It's finally here! Keeping Her Keys, An Introduction to Hekate's Modern Witchcraft. It took 7 weeks to arrive which felt like an eternity, but Gods will work in their own good time.
When poking around to find out about the book, I discovered that the author, Cyndi Brannen is from Nova Scotia (Canada) and that made my heart sing! I've got a bit of an obsession with Nova Scotia, and getting back there, and this was just another a-ha connection for me.
The book is set up in lesson plans, to take you through a year and a day of study. This pleases me greatly. To commit to a practice takes time, and I tend to chew through books pretty quickly. This book is forcing me to take my time, and keep notes.
I got the Hekate nudge in winter, during the deep dark "Is it ever going to end?" days of February. I was doing a lot of writing, and a lot of study. When I came across this book in my news feed at Facebook, it felt like the right time to open up to this energy.
And already, she's been chatty with me, and I take that as affirmation of my continual path.
I feel like this also corresponds with my move into Orillia with tarot readings. Having a permanent tarot office type space there is a big commitment on my part, and I feel like the deepening of my practice with my path is connected to this, too. (I am using an art studio on Peter Street South to do readings in, by appointment only.)
Last night was the full moon, and it really does feel like "full speed ahead" in my magical life. It helps that we're having summer weather now, too, I suppose, but I'm grabbing the energy of the summer/full moon/tarot/Welcome Hekate vibe and dancing vigourously with it.
I imagine the knowledge from this course is going to also spill out into the energy work that I do, the kitchen witchery, and the garden-love that all weaves within my practice. Part of the course is to keep a note book solely for the purpose of recording exercises and experiences associated with the year and a day Keeping Her Keys course. I expect to see much overlap with all the other aspects of my life, as this encourages witchcraft in every day life.
If you have done this study course, I'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section!
Exciting news! I've been invited to do Tarot Readings in Orillia Ontario. Space has been made available to me at Three Crows Speak to see clients on a weekly basis, by appointment only. Instead of traveling to my office in Midland, I'm bringing the tarot readings near you.
The spiritual tarot readings I give will show you the reasons for where you've been, what's most important now, where the situation is going... and how to successfully navigate your future.
Tarot Card readings for Orillia can be booked online, or contact me through the forms on The Little Witch website.
I have a number of clients who have already been making the drive from Orillia to Midland, to see me in my office in Midland. Acquiring a space in Orillia seemed like a natural decision. And, using the Studio space that's already filled with great energy felt like a great fit.
In general, readings will be available by appointment only on Thursdays (from 11 to 5) and Mondays from 11 to 4. The times may shift around a little bit, depending on how everything flows in this new-to-me space.
I'm also available, by appointment, for phone readings for clients who are further away from Orillia.
Orillia readings will be $35 for half hour and $70 for an hour.
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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Lori-Grace writes about paranormal occurrences, dream work, tarot readings, and ponderings.
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