Did you see The Little Witch walking around the Midland Ontario Butter Tart Festival? She was wearing a tall black hat, and carrying a black lacy parasol. That was me!
I was giving away little gifts to people downtown at the Butter Tart Festival on Saturday. They were post cards with a ballot for a free draw that Wand n Cauldron was doing for the day.
Attached to the little post cards that had directions on the for getting to the shop on Manly Street was a little key chain with a semi precious stone attached, that Melissa from Wand n Cauldron had made herself.
The Festival itself felt much more organized this year. There were still a tonne of people there, but it seemed like the layout used this year left more room to move and get around. It was also great to see all of the local stores having tables and tents out to promote their stores too!
(unfortunately my office is just off the beaten track, and was hiding behind a bunch of sod they had laid out on Elizabeth Street for a golfing game that looked like it was for kids. My office is a few buildings behind the Midland Public Library, and there was also a bunch of porta potty's down that strip too, so there really was no point sitting in my office at all. )
Although the most popular tart vendors sold out around noon, there were still lots of butter tarts available to be had. I bought mine at Grounded Coffee Co a little later in the day (sometime after having my lunch on the grass at Midland waterfront. )
Strolling up and down King Street on Saturday was pleasant. I had no where else I had to be and no time frame to adhere to. I got to have a bunch of conversations with strangers and friends on the day of the festival. (Mostly about the tag on my witch hat, and my parasol!)
It was so much fun to help out a friend promote her new business. Funnily enough, I didn't hand out any of my own business cards. Between dragging the cart around that had my water bottle, purse, camera and puppets in, it just seemed too complicated to get any thing else done other than hand out the little flyers. (yes, I am also a puppeteer. I make videos and post them on youtube with my puppets, although it was difficult at the Butter Tart Festival to pull them out and get any decent footage...)
Did you see me on that day, and take any photos with me? It was such a crazy day that I didn't even get any info from anyone that had a photo taken with me, but I'd love to see them! Connect with me and I can even post them here if you are willing to share!
I'm already excited for next year.
Wand n Cauldron is an authentic shop for witches.
The Little Witch specializes in Tarot Readings in the Midland Ontario office space, and on the phone for long distance clients.
Looking for a phone number for Lori-Grace, The Little Witch? There's a reason I don't have a phone number as a contact for booking appointments!
All of my clients either come from Google searches, referrals, or in person events.
When someone who wants a reading finds me on Google, it generally means they have the means to connect with me online, through email. This also means they can access my appointment calendar to see when I'm available and book the appointment themselves.
If someone looking for a psychic reading meets me at an event in the local area of Midland, we can often set the date in person right away, allowing me to give them the info on how to prepare for their reading and how to find my office.
For those who are looking to inquire about booking a party, using the form on my website is still the best way to do that. When I connect with someone through email, it allows me to be ready - date book out with the available times. If someone calls me and I pick it up in the middle of dinner prep, I'm bound to over book myself!
I do have a number available for those who want readings over the phone, locally or long distance. But that number is only active if I'm logged on to take calls - it doesn't take messages or allow you to book in person readings, or cancel an appointment.
It is unconventional for a business to NOT have a phone number available for connecting, but because of the nature of my business, and my world wide reach with advertising, a number that was available all the time would be ringing constantly!
I really prefer to allot certain times of days and certain days of the week for working, instead of having a phone ringing at all hours of the night, often times with questions people want answered ASAP.
You can always connect with me through the form on the main page of my website
Or through email, or Click to book your own in person reading in Midland Ontario.
If you were looking for an in person, over the phone reading, we can arrange that through Keen!
I volunteered to read tarot cards for a ladies night with the Midland Ontario Rotary. All the proceeds go to the Rotary, from the readings that were done. My table was in the Art Gallery at the Midland Cultural Centre, with a number of other Vendors. I got to choose where my table would be set up. When I saw Tiny Gems vendor table, I knew I had to be near them! They've got good vibes.
I volunteer with this Ladies Night event every year, and in past years I've read up to 15 people in the evening, small 10 or 15 readings. We've now evolved into doing 30 minute readings for fewer clients, which is amazing. I truly prefer to spend more time with the clients one on one.
The day after the Rotary night at the MCC, I did the first sit in Guest Tarot Reader spot at Wand N Cauldron in Midland. I was so excited! And, the readings were so good!
The space is so comfortable, and the store always feels so good to be in. Also, it just happened that Melissa ("This Witch") had just got a shipment of the BEST incense in, and hung out in the store.
In Wand and Cauldron's little reading room, the readings came easy! She's got a beautiful cozy tarot reader nook behind some curtains, with a little round table set up, that she had specially made for the space, and a special Gypsy Den looking light that hangs from a chain. Her shop is close enough to downtown in Midland, that the shop stayed just busy enough all day. It was perfect for the meet and greet with people I've never met before!
So, the end of the story in the video really is, I"m no longer a waitress. It's time to focus on my tarot life. Everything is pointing towards it.
Announcing "Pay What You Can" Reiki sessions in Midland Ontario, through Midland Ontario Reflexology.
We offer Reiki sessions on this sliding scale to make the modality available for anyone who wants to try this healing art. If Reiki is something that you feel will benefit you in managing your stress or unrest, a therapy that will make you feel better, we want to make it something you can access on a regular basis.
So yes, you can have a reiki session in Midland for $15, if that's the amount you feel you can pay. Our Reiki sessions last about an hour, so we usually suggest to our clients that they think about what they can pay for the hour. If you make $15 an hour at your job, then an hour of time is worth that much. If you make $19 or $25, you can pay those amounts too.
If you are used to getting your nails done at $40 for the hour, or your hair done for $60, and that amount feels fair and equal to the amount of healing you feel you are receiving, then that can be your "pay what you can." price.
Often people are uncomfortable with this sliding pay what you can scale, and they prefer to be given a number. When that is the case, I like to suggest they have a Reflexology session at $40 per hour, and I include the Reiki in their session at no cost.
The office for Reiki is located downtown on Elizabeth street, and at this time (February 2019) is only open for appointments on the weekends. As it gets lighter in the evenings, we'll open up weekday evening availability.
Feel free to inquire using our forms on the Reiki Webpage, to contact about the details of having a Reiki session for yourself.
Lori-Grace is a Certified Traditional Usui Reiki Practitioner/Instructor, as well as a Fusion Reiki Practitioner.
A bonus offer that I just had to share. This is exciting!
I love doing readings on the phone for clients who are long distance from me (or may have visited my office when they've been in the area on vacation - I live in cottage country, and we have a LOT of visitors during the summer!) But I can't always be available for the phone, when those clients are ready to have a reading.
The company that I use for my phone readings, Keen, has made a list of advisors ready for any time of day that you are ready! And, they have made an offer that I think is so good, I wanted to share:
Even with the deal listed above, I usually advise clients to prepare to spend about $10 on their reading - that will give you about a 15 minute reading (and I know I can get a good reading on one question in 15 minutes.) with the option to continue on with that particular reader, or choose another.
Make sure to have your questions ready before you call, and be in a quiet place when you make the call. This helps you make the absolute most of your reading, and It helps the reader if YOU are also focused. I usually recommend that you have a pen and paper ready to take notes. It's so easy to forget or mix up what your reader may have said, especially if you are excited or emotional at the time of your question.
This is just such a great deal presented by the company I read with, I had to share!
My Book of Shadows has gotten quite the workout this week.
I had a dream that I was to immerse myself back into all of it, with the kitchen as home base.
I have been burning a LOT of candles, making a LOT of soup, learning from world wide teachers, and taking many many notes. I'm finding it very very satisfying.
And feeling SO much better about everything.
All of this gets recorded in my book of shadows. There's a table of contents in the beginning, so that I can find a spell or a piece of information I'm looking for at a glance. Other than that, there's really no specific order in which I record things. One page can have info on a herb, and my experience with it, another a full moon chant that wrote that I would like to use again, another a spell I've tried and notes on it's outcome, notes of Fae or Fetches, or spirit contact.
The table of contents helps me to access what I need quickly, without worrying about keeping pages in order. Or even worrying about making everything fit. If I fill this book, I'll move on to another (just like I would do with a journal.)
The book I'm using now is a commercially bound one, but I have used hand made versions, or taken old books and upcycled them. They all will live on the same shelf, again for easy reference.
They say that keeping a book of shadows can be important to your practice of witch craft, in what ever form it takes for you. (Paganism, hedge witchery, magician, etc.) I find that so many other Little Witches get caught up in keeping it perfect. To me, it's just another way to journal, with magical attitude.
So, use up the pages. Make a mess. Love your Book of Shadows up with drawings or cut and paste, info jotted in willy nilly. Treat it with messy love, that you can refer to and grow with!
Every year I run a special on Gift Certificates, and I'm excited to announce some additions to this special!
My usual special, and I only do this once a year, is to sell an hour long tarot reading gift certificate with a regular value of $60, for only $40. In previous years, this was the only denomination I made available.
This year, I'm also offering gift certificates in your choice of denominations - whether your gift budget is $5 or $50 dollars. These 'your choice' gift certificates will be good to use against Reiki sessons in my office, Reflexology sessions in my office or home visits for people who live locally but can't make it in to the office.
They'll also be good against tarot readings (I offer 30 minute sessions for $30, as well as 45 minutes for $45) So your gift recipient can choose what length of reading they are interested in, and put the amount towards that.
But, ALSO, I'm making these gift certificates good for any of the metaphysical books or items I carry in my office, and any of the giftables I have there (this includes the sassy cross stitch in frames or hoops - those guys are so much fun!)
These gift certificates can also be used for email readings, which still stand at their prices of $9 for one question, $15 for two questions and $20 for three questions.
The only thing these certificates won't be able to be applied against is the phone readings, as I use a different system for that, and I don't do the billing for those.
If you have any questions, or would like to purchase a gift certificate for someone on your list, please feel free to use the form on my website to contact me, or my Facebook page messenger, or email.
Happy Holidays, Midland!
Springwater Tarot Horoscope for Nov 29th to Dec 13th.
Aries (March 21-April 19) – Justice – It's important for Aries to take a good hard look at all the evidence before deciding what is right - And that every story has two sides. Think before you speak on these sort of matters. Everyone gets what they deserve, one way or another.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – The Sun – Honesty is the best policy. Figure out how to speak your truth and practice those words before presenting them. Does it feel like truth on your tongue? Do this, and the truth, in turn, is revealed to you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Prince of Pentacles – Embrace the offer of commitment, stability, foundation. And know that, yes, even when you don't know all the answers or exactly where the steps are leading, that you are on the right path. Don't allow doubts to set you astray.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – 2 of Wands - Pay attention to "Right time, Right place" synchronicity moments that happen during this time. Even if what comes of these situations doesn't feel like it was on your list, be aware that the Universe is trying to create balance and open some doors for you.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – Seven of Swords – Gather the FACTS, and make your lists or build your case. And, no, made up scenarios in your head do NOT count as weigh-able, measurable facts. This is a time for thinking about the challenges at hand and ahead and carefully planning how you'll present them, if need be.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) – The Magician – Have some feelings of uncertainty surfaced? The Magician reminds you that you have all of the tools, you've studied, and you have every right to take these skills out into the 'real' world and use them. Be confident in your skills and all that you've learned, and get started.
Libra (September 23-October 22) – Strength – Take a deep breath, and feel your inner strength. Let it be firm without being aggressive. Let it be backed by the knowledge of who you really are and all you've accomplished. Don't worry about proving it to anyone. Simply wear it easily and with confidence. This gets you through the next few weeks.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – The Tower – If it feels like it's all falling apart, spend some time meditating on the ways this time can be used to positively set you on a path that feels even better for you. It may look like chaos now, but creation can only come after the movement of chaos. You'll land, like you always do, better than before
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) – The High Priest – Quiet reflection on how you can or do create balance in your life, between earthly pursuits and spiritual beliefs will help you to be a fair and just decision maker during this time. Remember to consider both your heart space and your head, and hold your ground gently but firmly.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – 5 of Cups – It's okay to spend some time feeling remorse or mourning what you think you've lost or left behind. When you wipe your eyes and clear your head, you'll see that there's time and space for new pursuits or ways to fill that emotional space that has meaning for you.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) – 6 of Pentacles – If you see an opportunity to be generous (in word, in spirit, with time or with abundance.) know that these acts are good for everyone, if they are given with the intention and energy of joy, and accepted with appreciation. Mind your energy boundaries and only give from a place of feeling good.
Pisces ( February 19 to March 20) – Ace of Wands – Energetic new beginnings are on offer, even though the year is wrapping itself up. Find a comfort zone in the speed and direction in which this time is leading you. If you stay in the flow, even when the water gets hot, you'll be on your way to letting go and getting on with it.
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Your Springwater Tarot Horoscope for NOV 1ST to NOV 15st.
Aries (March 21-April 19) – 3 of Swords – Get ready to make a solid decision that finally puts you on a focused path. These two weeks will be about weighing all the things you know to be TRUTH and making a commitment, one way or another.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – 8 of Cups – You've had so much to weigh, seemingly all at once. These two weeks reveal how to put some emotions in place, and feeling good about physically getting on with the next steps of your journey.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) – 5 of Swords – Make a decision from a place of wisdom - even if some around you don't understand where you are coming from. Remember your truths and what you know is right, to maintain balance in your life.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – 9 of Pentacles – Make a list of all the ways in which you are safe, what makes you feel stable, comfortable and abundant. Enjoying exactly who you are, where you are, helps to keep you settled.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – Queen of Pentacles – You will be put into the role of caretaker, and the situation will need you to be stable and consistent, as well as kind and thoughtful. Selfless service has only quiet and personal rewards. Remember to function from a place of Love, and do not expect or demand fanfare for your efforts.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) – The High Priest – A firm understanding of how Spirit and Science (Heaven and Earth) work together, makes you a solid go-to person for those who need guidance. Remember to meet them where they are in their path, and counsel with caring.
Libra (September 23-October 22) – Prince of Pentacles – You feel optimistic about something you want to pursue, but others may not understand your vision. Quietly stay firm in your convictions. See this to the end. There are knowings and skills for you to learn from this.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – 9 of Wands – Your passion wants you to run at full speed, but your body may need a break. Take time to heal your physical self. All the adventure isn't going anywhere without you.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) – 8 of Pentacles – You've got a skill that you are so well versed with, that it comes easy - and sometimes may feel boring. Find the joy in it again, and be consistent. It is completely worth the effort.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – The Sun – Let them know your truths. There is no reason to hide yourself. Those who are truly honest with themselves will also embrace your honesty. There is power and freedom in saying exactly what you mean, and being exactly who you are.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) – Ace of Cups – It may feel like you are feeling emotionally like you are at the beginning of a cycle again. Find the lesson and love in 'starting over'. Get into the flow, and you'll see the benefits of 'Brand New.'
Pisces ( February 19 to March 20) – 4 of Swords – Your stubbornness or attitude won't save you from the facts. All the rational data has been presented. Whether you face it or not, the truth is in the numbers. Best to have a good look and figure out how you'll move forward.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) – 7 of Cups – An exploration of your inner world and daydreams should have focus right now. Yes, great ideas can come from meditation, and you may be enjoying the energy of the season, but be sure to remember your earthly goals.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Karma – 3 of Swords - It's almost time to take all of the information you've been gathering about both sides of the story, to make a hard and fast decision from a place of wisdom. Remember that there is always discomfort in transformation.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) – King of Pentacles – Sit firmly in your decisions and your truths. During these two weeks stay FIRM in your beliefs. Embrace being grounded, responsible in your actions, and consistent in your word.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – 6 of Wands – It's time to celebrate your successes! All the efforts you made over the summer and into the fall should be getting you praise and victory right now. Now is a good time to take a leadership position.
Leo (July 23-August 22) – Prince of Swords – A reminder that your quick wit and skillful use of words needs to be backed by solid intellectual proof. While you engage in discussion, remember that everyone can't know everything all the time - and that includes you. Do the research.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) – Prince of Pentacles – It would benefit you to quietly find the way in which you are romanced by your everyday life. If you can't find it, it's up to you to BE it, in your own skin. Only then, will you know the right path for you.
Libra (September 23-October 22) – The Sun – Honesty is the best policy, and brings you freedom and a renewed sense of energy. If having to present your honesty outside your own heart, be sure to choose your words from a place of love and clarity.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – 3 of Pentacles – It's your time to shine, and also your time to focus all your Scorpio energy on creating something you love and can lose yourself in. Spend some time on something you are really good at, and on sharpening your skills. Take pride in your work and accept compliments on what you've achieved.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) – Princess of Cups – As much as you feel time creeping up on you, now is a time to remind yourself of how far you've come, what you love in your life, and what makes you feel alive. Emotions are not a weakness - make them your strength right now.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – King of Swords – Based on the facts recently presented, this is a time for you to make a decision based on intellect. Stay honest and objective, and work for the greatest good during this time.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) – 10 of Cups – Take emotional satisfaction in the simple things. Work together with those who you consider your closest family. Love is our true natural state, and it's safe to make promises from that place.
Pisces ( February 19 to March 20) – Queen of Pentacles – Concentrating now on what makes you feel stable and consistent will benefit you. Be generous and patient with yourself, but be practical. Caring for yourself and others around you, your home and hearth, helps you to feel settled and good with the world.
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