Monthly Archives: October 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 ~ First Day of Celtic Tree Month of Reed

Greetings! Today is the first day of the Celtic Tree month of Reed. The Reed was considered a tree by the Druids because of it’s deep root system. It is associated with healing because it was used to administer treatments and also associated with death because it was used to make arrows. Rugs were woven from reeds and they brought a fresh scent into the home, therefore, they were also considered to be cleansing. Bridgit the goddess of poetry, smith-craft, and healing, was honored at this time of the year with Bridgit crosses being woven from reeds and hung in the home for protection from fire, disease, and evil spirits.

At Creative Energy, the PURPLE store located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. the PURPLE peeps, only Aimee and Alyssa today (Vance and Pamela are at the Rock Show), are in the festive mood associated (had to use this word one more time) with Halloween (Samhain). There is a fantastic Halloween display as you walk in, and the calendars are magnificent! The wheel of the year technically ends with Samhain, so get your calendars now! The datebooks are great, but the leather journals are to die for!

I will be giving readings from 11:00 am until close (6:00 pm). They are only $20 for 20 minutes and they are a lot of fun!

Don’t forget the Witches Ball on Sunday, Oct. 29th, 5:00 – 11:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Melbourne. It is a fundraiser for the Woman’s Shelter. Entry fee is $5.00 and either canned goods or feminine hygiene products. There will be dancing, costume contest, vendors, and I will be doing readings ($20 for 20 minutes) with half of my profits going to the Women’s Shelter. Later! Ciao!

Friday, October 27th, 2017 ~ Happy Birthday, Rick Carrera! ~ Beginning of Samhain weekend!

What a bessedly wonderful way to wake up in the morning! The windows open and the temperature cool! Loving it! Meanwhile, Happy Birthday, Rick Carrera, my nephew extraordinaire who is part of JuKenVideo on U-tube. Wa-hoo! Currently the youngest Scorpio in our family.

Today is Friday, and I will be celebrating this event at Creative Energy, the PURPLE store located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. (aka. Hwy 192) from noon until close (6:00 pm). The PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa are getting into the Halloween mood with lots of appropriate fixings for this special event. Readings today will be $20 for 20 minutes, the usual offer, but today we will be unusually happy because it is almost Samhain! The fairies have been decorating the store again with quite unusual but totally useful items.

This week, my daughter brought to my attention to an article on Neuroplasiticity ~ the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury. Scientific proof that, “Change your thinking, change your life”, is true and correct, as Dr. Ernest Holmes has always said.

Don’t forget the Witches Ball this Sunday at the UU Church in Melbourne! Admission is $5.00 plus donation to the Women’s Shelter ~ canned goods, feminine products. There will be music, dancing, vendors, and ritual. Hours are 5:00 – 11:00 pm. I will be doing readings, $20 for 20 minutes and half of my earnings will be given to the Women’s Shelter.

Stop on by Creative Energy today! We will be there waiting to help you with your Samhain shopping! Later! Ciao!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 ~ Cocoa Village Craft Fair!!!

A jolly good morning to all! Grab your water bottles and wallets, and meet us at the Cocoa Village Craft Fair! It is open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm today and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm tomorrow.

I will be at a booth on Church Street and Brevard Ave. selling my book, Beyond the Fine Line, An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems. It will be on sale for $5.00/copy, (on Amazon it’s $5.99 plus shipping) plus you will have me there to sign it for you! It is the perfect size for traveling, fits easily into purse or backpack. And the adventures inside are marvelous, if I do say so myself. It would make a perfect gift for that someone who has everything (except this book) and it would be great for Christmas gift exchanges at the office because it is totally non-gender.

So, stop on by. Stay and chat. Buy a book from me or one of my friends. See you! Later! Ciao!

 

Friday, October 20th, 2017 ~ Day After the New Moon in Scorpio

Good morning! i woke up this morning feeling overwhelmed. So much to “adulting” to do for my FEMA appeal. I just want someone else to call a roofer and and insulation person and get them to say, “Yes, a hole in her roof is not a good thing. It can lead to black mold where it has already dripped. And yes, the insulation the tornado pulled out from underneath her trailer is not good either, because she is loosing energy, plus critters can get in.”

I know I am whining and I do apologize. This is not my normal outlook so I looked at Debra Silverman Astrology and lo and behold there are three (3) planets in Scorpio today – the Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter. No wonder I feel like an overwrought, wounded teddy bear!

The day is getting better! I will be at the PURPLE store – Creative Energy- located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. (aka. Hwy 192), from noon until close (6:00 pm). Readings are only $20 for 20 minutes. And your mood will lift as mine is now, just thinking about the PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa, who have surprises hidden all over the store. Last week I discovered the Kirk’s Folly Dragon bracelet. Ohhhh! Magnificent!

And tomorrow I’m looking forward to selling my book at the Cocoa Village Craft Fair! Stop by and see me. I’ll be on Church St. and Brevard Ave.

My life is getting brighter and lighter as I write, just thinking about all the really great people I will be with and meet today at Creative Energy! Come on down and join us! Later! Ciao!

Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 ~ Cocoa Village Craft Fair

This Saturday and Sunday from 10 am on, I will be selling my book, “Beyond the Fine Line” at the Cocoa Village Craft Fair at the corner of Church St and Brevard Ave. Check it out! Great read, inexpensive ($5.00), and a wonderful gift for someone who has everything, except this exceptional book. Stop by, chat, and buy a book! Later! Ciao!

Angel Alvin

Here is an angel story that I want to share. After Hurricane Irma departed, a disaster assistance website opened. Last Tuesday, a friend sent me the information and I applied. I was told to appear in person at an address in North Cocoa.

Having never been in that area of Cocoa, I listened to my phone as it gave me directions. Traffic was awful. Cars were parked on both sides of the road and in the median. Then I saw a lighted road sign that read, “EBA right lane”. I thought I was in the right lane only now there was an additional lane next to me so I moved into it. It was the entrance to Sam’s Club. They’re giving away food stamps at Sam’s Club? No. That can’t be right.

I drove around the parking lot while my phone told me to turn left on some road. Make a U-turn. Turn right. There was a young black man who watched me as I cruised around Sam’s Club. I stopped and asked him for directions, which he gave me, and then told me he was walking over there himself. As the directions he had given and I had repeated, were now gone again from my mind, I asked him if he wanted a ride. Never have I offered a stranger a ride, but something in my head kept telling me to do so.

The young man got in the car and we introduced ourselves. His name was Alvin and he told me he was the assistant tennis coach at Eastern Florida State College. Now I had sprained my ankle six months ago and was still wearing a boot. He noticed the boot as it shared the passenger side floor space with his feet. Immediately, he said, “You can’t walk in this. You aren’t supposed to be walking long distances wearing this.” I agreed.

He gave me directions to the place we were headed. Then Alvin told me to pull up next to the policeman standing on the road. Alvin rolled down the window and told him about my boot and not being able to walk long distances in it. The policeman directed us to a different entrance. We entered and were shown a place to park. Alvin tried to get me a golf cart to ride in but none were available.

We walked over to the grass outside of building and he told me to wait for him there. I could see the line waiting for entrance. It was as long as a football field and it doubled back on itself as I stood there. So, being me, I walked, oh so slowly to the end of it. Every minute, two or three people lined up behind me. The sun was hot. I didn’t have a hat or a bottle of water. My foot was throbbing already. Would I be able to make it?

Then I heard. “There you are.” It was Alvin. And he had a wheelchair for me. He made me sit in it and pushed me up the hill, down a sidewalk filled with applicants. and up to one of the women in charge. “This is the woman I was telling you about,” he said.

The woman waved us into an air-conditioned building, with fans blowing, and more lines. Alvin negotiated and soon I was next in line to be interviewed. It was then he realized he did not have his driver’s license with him. He went to speak to someone and some other nice man pushed me up to the interview table. I was interviewed and approved. Just then a man came and announced the lines outside were now closed as they were four hours behind. Oh, my goodness!

Alvin returned and pushed me outside, where he flagged down a golf cart to take me to my car while he returned the wheelchair. He met me at the car and I drove him back to Sam’s where he could pick up his car and driver’s license.

After I dropped him off, I pulled into a spot to call a friend. I never saw Alvin’s car leave the parking lot, yet it was gone when I looked for it.

If anyone knows Alvin, please thank him again for his kindness. You never know when you will meet an angel, or who it will turn out to be.

 

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 ~ Good-bye to Ginny and David!

Autumn is a time of endings, the end of summer, the end of the growing season, and the end of the year is fast approaching. It is also a time of harvest, a time of reaping the seeds sown throughout this year. Tonight I will be attending a party for Ginny and David who have scattered uncountable seeds of friendship throughout Brevard. Happiness and joy in their new venture from all the little plants they have befriended will be with them this evening and throughout the rest of their lives.

During the day, however, I will be at Creative Energy, the PURPLE store located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. (aka. Hwy 192), from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm. The PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa have an amazing Samhain display complete with a new line of candles, that  hold the key

Stop on by! Readings are only $20 fro 20 minutes! Later! Ciao!

Friday, October 13th, 2017 ~ A Day of Love and Luck

Happy Friday the 13th! I have always felt this to be a lucky day and this morning I found an article in the Huffington Post which confirms my inclinations. This is the link to the article:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-henes/friday-13th_b_1418812.html

I will repeat some of the information in the article. The number 13 and Friday were very sacred until the patriarchal society took over. The moon is full 13 times in a year as it makes 13 revolutions around the sun. Because of this, in pre-Columbian times the number 13 was a number of regeneration. Friday the 13th is especially lucky for women as there are 13 menstrual cycles in a year and the word Friday honors Freya, or Frig, a Norse Goddess. Friday is also the day the Jewish people welcome the Sabbath Bride. So I will continue to feel lucky and in love on Friday the 13th!

Today, you can help celebrate luck and love with all the PURPLE peeps, (Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa) at Creative Energy, the PURPLE store, located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. ( aka Hwy. 192). I will be joining in the celebration at noon and staying until close, 6:00 pm. Readings are only $20 for 20 minutes and remember, ‘Today is your LUCKY day!’. Later! Ciao!

Friday, October 6th, 2017 ~ The Day after an Aires Full Moon

Greetings, Spiritual Life Forms! Yesterday there was a Full Moon in Aires. This moon is known as the Blood Moon, the Dying Grass Moon, and the Hunter Moon. The theme is about the death of plants, the harvest, and unfortunately the events in Las Vegas this week seem to foreshadow it. This Full Moon is about going within, and beginning to harvest the events of this year, so that during the winter months you will begin to understand what seeds need to be planted in your life in the springtime. This moon falls before Samhain or Halloween, when the curtain between the mundane and the unseen is the thinnest. Next month’s Full Moon is known as the Mourning Moon.

Today i will be doing readings(only $20 for 20 minutes) at Creative Energy, the PURPLE (currently only at night) store located at 780 W. New Haven Ave. (aka Hwy. 192) from noon until closing. The PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa, will be there full of fun and laughter to help shake off the gray rainy clouds that have been hanging over everyone this week. I sent a Loki bracelet to one of my grandsons and he was ‘over the moon’ about getting it! He is six years old and told me it is helping him ‘get along with everybody!’ Anunsolicited testimony.

Drop on by today! We have a cute little container for your umbrella and we don’t mind if you shake the raindrops off in the entry way! Later! Ciao!