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Mantras for Mercury Retrograde in Libra

Mantras for Mercury Retrograde in Libra

It’s time to prepare for the final Mercury Retrograde of the YEAR (check out our ultimate Survival Guide here)! While Mercury stationing retrograde is never a necessarily “fun” astrological  transit to confront, being aware of the energies in advance is a helpful way to navigate them. Here’s everything you need to know about Mercury Retrograde in Libra: Sign occurring: Libra Dates: September 26 – October 18, 2021 Degrees traversed: 25 - 10 degrees  Stations retrograde in a square to Pluto in Scorpio Stations retrograde in a trine to Jupiter RX in Aquarius Makes a conjunction to Mars in Libra on October...

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Back to School Crystals

Back to School Crystals

Every year around mid-August, we all start to feel the shift. You know what we’re talking about! That creeping in of a serious tone, needing to “check things off our lists” and a general back to business attitude. The long and carefree days of summer start to wind down, and we put our thinking caps back on. While only a small percentage (about 24% of the United States ages 3 and up) of us are actually enrolled in school, we all seem to feel that very familiar “back to school” energy arriving by Labor Day. Of course, astrologers would say...

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August is Black Business Month

August is Black Business Month

August is Black Business month, so we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on the amazing Black-owned brands we carry in our brick & mortar and online store! Shop all of our Black-owned brands here. Keep scrolling to learn more of what they offer and why we love 'em!   Yam Yam Jewelry, based in NYC, makes some of our bestselling pieces here at Ritual. Their designs are perfect for everyday wear, but with whimsical details, we never tire from throwing them on daily! We also appreciate their earthly-conscious efforts with the use of repurposed materials. Shop Morgan's jewelry here and read her...

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Lion's Gate Portal + Leo New Moon Mantras

Lion's Gate Portal + Leo New Moon Mantras

We welcome a beautiful New Moon in Leo on Sunday, August 8th, and alongside it the yearly 8-8 Lion’s Gate Portal! “Lion’s Gate” is a period between July 28th - August 12th every year, when the Sun in Leo aligns with the rising of “Sirius”, a powerful star in the Cancer constellation. As the light of Sirius becomes more clear in the sky, the portal opens. We can trace the celebration of Sirius all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who believed when the star rose, it meant the Nile was going to flood. Flooding meant an influx of...

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Leo Season + Aquarius Full Moon Mantras

Leo Season + Aquarius Full Moon Mantras

When the Sun returns back to its rightful place in the sky, it indicates a time to embody the sunshine and create something new! We welcome Leo Season this week, and with it, the first of two beautiful Full Moons in Aquarius.  Leo Season: July 23rd - August 22nd Every zodiac sign is ruled by a specific planet, with a few signs sharing the same. Both Gemini and Virgo, for example, are ruled by Mercury. But the summer season is something all its own. The luminaries rule these days, with the Moon residing exclusively over the astrological sign of Cancer,...

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Everything You Need To Know About Carnelian

Everything You Need To Know About Carnelian

Did you know? Carnelian apparently went viral on TikTok recently! And while we definitely don’t understand the majority of what “Gen X” is up to...we can wholeheartedly support a crystal trend.  We love Carnelian and find it pretty fitting for TikTok, actually, because it’s so ACTIVE. It’s a stone that shows up loud and proud, and in the heat of summer, it’s arrived in the spotlight right on time. Here’s everything you need to know about Carnelian! PROPERTIES The appearance of Carnelian alone is enough to give us some clues about its healing properties. Some of them are unapologetically violent...

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