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Deacon Millett: Notes and Comment
Altar Rituals With Lady Muse: Building A Relationship With Your Ancestors
Elle Duvall On Garden Magic: Honor Juneteenth With A Bird Of Paradise Plant
Hoodoo Food With Deacon Millett: Celebrating Juneteenth With Big Red!
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Growing up in Texas, Juneteenth was a big deal. Although Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official January 1, 1863, slaves in Texas did not get the news until two and a half years later. 

On June 19, Major General Granger and his Union soldiers docked at Galveston, Texas, announcing that henceforth all slaves were Freedmen. The celebration was instantaneous — and has continued every year since. In 1980, Juneteenth was declared an official Texas state holiday.

Celebrated in high style with beer, barbecue, watermelon, and Big Red soda, the festivities always felt more joyous to me than those a few weeks later.

A move is afoot to celebrate Juneteenth in every state, one Texas tradition worth sharing. Happy holiday to all, and we’ll be talking with you soon.

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Many blessings,

Deacon Millett

Angela Horner: Daily, 2PM-5PM EST 
Devi Spring: Monday, Wednesday 10AM-1PM EST
Elle Duvall: Wednesday, 10AM-2PM EST
Jon St. Germain: Thursday, 10AM-4PM EST
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Altar Rituals With Lady Muse

Building A Relationship With Your Ancestors

In celebrating Juneteenth (June 19, 1865, end of slavery) we want to remember our ancestors with a special ritual that will honor them and empower ourselves. Keep in mind that your ancestors are a part of your First Line of Defense. In other words, they strengthen your circle of Spirit Guides and Protectors. This is a non-traditional altar set-up that can be done by anyone who chooses to strengthen their ancestral bond. This altar can also serve as a point of contact if you are unable to make frequent visits to a grave site. 

Items needed:

1) Clean surface area
2) White Cloth on the bottom
3) Smaller Green Cloth across the top of the White
4) Beautiful Flowers (Reds, Golds, Blues, Orange, Purples, etc.)
5) 1 White candle
6) 1 Glass of water
7) Photo of Ancestor(s) or something that represents them such as a paper that says “ancestors known and unknown” in a picture frame.
8) If you have dirt or remains from the gravesite of your ancestors, you can place it on the altar as well
9) Acacia leaves (used to contact the dead and open the mind to visions)
10) Frankincense
11) Myrrh

After you construct your altar, arranging the items attractively, create an incense with the Acacia leaves, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Light the candle and burn the incense while you recite the following:

God of the Most High, Creator of All things, I thank you for my Ancestors whom I honor and respect. On this day, I pay tribute to all those who have ascended to the afterlife and that have paved the way for positive change. As they watch and assist me and my loved ones that are still on this earthly plane, I give thanks for all things and pray that our bond will be forever strong. 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.

Elle Duvall On Garden Magic

Honor Juneteenth With A Bird Of Paradise Plant

As a spiritual worker, I tend to honor certain days with specific plants. I am a deep lover of all flowers and plants and you'll never hear me say that you can have too many. For this specific day, Juneteenth, I believe the bird of paradise plant is appropriate. The bird of paradise is native to South Africa and is the symbol for freedom and overcoming obstacles, as well as success, paradise, and royalty.

This is often also called Strelitzia as it was named in honor of King George the 3rd's wife, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Sophie Charlotte was the first biracial queen of England and Ireland and the last queen of America. The city Charlotte in North Carolina (where I am from), is named for her. She had no mention of ever participating in politics during the anti-slavery movement that was big during her time but is often mentioned for her biracial roots.

It's an easy plant to care for if you have the time, only needing to be watered once a week. It does not like the cold, however, as its natural habitat is near bodies of water, so it prefers  humid and warm conditions. Bird of paradise can be bought at Lowes or Home Depot in the gardening center and produces beautiful flowers that look like birds.

I offer this plant with a white candle nearby as a way to honor and remember that even the most difficult of obstacles can be overcome and freedom achieved. 

Hoodoo Psychic Elle Duvall's ancestral gifts include a wide knowledge of herbs and plants and their magical energies. Reach out to her at hoodoopsychics.com.

Hoodoo Food With Deacon Millett

Celebrating Juneteenth With Big Red!


From the sweetened hibiscus tea of years past to the cotton candy syrup of Big Red, celebrating with red drink has always been a special part of Juneteenth picnics and reunions. A little sweetening magic will keep everyone happy at a festive family occasion.

Use Big Red in the following recipes to bring love, joy, and peace to your holiday. If you can't find Big Red (local mostly to Texas), use Faygo Red, Strawberry Fanta, or Kool-Aid. And if you really want to go all out, try the following recipes!

Big Red Drizzle Icing

Start with a cup of confectioners sugar and add 1 ounce of Big Red. Slowly adjust with more sugar and more soda until you get a nice consistency. Try as a drip frosting for a 7-Up Pound Cake -- replacing the 7-Up with Big Red, naturally!

Big Red BBQ Glaze

To begin, you'll want a Big Red reduction -- over low heat, reduce two cans of Big Red to about 2/3 cup. Combine with a spicy vinegar base BBQ sauce (no honey or teriyaki -- the Big Red is sweet enough!). Baste your ribs or other meat for the oven, a gas grill, or mesquite charcoal.


Big Red Pudding Pops

Add a big dollop of vanilla pudding to any popsicle mold, then fill to 3/4 full with Big Red (soda will expand as you freeze it). Add sticks and freeze for four hours. Voila, a special treat for the day!

Sweet Freedom Hoodoo Oil

So what makes Big Red Big Red? It's NOT Strawberry! Big Red is a red cream soda -- and you can adapt its recipe for your very own sweetening oil! Combine a few drops each of lemon, orange, and vanilla essential oils, then add to a red-dyed almond oil. Elements of cleansing, love, and road opening merge in a magical way. Let me know what you think!


Hoodoo Psychic Deacon Millett is the author of Hoodoo Honey and Sugar Spells and Hoodoo Return and Reconciliation Spells. Visit him at hoodoopsychics.com.

The seemingly endless summer is approaching fast, and with it a tsunami of astrological events which you can either surf to the shore or end up feeling swallowed by a whale.

Two eclipses -- Solar on July 2 in Cancer and Lunar July 16 in Capricorn --  bring both structural and internal change. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will amp these up big-time.

Good old Mercury in Retrograde (July 7 in Leo through August 1 in Cancer) may seem like enough to cope with -- but Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will also be turning their energies inward. 

If all of this makes you want to bury your head in the sand from now until the beginning of August, try to see it as a good time for digging deep, discarding anything that is stopping you from building your own castle. As always, when faced with extreme weather, take it nice and slow and you'll be fine!