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Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

THE RESOURCE   Astrology is a gift for so many reasons, but one of our favorites here at Ritual Shoppe is that much of it operates within predictable cycles.    Every year, we know that the Sun will pass through all twelve zodiac signs, the Moon will have its phases, and Mercury will retrograde. Doesn’t that feel at least a LITTLE bit cozy?   Despite navigating Mercury Retrograde every single year though (3-4 times per year, at that) there remains a relative amount of fear regarding the transit.    “Mercury Retrograde” has become a specifically scary buzzword that gets tossed...

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Community Spotlight: Danielle Mercurio

Community Spotlight: Danielle Mercurio

This week we caught up with Danielle Mercurio, the spiritual practitioner & astral healer teaching our newest workshop, Astral Travel on 6/15. Scroll on to read our interview with her!   Who are you? Feel free to lay it all out here.  I spent most of my life trying to fit into the mold that seemed presented everywhere, while simultaneously ignoring what I felt was true and unique about me deep down.  Instead of fueling my passions, I ran from them.  I prioritized the idea of safety over the notion of expanding into my real path. However, you can keep running and trying...

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Artist Spotlight: Kara Hinson

Artist Spotlight: Kara Hinson

Can you introduce yourself for us - who you are, where you’re from, what you do Hi! My name is Kara Hinson, and I am a visual artist based in Delaware. I create portraits and drawings of women in colorful and dreamy scenes, with watercolor and digital illustration. What's your zodiac sign? Aries How did you get your start in visual art and illustration? I have always been into art as a child. Growing up, I could not get enough of animated Disney movies or Marvel comics and spent countless hours learning to draw by sketching characters from those stories....

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Gemini Season + Full Moon Eclipse Mantras 2021

Gemini Season + Full Moon Eclipse Mantras 2021

The 2021 Gemini Season is ELECTRIC. With Gemini energy...we already know it’s going to be...a lot. Gemini is the first sign of the “Air” element so conversations are a dime a dozen. The trick (and oh, there WILL be tricks…) is deciding which ones are worth your energy. Mercury, Venus, and the North Node are all also already in Gemini territory, so the shift this week might not feel profound. We’ve been building to this really airy sky for awhile! But with the Sun joining the planetary buildup now, plus Mercury Retrograde looming, we’re now getting a very full experience...

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Community Spotlight: Nicole Pivirotto

Community Spotlight: Nicole Pivirotto

This week we caught up with Nicole Pivirotto, the spiritual practitioner & designer behind Aesthetic Magic and our newest workshop, Healing with Color on 5/26. Scroll on to read our interview with her!   Who are you? Feel free to lay it all out here. I'm Nicole, and I run a design studio / product line called Aesthetic Magic, which specializes in the magic of art and design. I'm also a graphic designer, Reiki Master, Akashic Records reader, and Tarot Reader. What is your origin story? Tell us about where and how you grew up. Are there details from your culture...

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Mental health and wellness matters to us...a lot. We believe it translates through a lot of what we do and what we offer. And while the topic of “Mental Health” has definitely become a buzzword lately, we’re more interested in the daily RITUALS that will support us in the long term than any one off. Let us start by saying, you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with mental health around the world every single day and while their stories might not be exactly the same as yours, it’s comforting when you’re feeling down to know that others have...

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