New Beginnings: Sun Conjunct Mercury in Gemini Service – begins May 21

Have a glass-encased vigil light fixed, dressed, blessed, set on my altars, and worked continuously for you in a community altar work service for the upcoming Sun-Mercury conjunction in Gemini.

Lights will be set the night of May 21. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”

Sun-Mercury cycles are four months long, framed by the Mercury retrograde period. This Sun-Mercury conjunction initiates a new cycle, taking place just after the Sun enters Gemini, so it occurs at 0* Gemini. The degree of 0 in a sign initiates huge, strong, and often rather raw new energy.

Mercury is exalted in Gemini. Add the Sun conjunction and you’ve got a rare and fabulous opportunity to kickstart or breathe new life into projects or intentions involving communication, mental or manual dexterity, travel, writing, anything to do with the media, curiosity, and/or open-mindedness.

What’s This For?

  • initiating a difficult conversation you know you need to have
  • success in situations or activities that requires you to think quickly and/or with agility
  • upcoming travel opportunities
  • launching a new marketing campaign
  • selling a new idea or strategy to others
  • clarifying and articulating complex ideas or feelings
  • kickstarting a new creative project
  • giving a fresh burst of energy to an ongoing work or research project
  • successful writing and/or speaking engagements

Please note that community altar work services do not come with individual readings/reports, though I will post at least one photo of the work to the client Discord “forum,” which you’ll receive an invitation to after you book.

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Jesus Malverde Community Altar Service starts tonight

Have a vigil light set and worked on my Jesus Malverde altar in community altar work service beginning on Tuesday, May 3rd, which serves as the feast day of this folk saint. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”

Jesus Malverde, also known as the Angel of the Poor or the Generous Bandit, is a folk saint who is said to have lived and died in late 19th/early 20th century Sinaloa, Mexico. His reputation as a sort of Robin Hood figure began before his death, as the legend has it; he targeted the rich, redistributed the money and goods he stole to the poor, and basically spent his life on the wrong side of the law but by all accounts on the right side of morality.

While many details of his life and death are the stuff of legend and as such unverifiable and certainly prone to dramatic embroidery, what’s undisputable is that he has a solid reputation for responding to the prayers and petitions of his devotees, especially those who find themselves running afoul of the law due to poverty and corruption. 

Since the 1970s, he’s gained greater notoriety in the public eye as a narco saint — the patron saint of drug dealers and smugglers — and that is how many folks beyond the borders of Mexico who hear of him categorize him, increasingly so since the 1990s. But to dismiss him as merely a narco saint and his devotees as drug kingpins and criminals is to ignore the lived realities of the faithful in a complex world where things aren’t always so black and white – where sometimes breaking the law is the right thing (or the only thing) to do, where justice isn’t blind, where the distribution of wealth is immoral, where there is government corruption and the police aren’t always on the right side of the law – humanity’s or God’s.

His devotees petition him to have enough food for their children, for safety in dangerous lines of work (including but definitely not limited to smuggling), and to get them out of legal difficulties, as you might expect from a bandit folk saint. But they also tell of how he miraculously cured their illnesses, returned lost or stolen property, even helped them get *off* drugs and get their lives on firmer footing. 

His reputation as a narco saint has blossomed only over the last 40 or so years and not without a good bit of help from the media. His reputation as the Angel of the Poor and the Generous Bandit, however, long predates the sensationalist “narco saint” appellation, and as a folk saint, there’s a lot more to him than this. So it would be appropriate to petition him for pretty much anything related to living a life that is in some way “on the margins” or precarious or dangerous. It would also be suitable to use this service as an opportunity to “introduce yourself” to Jesus Malverde if you’ve been thinking you wanted to learn more about him but haven’t begun working with him yet.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you do not have to pay for a spot in the vigil service in order to have your name and petition included in my prayers and offerings to Jesus Malverde on May 3rd. You can simply submit your name and petition via the intake form and in place of the service/order #, type “jesus malverde prayers only.” There is no cost for the prayers-only option, though if you’d like to, you can make an optional donation in any amount you wish to help offset the cost of time and materials used, and in this case, I will set at least a votive light for you to burn for a few hours, depending on the number of reduced rate/pro bono requests I get for this service.

I’ve been doing some sort of pro bono or reduced rate/pay what you can service every month since COVID began to help those who need spiritual help but can’t afford to book private services. And I’m happy to present your petitions and pray for you as part of my own thanks to Jesus Malverde. Remember, when Jesus Malverde answers your prayers and grants your petitions, you should “pay” the saint by making a donation to the poor. Don’t protest that you are the poor and therefore you’re exempt from this duty – there’s *always* someone poorer than you. You must participate in the spiritual economy, which with Jesus Malverde is always already a financial one as well, and approach him with open rather than closed hands. Make sure you keep your side of the bargain!

Read more or book your spot at SeraphinStation.com.

If you’d like to make a donation to help offset the cost of pro bono and reduced rate services that I provide for folks experiencing income instability and career challenges during this COVID mess, you can do so here. (Offsite PayPal link)

May Community Honey Jars Start Tonight

May community honey jars for prosperity/success and for love/relationships start tonight.

The prosperity/success jar has Pay What You Can options.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

3X bonus rewards points are available through Tuesday night at midnight Central time.

PLEASE NOTE: As of today, for some as-yet-undetermined reason, some adblocker browser extensions are blocking the widgets for the rewards program. So if you can’t see the notification about bonus rewards points and/or the widget to go to your rewards program dashboard, check your adblock settings and see if that fixes it. If not, please let me know.

St. Joseph the Worker Candle Service & Novena begins tonight – free options

Have vigil lights set and worked on my St. Joseph altar in a nine-day community altar work service beginning on Sunday, May 1st, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker.

I will begin a nine-day novena and chaplet recitation to St. Joseph on this same day, focused on petitioning his intercession for the unemployed, the underemployed, those whose income is or could become unreliable or unpredictable, and those struggling to find dignity in their work. Your petition/intention will be included daily in my novena and chaplet work.

You do not have to book a spot in the vigil service in order to have your name and petition included in my 9 days of novena and chaplet prayers. You can simply submit your name and petition via the intake form and in place of the service/order #, type “joseph novena prayers only.” There is no cost for this option (though if you’d like to, you can make an optional donation in any amount you wish).

Lights will be set on Sunday, May 1st. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, foster parents, carpenters, craftsmen, travelers, immigrants, and families and workers in general. He has two feast days in the Western Catholic calendar, and this one focuses specifically on his patronage of workers. 

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Light Setting Service Options

Vigil light setting services now come with two different options at Seraphin Station. You can book a light setting with a full one-page report with photos and interpretation, or you can just book a light setting with a photo if you don’t want or need a typed report.

I’m also experimenting with a subscription service. I can just about guarantee something with it will not behave the way I expect because that’s just how this goes, so let me know if you have any questions or run into any problems.

New Moon in Pisces: Forward Momentum (March 2-7)

For this upcoming New Moon in Pisces and the days immediately following, there is a *hell of a lot going on.*

The Sun and the Moon are conjunct Jupiter and Neptune, the co-rulers of Pisces. This is really pretty special and makes this an *excellent* New Moon for spiritual/magical work.

But that’s not all – Mars, Venus, and Pluto will be conjunct in Capricorn the following day, and Mercury and Saturn will be conjunct in Aquarius. It’s a HUGE party and *everybody* is showing up (well, except Uranus – he’s too busy being conjunct the North Node in Taurus to socialize right now).

As if that weren’t enough, then Jupiter will join up with the Sun a few days later and will be what we call cazimi in Pisces on March 5th – this is Jupiter in the Heart of the Sun with the Sun lending its strength and power to Jupiter, who can give off his purest expression of energy. For a brief period of time, if you will, you can imagine yourself having gained entrance to the throne room for an audience with the king. 

And finally, this new moon is aligned with Lambda Aquarii, aka Hydor, a star in the constellation of Aquarius with a Saturn-Jupiter nature that is helpful if you want to acquire or retain something, e.g. get money, a job, or respect, or hang on to the money, job, or respect that you’ve already earned.

And Jupiter is conjunct Alpha Eridani, aka Achernar, a fixed star with a Jupiter nature that brings success in matters relating to the pursuit of religion or philosophy, holding public office or a position for which you must be nominated/appointed, and in general behaving with moral uprightness and steadfastness.

So what’s this for?

All kinds of stuff.

  • any petitions to do with health, wealth, happiness, long-distance travel, the law, higher education, spirituality, and/or business
  • the start of a new relationship or new project, especially a creative one
  • you’re ready to begin focusing intently on a particular goal
  • you need help to recognize and hang on to the things that give you hope
  • you desire spiritual growth and/or greater independence
  • rekindling faith and gaining a burst of optimism and/or creativity
  • focusing on reciprocity and stability in your relationships
  • expressing the “real you” or finding your authentic voice
  • increased charisma and sex appeal
  • coming out ahead if you’re competing for something
  • you need help reforming bad habits or relinquishing vices

Just submit your petition and info via the intake form after you check out and I’ll have all the info I need to get you set up for the service.

Work will begin and lights will be set the night of Wednesday, March 2nd. There is definitely wiggle room – this stuff will be kicking up energy all week long and through the weekend – so you can definitely book late if you still see slots open.

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Commitment to Vision: Sun Conjunct Saturn Service Starts Tonight

While Saturn might be characterized as a stern schoolmaster and is often associated with restriction, it’s also the planet of hard work, discipline, patience, and mastery. 

Saturn can bring hardship, hard lessons, and insecurity. But Saturn can also bring recognition and achievement. It all depends on how attentive you’ve been to Saturn’s lessons and how diligent you’ve been with your commitments and responsibilities.

What’s This For?

The Sun is conjunct Saturn just once a year, and I like to think of this as an annual opportunity to take stock, reflect on how things have been going, and adjust fire if needed. If things have been starting to fall apart, it is probably time to adjust course and reassess goals. If things have been going well, it is a good time to articulate and commit to your goals or your next phase. Either way, this is the kind of thing Saturn does – Saturn can help.

Basically, it’s a good time to think about the structures in your life. This can be literally, like if you’re due for a roof inspection or planning on building onto your home, organizing your closets, decluttering the basement, or remodeling your place.

But it can also be more figurative. How do you spend your time? What shapes your plans for your own day to day living? Do you *have* plans shaping your day to day living? Or are you living in constant reaction to external forces with little agency over your own schedule and life? These aren’t always easy issues to untangle – but Saturn can help you do that work of untangling and articulating where you want to be and how you can get there.

This is a good time for anything related to building, rebuilding, commitments, stability, authority, and real estate/your home.

  • If your life is too cluttered, it’s a good time to ask Saturn to help you declutter.
  • If your time is taken up too much with other people’s bullshit, Saturn can help you set reasonable limits and get your life back.
  • If everything you’ve tried to do lately has just fizzled out or gone wrong, it’s a good time to ask Saturn to help you reassess and get clarity on what you need to adjust.
  • If things have been going well at work and you’ve been diligently working towards promotion or a raise, it’s a good time to ask Saturn to help you get the recognition you’ve earned. 
  • If you’ve been kinda drifting along getting buffeted about by outside forces and not having much of a plan of your own, it’s a good time to ask Saturn’s help in forming one.
  • If you are considering any project or path where commitment, hard work, skill, mastery, and/or vision are big elements of success, it’s a great time to ask Saturn’s blessing and start that new endeavor.

Read more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Lucky Stars Sweet Jar service, phase 2 + February community honey jars

Phase 2 of the Lucky Stars Sweet Jar service for Jupiter in Pisces is now underway. There are pay-what-you-can options because, well, life has honestly just been *insane* the past couple of years, this is an amazing extended “good luck” transit, and if money’s a little tight because that’s where your luck has taken a beating lately, please feel free to book the reduced rate option; that’s what it’s there for.

February honey jars for prosperity/success and love/relationships start tonight. There are pay-what-you-can options for the prosperity/success jar, too.

Participants are invited to a private Discord server where I’ll post photos and answer questions, and they get access to my client calendar, as well, with details about the work and any upcoming events they might want to take advantage of.

January Prosperity and Relationships Honey Jars

January honey jars start tonight, for Love/Relationships and for Prosperity/Success/Income. The prosperity jar is Pay What You Can.

Community altar work services focus on a particular goal or area and have a limited number of “seats” for each working. They are a great compromise between big workings open to any number of folks (inexpensive but with little customization available) and hiring a worker to do 100% custom, private services just for you (completely tailored to you but often considerably more expensive since the costs of time and materia magica are not being shared by more than one person).

Learn more or book now at Seraphin Station.

All Souls Vigil Service with Novena and Chaplet for the Dead – Free Options

Nine-day vigil, novena, and Chaplet for the Dead service.

Have lights set and worked on my altar in a nine-day community altar  service beginning the night of November 2nd, All Souls Day. There is some wiggle room and you can join up after the work starts as long as you see that there are still spots left and it doesn’t say “sold out.”

Along with setting and working lights in the name of your loved one, I will perform a nine-day novena and daily recitation of the Chaplet of the Dead, with appropriate offerings, incense, and other materials and including a photo of your loved one if you have one to send.

The Chaplet of the Dead is a four-decade rosary that includes prayers such as the De Profundis (Psalm 130) and prayers for the repose of the departed soul and the comfort of the bereaved. 

In Catholic tradition, the prayers of the living faithful can benefit the souls of those who are in Purgatory. Once purified, these souls will join the company of heaven. Once a loved one has died, they can no longer engage in works or deeds on their own behalf, but the living can pray for them and dedicate their own works and deeds for their benefit, thus helping them enter the presence of God and the saints.

Even if you don’t believe in purgatory in the most literal sense, these prayers and offerings focus on peace and rest of the departed and can serve as comfort for both the dead and their loved ones who are grieving. And it’s completely appropriate to perform such a service for ancestors whose names are unknown, as well, or for the souls of the departed who have no one living to pray for them. You can also use this service as an opportunity to thank those departed, known or unknown, whom you’ve received help or comfort from yourself.

You do not have to book a spot in the vigil service in order to have your loved one’s name and/or a petition included in my 9 days of novena and chaplet prayers. You can simply fill out  the intake form and in place of the service/order #, type “all souls novena prayers only.” There is no cost for this option (though if you’d like to, you can make an optional donation here. (Offsite PayPal link)

Learn more or book your service at Seraphin Station.

October Protection/Reversing Community Altar Service (begins Thursday the 21st)

This service focuses on goals related to protection (both spiritual and physical), deflecting negativity, and in cases where someone is aiming something at you personally, returning that crap right back to the sender. 

Your name and petition/intention will be added with those of other participants to what is basically a protective container spell – a sort of spiritual and energetic fortress, if you will, with watchful and powerful guardians encircling you. I work these community rites on my altars for a month, from (just after) the full moon to full moon, with special attention to pertinent moon phases, astrological transits, holy days, etc. as applicable. Participants receive a link to my client calendar detailing the work over the course of the month and are invited to a private Discord chat for participants.

There are Pay What You Can options for this community altar service.

In many cases, this service lends itself especially well to the construction of protective charms, amulets, mojos, pakets, etc., and you can opt to have me make and send you one.

You can also opt to add a “care package” tailored to your situation, to have me ship you hand-selected and hand-blended spiritual baths and other supplies useful your particular situation.

Learn more or book now at Seraphin Station.

Double rewards points now through Oct 24th.

Cor Leonis Community Altar Service + Talisman — for courage, victory, recognition, stamina, healing, power shifts

Yes, Saturn’s been in Aquarius for a while now. This isn’t new. And it will be there into 2023. And it’s been all stompy and cranky with the lockdowns and restrictions and quarantines. 

But we just had a major, stellar full moon, astrologically speaking (forgive the pun), with the moon in Aquarius conjunct beneficent Jupiter and making actually ZERO hard or negative aspects for just a few hours. Pretty rare lineup of lovely, really. Talked about it in the client forum a bit if you missed it.

And right now, the sun’s conjunct Regulus, one of the so-called Fixed Stars, the brightest one in the constellation of Leo, also known as Cor Leonis, or the heart of the lion. This one is all about success, courage, strength, victory. It’s not a super long-lasting conjunction, but wow, is it ever timely right now.

Remember our Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in December? At 0 degrees Aquarius? This was a *huge* pivot, a major shift in a massive long term cycle that took us into a new 200-year elemental cycle and for that matter, towards a new social paradigm that we’re still in the process of creating or delineating right now.

This bright flash of Leo energy can help us catch our breath for a second, grab hold of our courage if it’s slipped, and make sure we’re still in touch with our hearts, which should be our navigators through all this, and we still have a ways to go – a quick checkup or check-within is not at all amiss right now.

So all of this is about our gradually gaining strength to continue walking where we need to go, *in spite of* whatever environmental bullshit might be distracting us or threatening to wear us out. Yeah, Saturn is the cranky old schoolmaster, sure, and things haven’t exactly been easy, but Saturn’s goal isn’t our misery. It’s just our learning. And when we struggle with and come out the other side of those Saturn challenges, and we’ve really learned, there are rewards.

But none of this is ever instant gratification with Saturn. It’s all about digging in there and being consistent and staying the path. And it would not be weird at all if you were tired. And this brief little burst of insight, hope, balance, and greater perspective that the full moon brought us the potential for? Well, alongside the beneficence of the Cor Leonis conjunction, it can bring us a shot in the arm (so to speak! lol) in terms of strength and stamina, too, and I think it’s particularly appropriate that Regulus is associated with Raphael, the healer archangel.

So you might use this service:

  • to reaffirm intentions or petitions you set earlier in the year for where you need to be heading in the coming months
  • to adjust or narrow down or hone in on your goals/focal points for the coming months
  • to invoke the clarity, stamina, and strength of Cor Leonis in the midst of your journey here
  • to grab hold of your courage if you’ve temporarily misplaced it in any of the noise and confusion
  • to turn the tables or catch the upper hand in a situation that’s been characterized by power imbalances and shifts (in wrestling terms, finally pinning that opponent you’ve been striving against)
  • for petitions to refresh your coffers/gas tank/material resources if the journey so far is seeing them a little lower than you’d like
  • to open or strengthen the lines of communication with the archangel Raphael the healer

Read more or book your spot at Seraphin Station.