Our beloved bicoastal family is hosting two separate events this weekend in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles:
Tonight, Friday, June 14 in Philadelphia is the BloodMilk Mourning Fair, hosting Moss Marchen, Pitt & Pendulum, Roses & Rue Antiques, Witch Fingers Antiques & Oddities, and a Polaroid Pop Up Booth from Pop Up Polaroid. You may also view the original art from Uusi’s Pagan Otherworld Tarot in The Hidden Path exhibit. And, of course, BloodMilk Jewels will be available for in person purchase.
Find Haute Macabre next week at the BloodMilk Presents The Solstice Divination Market at Sphinx and Snakeskin Studio and Gallery, on Friday, June 21 with a hand curated selection of crystals and tarot cards.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 15, in Los Angeles, is the June Gloom Lunacy Event at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, where you may sample their scents in person, including the beautiful limited edition two scent Duets.
Twilight Alchemy Lab was updated late last night with a fresh batch of ritual oils crafted with the intention to assist us through the astrological chaos of this summer:
July is tied only with June for the prestigious title of “Worst Month of the Year.” July begins with Mars’ movement out of Cancer and into Leo, which blessedly moves Mars out of configuration to Saturn and Pluto. Unfortunately, Mars’ removal from the battlefield is followed shortly by a pair of Eclipses, a total solar in Cancer on July 2nd and a partial lunar in Capricorn on the 16th, which reactivate June’s brutal dynamics. Furthermore, poor Venus enters Cancer in early July, getting her caught in the crosshairs that the difficult reshuffling of Eclipses augur.
Between the Eclipses, on the 7th, Mercury stations retrograde, conjunct Mars in Leo. This is a fiery and contentious move on Mercury’s part, and does not make an-already difficult set of Eclipses any easier. Mercury retrogrades back into Cancer on the 19th to make yet another pass over the difficult Cancer-Capricorn axis. Mercury will not station direct until August.
The Sun and then Venus’ movement into Leo on the 22nd and the 27th bring some relief and resolution to the month’s difficulties. It is the New Moon in Leo on the 31st, the first lunation not shadowed by an Eclipse, that decisively shifts the focus away from the Cancer-Capricorn meatgrinder. Not only that, the 31st also puts an end to Mercury’s retrograde.
Despite the foreboding nature of these planetary movements, I am confident that the new additions Twilight Alchemy Lab blends will alleviate the symptoms. Included in this release is Clean Yer House, Clean Yer Self, Protect Yer Self, and a batch of Abre Camino oil, which was specifically blessed and charged over one lunation under the auspices of Mercury, Hermes, and Tyche.
A more in depth post forthcoming on the complete Twilight Alchemy Lab collection, as I have been working with them in tandem to my personal rituals recently and have been experiencing extremely active and positive results.