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Friday the 13th + Day of the Divine Feminine

Happy Friday the 13th!  Today is the day of the Divine Feminine!  Contrary to popular belief, today is a sacred day to be celebrated, not feared! Friday is ruled by Venus, the planet + goddess of Love, Abundance, Fertility, Art, Beauty, Luxury + Affection.  Friday is named after "Freya's Day," the Norse goddess of this archetypal energy. The other Divine Feminine celestial body in the sky is the Moon.  She is the cosmic Mother + Nurturer.  She represents our emotions + is the ruler of women.  As women, our menstrual cycles parallel the Lunar cycles.  Just as there are 13 lunations in a year, women have 13 menstrual cycles each year as well.  The Moon also travels 13 degrees across the...

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(Un)Lucky Charms: Gemstone Legends + Curses

It’s almost Halloween, and what better way to get the jewelry scene into the spooky mood than diving into gemstone legends and lore!  Are opals really bad luck? Why did people once believe wearing zircon could prevent you from getting struck by lightning? In her latest webinar for National Jeweler’s “My Next Question” series, Associate Editor Lenore Fedow, interviewed jewelry designer Alex Lozier about the gemstones long associated with bad luck, like opals and the Hope Diamond. They also looked at the other side of the coin—the gemstones and minerals thought to be protective or bring good energy.  Watch the interview below!  

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Spiritual Jewelry: How to Adorn Yourself with Meaning

Have you ever wondered how you can use jewelry in your spiritual practice to create deeper meaning + empowerment through personal importance?  If you have ever wanted to adorn yourself with a sense of purpose and use jewelry as a modality for healing, self expression + empowerment, then you have come to the right place!  Here are some of my top tips for using jewelry in your spiritual practice!

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8/8 The Lion's Gate Portal: Gateway to Heaven

The Lion’s Gate Portal opens each year when the brightest star in our sky, Sirius, begins to rise.  The ancients saw this star as the gateway to Heaven.  It is our spiritual sun, burning 26x brighter than our actual sun. On Earth, the ancient Egyptians viewed this time as a great blessing of abundance + prosperity, as it signified the flooding of the Nile which brought with it fertile soil for the next years harvest to be planted.   Named after the sign of Leo that houses the Sun when this astrological event occurs, the Lion’s Gate Portal peaks on the 8th day of the 8th month of the year.  On this sacred day, Sirius aligns with the pyramids of Giza and is considered to be...

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EVERYDAY is Earth Day

Earth Day is one of my FAVORITE DAYS OF THE YEAR!!! I LOVE celebrating the beauty of our blue-green planet, and I LOVE seeing everyone making a contributing effort to protect the environment.  But... what about all of the other days of the year? We have reached a point in human history where our actions have had such a severe impacted on Earth that we have tipped the scales off balance.  We have thrown Mother Earth out of harmony.  As a consequence, we have put the survival of every single living being on the planet in jeopardy.  Many are already extinct!  Ooofff.... that is a big responsibility to shoulder, and many have chosen to ignore the facts regarding the critical state that our planet is in. We are at a...

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