Lucky Stars IV: Jupiter in Pisces (The Final Chapter, featuring Jupiter Conjunct Neptune in Pisces)

Work begins Friday, April 1st, but this altar setting will be worked and available until Jupiter leaves Pisces on May 10th,so you absolutely can jump in late as long as you see slots still available.

Lucky Stars IV this go-round is “the final chapter” – Jupiter leaves Pisces on May 10th and we have to say goodbye. But Jupiter is giving us one more gift before then – Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in Pisces on April 12th. More on this below.

What’s This For?

Jupiter’s at home in Pisces – you could call it his command center or throne room, even – so this is great big benevolent Jupiter energy: wisdom, expansion, opportunity, dreams, the intuitive search for the truth, spirituality. It’s a wonderful, much-anticipated transit after the strain, drama, and restriction of 2020-2021.

Jupiter in Pisces is just plain lucky – an excellent “good luck charm” transit – and will be there until May 2022. It’s a great time to ask the universe for what you want and put your energy towards manifesting it.

What’s kind of rare here is that Neptune is also in Pisces at this time, and together, Jupiter and Neptune co-rule that sign. Jupiter’s urge towards expansiveness and Neptune’s urge towards larger social and mystical vision can combine for some crazy big magical opportunities, especially those related to Neptune’s wheelhouse: empathy, imagination, the metaphysical, psychic vision and intuition, spiritual awakening.

Dream big. Grab hope. Jupiter wants to give us what we need to sort our shit out so we can be happier.

You don’t apply for certain types of jobs because (fill in your demographic) never gets those jobs? *This is when you should flout the odds and apply anyway.*

Nobody in your family has a lick of psychic ability and you’ve always thought your tarot cards might be deliberately messing with you? *Time to call them on it and figure out what’s going on.*

Found your dream home but your annual income is missing a few zeroes you’re sure you’d need to get financing? *They just might overlook that strictly by the book stuff this time.* Might as well ask Jupiter to send a little of that expansive benevolence your way.

Jupiter Conjunct Neptune in Pisces

Jupiter is conjunct Neptune in Pisces on April 12th, though we can expect the influence of this transit to be felt in the weeks preceding and following the point at which it’s exact on the 12th, especially between April 7th and 17th.

The last time Jupiter was conjunct Neptune in Pisces was in 1856, the year Nikola Tesla, Booker T. Washington, Sigmund Freud, L. Frank Baum, John Singer Sargent, George Bernard Shaw, and Robert Peary were born.

This transit has to do with new ways of seeing, with subtle ideas, and with the creative impulse, so it’s especially beneficial for petitions related to intuition, divination, creative works, imagination, and inspiration. If you have a longstanding obstacle or issue that needs a fresh approach, or outside-the-box thinking, or even just a magic flash of lightning and you don’t know how to make it happen, that’s the kind of energy this transit can bring.

In a way, it’s also a “thinning of the veil” energy, a time when it should be easier to connect with other realms or planes of existence, so it really speaks to anything related to art, painting, creative writing, music, meditation, dance, mediumship, psychic ability, breakthroughs in the arts or sciences, and inspiration to break through roadblocks or plot a new course.

This service has Pay What You Can options.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

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.

Read more or book now at Seraphin Station.

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.

Mercury Retrograde Service (Jan 13-Feb 3)

Work begins on Thursday, January 13th. Since this service will be ongoing for the entire time Mercury is retrograde, you can book at any time as long as you still see available slots (which, barring an unusual surge of interest in this service, will be through the 3rd of February).

If there’s one bit of astrology beyond sun sign that everybody knows about, it’s probably Mercury Retrograde. This infamous event happens three times a year, and since Mercury rules things like communication, travel, negotiation, legal stuff, contracts and agreements, it can wreak havoc on all kinds of important areas in your life. So stay in bed, wear fuzzy slippers, don’t sign anything or buy/sell anything, don’t start any new relationships or go on any trips, and for the love of God, don’t touch a computer, or Mercury will nuke your life.

Or so the popular wisdom in some circles goes, anyway 🙂

Not only is that not even possible or practical, it’s also not even necessary. The uproar over Mercury retrograde is a bit overblown in the “public imagination,” and as with anything astrological, how much it affects you and how will depend on your personal natal chart and what areas in it Mercury is affecting.

Having said all that, I still probably wouldn’t buy a new computer while Mercury is retrograde if I had a choice 🙂 But Mercury RX does affect some of us more than others and will sometimes affect us more than usual, and we very often do not have a choice when it comes to things like contracts, technology, court dates, travel, etc.

And this one might wreak a little more havoc than usual, since Mercury is squaring up with Uranus, and Uranus is retrograde right now, so shakeups and the unexpected are kind of on the menu.

If you find Mercury RX tends to wreak havoc in your life, or you have an important Mercury-ruled event coming up during the retrograde period that you cannot control the timing of, or you just want a little added peace of mind during this transit, that’s what this community ritual service is designed for.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

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.

Moment of Truth: Mercury conjunct Venus and Pluto Service

Lights will be set beginning on December 29, but the effects of this transit will be felt for some time yet, so there’s definitely wiggle room with booking late. 

Normally, Mercury conjunct Venus is great – we can be smooth talkers, communicate clearly with business associates and loved ones, confess our love for someone, even “pop the question.”

But Venus is doing a long sojourn conjunct Pluto this season (for most of December, and the cycle won’t be over until March), and Dec 29-30 are something of a trigger point for an acute phase of this transit. And Pluto? Pluto wants to peel back our layers just about down to the bone so we can face the really deep shit that makes us tick. Taken all together and shaken not stirred, the simplest way to describe this sort of energy is probably “Scorpionic.” On steroids.

You want to rip off the bandage, rifle through the disavowed junk drawers of your psyche, figure out why you are attracted to a certain type of person, why you repeat a certain type of pattern, even why you like a certain type of thing in bed? Want to sit down and grill your significant other about deep and foundational elements of your history and dynamic together, no matter how uncomfortable? Super! This transit is perfect for you and wow, are you ever gonna learn a lot.

Not quite ready to wrench the door off the closet and greet the psychic skeletons all at once? Is digging for the “truth” at any and all cost not your cup of tea, and maybe you’re more of a one-trauma-at-a-time versus let’s-dump-the-whole-suitcase-out-right-now type? Are you feeling a little more John than Sherlock where it comes to emotions and dynamics [BBC versions]? Then pay attention and tread carefully.

This is dark stuff in the realm of Venus – what folks sometimes call “shadow work,” and all about what makes us tick in terms of our subjective experiences, likes and dislikes, what we find pleasure in, what is at the root of various feelings we have. Of course it doesn’t have to be catastrophic – much depends on us and our development and our own natal chart stuff. And this can be an opportunity to finally really grok some things and get at what we really want (and Pluto would generally like to inform us that if we think we already know this, we are wrong, and he has some revelations for us… and Pluto’s revelations are rarely kind and gentle). Pluto’s transformative power is immense, and Pluto aims to transform our minds and our hearts so that there are no secrets between them.

But the light side to all this shadow is that we can come out of this with profound new self-knowledge that enables us to transform our relationships – with ourselves, with money, with others – and it’s the kind of knowledge that can enable us to truly and efficiently “cut and clear” so that we aren’t wasting our energy and time with things that no longer fit or serve well. And then, of course, we can turn that energy and time towards what will in 2022.

This service is designed to help you navigate this Plutonian guidance with grace, equilibrium, and compassion (for yourself as well as others).

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

Lucky Stars Sweet Jar returns – Jupiter in Pisces Community Altar Service

Jupiter’s at home in Pisces – you could call it his command center or throne room, even – so this is great big benevolent Jupiter energy:  wisdom, expansion, opportunity, dreams, the intuitive search for the truth, spirituality. It’s a wonderful, much-anticipated transit after the strain, drama, and restriction of 2020-2021. Jupiter in Pisces is just plain lucky – an excellent “good luck charm” transit. It’s a great time to ask the universe for what you want.

This service has Pay What You Can options.

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.

Mercury Retrograde Remediation Service – Sep 26-Oct 18

If there’s one bit of astrology beyond sun sign that everybody knows about, it’s probably Mercury Retrograde. This infamous event happens three times a year, and since Mercury rules things like communication, travel, negotiation, legal stuff, contracts and agreements, it can wreak havoc on all kinds of important areas in your life. So stay in bed, wear fuzzy slippers, don’t sign anything or buy/sell anything, don’t start any new relationships or go on any trips, and for the love of God, don’t touch a computer, or Mercury will nuke your life.

Or so the popular wisdom in some circles goes, anyway 🙂

Not only is that not even possible or practical, it’s also not even necessary. Frankly, I’ve always thought the uproar over Mercury retrograde is way overblown in the “public imagination,” and as with anything astrological, how much it affects you and how will depend on your personal natal chart and what areas in it Mercury RX is affecting.

Having said all that, I still probably wouldn’t buy a new computer while Mercury is retrograde if I had a choice 🙂 But Mercury RX does affect some of us more than others and will sometimes affect us more than usual, and we very often do not have a choice when it comes to things like contracts, technology, court dates, travel, etc.

If you find Mercury RX tends to wreak havoc in your life, or you have an important Mercury-ruled event coming up during the retrograde period that you cannot control the timing of, or you just want a little added peace of mind during this transit, that’s what this community ritual service is designed for.

Ritual service involves setting of dressed, fixed lights, among other things, and these generally burn for about 5 days. If you’d like to have lights set continuously during the period of Mercury retrograde, you can book the additional lights as an add-on. Or if you’d just like an offertory or votive light set for a shorter duration, perhaps right before an important meeting, you can do that, too.

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 Discord “forum,” which you’ll receive an invitation to after you book if you’re not already a  member.

Learn more or book your spot now at Seraphin Station.

internet update + Protection/Reversing community altar service

Just got internet back yesterday afternoon after the latest round of the neverending dance with what must be the worst ISP in North America. So even casual, irregular readers probably know the chorus to this tune by now: “I’m working on getting caught up” and “sorry I’m posting this so late.”

I’ve been wanting to offer something like this for a while, and I finally have a space cleared to dedicate an altar to it full-time. This way, I can offer it as a regular, ongoing service every month that people can drop into as the need arises without having to book anything.

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

Purpose/Goals

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. The nice thing about reversing work is it just bounces things back – if there’s nobody to bounce anything back on, no harm done, but if there is, well, they set it in motion and your conscience is clear.

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.

If you have questions about any of this work, you can ask them and I’ll answer them in our private forum, where you can also trade ideas and perspectives with other participants if you want to. For instance, you might want to time a spiritual bath to coincide with a planetary day/hour or astrological event or saints’ day. I will occasionally make suggestions for things like this, too, if there’s anything interesting happening in the astrological or liturgical calendar.

At the conclusion of the service, I will ritually deploy or disperse the materia magica used in the working as appropriate to your petition/situation. 

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 Discord “forum,” which you’ll receive an invitation to after you book.

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.

Read more or book your spot at Seraphin Station.


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).

St. Bartholomew Altar Service & Talisman – Uncrossing, Protection, Cast Off Evil, Spiritual Cleansing, Road Opening

This is a three-day service beginning the night of August 24th, the feast day of St. Bartholomew. 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. Bartholomew is the patron saint of bookbinders, butchers, tanners, and cheese makers. Some very brief and pretty confusing scriptural references mean he’s numbered among the original apostles, so we don’t know that much about him as a historical figure. But as is so often the case, rich folk traditions have filled in the gaps.

His strong association with knives and sharp things has a gruesome origin – he’s said to have been martyred by being skinned alive – but today he’s associated not just with the literal cutting of things but also with cutting *through* things more figuratively. So his devotees might call on him if they’re undergoing surgery, or if they need to “cut through” a web of lies or obfuscation to see clearly into the heart of a matter.

Folks who work in restaurants, delis, and kitchens call on him as a patron for any number of employment- and career-related petitions, from obtaining regular work to avoiding work-related injury.

You can also call on him for strength and protection when you need to resist the wiles of the devil or free yourself from negativity, evil, crossed conditions, and various kinds of temptation.

During this work, I will be creating an amulet called a St. Bartholomew’s Cross. I’ll make a few extras to offer separately later on in the shop, but if you want to guarantee you get one, you can book this service and add the amulet option, and it will go out in the mail to you when it’s finished (which you should allow at least ten business days’ for from completion of this service).

This cross comes from the Spanish Cyprianic grimoire tradition and is used for uncrossing and protection. Its power has also traditionally been invoked against lightning storms, to help women in labor, to remove the evil eye and crossed conditions, and to help clear the way, opening roads and removing obstacles. St. Bartholomew’s devotees who carry this cross and pray his prayer regularly are said to have the escort of the Virgin Mary as psychopomp at the hour of death to avoid the torment of devils and be guided to heaven.

The handmade wooden cross, which takes several consecutive days to make in a ritual setting with a very specific list of components and ingredients, will come in a hand-sewn bag with accompanying dried herbs. So this is a full-blown, handmade, artisan charm bag or mojo bag type of setup, not just a holy medal and a few grains or leaves slapped into a cheap bag or something like that.

If you join up after midnight my time on the 24th, it’s totally fine – your work won’t technically have started on St. Bartholomew’s feast day in that case, but there’s actually nothing in the old Cyprianic grimoires that says this work has to be done at a certain day/time/time of year. It just has to be done the right way. And the cross has to be made the right way. And since that takes *days,* this altar setup is going to be up and working for some time. 

Read more or book your spot at Seraphin Station.


Thanks to my irreplaceable assistant Sonia for her help with the Spanish research and her input on St. Bartholomew traditions from her family’s neck of the woods!