Giveaway – Red Aventurine Prayer Beads

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No not Christmas…

Giveaway Time!

Enter for a chance to win these Red Aventurine Prayer Beads 
handcrafted by Crowning Elements


Red Aventurine Witch’s Beads/Prayer Beads
Don’t remember how many times you have spoken your quatrain? Are you tired of losing count of your meditation chant? That is where my Witch’s Beads can help.

Witch’s Beads are great for ritual chanting, spell work, meditation, and astral travel. The strand consists of 3 sections of 9 beads totaling 27 beads. The number 27 is not random. It’s a variation on the very magickal number “3”. The strand is finished with a handmade nylon tassel. Each strand is hand knotted using nylon thread for strength and flexibility.

Constructed with red aventurine beads, silver plated beads, and black nylon thread. These are natural stones, small imperfections may exist.


Stone Properties~
“Aventurine reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. It promotes compassion and empathy and encourages perseverance. It stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity. Aventurine sees alternatives and possibilities, especially those presented by other people. This stone brings together the intellectual and emotional bodies. Aventurine calms anger and irritation. It stimulates emotional recovery and enables living within one’s own heart.” The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

Measurements~

Overall: 10-1/2 inches
Aventurine Beads: 10 mm
Each set of witch’s beads come with a black velvet bag.
Valued at $36.00



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Randomly Selected Winner announced here on my blog
October 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. mst

Congratulations Christie S!  
Please contact me at crowningelements@yahoo.com
before 11/8/2012
(I have also emailed you as well!) 


Winner has one week to claim prize.  
If not claimed within allotted time period, a new winner will be selected.

Best of luck!
Jessica 



Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day

Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day Celebration on September 30th!  
Come check out our newest creations!
 This year’s theme is Harvest Fantasy.  Join us as we celebrate Autumn!
Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day
September 30, 2012
9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Bataan Park
(Lomas & Carlisle)
More info HERE
We had such a great time at last years event.  
Hope to see you there!
Pagan Pride Day 2011
 ~ Jessica

Blessed Litha

Today is the Summer Solstice…the longest day of the year!  Let us celebrate the abundant Earth and Nature in full bloom.  
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One legend holds that, at twilight on Litha Eve, the door to the Middle Kingdom opens and those who seek it may come and go freely. 

Sleeping Beauty by Daniela Illing www.baerb.de

The trooping faeries are on the move!  Welcome them into your home and garden by leaving offerings of honey, bread, or milk.  They also love sparkly stones…so set out some labradorite, moonstone, or quartz.  *Be fore warned some faeries like to cause mischief!

In Fairy Land: An Elfin Dance by Richard Doyle
Litha is also an excellent time for rites of divination…so get those pendulums out and have fun!!
Brightest Blessings,
Jessica
You can learn more about Litha here.


Blessed Beltane

The Wheel turns and we are once again back at Beltane.  The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and warmer days are spread out before us like molten honey.  I love the since of anticipation that comes with this time of year…something wonderful is just around the corner.

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

One of my favorite things to do is to decorate the trees in my yard with satin ribbons.  I use different colors and lengths, placing them randomly amongst the branches.  I love how the wind makes them dance and sway to the music of nature. 

My apple tree all beribboned!

And speaking of music…this song is always in my head during the month of May.  (Yes, my musical theater roots are showing…I love Camelot!)

Don’t forget today is a “Trooping” day as well.  Faeries will be on the move!  If you would like to entice them into your home and garden (be for warned…not all faeries are helpful and nice) set out some cream, honey, or bread as an offering.  Faeries also love shiny stones like labradorite, quartz, and moonstone!

by Stephanie Pui-Mun La

Today is a great day to stop and smell the roses and give thanks to the Earth as she awakens from her long winter nap!
Brightest Blessings,
Jessica

You can find more info about this pagan holiday HERE.

Happy Ostara

Time once again to welcome Spring!  Which means…
My Plum Tree will soon be bursting 
with delicate pink blossoms.
Hot air balloons become my morning wake up call.

I switch out my dishes.

And I celebrate Ostara!

art source: http://bit.ly/GC2rQq
Curious about this pagan holiday?  Find out more here.

I am also looking forward to longer days, more sunshine, burst of color in New Mexico’s brown landscape, and reconnecting with friends and neighbors as we emerge from our winter hibernation. 

I hope you have a happy and blessed Ostara!
Jessica

Forgiveness…

Forgive and let your heart take flight!
Release old anger, hurt, betrayal, disappointment, and resentment.  Take the first step to forgive yourself and others.  Not only will you feel better, but releasing all these negative emotions will create a void for happiness and joy to rush in. 
I know this is not an easy process nor a quick one.  Forgiveness takes time and nurturing and most importantly practice.  But don’t be surprised when forgiveness seems to strike out of no where, it can bring you to your knees and send your heart soaring through the Universe. 
Today forgiveness…tomorrow JOY!
Jessica

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A Fresh Start

How will you start this New Year?  Will you bring with you all the disappointments, the failures, the heart breaks, and all the things that hold your spirit down.  
Marked by the Muse
Or will you let go of all that has been, open your heart to a new way of being, and live like there is no tomorrow.  At any moment in time you are given the unique opportunity of choice.  Choose how you want to live.  I am asking you to be an active participant in your life.  Make the changes you have dreamed about.  The Universe is waiting with your wish list, all you need do is open your hands and your heart!
My hands and heart are open!!  Happy New Year!
Jessica

Clearing & Charging Your Pendulum

Every pendulum radiates and absorbs energy.  Regardless of your intent, your pendulum picks up positive and negative energy from the environment.  It needs to be cleared of this negative energy on a regular basis.  There are several methods you can use to clear your pendulum.
Smudge your pendulum with sage~ 

I included a package of white sage with your purchase.  
1.  you will need:  a fire safe container (glass or ceramic), white sage, a lighter, your pendulum.
2. light the sage in a fire safe container and blow out the flames.
3. the sage should continue to smoke.  
4. pass your pendulum slowly through the smoke of the sage at least 4-5 times. 


Smudge your pendulum with incense~

1.  light the incense and blow out the flame, the incense should continue to smoke.
2.  pass your pendulum slowly through the smoke at least 4-5 times.
3.  circle your pendulum from top to bottom with the incense. 
Clear your pendulum with a cleansing stone~

 
Place your pendulum in a pouch along with a citrine crystal for 24 hours undisturbed.  Citrine is a self cleansing stone that will clear other stones. 

Clear your pendulum with moonlight~

Set your pendulum on a windowsill during the Full Moon or New Moon and let it sit over night.  Not only does it clear the negative energy form your pendulum, but it charges your pendulum with positive energy at the same time.  Don’t worry if it is overcast, your pendulum will still clear and charge.  Similar to the ocean tides which feel the pull of the moon even if it is cloudy or stormy.


I recommend clearing your pendulum every month.  If your pendulum becomes sluggish or erratic it might need cleared more often. 

Did you know you can use your pendulum to clear negative energy from your tarot cards?  
Click here to find out how. 
Jessica

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