Balm of Gilead Community Candle Service – April 24th

Lights will be set at midnight on April 24th, though this is a vigil service and so there is wiggle room to get in after that time as long as you still see openings available.

I am seeing lots of celebration in various forums about the Pink! Supermoon! with a hefty focus on the positive. Not to be contrary for the sake of being contrary, but don’t let the pink nickname fool you. This is a pretty intense period with some intense astrological transits – Sun and moon both square Saturn in Aquarius, Sun conjunct Uranus on the 30th, Pluto’s about to go retrograde, and that’s not even half of it. All those big social upheaval transits of 2020? This wave is part of that storm, so to speak.

Whether we feel those tensions on a larger societal scale in the form of political or economic events or just on a more personal or local level, they are likely to be charging the air. Anybody who tries to sell you only the love and light and fluffy rainbows and affirmations version of this full moon should be tarred and feathered – or at least have your most skeptical flat stare leveled at them for a long second.

And all this promise of personal transformation is one thing, but transformation can be *hard,* especially if you feel you’re having it thrust upon you.

If you still have anxiety about all these transformations that this Pink Supermoon in Scorpio seems to be promising, *you are totally freakin’ normal.* There is nothing wrong with you. Humans developed anxiety for a reason, and in reasonable doses, it can help inoculate you against system failure when at some point things inevitably don’t go according to plan.

The problem is when anxiety exceeds reasonable doses, when it clouds out other perspectives and constrains your sense of what’s possible and where your own agency lies. You’re still normal if that happens, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to take spiritual measures to dial down the stress a little.

Or maybe you’re not so much anxious as just a little… bruised. You did a few rounds in the ring with a pretty big opponent and you’re still feeling it and wondering if you’re really all that enthusiastic about doing any more transforming just yet.

This Balm of Gilead service is designed to help with that. Balm of Gilead is renowned as a healing herb in the physical as well as the emotional realms. It can be used to soothe mental and interpersonal trouble and tension, reconcile estranged friends and lovers, and heal body, mind, and spirit. Think of it as a spiritual anti-inflammatory (it cools things down), antimicrobial (it kills little pesky things that trouble and sicken the spirit and relationships), and analgesic (calms the pain).

Read more or book your spot at SeraphinStation.com.

Brutal review of Coffee at Midnight

Some of y’all testers and critics are really mean!

Coffee at Midnight smells like coffee, for real, because it contains coffee oil, cold pressed from the seeds of Coffea arabica L. I source the best ingredients I can manage for this formula, and they’re expensive.

But some of you are not impressed. One reviewer’s verdict:

“Smells like pumpkin seeds covered in raccoon poop.” – Jane, age 4

Get a real job, Jane.

(I’m just kidding, sweetie. You’re good. And I’d probably be worried about you if you did like coffee at the age of four šŸ˜‰ )

Fortunately, most adults who appreciate both coffee and conjure have reviewed it much more favorably:

“This is my favorite love/lust oil. It smells fantastic and quite delicious! I feel like this is an excellent oil for helping get my mind in the right place when I’m doing love work. The coffee smell is very present (and as someone who enjoys coffee and is in a relationship with a coffee-lover it felt like an appropriate choice.) I have a small almost empty bottle of the original, which has aged well and never went bad (even though it’s over 5 years old.) I loved it so much I used it very, very sparingly.” – an actual adult

(Thanks, E!)

So there you have it, folks. I think the takeaway point here is that preschoolers are philistines lol… But if you already like coffee, I think you’ll find Coffee at Midnight a refreshing, updated take on traditional “sweet” formulas for love-drawing in the hoodoo tradition.


If you like heady, exotic, definitely not run-of-the-mill blends in your ritual oils that owe a little bit to my dilettante-level perfumery experiments, you might also check out Song of Solomon, Balm of Gilead, and Queen Esther.

If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you received a coupon code in the last newsletter that applies to Protection, Blessing, and Healing products, and I believe those last three are all in that category.

And if you’re reading this and you’re *not* a subscriber, you missed a coupon code good for the whole month of December. And let’s see, another one for $10 off an email reading; and several heads-up messages about bonus rewards point events; some free lightning-struck pine; a dirt cheap batch of black chicken feathers [including frizzly rooster feathers]; and an exclusive chance to own a set of St. Cyprian oils I only make once a year – just off the top of my head.

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