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Retha’s Crystal Reflections

September, 2018

Herkimer Diamonds, a Girls Best Friend

Last month I finally got to cross a long held dream of mine off my bucket list….going to Herkimer NY to dig for herkimer diamonds!! It was a bonus that they have a fabulous annual gem show there and I was able to go while it was happening! First I will give you an overview of herkimers and what makes them so special, then I will tell you about my experience there!!

Herkimer diamonds are a very unique and distinct type of quartz. They are composed of silicon dioxide and have a hexagonal structure. They are found in only one place in the world, in Herkimer, NY (hence their name). Dolomite limestone is the rock formation in which they are found. Surface water seeped down into the ground and got trapped in pockets. From intense heat and pressure these beauties were formed. 

They are special because they are the highest vibration quartz there is! If you read my article from July “The Power of Quartz“, you already know that quartz as a group is the highest vibration mineral there is….and within the quartz family, herkimers vibrate highest of all! The other thing that sets herkimers apart and makes them easy to spot from regular clear quartz, is that they grow with double terminations (points on both ends). This is not only aesthetically pleasing, it makes them in effect wands, because you can use them to send energy in two directions, or can make a circle (or loop) of energy around you or a space. While regular clear quartz does sometimes naturally grow with double terminations, its few and far between. ALL herkimers grow this way, some may have breakage and you might not see both terminations, but they all grow this way. They also have a shorter more squat appearance compared to double terminated regular quartz. Once you are familiar with herkimers they’re very easy to spot.

Herkimers are called “diamonds” because they are known for their crystal clear clarity and stunning rainbows. They are every bit as beautiful as genuine diamonds in my opinion. (Though I do love my diamonds as well!) Herkimer specimens can be quite pricey due to their beauty, as well as herkimer jewelry. The best of the best quality is used for faceted jewelry, and that’s hard to find and very expensive. You can find reasonably priced natural herkimers set in sterling silver (I try to always have some in stock for customers).

Remember, quartz magnifies, so wearing it with your other crystals will turbo boost the other stones metaphysical properties! I love wearing all quartz, but herks are my definite favorite of all!

Within herks, some have black carbon inclusions, some are smoky, some are skeletal, some have clay inclusions, some are enhydros (water bubble trapped inside) some are golden healers (yellow or golden in color) and some are huge clusters with multiple herkimers connected to one another. There is a herkimer for every taste and budget. If you dont have any yet I highly recommend adding one to your collection!

Herkimers are known to magnify or boost the properties of any other crystal. They are especially great to pair with the synergy 12 crystals we discussed last month. I, personally, love herkimer and moldavite together. Talk about a power combo!! 

Herkimers are ascension stones. Herkimers are great for helping with dream recall and lucid dreams, simply place under your pillow at night. Herks are amazing meditation tools. They help you to astral travel, to connect the astral plane to the physical plane. They help to purify your energy field. They promote creativity and insights. Herks boost your psychic powers, clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, telepathic abilities, channeling, and enhances communication with your spirit guides. Herkimers activate the third eye, crown and soul star chakras. And if all that wasn’t impressive enough, it also boosts your immune system and helps you to heal both physically and emotionally! Wow this is one impressive crystal! And since they are quartz you can even program them!! 

Ok, now that you are familiar with herkimers, lets talk about my trip!

Saturday was the first day of the gem show (it is two days long). We went the first day and got there early. It was herkimer heaven! Two huge buildings filled with vendors, and a bunch set up outside as well. They had crystals of every type, color and size. Just a total feast for the eyes! Of course I was mostly there for the herks but I love all crystals so I enjoyed looking at everything! We spent the day there and I found a few herks to add to my collection as well as a few for customers. The prices were decent. Not a steal by any means but reasonable and definitely less expensive than purchasing online or at crystal shops. It was a total blast going to the gem show!

The next day I was ready to go to a mine! There are a few mines you can choose from, but after speaking to a few sellers at the show, the Ace of Diamonds mine seemed to be the most recommended. So that’s where we went! You want to go prepared in old clothes and shoes, gloves, hat, eye wear and sunscreen. You can bring some garden tools, hammer, bucket, shovel and a pick. If you don’t have tools you can rent them in the gift shop. We got lucky with an overcast mildly rainy morning. We found a spot we liked and got started! If you look close in spots you can see little tiny sparkles in the dirt and rocks. The dirt is packed very hard with huge chunks of rock/matrix. It is quite a workout to get the stuff apart. About an hour in, we had quite a few tiny herks and some broken pieces of herkimers. Then a huge dump truck came and dumped a load of new rocks and dirt. I got on top (it was about 12 ft tall) and started digging around. I found some just lying there under a rock! It was so exciting when I found one! I also found a bunch of huge pieces of matrix with herks safely tucked inside, slightly peeking out enough for us to see it….but not enough to get it out! So we ended up loading my car up with a ton and a half of rocks to work on later at home lol. 

This trip was so much fun, and if you are ever able to go herkimer mining you should give it a try! You get to keep anything you find. Its only $10 to mine all day long and its so exciting digging for buried treasure! These are staying in my collection forever. I will always remember when I got to mine my own crystal babies! Thanks for reading and I hope you will come back next month! I also did a grid review this month that I hope you will check out too. 

Love and crystal blessings,

xoxo Retha

Sources:

healingcrystalsforyou.com

crystalvaults.com

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About the Author:

Retha N. Lent has been married for 17 years to her husband Mark & they have four cats that are their life. She lives in Norristown, Pa. Retha has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Counseling Sciences from Drexel University. She is the owner of “Retha’s Crystals” & sells sterling silver unique crystal jewelry & specimens on her FB business page. She has a FB group for her customers and those interested in learning more about crystals & all things magical called “Retha’s Crystal Circle“. She is also an advisor in the Sage Goddess Affiliate Program. She has her Holistic Healing Certificate and Pillars of Priestessing certificates from Sage Goddess. She is also an Ordained Pagan Minister from the Universal Life Church. Retha has a passion for crystals, nature, astrology, working with moon cycles, ritual practices, tarot and oracle cards, runes, essential oils, herbs, manifestation work, ancient cultures, magic & music. Her favorite place is New Orleans, La. Retha has an extensive personal crystal collection and loves sharing her love of crystals with the world. She has been a practicing pagan since she was 16 years old. 

You can reach her at rethalent@hotmail.com or on her business page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Rethas-Crystals-197411227666484/

Or in her FB group:

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Or follow her on Instagram at @spookygirl16

Book Review: Tarot by Design Workbook: Color and Learn Your Way into the Cards by Diana Heyne

July, 2017

Tarot by Design Workbook: Color and Learn Your Way into the Cards by Diana Heyne

Published by Weiser , Massachusetts, soft cover, with introduction by author

 

 

I have always loved coloring books. As a child, I valued my giant box of Crayola crayons (with the built-in sharpener), and could spend hours filling the black-lined drawings with colors. As an adult, I have indulged in the adult coloring books, spending time with images of ocean creatures, forest creatures, flowers and plants, and geometric shapes, and my colored pencils, bringing myself into a meditative state as I applied colors to the lined drawings. I have a lovely coloring book of Frank Lloyd Wright windows, with the line drawings on a translucent tracing paper so the finished works can be put in a window so the sun can shine through the colors. Imagine my delight when I held this Tarot-themed coloring book in my hands for the first time!

The Tarot by Design Workbook is 8 ½ by 10 inches, with a glossy full-color soft cover. The paper stock of the pages is smooth and substantial, perfect for colored pencils or crayons. The workbook is set up with a short forward by the author in which she explains the setup of the Workbook and offers some suggestions for connecting with the line drawings; then without much further ado, we move on to the drawings themselves.

The Tarot images beautifully drawn by Diana Heyne are based on the traditional Rider Tarot Deck created by hur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith. The line drawings are detailed enough to be recognizable but not so detailed to be discouraging to a non-coloring book person. The Minor Arcana Cards are labeled with a number, or rank for the Court Cards; the traditional images portray the suits of Swords, Staffs/Rods, Cups and Pentacles. The Major Arcana cards are labeled with the title of the card and the number of the card, as well as traditional images portraying The Fool’s Journey.

The card images themselves are on the right side when the Workbook is open; on the left side is the “learning page” with the name of the card, some key words, phrases for both the upright and reversed card (and yes, a bit of whimsy: the phrases for the reversed cards are upside down), and some space for notes. The learning pages for the Major Arcana cards also contain a rhyme or phrase that briefly sums up the messages of each card. The last 10 pages of the book contain spaces for notes, drawings, or reflections, each bordered with a line drawing that can also be colored.

I pulled out my colored pencils, my crayons (yes, I still have one of those giant boxes), and a set of 20 magic markers, and turned to the page portraying The Emperor. The image was easy to work with, and the colors remained brilliant as I applied them. There was a bit of bleed-through to the reverse side where I used the markers. I had no problems with the crayons and colored pencils.

Despite that one bleed-through snag, I enjoyed playing with the images in the Workbook. For a Tarot novice, this could be a useful and fun hands-on tool for learning about the symbolism of the cards. For someone who is already familiar with the Tarot and its images, this Workbook offers the chance to play with non-traditional color themes, and to find a new way to go deeper into the symbolism of the images of the Tarot.

 

 

 

Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

May, 2016

We are in between Sabbats. Many of us just celebrated our Beltaine, and may not have even packed up all our ritual supplies yet and already are planning for Summer Solstice! Because I’m going to wait until next time to write about Solstice, I decided to write about one of my favorite topics. Food!!!

The weather is shaping up and we are beginning the warm weather festival season. What would festivals be without the food? If you go to big mainstream community gatherings, you pay to eat from food trucks and grilles- but for us Pagans, many of our festivals are smaller, private, and akin to family barbeques. Thus, Pagans love to potluck. I am sure there are plenty of people who eat Sabbat specific dishes- deviled eggs at Eostre, holiday cookies at Yule, Wassail for Samhain or Yule, ice cream pie at Imbolc- but many of us just take whatever is practical to take along depending on what the site for the Sabbat allows.

Because my friends put up with it, I have been able to do a lot of hosting from my own home. That allows me to serve whatever I please. I usually make a pot of hot stew to serve when I am hosting at home. And I always brew copious amounts of coffee, hot teas, and serve all the alcohol people want.

Sometimes, we book a gathering at a local community center instead, when we want a larger group, and I like to go for gatherings with other groups as well. While the good old fashioned crock pot is always an option if you’d like to serve hot foods, there is not always a plug-in available! I have also found that there may not always be room in the fridge. So, I have gotten in the habit of taking things that can stay fresh for a several hours out of the fridge, and that don’t need heated up. I also try not to purchase pre-made foods. How many potlucks have you attended where everybody brought packaged chips, cookies, candy, and sodas, and that’s all there was to eat? Now, I understand that not everybody is gifted in the kitchen- but I am, so unless there is some extenuating circumstance, I try to make a fresh dish. I am going to provide some of my favorite recipes for potluck foods for when I am going to a gathering. I hope you enjoy them.

Something fresh!

Salads and fresh fruit and veggie platters are a must have at these gatherings. Not everybody can eat the rich foods, and we have a lot of folks in our communities who are vegan. A lot of the folks who do not cook will buy a fruit or veggie platter from the grocery- but have you seen how much they charge for those? Ridiculous! It takes a bit longer to chop up the foods yourself, but will save a lot of cash in the long run.

For salads, since I never know who will come to a gathering and what their allergies or food restrictions may be, I have the greens in a big bowl by themselves, and have the various toppings in smaller bowls on the side. I do find it more convenient to have grape or cherry tomatoes, but it costs far less to buy roma tomatoes and cut them myself. A tradition my mother started was to have a bunch of green onions chopped up to top the salad with, and I have continued that. Also, cucumbers were a staple for me growing up, so I almost always have those for salads. But you don’t need to stop there for salad toppings. Mandarin oranges and radishes combined with red onion are fantastic on spinach with a sweet raspberry vinaigrette. Strawberries and grapes sliced and scattered over greens with a balsamic dressing are marvelous too. And who can resist sunflower seeds or pine nuts in salad? I never put dressing on the salad, but put the bottles on the side for people to use as they prefer. Yeah- I admit, I will chop up a salad, but I’m too lazy to make the dressing. I find so many good options for dressings, that I don’t even need to worry about good taste. My favorites are Cardini’s Champagne Vinagrette and Brianne’s French Vinagrette. The Champagne Vinagrette is also great to throw on cold pasta and green onions, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and capers and copious amounts of fresh garlic and crumbled feta cheese.

Fresh fruits are an easy solution as well. I find a pineapple chopped up with the tassled top stood up decoratively always gets eaten right up- or a whole watermelon or cantaloupe cut up in a bowl! But I have also never had plain old apples and oranges chopped up and layered on a plate turned down. To keep the apple slices from turning brown, squeeze a lemon or orange and toss the apple slices in the juice. If you can’t stand your sliced fruit plain, the produce section of the grocery usually sells chocolate and caramel dips!

One of the things I love is fresh green beans or asparagus boiled or steamed until lightly softened and then chilled and served with spinach dip and cubes of pumpernickel bread on the side. I also like to include on a veggie platter sliced up bell peppers, carrots and celery, sugar snap peas, radishes- OMGS radishes!!!!- and fresh , raw mushrooms.

Relishes

When I was growing up, all the ladies in the family had these gorgeous glass relish plates with divided sections for different things. And on all these plates were pickles, olives, and glorious glorious CHEESES with crispy, crunchy crackers. If you are like me, you could eat this for three meals a day. I have not found any one kind of pickle to be more or less favored, and if I serve the plain old Spanish green olives, those don’t get eaten any less voraciously than the gourmet olives that cost three times as much. My mom used to chunk up cheddar and colby jack, and my ex-husband was fond of gouda and edam. My current husband’s family, being from Eastern Europe, have taken their cheese and olive platters to new heights, and serve a mouthwatering feta and with black Greek olives and pita as opposed to crackers. Nobody loved sweet pickles like my mother- and she served the tiny gherkin sweet pickles-but I have discovered something even better- SPICY pickles with peppers by Frog Ranch. You will love them!

Maybe you aren’t like mom’s family, and don’t have the fancy relish platters- or maybe you are accident prone like me, and are worried you might break said pretty platters. Chunked up cheese and the crackers served on a paper plate and an open jar of pickles and olives on the side has never been turned down by anybody.

Comitting “carbicide

Many gatherings see folks bring in breads and starchy foods. Our editor told me she loves carbs. Don’t we all? I have fabulous recipes for bagels, potato salad, and a strawberry bread recipe everybody loves.

Bagels

This recipe is based on the one from allrecipes.com, My friend, Kasey, who made these with me in the video is an expert on yeast breads, and instead of using the instant yeast the recipe calls for, used dry active yeast, and proofed it first. We made a video to show you how- and to make you laugh. These will not be turned down, and you will be lucky if there are any left. They are perfect for brunch, a morning meal after a group campout, or even to put sandwiches on. They take about three or four hours to make due to long rising time, but they are 100% worth it, I promise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1FnROaTzc

Lime and Thyme Potato Salad

I get bored with the ordinary. Food is no exception. I got tired of the plain old mayo and mustard potato salad it seems like most everybody makes without any deviation. I was tickled pink when I found my potato salad recipe, which is from the July 2001 issue of Better Homes and Gardens- and it’s on page 175. I always make a double or triple batch, as it goes fast, and it keeps well. There’s never any left, though!

Toss 4 cups cooked potato cubes in a dressing made from 1/3 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup dairy sour cream, ½ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel, and the juice of a lime. Stir in 1 tablespoon of snipped fresh thyme and ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. If salad seems too stiff after chilling, stir in a splash or two of milk. Serves 4.”

Narragansett Strawberry Bread

I wish I could tell you where I got this recipe. I Xeroxed it years ago at a library , and have no clue what publication it is from. It is a modern version based on strawberry cornbread, first recorded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who said indigenous women made this.

Narragansett Strawberry Bread

½ cup butter

¾ cup maple sugar

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup cornmeal

½ cup finely ground walnuts ( I use a coffee grinder)

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

Milk enough to make a stiff batter

1 cup wild strawberries, rinsed and stemmed, or cultivated strawberries, rinsed, stemmed, and quartered

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg, and beat until smooth.

  3. Add flour, nuts, baking powder, and salt. Stir, and add enough milk to make a stiff batter.

  4. Gently fold in the strawberries, and turn batter into an 8-or 9- inch square baking pan. (round works just as well.)

  5. Bake in the center of the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

  6. Let cool before slicing.

And Then a Spot of Tea!

The perfect place for info about how I do tea-to-go belongs under the sweet bread, methinks! You could always grab Nestea or some other mix, and it would get drank, but truthfully, nothing tastes better than freshly made tea. While there is a plethora of offerings of expensive flavored teas that everybody absolutely loves- none of that is necessary, nor is it as affordable as what I do.

First, buy a gallon jug of water- or save and wash one from when you finish your milk. Make sure this jug has a screw top as opposed to a pop on top so it doesn’t spill. Either fill the jug with tap water or use the water that was in it when you got it at the store, and pour all that water into a big pan and bring it just to a boil and turn it off immediately. There are sixteen cups of water in the gallon- so if you are using regular teabags, put ten of them in this. If you are using loose tea, put in twelve or fourteen teaspoons depending on how strong you prefer your tea. I don’;t just do plain tea, though. Sometimes, I jazz it up a bit. I throw some dried lavender in with jasmine tea sometimes. Most any Asian market carries Fujian’s Jasmine tea and it comes in both red and golden yellow tins. About three or four tablespoons lavender to fourteen teaspoons of jasmine tea of is enough. I also like to use dried rose petals, easily found at Middle Eastern markets in with black tea. I do recommend, if you can find it, and flavor of tea by Ahmad teas. The cardamom and Earl Grey they make goes over especially well at gatherings. Don’t leave the leaves or bags in the tea for long. Usually three to five minutes is long enough for teabags and five to ten minutes for loose tea. Just taste it to judge when it’s perfect. Then strain all of that out as soon as it is strong enough. Let the tea cool, and then pour it back into the gallon jug using a funnel and refrigerate it until time to head to the gathering. I never sweeten my teas, and just take sugar along in case folks want to. If you are taking the tea, take along cups as well!

Dessert

Even if you don’t eat sweets, a lot of other people do. While the simplicity of cookies makes for convenient eating at a potluck, there is nothing, and I do mean NOTHING more beautiful than a homemade cake at a gathering. My very best cake recipe was given to me by my friend, Inger many years ago, and I am not sure where she got it from. We both have become known for this cake. All you have to do is bring this along ONE time, and it will make you famous amongst your friends.

It is a good one to take for gatherings, because it is baked in a 9 ½ by 13 inch glass baking dish and just left in the pan to be iced and devoured a piece at a time. It’s a carrot cake with a cream cheese icing and it includes a lot of goodies besides just the carrots. You can always justify a piece because it has so much fresh, natural goodness in it. Ready?

Inger’s Kick Ass Carrot Cake

Cake

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

2 ¼ cup flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups shredded carrots

1 eight ounce can crushed pineapple AND it’s juice

2 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Combine sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla and blend with a wooden spoon.

  2. Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.

  3. Fold in carrots, coconut, pineapple, and nuts until all is incorporated.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes and let cool.

Next, ice the cake!

Icing

6 ounces room temperature cream cheese

½ cup softened butter

¼ cup milk

3-4 cups powdered sugar

¼ teaspoons salt

Combine all ingredients but the cream cheese- add that last. Blend well, and spread over carrot cake.

Well, these are just a few of the foods I share at gatherings that never fail to make folks happy. I hope you enjoy the Summer festival season with your loved ones and that good food is a big part of that!

Blessed Be!

Witchcrafting: Crafts for Witches

August, 2015

 

Lavender Wand

As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul.”

Anonymous

Merry Meet…

Lavender has the magical attributes of sleep, peace, purification, protection, love, clarity of thought, long life, visions, wishes and attracting men. Physically it is an antidepressant and a sedative. It also stimulates the immune system.

As an offering to the gods, witches were said to throw lavender into the Midsummer fire.

One way to save a bit of this powerful summer-blooming herb is by making a lavender wand.

For this one, I selected 18 stems of lavender, but I think 24 pieces might be better.

(Note: it must be an even number of stems.) About 18 inches is a good length, but shorter will work.

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Remove any leaves and line up the bottom flower on each stem. Using a long length of ribbon, tie off just below the blooms, leaving one end of the ribbon short and the other long. Hold the blossom end in one hand and, one or two at a time, begin to bend each stem down over your hand.

Take the long length of ribbon and begin to weave it under and over the stems. I chose to work with two stems at a time, but one at a time also works.

wand2

Continue going around and around – over and under, over and under – keeping the top of the ribbon close to the bottom of the previous layer to later prevent the small lavender flowers from falling out after they dry.

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I think I pulled the ribbon too tight when making this wand. You’ll also notice some large spaces between layers of ribbon.

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At the base of the flowers, wrap the ribbon several times tightly around all the stems, then continue to wrap their length if you wish, finishing with a bow.

Allow to air dry, perhaps by the light of the sun or the moon. It should keep its scent for years.

Merry part.

And merry meet again…

WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

June, 2015

Save the Sun

Merry Meet.

June brings Litha, the summer solstice the day with the most sunlight. This craft will allow you to keep some of it for other times.

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Gather together glitter, confetti and any similar material perhaps crushed yellow gemstones and put it all in a clear jar or in a bowl. Hold it up to the first rays of the morning sun. Keep it in the sunlight for as long as you feel is necessary to absorb its essence, power, life force, joy and warmth. Perhaps even put it out again at noon and sunset.

Then, divide your material into tiny bottle or jars and label them Sun Dustwith directions to sprinkle as needed for light or warmth.

You can decorate the bottles by inserting a tiny screw eye hook into the top of the cork and attaching beads, charms and other trinkets or hang it from a cord, ribbon or chain.

If weather will prevent you from catching the rays on June 21, try for the 20th or the 22nd. If you look at the sunrise and sunset times of each day, youll notice that there is less than a minutes difference in the length of each day.

Merry part. And merry meet again…

ChaosSun’s Crafts

December, 2008

Prosperity Wheels

The new year is coming…It’s  time to reflect on the past and set goals for the future.  This tool gives you an easy ability to focus your energy on changing what it is you want to change, and to help achieve the goals you want to make!

What you need:

1. Paper plate, or circle cut out of poster board or card stock.
2. paint, markers, crayons, colored Pencils
3. Ruler or straight edge
4. magazine pictures, actual picture, talent for drawing or sketching
5. Glue or tape
6. A paper fastener(I’ve always called them brads)
7. An idea of what you want your Wheel to represent!

Ok so you have your plate all clean and pretty Lets get creative 😉

Step 1:

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Probably best to find the center of your plate.  Best way I’ve found is to gently fold the plate in half, fold that part in half gently and just pinch the corner.

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Step 2:

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There are several ways to make a prosperity wheel.  You can divide the 4 sections into the 4 elements.  On the top rim glue a picture or color, or color in with paint, markers etc. to represent the elements (earth=green; air=east; fire=south; water=west).  I made a template of the Goddess Symbol and just traced it onto the 4 sections and then painted them to the corolating element.

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Step 3:

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Identify a goal with the element(s) it corosponds with.  For a job change, you can use fire or fire and earth.  Earth being for a stable income or lifestyle.  What you use, or draw for your goal is up to you.

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Step 4:

This is optional, but its purpose is to help focus your energy even more.  Using the paper Fastener (or brad) make your self a pointer, something like a clock hand. You can use the pointer to point at a specific goal and focus your energy on that one goal.

I know the pictures on mine are hard to see, but I have a $ sign on earth for more stability in my job and more money.  I have a sewing machine on air for creativity, and I need to start working on my sewing and crafty projects. Fire has a picture of a Slim Fast label (yes yes ha ha ha) obviously to loose weight.  And Water is a car cause I wanna be able to travel more in the future, mostly home to see my family.

Very simple craft you can even do this with your kids and have them cut out pictures of toys they want, and from there you can get chores out of them and have them save the money to Get those toys.  Just a suggestion

This Month’s Crossword

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Answer to Last Month’s Sudoku

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