other under it. Long time
partners enjoy a moment of
youthful bliss beneath sprigs.
But do you know where the
How about a little holiday
Kissing under the
Mistletoe comes from Frigga,
the Norse goddess of love.
Frigga's son, Balder, told his
mom that he dreamt of his death.
Of course, she was a worried
mother who rushed around town
asking people to promise her son
would not die. But his dream
became reality. He was killed
with a Mistletoe
As all myths go, Balder came
back to life and his distraught
mother cried tears of joy that
transformed into pearly
mistletoe berries. She then
kissed anyone when passing by
Mistletoe. The idea being, that
anyone who received a kiss under
the mistletoe tree could never
There are two other stories
where Mistletoe and kissing come
Freya, the goddess of love in an
Anglo-Saxon legend, proclaimed
that all men must kiss the young
girls who stood below a
Mistletoe sprig hanging from the
Also, another custom actually
required Mistletoe – all of it
used to decorate homes – should
be burned on Twelfth Night or
any couple who kissed under it
would never get married.
Regardless of which legend you
believe, I hope that your
moments under the Mistletoe are
filled with kisses of joy, and
that your holiday season shines
as bright as your soul.
Hoodoo Psychic and medium Marin Graves divines
with tarot, pendulum,
crystal balls, astrology,
and cowrie shells, in
addition to channeling
messages from the dead. Find
out more at hoodoopsychics.com.
Psychic Rules Of The Road With Sister Jacqueline
When It's Okay To Cheat
(On Your Psychic, That Is!)
"Hello this is Jacqueline. How
can I help you?"
"Hi Sister Jacqueline, I have a
couple of questions."
The voice on the other line is a
little soft and a little
quavering. It reminds me of when
we were children and we were
asking about unknown yet
information or experiences. We
were breathless; shaking in our
clothes despite the temperature,
anxiously waiting for the
After a couple of questions, the
real reason for calling makes
itself known. "I have another
question. I am having work done
for me on my behalf. I wanted to
get a read on the effectiveness
or success of this work. Can you
Ah. The reason for the shaky,
breathless words coming from the
other end of the phone. She is
asking one reader about another.
Cheating on her psychic.
* * * * *
Believe it or not, this happens
more often than you would think.
The client, as I will identify
the caller, is curious about the
validity of the reader or the
work of the reader. No different
than taking your car to more
than one mechanic to see if the
same diagnosis comes up so that
you can be sure you are not
being charged for items or work
that is not necessary to fix the
problem. This should be fine
with readers, despite some who
do their business in neon sign
facades on Broadway, who might
prefer that you make a hasty
decision on the work and pay in
cash, thank you. It is your
prerogative to make decisions on
your time and with good counsel
from whomever you choose without
pressure from any reader.
Once, I went into the little
shop that had the sandwich board
sidewalk sign with the red palm
and $10.00 painted in white in
the middle. I knew she was the
local psychic, and many of her
clients came to me. Twice a year
for many years she would call me
(I knew it was her as I
programmed her number in my
iPhone a long time ago), and she
would ask me specific questions
to try to ascertain my talents
and knowledge -- and of course,
my prices. I decided to
spontaneously pull into the
parking lot and come into her
place to get the $10.00 reading.
The aroma of something
deliciously simmering on the
stove wafted through the
curtains that separated the
living quarters from the
traditional parlor/living room
of this older Victorian, and I
was invited to sit at the table.
I placed my ten dollar bill on
the table and she moved it aside
and took my palm into her hands.
I was told things that I will
not share (my prerogative) and
then I was told that 'for $75.00
I can have all negativity
cleansed off of me' so that
blessings would come in more
quickly. As I hesitated
(realizing that this remediation
offered to me was less than 5
minutes into my reading), she
said that 'this cleansing would
be a special price since I come
in for the reading, but if I
choose to come back the regular
price was $150.00.' I told her I
was not interested in the
cleansing and when she further
pressed, I told her it was time
to go pick the children up from
school. She understood that I
was not going to need any
further remediations. I thanked
her and quickly departed to go
pick up my teens (Yes, I really
had to get the kids from
I share this experience as I
wanted to empower you that you
are absolutely correct in your
spiritual self-care if you
choose to question/compare
information from a reading or if
you wait for spiritual
remediations or spellwork to be
performed on/for you. You are
also correct in expecting that
the cost of said
remain the same price as the
first offer; you should be
suspect if prices change from
the same reader for the same
work. If you have the same
reader offer the same work at
different prices, ask why the
change and then decide if it is
worth it for you. Now, in
defense of rootworkers,
prognosticators, each has their
own reasoning for setting prices
the way they do and yes,
sometimes work being done for
you COSTS. If you cannot see
yourself going to the crossroads
at night to lay an offering
because of fear of
your spellcaster will do it but
expect that they will be
compensated for not being tucked
into their blankets at the
stroke of midnight. We workers
encounter things that go bump in
the night, too.
times the caller wants a
secondary reading to validate
what the first reader told her
and to quantify the work that is
being prescribed by the first
reader. This is okay as well, as
it will give clarity. This too,
should be fine with any
respectable reader. The seeking
of further validation amongst
peers gives credence to your
gift, and I have also
recommended other readers for
certain spellwork as the client
needs. It should not be
offensive to a reader that a
client seeks confirmation; we
are all here to help this soul
attain what they desire. There
should be no pressure and no
competition between readers, and
a client should have the ability
to make their choice of their
own Free Will. This sets the
tone for the Universe to follow
that it was of no coercion or
pressure that the client had
services performed for them --
it was the client's choice.
Oh, the caller? She relaxed once
she heard from me similar words
of advice from the same reading
and I gave almost exactly the
same remediation counsel that
she received from the first
worker. She relaxed and her
voice sounded like her fears had
been dashed. A lighter, musical
"Thank you!" came over the line.
Another satisfied customer.
other psychic will never know
that her client "cheated" --
unless the client "spills the
Author, Prognosticator, and
(ex 9999) is one of the many
talented readers on Hoodoo
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